CIW traditions

Woods Olympics

CIW gets into the Olympic spirit with this annual competition between the halls. Held in the fall, events include volleyball, basketball and relay races. Your prize? BRAGGING RIGHTS!

Family Weekend Fall Fest

Family weekend is one of the newer University traditions that allows the wonderful families of our CIW residents to come to campus in October and experience the life of a Binghamton Student. Past CIW Family Weekend activities feature events such as tie dye, photo booths, face painting and more!

Co-Rec Football

Co-Rec football is a Binghamton University tradition, originally founded in Hinman College. Every fall, a Co-Rec season begins in which each building forms a team and on the weekends, rain or shine, steps out onto the co-rec field for a game against a neighboring residence hall. A Typical 10-week season is usually followed by a two-week playoff season in which a Co-Rec champion is crowned.

The rules are simple:

  • There are six players to a team.
  • There are two 12-minute halves, but the clock stops at the end of the play, which usually stretches the game out to about an hour.
  • The winner at the end of the game moves up in the rankings.


Casino-in-the-Woods is one of the oldest traditions here in CIW. Every year, we turn our dining hall into a fully functioning, state licensed, games of chance casino. Everyone who plays gets a chance to win REAL MONEY. All profits for the night go to charity.

Woods Jam

CIW Woods Jam is a night of student bands, free munchies, barbecue and fun for all.