Are you ready for some de-stress fun?
Welcome back to Stress-free Bing! Below, find a list of resources, events and activities happening from May 2 through May 16, aimed at providing fun and stress-reducing activities, events and food for students as they prepare for finals. Take advantage of these opportunities to maintain your well-being, connect with others and find new friends! Check back often for updates.
Free group fitness classes running from May 2 through the end of the semester!
At Rec Center. All Group Fitness classes will be free and open to students, faculty and staff with a valid Binghamton University ID card. Classes fill on a first come, first served basis. Check out play.binghamton.edu for full schedule.
Turf time — open rec Turf Field and FitCourt (weather permitting).
Stress-free Bing calendar
If you anticipate a need for disability-related accommodations or auxiliary aids to attend or participate, please contact the office hosting the event by phone or email at least 3–5 days in advance regarding your equal access needs.
The disc golf course runs throughout the East Campus wooded areas. The 18 hole, 4,560-feet, par-58 course features a variety of hole distances and settings, which prove to be challenging for beginner and advanced players alike. Open dawn to dusk. Use your own equipment, or check-out equipment at the Recreation Center Front Desk with your BU ID card.
The recreational turf field is a 130,000-square-foot, lighted facility that expands opportunities for the thousands of students who play intramural and club sports each year. Students can access the turf field during posted open recreation hours.
The tennis courts, located behind the Recreation Center, are available for recreational use. Open dawn to dusk, weather permitting. Use your own equipment or equipment is available for check-out at the Recreation Center Front Desk with your BU ID card.
The CARE Team
The CARE Team is here to listen, support and empower you, helping you face challenges and overcome obstacles. Contact them here.
The Master of Social Work (MSW) interns working with Residential
Life can help on-campus students with social, behavioral, emotional and academic concerns
Students taking part in a new Stress, Resilience and Health internship offered through the Department of Health and Wellness Studies, called Mindset Mentors, provide tools and strategies for developing a powerful and positive mindset, helping you embrace change, build resilience and stay healthy. Find more information on their website.
University Counseling Center (UCC)
During this time, students may experience additional stress such as loneliness, boredom, irritability or anxiety. Find more information on their website.
Check the Binghamton University Dining Services webpage for the most current listing of all the dining options open on campus, both resident and retail.
Visit the Library Hours web page to see hours for the spring semester.
Make a reservation for any of the group study rooms on study spaces web page.
A valid Binghamton University ID is required to access Bartle Library during late night hours.
Binghamton has compiled a resource list of study tips and best practices to help you make the most effective use of your study time:
University Tutorial Services
Need help with your classes? The university provides free tutoring services at your convenience. Check their website for how to connect with them.
Overnight parking restriction lifted for Stress-Free Bing. To support students studying for finals, Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) has lifted the overnight parking restriction for commuter lots from midnight, Wednesday, May 4 through 5 a.m., Thursday, May 19. Any commuter with a valid parking permit will be allowed to park in these spaces overnight. All paid and metered spaces are still in effect. See the campus map for lot locations.
Transit service updates for the end of the spring semester
OCCT will provide full service through Sunday, May 15, and will operate on a reduced service schedule Monday, May 16 through Friday, May 20. For the reduced service schedule and a list of final runs on Friday, May 20, visit the OCCT website at the link below. A combined ITC/campus shuttle will continue to run from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, May 23 through Friday, May 27 until summer service begins Tuesday, May 31. The OCCT summer schedule will be posted on the OCCT website.
BC Transit extra service on route 15, and regular service on route 16 have ended and will resume at the start of the fall semester. The last day of service on Route 9 that travels to Broome Community College will be Tuesday, May 17. BC Transit will continue to run all other routes as scheduled. For a full list of route information, visit the BC Transit website at http://www.gobroomecounty.com/transit/routes.
Choose Well — Be Well, B-Healthy!
Our B-Healthy Initiative is a big part of helping our campus be healthy and stay well. Check out all the things they do here >