First-Year Experience: Oneida Hall

In fall 2020, Oneida Hall became Binghamton's second First-Year Experience building with approximately 320 students living on six co-ed floors. Oneida residents enjoy the opportunity of living with all first-year students, as well as educational and social experiences designed specifically to meet the needs of new first-year students.

Located right in the middle of campus, Oneida Hall is just a short walk away from Bartle Library, The Union and MarketPlace, and the Decker Health Center. As a part of CIW, students living in Oneida will also have easy access to the CIW dining hall and our very own CIW library with computing, printing and tutorial services.

In-hall services

Oneida Hall has a newly created office space/multi-purpose center that will give residents direct access to support offered by our staff and campus partners.

Getting connected

  • Oneida Hall has four lounges where students will be able to gather: a kitchen lounge with table seating, a social lounge with games and activities, and academic space for collaborative groups and a quiet study lounge.
  • Oneida's corridor style rooms (mostly) in a circled hallway allow for more interaction between floormates.
  • We have chosen 10 student support staff specifically for Oneida who will help our new students get acclimated to college living, have fun, and connect with others.
  • CIW has several community-wide traditions throughout the year. Whether you love sports, music, or just watching, there's something for everyone to enjoy, and traditions are a great way for new students to meet people from their community. 
  • Nearby amenities like a volleyball court and Nature Preserve trailhead right outside Oneida Hall provide opportunities to hang out with friends and stay active.