Welcome new Mountaineers!
Congrats for choosing us! Res Life has 6 on-campus residential communities that give our large campus a "small college feel." We think Mountainview is the best place to live. Here is some info to get you started:
Where am I?Mountainview has the best view of campus! We're located a short walk up the hill from The Union and the Nature Preserve is our back yard.
Where's a good place to study?
Each residential community has a “Success Center,” where you can study alone or with friends! Our Success Center is split up a bit. The PODS where you can use your printing allotment is located in APP 111. When not reserved for Mountainview events for classes, this is a great place to study with an awesome view. Mountainview also has the Office of Student Transition and Success located in the ground floor of Appalachian AP-G17 where students can go for support with academic, personal and professional development.
Where can I eat?
Mountainview's Dining Hall is in Appalachian with the best views on campus! The BU Dining Services (BUDS) Bakery is located in our App kitchen so you'll get direct access to yummy desserts and baked good. We also have a convenience store and an after hours Nite Owl. We sponsor fun and delicious theme nights like the Italian Night Dr. Dana hosts with Italian food and music!
Our campus has four dining halls and you're welcome to use whichever you want! The MarketPlace in The Union is right across the street along with Dunkin' if you need a caffeine fix. For the best bagels in town, check out Einstein Bros Bagels near Bartle Library. Find out what dining options are open.
Have dietary restrictions or concerns? Check in with one of our campus dieticians.
Who can I ask if I have a question?
Chances are, Mountainview's area office in Appalachian 101 is a good place to start when you have a Residential Life question. If you're locked out, have a housing question or need to find a staff member, this is the place to come. Here you'll find your Assistant Director of Residential Life (AD), Kristin Calegari, the Area Secretary, Ashley Cary and Collegiate Professor (CP), Dana Stewart's offices.
Other professional staff that can help you:
We've got a lot of staff members here! Get to know your Resident Director (RD) and Assistant Residential Coordinator (ARC) who live in Mountainview, are typically in the office during the day (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) but do have some evening and weekend hours for meetings and programs.
RDs are full-time professionals who are in charge of one building in your community. ARCs are part-time professionals and full-time graduate students. Their office hours may vary, you can email them for an appointment. Both RDs and ARCs oversee day-to-day functions of the building, help organize community gatherings, work with residents and supervise student staff. If you have personal concerns, inter-personal issues or concerns about your room/building, this is where you can go to get resources to support you!
Is there staff in my building after hours?
We have a variety of undergraduate student staff that live in the same building as residents. They can help you navigate campus, find friends and connect you to resources. They will be your best advocate and support within Mountainview. They will reach out to let you know about floor meetings and community gatherings.
The staff office is typically on the first floor of your building. This will be staffed with rotating shifts who will be in the office from 8 p.m. until midnight every night and will have a phone # posted to call after hours. If you're locked out of your room, have an urgent maintenance issue, need kitchen or sports equipment or just want to talk, any of our staff will be happy to help.
Where can I hang out with friends?
Each Mountainview hall has a great room and lounge on the first floor where we'll be hosting community gatherings. It's also a GREAT space to find new friends and hang out. Each building also has a full community kitchen on the first floor where you can cook or make snacks for friends. Mountainview has an amazing quad with hammocks and lawn space. Our co-rec field with volleyball courts is just a little ways down the hill. We host movie nights and concerts in the outdoor amphitheater right below the dining hall. There are also lounges and study spaces in each building.
Can I see a room?
Yes! Show rooms are available to tour – check with your orientation advisor.
How do I receive mail?
Address it to:
Binghamton University Box (your PO#, find that here)
4400 Vestal Parkway East
Binghamton, NY 13902