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 will 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 15 - Wednesday, August 16, 2023 will allow new international students to engage with one another, make connections, and get to know more about the Binghamton University campus. Additional Orientation activities will take place on Thursday, August 17 and through the start of the fall semester. Select the following for more details:

Orientation schedule AND VIDEOS


Course registration

English Language Skills Assessment

Orientation materials


Arrival in Binghamton

In an effort to make your journey easier, Binghamton is pleased to offer a welcome service for international students flying into New York City airports directly to campus. If you have any questions about the welcome service, email

You should review the travel to Binghamton University webpage which includes information on how to get from New York City airports to Binghamton.

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

Important emails

Pre-arrival emails for the Fall 2023 semester will be sent out in the near future.

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.