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2018-2019 Housing sign-up instructions for new spring 2018 students

The housing sign-up process is only for new spring 2018 Freshmen and Transfer Students currently living on campus.

Housing Sign-up Videos

Binghamton University Spring New Student Sign-Up, Part I, group formation

Binghamton University Spring New Student Sign-Up, Part II, room selection

Important Dates

  • Information session – Feb. 27, 7 p.m.
    C4 Collegiate Center – Multi-Purpose Room 114 (both sides)
    It is strongly recommended that students attend this session.
  • Registration and group formation starts – Feb. 27, 9 a.m.
    You can register and form your groups early. You MUST register before midnight the day BEFORE your sign-up starts. All students must sign the University Housing License before selecting their rooms.
  • Learning Community applications due in area offices – March 9
    Hinman Public Service and Dickinson Entrepreneurial Learning Communities are accepting applications. Visit the Community website to apply. Application deadline is March 9. Students interested in the CIW Politics, Law and Society or International Relations Learning Communities should email Professor Stephen Ortiz. Students who apply to learning communities must register for housing to read and sign the University Housing License. Students who are accepted into a learning community will be assigned to a room by the area office and will not select their own room. Students will be notified of their acceptance into a learning community prior to the start of room selection.
  • Select your room – March 14-15
    Check priorities on the following pages for your sign-up date and time.
  • Cancellation Deadline –  June 8, 2018
    All students who cancel housing will be assessed a $200 cancellation charge regardless of when they cancel. Housing cancellation requests will not be accepted after June 8 unless a student is transferring, withdrawing, or studying abroad. Please contact the community office of your 18-19 housing to cancel. Note that the housing license covers the ENTIRE academic year. Spring semester cancellations are not permitted (unless you are leaving the University).

The online housing sign-up process consists of two separate parts – 1. Registration and group formation (on Feb. 27) and 2. Select your room (March 14-15).

1. Registration and group formation

Begins Feb 27. All students MUST register before sign-ups starts on March 14. Check priorities for your group formation deadlines. You must register by midnight the day before your priority.

Log onto the housing sign-up system

Use your Binghamton University account username and password. 

Read and sign the University Housing License

Optional Specialty Housing Agreements

Gender Inclusive, Break Housing, Chem 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 signing up as a group – ALL members of the group must sign the SAME specialty housing agreements.

  • If you accept one of these optional agreements (except for Gender Inclusive) and later decide not to sign up for one of these rooms, you do NOT have to rescind your acceptance.
  • If you accept the Gender Inclusive Housing agreement and later opt not to live in Gender Inclusive Housing, you must return to the Gender Inclusive Housing request page and remove your request by choosing "none of the above". Gender Inclusive Housing is offered in pre-designated suites, flats, rooms and apartments on campus. If you choose this option, you will only be able to see Gender Inclusive Housing rooms. Students who choose gender inclusive housing should understand that the room as well as the flat, suite, apartment is gender inclusive for the academic year.
  • Chem Free rooms are available in ALL the traditional communities.
  • Quiet Living is in the third floor of Lehman Hall in Hinman College and all of Susquehanna Community.
  • Those needing Break Housing must select rooms in Hillside, Susquehanna (Apartments Community), Delaware (Newing), Mohawk (CIW) or Windham (Mountainview). PLEASE NOTE: Break Housing is a higher room rate than non-break housing due to the extra time students live in the rooms. Please check our housing rates before choosing this option.

Group Formation

If you plan to sign up with a group of 2 or more people:

  • Make sure everyone in your group has logged on and signed the agreement(s) above. Everyone in the group must sign the SAME optional Specialty Housing Agreements.
  • Choose a GROUP LEADER. The Group Leader will choose a group name and password which they will share with the entire group.
  • All group MEMBERS must log back in and join the group using the group name and password.
  • Joining a group does not relieve you of responsibility for your housing. If you are being signed up by a group leader, you need to go back into the housing portal and make sure you were properly housed. Likewise if you were originally a part of a group and then withdrew from the group you need to make sure that you were not signed up by mistake. In other words it is your responsibility to verify that your housing is correct.
  • If you plan to sign up for Newing, your group should not be larger than 3 people.
  • Be sure your group size matches the space you want to fill. (ex: to fill a 4-person suite your group size should be 4)

Individual Students

Who are not part of a group can skip group formation and just register themselves.

Note:

  • Throughout the housing process, communication will be sent exclusively through YOUR B-MAIL. Check your B-mail often for updates.
  • You can make ONLY ONE SELECTION during this process. Once your room selection is made, the process is complete. You can not go back and change your room selection during this process. The room change process will take place March 16-23.
  • If you fail to participate in the housing sign-up process, you will not be guaranteed on-campus housing.
  • Remember, available beds may change between priorities. Make sure to review the available beds before the start of your priority to make sure your selection is still available.
  • In order to form a group, all members of the group must have registered by logging into the housing system and signing the housing license.
  • Before selecting your room, please check housing rates.

Living with someone who has already signed up for housing:

Students wishing to live with a student who has already signed up for 2018-19 housing and has a vacancy in their room/flat/apartment, may download and complete a Mutual Roommate Request form.

Completed forms must be submitted to Residential Life Central Office in Tuscarora 213 no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, March 9. Incomplete forms and forms with missing signatures will not be accepted. You will be notified if your request can be met prior to the start of room selection. If the request is able to be met, you will be housed by Residential Life. If we are unable to meet your request, you will need to participate in the room selection process March 14-15 and choose a different room.

2. Select your room

Check priorities on the following pages for your date/time. You must complete Step 1 and confirm your group by midnight the day before your priority.

Priority 1

sign-up date

sign-up time

 

 March 14

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Requirements: Group Leader must entirely fill any available suite, flat, corridor room or apartment in Group Leader's current community with their group. Other group members can currently live anywhere on campus.

 

Priority 2

sign-up date

sign-up time

 

 March 14

1 – 3 p.m.

Requirements: Group leader must entirely fill any available apartment, suite, flat or corridor style double room in any community. Group members can currently live anywhere on campus.

 

Priority 3

sign-up date

sign-up time

 

 March 15

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Requirements: Individuals or partial groups may sign up for any number of beds in any available apartment, suite, flat or corridor style double room in current community. EVERY group member or individual must currently live in the
community where they want to sign up.

 

Priority 4

sign-up date

sign-up time

 

 March 15

1 – 3 p.m.

Requirements: Individuals or partial groups may sign up for any number of beds in any available apartment, suite, flat or corridor style double room in any community. Individuals or group member can currently live anywhere on campus.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Check available beds

Contact Residential Life

Contact Residential Life at reslife@binghamton.edu or call 607-777-2321. If you call after working hours, be sure to leave your name and contact information.

Last Updated: 2/14/18