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!
- Obtain your visa
- Submit medical forms
- Upload passport, visa and I-20/DS-2019
- Register for Orientation
- Arrange your housing
- Obtain your student ID card
International Student Orientation
International Student Orientation is designed to introduce you to the Binghamton University campus and provide you with answers to questions you may have as a new student. During International Student Orientation, you will receive information on U.S. immigration regulations, health insurance, course registration and cultural adjustment. International Student Orientation for graduate students is scheduled for Wednesday, August 14, 2019. International Student Orientation for undergraduate students is scheduled for Thursday, August 15, 2019 and Friday, August 16, 2019. Select the following for more details:
- Orientation schedule
- Course registration
- English Language Skills Assessment
- Meals during orientation
- Orientation materials
- Student Handbook
Arrival in Binghamton
In advance of arriving in the U.S., you will need to plan your travel to the U.S., as well your travel from the U.S. airport to Binghamton University. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
After your arrival, there are many ways to get involved in the Binghamton University community – campus clubs, sports and events.
Mandatory Quantiferon TB Testing
If you are at risk for having tuberculosis, you must have the Quantiferon TB Test performed:
- We strongly recommend Graduate Assistants, Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants have this test done by August 30, 2019.
- All other students MUST have this test done by September 13, 2019.
To determine whether you are at risk, and how to have the testing done at the Decker Student Health Services Center, continue reading here.
The ISSS Office will send several pre-arrival emails prior to the start of International Student Orientation:
These emails will contain important information that will assist you in becoming a successful student at Binghamton University.
Visit the ISSS website for more information about the International Student and Scholar Services Office. Of particular interest might be Driving in New York state and information on rules regarding employment in the United States.