Student ID, Meals, Parking, Housing

Summer or Winter, This is What You Need to Know

Getting a University Student ID Card

You must have a valid Binghamton University ID card to access most services available for students. The Financial Aid and Student Records office (Admissions Center, Room 112) issues ID cards to students who have registered for at least 1 credit. If you aren’t currently enrolled at Binghamton, you may obtain your ID card no earlier than one week before the start of classes. The cost to replace a lost, stolen, damaged or demagnetized card is $20. Click here for more information.

University Parking and Virtual Parking Permits

Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) utilizes License Plate Recognition (LPR). LPR is a plate-recognition technology that associates virtual parking permits to a license plate and not a decal or hangtag.

All motor vehicles parked on campus must have a valid University virtual parking permit. Parking permits may be purchased at Once a virtual permit is purchased online a confirmation will be emailed and the permit is active.

For more information on parking and permits, visit

Student Housing

Housing is available during Summer Session for all registered students, except College Link students. Find out more on the Residential Life summer housing webpage.

No housing is available during Winter Session, except for current Binghamton students living in break housing. See the Residential Life break housing for details.


Binghamton University Dining Services will have at least one Residential Dining center serving our community from the first day of the fall semester through the end of spring exams for all our students. So that our employees can spend holidays with their families, we will not operate on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. We will also be opening some retail outlets as the business warrants during school breaks. You may use any meal plan at any open location. Check out What’s Open Now for the hours and location during breaks.

We will close fall resident meal plans (A-F) and commuter semester meal plans in January during winter session for at least a 24-hour period to update our system. As the winter break approaches, we will provide more information with the date for the closing of the fall plans as well as the opening of the spring plans at The $25 Plan and the Commuter Annual Plan remain open between the fall and spring semesters.

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