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About Parent and Family Programs

We believe establishing a relationship with parents and family members is an important component of a successful Binghamton University experience for students. We are here to offer support to you—as parents and family—so that you can, in turn, provide the necessary guidance, direction, advice and support for your students. We are also here to provide you with opportunities to get involved in the Binghamton University community and contribute to the educational experience of your student.

The Parent Connect monthly newsletter is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to receive regular communications from the University. By subscribing to the newsletter you will receive a monthly message from Dean April Thompson or other important University administrators, as well as updates and important news and deadlines from offices on campus.

Join the Binghamton University Family Association (BUFA) for free! As a parent or family member of a Binghamton University student, you are automatically considered a member of the Binghamton University Family Association! BUFA gives parents and family members the opportunity to network and provide support for other parents and family members, to actively participate in the life of the University by serving on the Parent Leadership Council (PLC), as well as volunteering for various campus events. Participating in BUFA is an excellent way to stay connected and to support the education of your student.

If you are social media savvy, be sure to follow our Facebook page at Binghamton University Family Association (BUFA). This page is your “go-to” for campus updates, family event photos, local community information, words of advice and important information.

We hope you'll find this website to be an excellent source for event information, monthly updates, advice and more. If you have any questions, suggestions, comments or stories you would like to share, please contact us at any time at or by calling us at 607-777-2804.

Last Updated: 5/9/17