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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program begin? End?

The Binghamton Enrichment Program begins on Friday, July 5. This is a residential orientation program. Students will be housed on campus.
The program ends on Saturday, Aug. 3 (dates are subject to change).
This is a mandatory program for EOP admitted freshmen.
EOP will cover the cost of eight credits, housing and meals for each student during BEP 2018.

What should I do if I have a conflict with the BEP dates July 5 to Aug. 3?

For EOP freshmen, admittance into Binghamton University is contingent upon their participation in an EOP specific orientation AND the entire BEP summer program.

Students who feel that they have a conflict with the BEP dates need to speak with the EOP director.

Is transportation provided to BEP?

Yes. There is a FREE bus to Binghamton from NYC that EOP provides for students attending BEP on July 5 .

The bus to Binghamton University will pick up students outside of the SUNY Optometry, in front of Bryant Park and will be there at 9:00 am.

The bus leaving Bryant Park will bring students to Binghamton University and drop them directly outside of the residence hall they will be staying in for BEP.

Please note that there will be another FREE bus that will bring students back down to NYC on August 4th at the end of the summer program.

The bus from Binghamton will drop students outside of SUNY Optometry, in front of Bryant Park.

When is the BEP Orientation and Parent Meeting?

Attendance is required for all students at one of the following meetings on May 31, June 1 or June 8:
This is the only orientation you need to attend. Students must be present for the entire event.

Friday, May 31, 2019
SUNY Welcome Center/Schwarz Theater, 33 West 42nd Street
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Saturday, June 01, 2019
SUNY Welcome Center/Schwarz Theater, 33 West 42nd Street
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Saturday, June 8, 2019
SUNY Binghamton, Old Union Hall, University Union
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (on-campus tours available)

Can students leave on a weekend or weekday and be back before curfew?

No, students are not allowed to leave for a weekend without the director's permission.

Curfew: 11:30 p.m. Sunday–Thursday

Can students receive mail?

Student's name

Educational Opportunity Program, UU256

PO Box 6000

Binghamton NY, 13902-6000

Yes, have it sent using the following format:

Students will not receive overnight mail sent between Friday and Saturday.

Can students receive phone calls?

Yes. Students can make and receive calls in the residence hall free of charge. Students are encouraged to leave their cell phones at home. 

Can students have a car?

No. Students are not allowed to have a car on campus during the Binghamton Enrichment Program.

Can students have visitors in the building?

No. To protect our students and staff, there are no visitors allowed in the residence hall during the Binghamton Enrichment Program. 

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Illegal behavior, including, but not limited to, disorderly conduct, theft and violations of local drug and alcohol laws will not be tolerated AT ANY TIME and will be cause for dismissal from the program and/or disciplinary action by the University as well as local legal charges.

Last Updated: 2/10/19