Family Weekend

Oct. 11–13, 2019

Join us for a great weekend of open houses, faculty lectures, food, fun, tours and lots of special campus festivities. We expect over 5,000 family members and students to attend one of the most popular events of the year.

Registration

REGISTER HERE

Family Weekend $40 registration fee includes:

  • A special Binghamton family check-in stadium bag full of coupons and Binghamton goodies
  • An opportunity to purchase tickets to our Family Weekend Lunch and Baxter’s Spirit Celebration on Saturday
  • Free entry into athletic games
  • A Bearcat family portrait
  • A pass for our Rec Center at the East Gym, including FitSpace and pool
  • Entry into Saturday evening’s Absolutely A cappella performance and Comedy Improv show
  • Special price of $5/person to purchase tickets to the Second City Comedy Improv show
  • A coupon for 25% off a single item in the University Bookstore
  • Weekend parking pass
  • Entry to win one of our Family Weekend prizes

Highlights of the weekend also include:

  • An official University welcome and keynote presentation by Jessica Lahey, best-selling author and educator
  • Friday night family-friendly bonfire
  • Baxter’s Spirit Celebration with student performances and giveaways in the Events Center
  • Nature Preserve tours
  • Residential community festivals
  • Many opportunities to meet faculty, staff and other families!

Registration will close Friday, Sept. 27. If you need registration assistance, contact families@binghamton.edu. If you miss the deadline, walk-ins are accepted, but you may not have access to all Family Weekend has to offer because some events might be full.

FAQ

Family Weekend Schedule

Dining 

We know you are apt to get hungry with all the events going on. There are lots of dining options on campus. Local listings of independent restaurants can be found here at eatBING and Southern Tier Independent Restaurants.

Directions

Whether you are coming by car, bus or plane, getting to campus is easy.

Accommodations

We want you to enjoy your stay with us during Family Weekend. See hotels, bed and breakfasts and other lodging available in our community here at the Visit Binghamton website. You can also search online for “lodging close to Binghamton University” or Airbnb in Broome and Tioga counties.

Parking

A parking pass is included with your registration, which you will receive prior to your arrival. You will need to display it on your dashboard to allow you to park in any surface or metered lots throughout the weekend.