Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program begin? End?

The Binghamton Enrichment Program begins on (tentatively) July 5th. This is a residential orientation program. Students will be housed on campus.

The program ends on Aug. 4th (dates are subject to change).

This is a mandatory program for EOP admitted freshmen.

EOP will cover the cost of eight credits, housing and meals for each student during BEP 2023.

What should I do if I have a conflict with the BEP dates?

For EOP freshmen, admittance into Binghamton University is contingent upon their participation in an EOP specific orientation AND the entire BEP summer program.

Students who feel that they have a conflict with the BEP dates need to speak with the EOP director.

Is transportation provided to BEP?

Yes. There is a FREE bus to Binghamton from NYC that EOP provides for students attending BEP.

The bus to Binghamton University will pick up students outside of the SUNY Optometry, in front of Bryant Park and will be there at 10:00 am.

The bus leaving Bryant Park will bring students to Binghamton University and drop them directly outside of the residence hall they will be staying in for BEP.

Please note that there will be another FREE bus that will bring students back down to NYC at the end of the summer program.

The bus from Binghamton will drop students outside of SUNY Optometry, in front of Bryant Park.

When is the BEP Orientation and Parent Meeting?

Attendance is required for all students at one of the following meetings:
This is the only orientation you need to attend. Students must be present for the entire event.

Saturday, June 3, 2023
SUNY Binghamton, University Union, Mandela Room
Check-in: 11:30am to 1:00 PM
Orientation Program: 1:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Or
Saturday, June 10, 2023 
SUNY Binghamton, University Union, Mandela Room 
Check-in: 11:30am to 1:00 PM
Orientation Program: 1:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Can students leave on a weekend or weekday and be back before curfew?

No, students are not allowed to leave for a weekend without the director's permission.

Curfew: 11:30 p.m. Sunday–Thursday

Can students receive mail?

Yes, have it sent using the following format:

Student's name
Educational Opportunity Program, UU256
PO Box 6000
Binghamton NY, 13902-6000

Students will not receive overnight mail sent between Friday and Saturday.

Can students have a car?

No. To protect the safety of our students and staff, there are no visitors allowed in the residence hall during the Binghamton Enrichment Program. Parents or guardians who want to contact their student MUST contact the EOP Office at 607.777.2361 if they wish to drop off items for their student. They are encouraged to mail any items.

Can students have visitors in the building?

No. To protect our students and staff, there are no visitors allowed in the residence hall during the Binghamton Enrichment Program.

How do I open up an on campus bank account?

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.

ILLEGAL BEHAVIOR, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DISORDERLY CONDUCT, THEFT AND VIOLATIONS OF LOCAL DRUG AND ALCOHOL LAWS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AT ANY TIME AND WILL BE CAUSE FOR DISMISSAL FROM THE PROGRAM AND/OR DISCIPLINARY ACTION BY THE UNIVERSITY AS WELL AS LOCAL LEGAL CHARGES.

BEP RULE VIOLATION PROTOCOL