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Our communities and residential colleges

Your home away from home

At Binghamton, our residential communities help students connect with friends and have fun while learning. Whether it's joining co-rec football on Saturday or meeting friends for a study group in the lounge, you'll make connections in any of our halls! Students choose from six residential communities, each with its own personality.


College-in-the-Woods (CIW), is centrally located, right across from the University Union. Each of the five buildings house 240-340 residents and offer both suite style and traditional corridor style living. CIW hosts several hall competitions and events as well as Casino-in-the-Woods for charity every spring. We don't call it College in the Woods for nothing, tour CIW here:

Dickinson Community

Dickinson Community is the newest residential community on campus. Each of the four buildings house roughly 400 residents. Rooms are clustered into "flats" consisting of either four single rooms or two doubles and a single. Each flat shares two bathrooms and an entry vestibule. Dickinson is home to  DiRT (Dickinson Research Team) an acclaimed research program overseen by Collegiate Professor, Kim Jaussi. Take a tour of Dickinson Community here:

Hinman College

Hinman College is made up of five suite-style buildings housing an average of 200 residents per building centrally located on campus. Residents are known for their traditions and spirit, their interest in community service and leadership. Hinman has one of the largest student governments on campus and you won't want to miss Hysteria and Dorm Wars. Check out Hinman College here:

Mountainview College

Mountainview College houses a little over 1,000 students in four halls offering suite-style and designed-triple corridor rooms. This community offers panoramic views of campus and the Binghamton area. Mountainview has the STEAM Makerspace available to all students. See if Mountainview College fits your style here:

Newing College

Newing College features four corridor-style buildings. Residents of Newing have access to the many state-of-the-art amenities in the Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center (C4) Student Success Center and the hugely popular Newing Navy competition. Is Newing College the one for you, find out here:

Apartments Community

Want a single? Upperclassmen and transfers have the option of signing up for one of our apartment-style communities, Hillside and Susquehanna. Hillside offers four- and six-person apartments with single rooms. Susquehanna, a 24-hour quiet community, offers three- and four-person apartments with single rooms, as well as family housing. Find out what Apartment living is all about here:

Last Updated: 6/24/19