Summer Send-offs

2019 Summer Send-offs

We will be scheduling our 2019 Summer Send-offs soon. Check back in early summer to see if an event will be happening in your hometown!

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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