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Summer Send-off

New students and their families are invited to attend a Summer Send-off!


Why do we have Summer Send-offs?

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
  • 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 NEXT YEAR (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. 

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're also a time to get any of those last-minute questions answered before Move-In Day!


We've scheduled our Summer Send-offs for 2018 and hope you can join us! Register today!  

2018 Schedule of Events

  • Tuesday, July 24
    Albany County, N.Y.
  • Wednesday, July 25
    Eric County (Buffalo), N.Y.
  • Thursday, July 26
    Broome County, N.Y.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 1
    Westchester County, N.Y.
  • Thursday, Aug. 2
    Suffolk County, N.Y.
  • Monday, Aug. 6
    Westchester County, N.Y.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 7
    Baltimore County, Md.

Note: Locations of Summer Send-offs are rotated each year.

Last Updated: 7/6/18