New Student Programs
New Student Programs
We assists new students and families with the transition to Binghamton University. New Student Programs is within the division of Student Affairs.
New Student Programs supports the process of acclimating all entering students and their families to life at Binghamton through student centered, comprehensive programs that serve as the cornerstone on which academic success and positive social transitions are built.
Programs we coordinate include New Student Orientation, New Student Picnic and Convocation, First Year Experience, Emerging Leaders Program, and the Public Speaking Lab.
The Orientation program for all new students at Binghamton University is your chance to learn firsthand about the many opportunities available to you at the University.
Welcome Week kicks off with meetings with your residential area staff followed by a community walk to the official "B" photo and New Student Picnic! This marks the official start of the school year for all new students.
First Year Experience
We offer two-credit seminar courses for first-semester freshmen students with a blended course format, team-taught by a faculty member and a professional staff member.
New Student Programs, in collaboration with other departments throughout the University, assists new students and families with the transition to Binghamton University.
Binghamton University operates on a year round schedule that includes a fall and spring semester, as well as winter and summer sessions.For the most updated version visit the Binghamton University Academic Calendar.
Maps and Directions
Binghamton University is located in the Southern Tier of upstate New York, just one mile west of the city of Binghamton and a short drive from major urban centers in New York and neighboring states.
- 50 miles (about 1 hour) from Ithaca
- 70 miles (about 1.25 hours) from Syracuse
- 140 miles (about 2.5 hours) from Albany
- 150 miles (about 2.75 hours) from Rochester
- 190 miles (about 3 hours) from New York City
- 200 miles (about 3 hours) from Philadelphia
- 200 miles (about 3 hours) from Buffalo