Student Services

Student services

Academic Advising

  • CCPA Academic Advising

    CCPA is offering advising via Zoom and phone. Our peer advisors are developing how-to videos for scheduling, attending Zoom appointments, etc. that will be distributed via email and social media.
  • Decker Division of Advising and Academic Excellence

    Decker's Division of Advising and Academic Excellence is offering virtual walk-in advising with professional advisors. View Decker's events webpage for a full list of times, advisors and Zoom meeting IDs. We are also answering our main phone line remotely at 607-777-4954 and always answering email.
  • Harpur Academic Advising

    Harpur Advising has moved to tele-advising and is advising students via phone and Zoom. Students can either call 607-777-6305 and speak to an advisor on call or schedule an appointment directly on Starfish. Appointments can be either phone or Zoom — both options are listed in Starfish and students can easily select how they'd like to meet. Advisors are available from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Students can also continue to send quick questions via email to
  • SOM Academic Advising

    SOM Undergraduate Advising is conducting all appointments online via Zoom, email at and phone at 607-777-2316.

    All students will be able to access Zoom by logging in with their PODS username and password. Information on how to use Zoom can be found online, along with how to access walk-in hours for SOM Advising using Zoom and to view our google calendar in order to see when we are available.

    We have moved all of our forms online.
  • Watson Academic Advising

    Watson Advising has moved to tele-advising and is advising students via phone and Zoom. Appointments can be either phone or Zoom. Our Starfish appointment slots are set up as Zoom meetings by default. Students will be automatically emailed Zoom meeting information upon scheduling an appointment. If you would prefer a phone appointment, email an advisor directly using the contact info on our website. We will have peers conduct sessions in how to register, use scheduler and be successful in an online course via zoom beginning in a couple of weeks.

BFirst Network Mentors

BFirst is the mentoring network for first-generation faculty, staff and students at Binghamton University. Being FIRST means paving the way for others and that journey can be daunting. BFirst seeks to provide first-gen students at Binghamton with the opportunity to connect with first-gen mentors for support, information, insight and inspiration to help you thrive and succeed on campus as you pursue your degree. If you are among the first in your family to attend and/or graduate from college in the U.S., join BFirst. Additionally, BFirst hosts virtual events to address the ongoing challenges first-gens face, while providing guidance from fellow first-gen speakers. Contact Marissa Zelman at for more information.

CARE Team 

The CARE Team is offering Zoom, phone and email appointments. To schedule, students only need to email or call 607-777-2804 to schedule. All of our same services are still available.

Other mental health resources:

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

EOP will continue to offer counseling and advising services to students online via Zoom, by phone and social media “live“ available functions. All EOP tutoring and academic coaching is offered online via Zoom. Front Desk Managers (student employees) will have new work assignments that can be completed remotely. The Academic Support Services Coordinator has provided in-depth training to all TC staff and will also continue to meet regularly with them via Zoom for the remainder of the semester. 

Financial Aid

See the Financial Aid frequently asked questions page

Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development

The Fleishman Center is offering online services, serving students through every means possible, including phone, email and Zoom meetings. We are increasing the number of appointments available and expanding appointment hours.

Appointments are available for any career-related or professional development topics, including but not limited to, career exploration, the job or internship search, mock interviews, networking, resume or cover letter reviews and more.

Food Pantry

For currently enrolled Binghamton students who are facing food insecurity and/or hard times, the campus Food Pantry will continue to operate in Rockefeller Center (RC). Check in at room 162. Open hours may be changing over the next few weeks, so continue to visit the website for updates.

Information will also be posted to the Food Pantry social media sites:
Facebook Binghamton University Food Pantry
Instagram foodpantry_bu

Also be aware that there are food pantries and other resources located in the greater Binghamton community.

Harpur Edge

Our virtual office is fully staffed by Harpur Edge Student Associates on Zoom from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday when classes are in session. Sign on if you need help:

  • Making a Starfish appointment with Wendy or Erin
  • Nominating faculty for the 2020 Harpur College Mentoring and Teaching Awards
  • Getting started using the new Binghamton University Mentor Match platform
  • and so much more!

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) 

All advising is now provided remotely during standard advising times. Should you need to speak with an advisor, call the ISSS at 607-777-2510 between 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday, or between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Document pick-up and in-person services (i.e. travel signatures) have been temporarily suspended; however, we will continue to monitor the email as normal. Frequently asked questions for ISSS can be found online. Should you have an urgent need for an in-person service, send an email, including your name and B-number.


MHOPE continues to offer presentations via Zoom, which can still be scheduled by emailing We will continue to do our best to provide mental health outreach and messaging to students. The most up-to-date content can be found online and on MHOPE's instagram page @mhopebing.

Multicultural Resource Center

The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) is now supporting students virtually with virtual office hours through Zoom. Appointments can be set with staff through the following:

Feel free to connect with MRC staff if you are facing any challenges during this difficult season, are interested in internship and/or volunteer opportunities for the coming year, want assistance with transitioning organization officers, are interested in planning any virtual events and more. For general questions, contact Connect with us on social media at @MRCBinghamton for cultural news and details on virtual events.

Peer Success Coaches

Peer Success Coaching is a student-centered service, managed out of the Department for Student Transition and Success. Virtual appointments are available using Zoom and can be scheduled on Starfish, for coaching on topics including:

  • success in an online learning environment
  • time management
  • productivity
  • study skills
  • note-taking skills
  • navigating the transition to college

Q Center

The Q Center's new 24-hour virtual center is open for business. Join through this invitation link

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)

Staff is available via email and phone during normal operating hours, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, whether working from the office or remotely. DO NOT COME IN PERSON TO THE SSD OFFICE. Contact SSD at or 607-777-2686 with any questions or concerns.

All scheduled and future meetings will be done via Zoom. You can sign up for a Binghamton Zoom account online. Alternative methods of meetings could be arranged if necessary based on individual circumstances, though in-person meetings will be avoided.

Social Work graduate interns

Residential Life MSW Interns are still here to provide outreach and support to students but there will no longer be in-person meetings. All outreach and support will be through Bmail, Zoom or phone calls. The interns will be available for support during their set office hours, just over tele-support.

Speaking Center

The Speaking Center is accepting appointments for the spring 2020 semester, to be conducted through the University's Zoom interface. You will receive a Zoom Meeting link via email after setting an appointment. Appointments must be set the day before the scheduled meeting (at least 24 hours in advance of the appointment). 

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction is facilitated group study by undergraduate students (SI Leaders) who have previously taken the course and excelled in it academically. We arrange for SI Leaders to be available to aid in academic success for classes that students traditionally find challenging. Supplemental Instruction is still being offered via Zoom. Supplemental Instruction (SI) is available for: PSYC 243, PSYC 111, ECON 162, or BIOL 114. 


SSS is currently holding services virtually. For information about how and what, check this Google Doc, which will be updated as information changes. 


University Tutorial Services is online. Students will still sign up for sessions via Starfish and the tutor will then create a Zoom meeting for that time and send the student a link to join. Writing tutors who are usually housed at the Downtown Center will be slightly different since they are on a walk-in basis, will also be using Zoom.

Best email for questions regarding our tutoring is

University Counseling Center

The University Counseling Center (UCC) will continue to support the emotional well-being of students while also observing federal and state recommendations for social distancing.
The UCC has moved to a tele-counseling platform for services. Tele-counseling will be delivered through the Zoom platform whenever possible, but may also include some telephone calls depending on technology available to students and/or staff.

Writing Center

The Writing Center provides free tutoring in college writing for all students. Tutors are available online Monday through Friday to assist you with any assignment from any class — essays, arguments, research papers, reports, analyses, editorials, proposals, abstracts and lab reports, as well as with critical reading, developing presentations and citing sources. You can make your appointment the same way you always have by scheduling your appointment online.