Family Events


Orientation is not just for new students, but for parents and families too! Our family orientation program is specifically designed for parents, providing them with information they want to know about health and safety, books, food, transportation and more. Our student orientation advisors help answer questions from the student perspective, and parents leave the program feeling relieved and excited about their students' choice in coming to Binghamton.

Parents will receive a free parent and family calendar and handbook with important dates, office information and parenting tips, created just for them by Parent and Family Programs.

Summer Send-offs

Available in late July and early August, our Summer Send-offs create a wonderful opportunity for Binghamton University's newest students and families to come together and meet other Bearcats from their hometown! Registration for these events will open in early summer. Make sure you are registered as part of our Bearcat Family to be sure to get notifications.

Family Weekend

The Binghamton University campus is a student's home away from home, and each year we invite family members to make it theirs as well during Family Weekend. Share the Binghamton experience as you spend time connecting with your student, interacting with faculty and staff, and experiencing what makes being a Bearcat so special.

Binghamton in the City

Students, alumni and parents join together each January (during winter break) in New York City for Binghamton in the City, a series of career discovery and networking events aimed at strengthening University connections with its most loyal of supporters. Parent and Family Programs hosts a Career Resources Panel for Parents, which is designed to provide information on how parents can assist their students in taking advantage of the high-impact learning experiences Binghamton offers to benefit their credentials and resume. Representatives from several University offices, including the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development, the Graduate School and Education Abroad will share their insights and expertise, as well as give parents an opportunity to ask questions.

See 2019 PowerPoint and Handout here.


Celebrate your student's success in completing a degree as they become a lifetime member of the Alumni Association.