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.

Mural contest!

New this year, residents will have an opportunity to submit a mural design that will be painted on walls throughout the building.