New Fall 2020 Transfer Students
Housing applications will be accepted beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 7. The application is available to students who have paid their enrollment deposit and accessed their official Binghamton University email account (Bmail). Please keep in mind that it takes 24 – 48 hours for deposits to be processed. Students who complete a housing application will be sent a time slot for room selection which will take place in June. Watch your Binghamton University email for your room selection time slot. Time slots will be sent out a few days prior to the start of room selection. Time slots will be randomly generated by computer. Once assigned, time slots cannot be changed.
Most of our transfer students live in the Apartments Community, located just up the hill in Susquehanna and Hillside. These apartments are reserved for upperclassmen and transfer students and have single bedrooms, full kitchens and ample parking. Residents have access to regular social events and programs specifically geared to meet the needs of transfer students, the Hillside Commons, Susquehanna Coffeehouse and special career-based programming run by our Career and Professional Development Consultant. Find more information, photos and videos about our Apartments Community here.
Although we try to accommodate all requests for housing, we are unable to guarantee on-campus housing for transfer students.
Tips for success
- Read all the information on this web page.
- Watch the housing sign-up videos.
- Pay attention to your Binghamton University email. This is the way we will communicate with you throughout this process.
- Be mindful of details and deadlines.
- If you don't understand something, ask questions. You can call (607-777-2321) or email Residential Life for assistance. Asking your questions early will allow us to best assist you.
- Keep an open mind about where you live. There is limited space available for transfer students on lower campus. Most transfer students who choose to live on-campus live in the Apartments Community.
- Don't put pressure on yourself to find a roommate. It is ok to sign-up alone. Many students choose to do so and end up having a great experience. In fact, all of the rooms in the Apartments Community are single rooms.
- Manage your expectations. In the end, you define your experience and can have an amazing one wherever and with whomever you live!
- If you encounter any problems during your time slot for room selection CALL, don't email. This will enable us to assist you on the spot.
The online housing sign-up process happens in TWO parts:
- Read and sign your housing license and start using our search tools to look for potential roommates (if you are opting to sign-up with a roommate).
- Select your room.
Housing information videos
Before you go into the housing portal you will want to take the time to familiarize yourself with the many housing options available to you. You will also want to view our videos below. They will take you through the sign-up process step by step. Students who take the time to view the videos find the process to be clear and easy.
Finding a roommate:
Selecting a room:
Part 1: Registration and roommate pairing (begins April 7)
Roommates: All of the rooms in our apartments community are single rooms, so you will not need to pair with a roommate. If you are looking at the lower campus options and have a specific person with whom you would like to room, you can pair with each other in the portal before room selection. The roommate search tools in the portal will help you to identify potential roommates. Signing-up alone is also a great option, so no need to feel pressure about finding a roommate. Many students sign-up as individuals and have a great experience.
- Login to the housing portal using your Binghamton University account username and password.
- READ and sign the University Housing License.
- PROVIDE your emergency contact information.
- Learning Communities: Review the Learning Community options and decide if you would like apply to be a part of one of these communities. If you are accepted to a learning community you will need to go into the housing portal to sign the housing license, but you will not participate in the online room selection process described in this document. Your Collegiate Professor will assign you to a room within the Learning Community. Remember to watch your Binghamton University email for information from your Collegiate Professor. If you are pairing with a roommate, you will both need to be accepted into the learning community in order to be housed together.
- READ and sign Specialty Housing Agreements (only if you are interested in any of the specialty housing options) –
Break Housing, Gender Inclusive, Chemical-Free and/or Quiet Living: If you plan to
live in one of these spaces, you must sign the agreement for your specialty housing
choice. If you are paired with a roommate you will both need to sign the same specialty
- Accepting the Break Housing, Chemical-Free or Quiet-Living agreements adds these room types as options, but does not prevent you from selecting other rooms.
- Accepting Gender-Inclusive Housing will limit you to seeing only Gender-Inclusive rooms/apartments. To see rooms corresponding to your gender as designated in your student record, return to the Gender-Inclusive page and make the appropriate change.
- Gender Inclusive Housing is offered in pre-designated suites, flats, rooms and apartments on campus for students who wish to live together in the same room without consideration of gender. Students who choose Gender Inclusive should understand that the room as well as the flat, suite or apartment is gender inclusive for the academic year. If you select a gender inclusive housing you will need to sign the Gender Inclusive Housing agreement before you will be permitted to select one of these spaces.
- CONSIDER if you would like to apply for membership in a learning community.
Part 2: Select your room (begins in early June)
- In this step you will actually select your room. Before you begin this step you must complete Part 1.
- Before going into the portal to select your room, visit the available beds link. You will want to have several room options in mind before going into the portal to select your room. If you have paired with a roommate, you will want to have a plan in place in the event you are not able to find a completely vacant double room.
- You can make ONLY ONE selection during the process. Once your room selection is made, the process is complete. Thereafter, you will only be able to make changes after the start of classes once the fall semester room change process opens.
Contact Residential Life
Call Residential Life at 607-777-2028 or 607-777-2322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff will be available to assist you during your room selection time slot and from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday – Friday. If calling after hours or emailing, give your name, phone number and description of the problem.
If experiencing problems during your room selection time slot CALL immediately do not email.
Students who select a room during the transfer student housing process, have 14 days from the day they select their room or receive a housing assignment to cancel their housing up until the published residence hall opening date for the fall semester (August 23, 2020).