New Student Programs

New Student Programs

We assist 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.

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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.

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Welcome Week

Welcome Week marks the official start of the school year for all new students with a variety of fun events and activities! Check back soon for a complete calendar of events.

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First Year Experience

We offer 2-credit seminar courses for first semester first-year students with a blended course format, team-taught by a faculty member and a professional staff member.

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New Student Programs, in collaboration with other departments throughout the University, assists new students and families with the transition to Binghamton University.

Academic Calender

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

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