Campus Activities Annual Events

From concerts to comedians, speakers to Spring Fling, Campus Activities has you covered for edutainment options and stress-relieving fun. We work with student organizations, faculty and staff to bring you exciting, engaging events. There's always something coming up — check back for updated information.


Sponsored by Campus Activities, UFest celebrates the beginning of the academic year with student organization tabling, inflatable rides, Rec Fest area, kids area, Dog Parade and more!


The University does B-Welcome at the beginning of each semester. It's a special time for welcoming our new and returning students back.

Tower Glow

Each year on the Monday before classes start, the Library Tower lights up the night before classes glowing bright green to signal the new academic year. Campus Activities sponsors an event to highlight the occasion.

Run the Brain

Representatives from each undergraduate class year compete to win the “Run the Brain” race. No more than 20 runners from each class year participate. Participants run solo in a staggered fashion and run on the inside sidewalk of the approx. 1.3 “Brain Loop” route (NOT on the road). The class with the fastest runners will get their year listed on a perpetual trophy. Individual runners with the fastest times will win a medal and/or prize. 

Past Winners:

  • 2020
    Individual Winner: Ryuki Yamasaki
    Class Winner: Class of 2024
  • 2021
    Individual Winner: Jeremy Hall
    Class Winner: Class of 2022


Homecoming marks the time to celebrate what it means to be a Bearcat with your current Binghamton University friends and alumni. This year's event will be virtual, offering nearly a week of videos and interactive experiences that bring the flavor and energy of campus to you. Homecoming normally occurs in October and is co-sponsored by the Student Association, Campus Activities and the Alumni Relations Office. For current information about Homecoming, visit the Homecoming website.

Binghamton University Distinguished Speaker Series

This series brings prominent speakers to campus for thought-provoking conversations around an annual theme. Chosen by a panel of students, faculty and staff themes will reflect the University Values. Find more information here.

Senior Week

We celebrate our newest generation of Bearcats in a whole week devoted just to them. Traditionally this week is prior to commencement.

Student Association Events

The Student Association charters and funds 150+ student organizations at Binghamton University. In addition, the Student Association, through the Student Association Programming Board, plans large events for the entire campus, including concerts, festivals and comedians.

Visit the Student Association website for more information and COVID-19 guidance.