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Binghamton University Senior Days 2017!

Finish off your senior year with fun and activities specifically for the Class of 2017! Check the schedule below for dates, times and details:

Lavender Graduation - FULL

Lavender Graduation is held at colleges and universities around the country as a way to honor the success of LGBTQ graduates and allies. Our ceremony will incorporate speakers, entertainment, awards, and lavender graduation cap tassels as we celebrate student success!

7 p.m. Thursday, May 4

Spring Fling

Forget Spring Break – Spring Fling is right around the corner! Carnival rides, inflatables, food and more will be yours on Saturday, May 6!

1 p.m. Saturday, May 6
Spine of campus/Peace Quad

Cap and Gown Pickup

Begins Monday, May 8
Pick up from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every day
Benet Alumni Lounge, Alumni Center

Senior Sunrise 

Carpe Diem Bearcat Seniors! It's the LAST DAY OF CLASSES - so make it a good one! Come up to Mountainview to view the sunrise as the Class of 2017. Make sure to bring a blanket and watch the final day of classes begin.

5:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 9
Mountainview Community

Cap and Gown Pick-up Party

Pick up your cap and gown while enjoying food, music, free t-shirts and a chance to win an iPad! Baxter will be there too for photos. 

Noon Friday, May 12

Benet Alumni Lounge, Alumni Center

Commencement Brunch - FULL

The Alumni Association hosts a champagne brunch each May for approximately 500 graduating undergraduate and graduate students. The brunch serves as a kickoff to several days of pre-Commencement celebrations. During the event, students enjoy a delicious catered brunch buffet while conversing with classmates and key campus leaders one more time before they graduate. Seniors have an opportunity to have their photo taken in groups with friends, they are entertained by student a cappella groups, and then they receive a commemorative "Class of" champagne flute.

1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 14
Events Center

Senior Bowling Night

Free bowling, billiards and ping pong for Binghamton University seniors with ID. In the basement of the University Union.

7 p.m. Monday, May 15
University Union Bowling Alley

Senior Open House Day

Tuesday, May 16
Various departments and offices:

Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development UU-133
Services for Students with Disabilities UU-119
Center for Civic Enagement UU-137
Harpur Edge LN-1105
Harpur Academic Advising Old Champlain, Room 110
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships ITC, BI-2100
Economics LT-1007
Biology - Evolutionary Studies S3-113
Integrative Neuroscience Old Johnson 3rd floor lounge
Psychology Old Johnson 3rd floor lounge
International Education and Global Initiatives Old Champlain OH-240 and OH-340
History Library Tower, 8th floor
Dean of Students UUW-205
Graduate School of Education AB-124
Judaic Studies Library Tower, 13th Floor
TRIO - Student Support Services UU-256/257
Romance Languages LN-2200
Graduate School of Education AB-124
Evolutionary Studies S3-EvoS Suite 113
Student Accounts AM-101


Senior photos at the Berm

Tuesday, May 16
Free professional graduation photos, a gift from your Binghamton University Alumni Association to you! Sign up >


Cruise on Seneca Lake with your fellow Bearcats a few days before graduation! Transportation, cruise tickets and full meal is provided with the $50 admission cost. Online signups begin May 1.

$50 per person
Cruise is Wednesday, May 17

Senior Day at Rec Park

1 p.m. Friday, May 19
Rec Park, Binghamton Westside

Bring your Binghamton University ID for food giveaway!

Last Updated: 5/18/17