Office of the President
Oct. 7, 2020
To the Campus Community,
Due to the increasing COVID-19 infection rate in Broome County and the corresponding uptick in infections among our University-affiliated population, we will be pausing in person-classes for two weeks. Although we are currently under the New York State Department of Health threshold, the University will move to a remote learning model that will help contain the virus and bring it down to an acceptable level. Beginning Thursday, Oct. 8, all classes will be held remotely. The campus will remain open; it is not closed. All core operations of the University will remain open and employees should continue their current work arrangements.
Residence halls will remain open and students will still be able to utilize critical campus resources. The libraries and classrooms set aside for student study spaces will remain open with physical distancing in place. Medical services, counseling and other services will continue as usual.
We remain committed to in-person instruction for the fall semester and will work to make our transition back to in-person activities as quickly as we can under Department of Health guidelines while ensuring the safety of students, faculty and staff.
Binghamton University implemented a phased return of faculty and staff to campus for the fall semester as it welcomed students back to classrooms and residence halls.
State of the University address
Every fall, I make a State of the University address to campus — one of the fun events I get to do because it lets me talk about our achievements and our outlook for the future. Join me this year at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Anderson Center's Osterhout Concert Theater!
Road Map to Premier
Our strategic plan – the Road Map to Premier – keeps us moving forward to achieve our goal of becoming the premier public university of the 21st century.