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Welcome Freshman to Binghamton University for Spring 2018!

 

Spring 2018 Orientation 

The following information is for freshman students who have been admitted for the Spring 2018 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:

July 27-28 AND October 28

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

Option 2:

July 27-28 AND January 15

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 2018. 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 July 27-28 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 July 27-28 Orientation date: 

July 27-28 Student Check-in

Check in for Orientation for Spring Admitted freshman students on July 27-28 is from 3:00-4:15 p.m. in Mountainview College, Appalachian Dining Hall, room 111 on the first day of Orientation. Opening session will begin at 4:30 p.m. and all Orientation participants should be present. Orientation will conclude by 2:00 p.m. on day two. All students will receive a detailed Orientation schedule upon checking in.


Academic advising meetings with faculty, professional advisors and Orientation Advisors 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.


DAY 1:

  • Check in and Campus Services Fair
  • University Welcome and Dinner
  • Small group meeting with your Orientation Advisor
  • Presentations by Alcohol and Other Drugs, and Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program
  • Late Nite
  • Residential Hall presentation and tour
  • General Academic Advising
  • Student Interest Meetings

DAY 2:

  • General Academic Advising
  • Understanding Transfer of Credits
  • Student Interest Meetings
  • Presentations by the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development and Multicultural Resource Center
  • Residential Hall presentation and tour

 

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 select meals during their Orientation session. You will be provided dinner on the first night of Orientation and then breakfast and lunch the following day. 

 

Family Orientation 

A family program runs concurrently for our Spring Admit Orientation on July 27-28. 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 3:00-4:15 p.m. on the first day of the program and concludes after lunch on the second day. 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 Tours Information: Each student and family member will have the opportunity to visit the residential areas during Orientation. 

 

DAY 1:

  • Check in and Campus Services Fair
  • University Welcome and Dinner
  • Building Partnerships with Binghamton University
  • Building Relationships: From a Binghamton Student
  • Dessert Reception 

DAY 2:

  • Financial Services
  • Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development
  • Supporting Your Student: Resources for Safety and Wellness
  • Academic Overview
  • Residential Hall presentation and tour

 

Orientation Fees

FAMILY MEMBERS

  • $70 for each family member to attend (includes all 3 meals)
  • On-campus housing: $45 for single, $65 for double

 

The following information is for the October 28 Orientation date:

 

How do you register?

Registration for the October 28 Orientation session will begin in late September. Please follow the the Orientation Registration link after September 20 to register for the October 28 Orientation session.

 

October 28 Student Check-in

More details regarding October Orientation will be coming soon. This is a one day Orientation, generally from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please check back in September for more details. 

 

The following information is for the January 15 Orientation date:

 

How do you register?

Registration for the January 15 Orientation session will begin in early December. Please follow the the Orientation Registration link after December 4 to register for the January 15 Orientation session. NOTE: this Orientation session is only for those that did not attend the October 28 Orientation session and therefore have not registered for Spring 2018 classes. 

 

Student Check-in

This is a one day Orientation on January 15, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The schedule will consist of Check-in, Academic Advising, and Course Registration. 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 11/28/17