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 on Tuesday, August 13 – Wednesday, August 14 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 through the start of the fall semester.

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 OurBus. OurBus is a bus rideshare service offering direct service to Binghamton from JFK International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport on select dates. You can find more details about this service and available dates on the OurBus website. If you are interested in using that service, you will need to review that page carefully for instructions on selecting a time slot in advance. 

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 2024 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.