Summer Send-offs

Thank you to all of the volunteer families and students who hosted summer send-off events during summer 2019! More than 300 new students and their families attended events all over New York State and in New Jersey. Summer send-offs are a wonderful way to make connections with other students and families in your hometown, and to get last-minute questions answered before move-in day. Summer send-offs were held in homes, at local parks and even outdoors at a restaurant. If you would like more information on how you can to host a Binghamton summer send-off in 2020, please contact Linda Salomons at

Why do we have Summer Send-offs?

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! These informal gatherings are designed to ease the anxiety of leaving home, foster a sense of community and celebrate being part of the Binghamton University family. They are also a time to get any of those last-minute questions answered before Move-In Day!

These receptions:

  • Connect new students and their families to other incoming students and parents
  • Connect families within a geographic region
  • Allow new families to ask a Binghamton University staff member questions prior to move-in day
  • Encourage students and their families to have fun!


Who should attend these events?

These events are for incoming (new and transfer) students and their families.

Is there a cost for these events?

There is no cost for these events.

There is no address listed for the event, how do I know where to go?

When you register your family for this event, your confirmation email will contain an event address.

Why is there no event scheduled in my hometown?

We coordinate 8–10 events each summer and are not able to find volunteer host families in every hometown. We do our best to rotate locations and plan events in different locations each year. If you are interested in hosting an event in summer 2019, please let us know at

What should I do if I need to cancel?

Email as soon as you know you are unable to attend, or if you need to edit your guest list, so we may accommodate families on the wait list.


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