Discounts and Perks

If you have any information on local and national discounts that Binghamton University's employees can take advantage of, please let us know

Many thanks to Sue Dingman of the University Center for Training and Development for compiling much of this list. 

On Campus – Department Offerings

Alumni Engagement

Liberty Mutual has partnered with Binghamton University to offer Binghamton employees special savings on quality auto and home insurance. You could enjoy valuable and unique benefits, including Better Car Replacement™, Accident Forgiveness, Home Protector Plus™, and their Multi-Policy Discount. Contact our local Liberty Mutual representative, Nancy Reid at 607-797-7587 ext. 51865 or visit Liberty Mutual to learn more or get a free quote.

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Anderson Center  

Upcoming Shows

The Anderson Center offers discounted tickets to faculty/staff for most of the wide range of events they bring in and present. 

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Art Museum

Everything in the Museum Shop is $20 or less; this includes handmade jewelry, hand dyed silk scarves and silk covered journals featuring artwork from the permanent collection on the covers. Open 12-4 pm Tuesday-Saturday, and 12-7 pm on Thursdays.

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Faculty/staff/retirees can purchase a men's and women's basketball season ticket for just $150. A maximum of two (2) basketball season tickets can be purchased at the discounted rate. For more information, contact Mike Majewski.

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Campus Mail Services

Provides the following to faculty/staff:

  • Personal Postage window (located in the UU basement, underneath the Mandela Room) so faculty, staff, and students can send personal mail and parcels. The postal services offered include First Class, Media, and Priority Mail, as well as a various denominations of stamps. Because of customs regulations, International Air Mail shipments are restricted to documents weighing one pound or less.
  • They also offer domestic shipping for items via UPS Next Day Air, 2nd Day Air, 3 Day Select and Ground. While they will not package items for customers they do sell regular and padded envelopes as well as boxes, bubble wrap, and tape. In order to keep costs to a minimum they can only accept cash for payment.
  • Any personal USPS or UPS shipments prepared on line and paid with a credit card can be brought to the main CMS window located underneath the Market Place. This is helpful for people who regularly use credit cards instead of cash, or for international items that require customs forms. UPS ARS (Authorized Return Service) and USPS Business Reply Mail/Postage Paid items can also be dropped at that same window.
  • Because the CMS does not have a daily pickup from Federal Express, credit card or ARS items for this carrier will need to be placed in the FedEx drop box located in the basement of the Administration building, or by scheduling a pick up by calling 800-GO-FEDEX.
  • The CMS will also pick up outgoing personal mail when picking up departmental mail.

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Campus Pre-School & Early Childhood Center

Campus Pre-School & Early Childhood Center is located behind the East Gym. They are licensed by NYS Office of Children & Family Services to provide child care for 106 children, ages 18 months to 5 years of age. Their mission first and foremost is to provide educational experiences and developmentally appropriate, high quality care for the young children of students, faculty and staff associated with Binghamton University.

Students & Faculty/Staff receive a discount and precedence over community. The students are contacted first and pay the least amount, then faculty/staff are called and pay the next set of rates, then community if needed are called and pay the most. 

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Campus Recreational Services

Visit Campus Recreational Services for a full listing of classes, activities, dates, details and discounted prices.

Offers the following to faculty and staff:


FitSpace is dedicated to encouraging active and healthy lifestyles. The facility is over 10,000 square feet and is a comfortable area with bright lights, air-conditioning and great campus views. FitSpace is a fun, relaxing place to join your friends or make new ones!

Group Fitness

Group Fitness delivers a variety of specialized classes for men and women of all fitness levels from beginner to advanced. Each week over 100 classes are offered by nationally certified instructors who will motivate and encourage you to reach your goals in a fun, exciting and safe atmosphere.

Personal Training Services

Qualified personal training staff offer clients a unique and satisfying experience through motivational, individualized fitness programs. They offer personal and small group training, as well as fitness and nutritional assessments to help you reach your health and fitness goals. Take advantage of their convenient location, nationally certified staff, and affordable prices!

Free Activities & Programs

They're here to help you achieve your fitness and wellness goals. If you're a first timer, don't worry. They will guide you through every class and workshop, providing easy-to-follow instructions, and showing modifications that match your experience level. They promise you'll come away feeling motivated, challenged and confident in your knowledge and skills. No membership required for these programs and activities. Class offerings have included: Intro to Disc Golf, Tranquil Trek, Pickup Pickleball and TRX for Yoga.

Specialty Wellness Classes

They offer 5- to 13-week fitness and wellness classes designed to get you motivated and moving. Class sizes are limited so don't delay to ensure you get a spot. Class offerings have included: Aqua Zumba, Pink Gloves Boxing, BODYPUMP.

Wellness Services Suite

The Wellness Services Suite offers a full menu of personal services aimed at helping you reach your personal wellness goals, heighten energy, or simply offer a place of relaxation. Included in the menu are 30 to 90 minute massages in a variety of styles (i.e. relaxation, deep tissue, sports, express, hot stone, Thai etc.), energy work treatments (i.e. Reiki), as well as nutritional service options. The Wellness Services Suite is located on the lower level of the Recreation Center, East Gym. For more details about these services call 607-777-3515.


Faculty, staff and retirees can also participate in the intramural sports program offering competitive and recreational activities within a variety of individual and team sports.

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Dining Services

Flexible Dining: Sure, eating on campus isn't likely ever going to replace your favorite restaurant, but are you aware of the simplicity of only carrying your Binghamton University ID card for food purchases on campus and not worrying about having cash in your pocket?

  • As a Faculty/Staff meal plan member, there is no need to carry cash. A Faculty/Staff Flexible Dining account is a prepaid debit card system that operates on a declining balance basis, specifically for the ease of dining on campus. The member's account is reduced by the dollar amount of the purchase including tax.
  • A minimum deposit of $25 is required to enroll in Flexible Dining. As an incentive, Sodexo has developed an enrichment program under which they will add 10 cents on every dollar you contribute to your account. It is our thank you for your business, and in today's world, a 10% boost added to your account for every dollar you deposit adds up. Furthermore, it's simple to start and easy to use.
  • You may enroll at any time either in person at the Meal Plan Office located in the University Union Building or use our new easy and convenient on-line system to open your new Flexible Dining account. They'll immediately credit your Binghamton University ID card. Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card (our on-line system only accepts credit cards). You can add money any time your balance gets low, either in person, via telephone or through our new online card office. Only those opening new accounts are required to deposit the minimum $25 payment.
  • Members maintaining accounts need not add the minimum at the beginning of each semester. Your funds are available throughout the year.

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Empire Plan

Employees enrolled in the Empire Plan can receive telemedicine appointments at no cost to enrollees. More information can be found through the CSEA and UUP websites.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

EAP staff provide confidential, professional, work-site based guidance at no cost to University faculty, staff, graduate student employees, retirees and their families. EAP offers supervisory consultations as well as individualized assessment and referral to appropriate community and professional resources. In addition, special programs and lunchtime workshops are coordinated by EAP throughout the year. To speak with an EAP coordinator, call 777-6655 or email.

EAP offers the following guidance and referral on:

  • Marital, family issues
  • Alcohol & substance abuse
  • Emotional health issues
  • Domestic violence
  • Grief & bereavement
  • Workplace stress
  • Legal problems
  • Financial problems
  • Childcare & eldercare
  • Lifestyle management 
  • Wellness programs
  • Training for supervisors on using EAP as a management tool
  • EAP offers a lending resource library for your reference
  • Light boxes are available for faculty and staff to borrow on a 2 week trial basis. The light boxes are used to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder and in general improve mild to moderate depression symptoms particularly for those who work in a setting without windows.

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Help Desk

Provides the following to faculty and staff:

Microsoft Office

Free to students, faculty and staff on your personal computers and devices. You will be able to install Microsoft Office on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets. The software is also compatible with OneDrive for automatic device syncing. For more information, visit the ITS Microsoft Office 365 page

Other Software

Binghamton University students, faculty and staff can purchase discounted software for home use from OnTheHub.

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Human Resources

Offers the following for faculty and staff:

Tuition Assistance:

Available for all Binghamton University and Research Foundation employees.

Employees Discount Program

Offered to all SUNY employees. To view a list of available employee discounts, visit the HR Employee Discount Programs page.

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Offers the following to faculty and staff:

  • Circulation Services: Information about borrowing, due dates, grace periods, account information, renewals, returns, recalls, fines and more.
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad): Obtain material not owned by the University Library.
  • Course Reserves: Reserve books, articles or other items for specific courses.
  • Instructional and Research Services: The Library offers several different types of instruction and research services.
  • Laptop & iPad Lending: May be borrowed by anyone with a valid BU ID.
  • For more information, visit the Libraries page

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Music Department

Offers discounts to faculty/staff for performances during their individual academic seasons. For information, visits their Concerts page

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Notaries Public

There are several Notaries Public on campus that are available for faculty and staff. For the full list of Notaries Public is available in the directory.

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Offers a lending library at the Ombudsman's Office. There is a collection of books on conflict resolution, communication, building relationships and more. Faculty and staff are welcome to check them out. To see the full list of books, visit the Ombudsman's page.

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Parking Services

Offers the following to faculty and staff:

Faculty and staff represented by a bargaining unit:

  • By registering your vehicle for an academic year, you receive three Courtesy Cards (one for each semester you are registered – Fall, Spring, Summer). These Courtesy Cards can be used to waive a citation for any of the following:
  1. not having a parking permit or decal displayed
  2. your state registration or inspection was expired
  3. parking at an expired/unpaid meter.
  • This must be done within 14 calendar days of the date of issuance of the ticket. To use a Courtesy Card, you must download the form from the Parking Services website, fill it out, and mail it to Parking, or you can stop at the Parking Services office.
  • If you have a current decal on your vehicle but you need to drive to campus in an unregistered vehicle (no decal), you can get a free three day temporary hangtag to park on campus. This can be done five times during the academic year. You can obtain this hangtag at the Information Booth when you arrive on campus. They are open at 7:30 am.

Faculty and staff not represented by a bargaining unit:

  • By registering your vehicle and purchasing an annual prorated hangtag, you receive one Courtesy Card for each semester you are registered – Fall, Spring, Summer. These Courtesy Cards can be used to waive a citation for any of the following:
  1. not having a parking permit or decal displayed
  2. your state registration or inspection was expired
  3. parking at an expired/unpaid meter.
  • This must be done within 14 calendar days of the date of issuance of the ticket. To use a Courtesy Card, you must download the form from the Parking Services website, fill it out, and mail it to Parking, or you can stop at the Parking Services office.
  • If you need to drive to campus in a different vehicle, you must move your hangtag to that vehicle or pay to park for the day.

Garage and Paid Lot option

  • Anyone can choose to buy a Proximity parking pass for $450/year. This allows unlimited access to the garage and the paid lot, as well as normal parking in regular non-metered parking lots. The semester rate for the garage/paid lot is $175 for either the Fall or the Spring. The summer rate is $100.
  • Faculty and staff can payroll deduct for about $17.31 per pay period. The deductions will continue until you fill out a cancellation form, so you will not have to renew each August.


  • Whoosh! is a free app* that can be downloaded to your cell phone or can be accessed from any web browser. It allows you to pay for parking at any meter or pay station on Binghamton University property. You can start a new transaction or add time to an existing transaction without having to return to your vehicle. Simply install the app on your smartphone or visit Whoosh! store to create and use your account, see FAQs, and more.

* There is no cost to download the app, but there is a 35¢ convenience fee for each transaction.

Free Bike Rentals and Repairs

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Discounts offered to faculty and staff at AT&T Wireless, Verizon Wireless For more information, visit the Telecommunications page

AT&T Wireless

20% discount on their monthly plan charges. There are also discounts on equipment charges and connection fees. For more information about the AT&T discounts, please contact AT&T Customer Care at 1-800-331-0500. The faculty/staff member has to provide the correct FAN #45222 (foundation account number) to get the discount.

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Theatre Department

Offers discounts to faculty/staff for performances during their individual academic seasons. To find out more information, visit the Theatre Department page

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Travel Office

When making personal travel reservations, ask any hotel, rental car or Direct Travel (800-774-0655) if they offer a government employee discount.

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United University Professionals (UUP)

Visit the UUP site, at the top left of the page is "Benefits" tab; click on "Special Offers".

Special offers include: AFLAC, Apple, AT&T, Bally Total Fitness, BJ' s Wholesale Club, Enterprise Rental Car, Goodyear Tire, Hewlett Packard, Jos. A. Bank, Liberty Mutual, Mirabito Fuel, Brooklyn Nets, Sprint, SUNY Perks and Verizon. Click on any offer to learn more about it.

UUP co-sponsors a University Wide Benefits Fair with Human Resources and CSEA every November which has many on and off campus representatives that offer one time discounts.

The Space Available Program

  • This is an official "forgiveness" of all of the tuition (excluding fees) for one course each semester taken at Binghamton University.
  • Courses cannot be audited.
  • For more information, visit HR's page and scroll down to Space Available Program Application and Instructions.

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University Bookstore

All faculty and staff members receive a 10% discount every day off general reading books, clothing, emblematic merchandise, greeting cards, office supplies, etc with their ID. They will also special order any books in print if they don't have it in stock, for no extra charge. The 10% discount main exception is textbooks; there is no discount for textbooks.

The Bookstore also has a Green Day Friday professional wear special order program. A selection of green shirts, polos, sweaters, jackets, and more are available for ordering with a selection of Binghamton logos. Samples and order forms are available at the customer service desk.

The Bookstore also offers additional discounts on larger purchases, special event orders, etc. Through the Bookstore website, on the Offers tab, under Students save HUGE on software & hardware section, all faculty and staff are eligible for discounts on software, computers, etc.

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University Transportation

OCC Transport (OCCT) and Broome County Transit (BCT)

  • For local bus service, students, faculty, and staff of Binghamton University can ride both OCC Transport (OCCT) and Broome County Transit (BCT) simply by showing their ID card. There is no additional cost when showing your ID.
  • OCCT offers on campus shuttle buses (the green buses) and off campus service (the blue buses).
  • OCCT also now has GPS on all buses. Riders can download the ETA SPOT app on I phones or android to locate when the next bus will reach your stop. To View via computer, visit ETA Spot.

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Off Campus – Local Merchants Offerings

Auntie Anne's Pretzels

10% off with BU ID
(Walmart Vestal location only)
2405 Vestal Parkway East
Vestal, NY

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Court Jester

Regular Membership: $389 w/BU ID (without BU ID - $439)

216 Reynolds Rd.
Johnson City, NY

67 Robinson St.
Binghamton, NY

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Dimon & Bacorn, Inc.

444 Commerce Rd.
Vestal, NY


  • FREE Replacement Cost Protection up to $25,000
  • FREE used boxes (when booked with Dimon & Bacorn)
  • Two hour minimum, Monday – Friday (normal: 4 hour minimum)
  • Saturday – no overtime charges; four hour minimum


  • FREE Replacement Cost Protection up to $75,000 (must be transported by Dimon & Bacorn)
  • FREE used boxes (when booked with Dimon & Bacorn)
  • Above-market discount (governed by weight and miles)
  • Affiliated with North American Van Lines (move anyone, anywhere in the world)

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Doubletree by Hilton Binghamton

Hotel Room: $99 w/BU ID - ask for government rate (without BU ID - $139)
225 Water St.
Binghamton, NY

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Free courses are available using your NY Public Library card. You can get a free library card online.   (They now require physical cards to use the service, must apply via email or fax)

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Monro Muffler Brake

Offers internet coupons or 10% off with BU ID (whichever is greater); Free ride to/from BU

4009 Vestal Parkway East
Vestal, NY

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OnTheHub Software

OnTheHub offers software discounts on products such as Windows 10 and Adobe Creative Cloud for employees of Binghamton University

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Positive LifeForce Fitness & Wellness

10% off with BU ID
3000 Wayne St.
Endwell, NY

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Riverwalk Athletic Club

Year pre-pay membership: $369 w/ BU ID: (w/o BU ID $439)
One month pre-pay membership: $49 w/BU ID (w/o BU ID $59)
Convenience pay membership option: $35 sign-up fee + $39/month w/ BU ID
(w/o BU ID: $70 sign-up fee + $39/month)

225 Water St.
Binghamton, NY

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SEED Planning Group, LLC

31 Lewis St., Suite 401
Binghamton, NY

A full service *fee only* Registered Investment Advisor firm where our team provides you service in a fiduciary capacity. This means no commissions or hidden charges.

S.E.E.D. provides personal advice and customized service on topics ranging from personal finance, retirement planning, retirement and investment portfolio stress test, professional investment management, portfolio 2nd opinion, estate planning and elder care planning to small business succession planning, customized employee benefit programs, fiduciary management (including Investment Policy Design), charitable giving, etc.

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State University of New York Employee Discount Programs

SUNY employees may be eligible for group discounts and offers from a variety of vendors, merchants, and providers. For more information on any of these discounts and offers, visit the SUNY website.

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Traditions at the Glen Resort and Conference Center

Hotel Room: $99 w/BU ID (w/o BU ID - $165)
Spa: 10% discount on all services Monday - Thursday

4101 Watson Blvd.
Johnson City, NY

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Valvoline Instant Oil Change

15% off all services with BU ID

1225 Front St. 
Binghamton, NY

100 Vestal Parkway East
Vestal, NY

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