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BAT Orientation

Orientation will provide you with an opportunity to speak with academic advisors, register for classes, discuss concerns with students and staff members, and become acquainted with other new students and our campus. As with any new setting, Binghamton University has its own complexities and will challenge you. We recognize, too, that you have your own distinct needs. BAT Orientation 2019 will provide a setting in which your questions can be answered.

When is it?

BAT Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, May 23. The program begins with check-in at 10 a.m. and extends through course registration which ends at approximately 3:00 p.m. *Note: If you would like an optional tour of campus and Nursing facilities, please arrive by 9 a.m.

Who should go?

All incoming Baccalaureate Accelerated Track (BAT) Students.

How do you sign up?

Every newly admitted student who has paid his/her admission deposit should receive an invitation from the Orientation office. Simply visit the Orientation Registration website after May 2 to complete the registration. If you are having trouble accessing the Orientation registration page, contact our office so we may assist you either over the phone (607-777-2878) or through e-mail ( 

Again, simply visit the Orientation Registration website after May 2 to complete the registration and payment form.

When to check in?

Check-in for Orientation begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the Chenagno Champlain Collegiate Center, Dickinson Community side.  Parking will be available in Lot S1, when you arrive on campus, follow signs “EAST”. An Orientation Advisor will hand you a parking permit to place in your car for the day. Click here for a campus map. Be sure to arrive no later than 11 a.m.

The program will be filled with the events including:

  • Academic advising
  • How to use Binghamton University technology
  • Campus tours
  • Uniform try-on and ordering
  • Receiving your student ID
  • Paying for a parking pass
  • Learning how to use our course registration system
  • Registering for summer and fall semester courses

When will you register for classes?

You will be preregistered for your courses. You will have the opportunity to make changes to your course schedule Thursday afternoon, May 23, 2019. To avoid course registration delays, make sure your student accounts and health forms are turned in to the appropriate offices prior to attending Orientation.

When is the meal break?

Lunch will be served from 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. and is included in the cost of the program.

What do I do with health forms?

Remember that in order to register, all students must be in compliance with New York State Public Health Laws. All new students must have the required immunity documented for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) plus acknowledgment of meningitis requirements. There are additional health requirements all Decker School of Nursing students must be in compliance with before they are allowed to register for courses. Therefore, be sure to send copies of health forms to the Decker School of Nursing and Binghamton University's Decker Student Health Services Center prior to attending Orientation. Contact the Decker School of Nursing at (607) 777-4954 or Binghamton University’s Decker Student Health Services Center at (607) 777-2221 with any questions.

Last Updated: 8/14/18