Orientation schedule

If you are a student in F-1 or J-1 status, your participation in Orientation is essential, even if you have attended another U.S. college or university.

The International Student Orientation schedule will be available in the near future.

Note that a "New Student Fee" will be included on your student bill. This fee supports services and events for new students, including Orientation. The fee is charged to all international students in their initial semester. Your student bill will be issued after you register for courses.

Family and friends traveling with you

Your parents or guests are welcome to attend International Student Orientation with you. You do not need to register them online. Upon your arrival at check-in, your guests will receive a program for the day and are welcome to participate in the special events planned for students' families or guests.

Housing for family or friends traveling with you can be reserved at one of the hotels near campus. Reservations at local hotels need to be made early because many new students and their families will also be staying at local hotels during the Orientation period.

Parking on campus

If you are driving to campus, you will need to follow Binghamton University's parking policies.