Frequently Asked Questions

When does the summer program begin? End?

Due to the unprecedented changes we are currently experiencing with COVID-19, the Binghamton Enrichment Summer Program (BEP) will be offered through virtual means and be an online program from July 6th to July 31st, 2020… BVirtual 2020! 

What should I do if I DO NOT have access to the internet or technology?

Students should contact our office at 607.777. 6855 to let us know that they need assistance. Students can request the use of a laptop and/or hotspot. EOP will do what we can to ensure that students have the capabilities to participate in our BVirtual summer program.

What should I do if I have a conflict with the BVirtual class dates and times?

The EOP BVirtual summer classes are ASYNCHRONISTIC!
This means that students study and complete assignments when it’s convenient for them. However, there will be a limited number of “live” (synchronus) BVirtual meetings that students are asked to attend and participate in. 

To maximize your preparation, EOP will communicate the dates, times of these “live” sessions. Students who feel that they have a conflict will be able to speak with an EOP counselor. 

For EOP freshmen, admittance into Binghamton University for fall 2020 is contingent upon their FULL participation in the EOP BVirtual summer program. 

What should I do if my internet is interrupted during the BVirtual summer classes?

Students should contact our office at 607.777. 6855 to let us know that they need assistance. Students can request the use of a laptop and/or hotspot. EOP will do what we can to ensure that students have full capabilities to participate. 

What dates are the online EOP BVirtual Orientation and Parent Meetings?

Attendance is required for all students at one of the following meetings:

This is an online orientation and is the ONLY orientation you need to attend. Parents/family members/guardians are welcomed to join.


Friday, June 5, 2020
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Or

Saturday, June 13, 2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

These meetings will be held via the Zoom app. Students will receive a message on how to join these sessions.


What’s involved in this BVirtual orientation and parent meeting?

Students and parents will be introduced to all of the EOP staff, peer counselors and academic coaches who will provide encouragement, knowledge and mentorship as students navigate our BVirtual process.

Students will also learn about:

  1. The expectations of our program 
  2. What will be required to registered for summer and fall 2020 courses,
  3. Meeting dates and times that BVirtual assignments should be completed, and 
  4. Learn about opportunities to meet with instructors. tutors and counselors online.

Since the summer program is now online, am I still going to be able to earn eight (8) credits over the summer?

Students will be able to earn 4 credits this summer. 

  • Students in the Watson Engineering Program will be able to earn 4 credits by taking general Chem 197 and Math 100  to prepare them for taking Chemistry in the fall,
  • Nursing intended students will be able to earn 4 credits by taking general Chem 197 and Math 100 to prepare them for taking Chemistry in the fall, and 
  • All other students will earn 4 credits by taking Writing 101 and Math 100

Students will need to successfully complete these courses to be invited to be EOP freshmen in fall 2020.

What if I need help with my BVirtual summer classes?

Students should contact their EOP counselor, Peer Mentor, Academic Coach or instructors for assistance. Tutoring will also be available at the students’ request.  Contact information for ALL personnel will be made available at the EOP BVirtual Orientation.

Can students have a car in the fall?

No. Freshmen students are not allowed to have a car on campus. 

How do I open up an on campus bank account?

At this time, Visions Federal Credit Union on-campus location is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. However, students who are 18 years old and above are welcome to open a checking bank account with Visions Federal Credit Union. To open up a bank account students will need to present the following:

  1. Social Security Number
  2. Valid government ID

No minimum balance is required for a Flex checking account