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.



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 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.


Family Weekend Schedule

How to Download the Family Weekend Schedule on your mobile Device


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.


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


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.


If you anticipate a need for disability-related accommodations or auxiliary aids to attend or participate, please contact us at, or at our Parent and Family Programs office at 607-777-4668. We ask that you provide us with at least 3-5 days of advance notice regarding your equal access needs.


Please take a minute to print out your parking pass. Display this pass on your dashboard while you are on campus during Family Weekend.