Living on Campus

2020-2021 Housing Sign-up Process

For 2020-21, first-year BAP students are permitted to live off campus. If you choose to live off campus, you must opt out of on- campus housing by Friday, July 3.  To opt out, return to the housing portal and complete the 2020-2021 First Year Exception Request form.  The $200 cancellation charge will be waived for students who opt out. All BAP students will be assessed the BAP Program Fee regardless of living on or off campus.

University housing is always at full capacity, but this fall the number of available beds will be reduced to provide dedicated quarantine/isolation space and eliminate triple occupancy rooms to reduce density. As a result, it’s not possible to guarantee students who opt out of fall housing the opportunity for spring housing.

During Binghamton University breaks, public transportation will continue to operate on a regular schedule. Food service, although scaled back in offerings and hours of operation, remains in service to meet the needs of BAP, international students and athletes who typically remain on campus during breaks. 

Room selection begins in June. 

All students living on campus must abide by the Binghamton University Code of Student Conduct and any applicable Residential Life policies as outlined in the University Housing License.

For complete details on the housing sign-up process, visit the first-year student housing webpage.

Move-in Day

Move-in day for the 2020-21 academic year will take place over a one-week period — Wednesday, Aug. 19 through Tuesday, Aug. 25.

Meal Plan

BAP students will be offered Meal Plan "E” at Binghamton University. 

Due to the nature of course schedules, some students choose to eat additional meals at SUNY Broome. Broome offers several dining options for BAP students to choose from. The most popular is the Flex Dollar option. 

Students can change their Binghamton meal plan via my.binghamton.edu or by contacting Dining Services.

During Binghamton University breaks, food service, although scaled back in offerings and hours of operation, remains in service to meet the needs of BAP, international students and athletes who typically remain on campus during breaks. 

Computer Labs

While living on campus at Binghamton, you will have access to computer labs, commonly referred to as PODS. During breaks from classes or when you are on campus at SUNY Broome, you will have access to computer labs located throughout that campus as well. The campus computer usage includes a print quota each semester.

Go Wireless

Binghamton University provides wired and wireless Internet access to students, faculty, and staff. Detailed instructions for various operating systems and devices are available on the Information Technology Services web page.

The ITS Help Desk and Rescons (student computer consultants)  are available to help students connect to the Internet on campus. 

The Help Desk is located on the first floor lobby of the Technology Hub. Check their website at  for weekday operating hours.

When you are at SUNY Broome, you will have access to the "internet only" network that allows you to connect via your personal portable devices.

Residence Hall Safety

  • All residence hall doors are locked on a 24-hour basis, requiring key-card access
  • All Residential Communities have cameras covering main entry and exit points of buildings, with additional cameras in many of our corridors and common areas.
  • From midnight until 5 a.m., all gates except the main entrance to campus are closed to vehicular traffic. Vehicles admitted to campus during this time must be registered and permitted to park on campus or the occupants of the vehicle must be hosted by a member of the University community

New York State University Police

  • For emergencies, call 911 from a campus phone or 607-777-2222 from a cell or off-campus phone
  • Color it blue − In case of an emergency, just look for the blue lights throughout campus. These highly-visible phones will put you in touch with the University Police immediately
  • For more information, visit the University Police website.