New Transfer Student Housing

This process is for new fall 2022 transfer students.

SIGN UP NOWBinghamton University offers a variety of housing options for new transfer students. Our Apartments Community has specially designated "transfer only spaces" in two buildings. Space is also available throughout lower campus including a transfer floor in CIW Cayuga and a transfer wing in Newing Broome.

The online housing sign-up process happens in TWO parts:

  1. Part 1 registration and roommate pairing (if signing up with a roommate): you can start this process on April 12. The portal opens for transfer housing applications at 10 a.m. There is no advantage to when you submit your application; if the portal is busy at 10 a.m., just come back later.
  2. Part 2selecting your room: Room selection for transfer student housing will take place May 5–6. Students who have submitted their housing application will receive a timeslot for room selection on May 3. Timeslots are randomly generated and cannot be changed.

Tips for success

  • Read all the information on this web page. Check back often for updates.
  • 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. All of our communities have something special to offer.
  • Manage your expectations. In the end, you define your experience and can have an amazing one wherever and with whomever you live!

Housing accommodations

Students with documented long-term or permanent disabilities or serious medical conditions may request housing accommodations through Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD). Residential Life has the most flexibility to work with and meet accommodations for students who apply for and receive their accommodation by May 20. Remember, it takes time to process an accommodation request so apply as early as possible. For complete information go to the Services for Students with Disabilities Housing Accommodations web page

Cancellations: The University housing license is a contract for the entire academic year. Spring semester cancellations are not permitted. Transfer students who select a room in the new student housing process have 14 days from the day they are assigned or select their room to cancel their housing. That cancellation must be requested prior to the published residence hall opening date for the semester.

Part 1: Registration and roommate pairing

Begins April 12

Decide if you are signing up as an individual or with a roommate. If you have a specific person with whom you would like to room, you will need to form a group in the housing portal before selecting your room. 

Don't worry if you don't have a preferred roommate. Many students sign up as individuals and have a great experience. If you do select a roommate, please remember that this does not guarantee that you will find a vacant room during room selection. 

New transfer student housing process

  • Login to the housing portal using your Binghamton University account username and password.
  • READ and sign the University Housing agreement
  • PROVIDE your emergency contact information
  • Specialty Housing: (only if you are interested in any of the specialty housing options) – 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 housing agreements.
    • Accepting the 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/flats/suites. To see rooms corresponding to your gender as designated in your student record, return to the Gender-Inclusive page and select “no” as your response.

Gender-Inclusive Housing seeks to provide an environment that is welcoming to all gender identities, trans identities, and is not limited to the traditional gender binary (male and female). Students who choose Gender-Inclusive Housing share rooms, flats, and/or suites without regard to gender identity. While gender inclusive housing is open to students of all gender identities, the primary intention is to create a welcoming environment for students with LGBTQIAP+ identities. Students interested in gender inclusive housing will need to sign the Gender Inclusive Housing agreement before being permitted to select one of these spaces. 

Part 2 – selecting your room

During or after your assigned timeslot, you may log into the housing portal and select your room. Keep in mind that the system is live and room availability will change as students select rooms.

Go into room selection with multiple options in mind as availability will change throughout the process.

The available beds link will be posted at the end of the day on May 3. This will enable you to view available beds and make a plan in advance of your room selection time slot.  

If pairing with a roommate

It is not necessary to pair with a roommate, but if you opt to do so, keep these things in mind:

  • make the person with the best timeslot the group leader
  • the group leader will assign both of you  
  • be sure you and your roommate are in good communication
  • pairing with a roommate does not guarantee the availability of a completely vacant double room during your time slot