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Welcome Freshman to Binghamton University for Spring 2019!

(Information for Spring 2020 admits coming soon)

 

Spring 2019 Orientation 

The following information is for freshman students who have been admitted for the Spring 2019 semester and will therefore be attending our Spring Admitted Orientation program(s). We offer multiple experiences for our Spring Admitted freshman students. Please make sure that you are attending the appropriate Orientation session.


Option 1:

August 1 AND October 27

If you choose to attend this option, please follow this page to the appropriate information. 

Option 2:

August 1 AND January 21

If you choose to attend this option, please follow this page to the appropriate information. 

 

Who should attend?

All new matriculated incoming undergraduate students for Spring 2019. NOTE: Course registration will take place at Orientation. Orientation dates are on a first-come, first-served basis.


How do you register?

Every newly admitted student who has paid their admissions’ deposit are encouraged to attend Orientation. Simply visit the Orientation registration website to complete the registration form (registration for October 27 only, currently available). If you are unable to register for an Orientation date, please contact our office so we may assist you either over the phone (607-777-6393) or through e-mail (orientation@binghamton.edu). 

Family members are welcome to attend our Family Orientation program that runs concurrently with the student Orientation. For general information for families, please visit our Family Orientation page. For session information for Spring Admit Family Orientation, please see below. 

Students may register for an Orientation date by going to the Orientation registration page, following the five step process, and submitting their reservation. Here, you can also register any family members that you wish to attend the family program.


The following information is for the August 1 Orientation date: 

August 1 Student Check-in

Check in for Orientation for Spring Admitted freshman students on August 1 is from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in the University Union, Tillman Lobby. Opening session will begin at 9:15 a.m. and all Orientation participants should be present. Orientation will conclude by 2:30 p.m. All students will receive a detailed Orientation schedule upon checking in.


Transfer credit advising with Admissions advisors and Orientation Advisors will take place throughout the program so that you receive the information necessary to assist you as you prepare for your first semester at Binghamton University in the Spring.

Opportunities to interact with other new students and Orientation staff
to learn about campus and student life issues and the resources available to assist you throughout your time at Binghamton University. Meetings and sessions are scheduled for each program, in small- and large-group settings.


Campus Services Fair
to provide you with the opportunity to ask specific questions about or sign up for individual programs and services such as dining/meal plans, student ID cards, banking, computers, phones, refrigerator rentals, a BUC$ account, FitSpace gym membership and the University Bookstore.


August 1:

  • Check in and Campus Services Fair
  • University Welcome 
  • Small group meeting with your Orientation Advisor
  • Understanding Transfer of Credits
  • Presentations by Alcohol and Other Drugs, and Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program
  • Late Nite
  • Residential Hall presentation and lunch
  • Student Interest Meetings

 

What will you get during check-in?

During check-in, you'll receive the orientation program schedule and a schedule of classes. 

 

Meals

Students will be provided lunch during their Orientation session. 

 

Family Orientation 

A family program runs concurrently for our Spring Admit Orientation on August 1. This can be registered for through the student Orientation registration page. 


Session Information

Family Orientation has many sessions designed specifically to answer any questions you may have as parents or family members of Binghamton University's newest students. Whether you are a "First Timer," with your first student attending college, or a "Veteran," with at least one other student in your family who has attended college, we have created informational sessions throughout the program to meet your needs and provide you with information specific to Binghamton University.


In order to attain the most from your attendance at the Orientation program, please plan on attending all sessions. The program begins with check-in from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in the University Union, Tillman Lobby and will conclude with tours around 3:00 p.m.. Below are some highlights of the program, as well as a general schedule.


Family Transition Presentations: Special programs designed to address issues such as health/wellness and personal safety, campus policies, student and campus life issues, and resources available to assist families with their questions and concerns. Look for more details at check-in.

Campus Services Fair: You will have the opportunity to ask specific questions about or sign up for individual programs and services such as dining/meal plans, ID cards, banking, computers, phones, refrigerator rentals, a BUC$ account, FitSpace gym membership and the University Bookstore.

Residential Area Information: Students and family members will have the opportunity to hear from the residential areas during Orientation. 

 

August 1:

  • Check in and Campus Services Fair
  • University Welcome 
  • Building Partnerships with Binghamton University
  • Financial Services
  • Building Relationships: From a Binghamton Student
  • Residential Hall presentation and lunch
  • Supporting Your Student: Resources for Safety and Wellness
  • Campus Tours

 

Family Orientation Fees

  • $30 for each family member to attend (includes lunch)

 

The following information is for the October 27 Orientation date:

 

How do you register?

Registration for the October 27 Orientation session will begin in late September. Please follow the the Orientation Registration link after September 24 to register for the October 27 Orientation session.

 

Before you arrive: Pre-Orientation

To help better prepare for your on-campus Orientation experience in just a few short weeks, it's important that you go through a series of online videos and digital documents designed to aid in your academic success and to assist in developing your first semester college schedule. Visit MyBinghamton, my.binghamton.edu, after September 24 to complete the Orientation Checklist. These are absolutely essential steps in order to maximize the benefits of academic advising and get the best possible academic schedule during your orientation.

 

October 27 Student Check-in

Check in for Orientation for Spring Admitted freshman students on October 27 is from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in the University Union, Tillman Lobby. Opening session will begin at 9:15 a.m. and all Orientation participants should be present. Orientation will conclude by 4:15 p.m. All students will receive a detailed Orientation schedule upon checking in.

General academic advising with Harpur Academic Advisors and Orientation Advisors will take place throughout the program so that you receive the information necessary to assist you as you prepare for your first semester at Binghamton University and as you register for your Spring classes.

Opportunities to interact with other new students and Orientation staff to learn about campus and student life issues and the resources available to assist you throughout your time at Binghamton University. Meetings and sessions are scheduled for each program, in small- and large-group settings.

Residential Life will provide you with the opportunity to learn about the upcoming housing selection process and additional information about living on campus as a residential student. 

October 27:

  • Check in
  • University Welcome
  • Small group meeting with your Orientation Advisor
  • Presentations by Alcohol and Other Drugs, and Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program
  • Residential Life
  • Fleishman Center
  • New student transitions presentation
  • General academic advising and course registrations

 

What will you get during check-in?

During check-in, you'll receive the orientation program schedule, a folder of materials, and your Student ID (if photo submitted online in advance).

 

Meals

Students will be provided lunch during their Orientation session.

 

Family Orientation

A family program runs concurrently for our Spring Admit Orientation on October 27. This can be registered for through the student Orientation registration page.

Session Information

Family Orientation has many sessions designed specifically to answer any questions you may have as parents or family members of Binghamton University's newest students. Whether you are a "First Timer," with your first student attending college, or a "Veteran," with at least one other student in your family who has attended college, we have created informational sessions throughout the program to meet your needs and provide you with information specific to Binghamton University.

In order to attain the most from your attendance at the Orientation program, please plan on attending all sessions. The program begins with check-in from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in the University Union, Tillman Lobby and will conclude with tours around 3:45 p.m.. Below are some highlights of the program, as well as a general schedule.

Family Transition Presentations: Special programs designed to address issues such as health/wellness and personal safety, campus policies, student and campus life issues, and resources available to assist families with their questions and concerns. Look for more details at check-in.

Residential Life Information: Students and family members will have the opportunity to hear from Residential Life staff about housing processes and general information.

October 27:

  • Check in 
  • University Welcome
  • Building Partnerships with Binghamton University
  • Food, Money, Books, and Transportation
  • Harpur College Curriculum and Harpur Edge
  • Residential Life
  • Fleishman Center 
  • Financial Services
  • Supporting Your Student: Resources for Safety and Wellness

 

Family Orientation Fees

There is no cost to the family program for this Orientation. A meal card will be provided to help subsidize the cost of a meal on campus. 

 

The following information is for the January 21 Orientation date:

 

How do you register?

Registration for the January 21 Orientation session will begin in early December. Please follow the the Orientation Registration link after December 4 to register for the January 21 Orientation session. NOTE: this Orientation session is only for those that did not attend the October 27 Orientation session and therefore have not registered for Spring 2019 classes. 

 

Before you arrive: Pre-Orientation

To help better prepare for your on-campus Orientation experience in just a few short weeks, it's important that you go through a series of online videos and digital documents designed to aid in your academic success and to assist in developing your first semester college schedule. Visit MyBinghamton after the first week of December to complete the Orientation Checklist. These are absolutely essential steps in order to maximize the benefits of academic advising and get the best possible academic schedule during your orientation.

 

Where do you check-in?

Check in for Orientation for Spring Admitted Freshman is from 7:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. on Monday, January 21st. Check in will be located in the University Union Tillman Lobby.

 

What will you get during check-in?

During check-in, you'll receive the orientation program schedule, a folder of materials, and your Student ID (if photo submitted online in advance).

 

Student Orientation Program

This is a one day Orientation on January 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The schedule will consist of Check-in, Academic Advising, and Course Registration. 

 

Family Orientation Program 

Due to the academic calendar and start of the semester, there is not a family orientation program for the January 21 orientation.

 

On Campus Housing

New freshmen will receive an email in early December from Residential Life with the time and date they may go into the housing system to sign up for Spring 2019 housing. Move in occurs the Sunday before Orientation so that way you can move into your spring housing assignment prior to your Orientation. Residential Life will communicate more specific information to your Binghamton University email account. 

 

Last Updated: 4/17/19