New Students

The staff at Binghamton University's International Student and Scholar Services Office (ISSS) looks forward to your arrival on campus. The information below will assist you with your transition to studying in the United States at Binghamton University. Contact our office with any questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you at International Student Orientation!

Before you arrive at Binghamton University

There are several items you should complete prior to your arrival at Binghamton University. Select the following for detailed information on how to:

Obtain your visa

Submit medical forms

Register for Orientation

Arrange your housing

Obtain your student ID card

International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation will include a combination of pre-recorded videos  and programs that you can attend in-person. The pre-recorded videos will cover a variety of important topics for new students including health insurance, immigration regulations, and more. The interactive in-person components taking place Tuesday, August 16 - Wednesday, August 17, 2022 will allow new international students to engage with one another, make connections, and get to know more about the Binghamton University campus. Select the following for more details:

Orientation schedule AND VIDEOS


Course registration

English Language Skills Assessment

Orientation materials


Arrival in Binghamton

Before arriving to the U.S., you will need to plan your travel to the Binghamton University. Please review the Travel to Binghamton University webpage for further details. Several departments on campus have collaborated to create a direct bus service from JFK Airport directly to the Binghamton University campus. If you have any questions regarding this service, email

If you are arriving in New York City and are unable to utilize the bus service offered through Binghamton University, you will need to arrange travel from New York City/Newark Airports to Binghamton University. Please review the Transportation to Binghamton University webpage for further details.

After your arrival, there are many ways to Get Involved in the Binghamton University community – campus clubs, sports and events.

Important emails

The ISSS Office will send several pre-arrival emails prior to the start of International Student Orientation:

Graduate Pre-Arrival Emails

Undergraduate Pre-Arrival Emails

These emails will contain important information that will assist you in becoming a successful student at Binghamton University.

Additional information

Visit the ISSS website for more information about the International Student and Scholar Services Office.