Moving in!

Welcome to Residential Life at Binghamton!

  • New first-year and transfer student move-in: the mornings of Thursday, Aug. 18 through Saturday, Aug. 20 at your scheduled time.
  • Returning student move-in: the afternoons of Friday, Aug. 19 through Saturday, Aug. 20 and all day on Sunday, Aug. 21 at your scheduled time.

You must arrive at your scheduled move-in day/time. Selection information was sent to your Binghamton University email the first week in July. If you didn't receive the email to sign up, use this link. Contact Residential Life with any issues.

What to bring, what to share and what not to bring

It's easy to overestimate what you need to bring. Keep in mind there are items that are not allowed in the residence halls and other items that you may want to share with your roommates. Here's a list of what’s included in your room, what to bring, what not to bring and what’s prohibited.

Color-coded building pass

We will be mailing you a color-coded postcard in early August that will have your building name on it. BRING THIS WITH YOU WHEN YOU MOVE IN and place it on your vehicle dashboard with the building name visible. This will allow us to quickly direct you to the correct area for unloading.

Move-in process

The entire move-in process can take 1–2 hours. In order to provide our students and families the best service possible, students will select a move-in time and day and must arrive during their designated time block.


Have your Binghamton University ID card or QR code for housing available.

If you don't have an ID card, login to this webpage for a housing QR code you can use. Display this on your phone when you check in.

Lower campus residents (College-in-the-Woods, Dickinson, Hinman, Mountainview, Newing)

Use the main entrance at Glenn G. Bartle Drive (off Vestal Parkway East/Route 434) and follow signs to check-in at your community building. 

Apartments Communities (Susquehanna and Hillside) residents

Enter campus at the Bunn Hill Road (West Access Rd) entrance and proceed to your community’s check-in location. Susquehanna residents check in at Choconut 102. Hillside residents check in at the Hillside Commons.

Download the move-in day map here.

Checking in

Keep right along the campus traffic circle and follow signs to your community check-in location.

Unloading your belongings

Once you have completed check-in, you will be instructed to unload belongings at a designated drop-off area and then move your car to a designated parking area. There will be big, green laundry carts available to load your belongings into. Ideally, the student will be checking in while someone is moving the car and a third person is staying with the belongings. We will have staff and volunteers on hand to help.

B-Welcome Crew

Look for our B-Welcome Crew in the bright green T-shirts who volunteer to assist students and families during move-in. The crew will help load your belongings into large carts to transport to your room.

Travel advisory: right lane closure on Vestal Parkway

The New York State Department of Transportation is advising motorists that the right lane of eastbound State Route 434 (Vestal Parkway) is closed from east of Murray Hill Road to west of Clubhouse Road in Vestal to facilitate construction of a shared-use path. The lane closure is expected to be in place until approximately Aug. 21, possibly creating traffic congestion during peak hours, student move-in and the start of classes for the fall semester. Motorists should anticipate travel delays and build extra travel time accordingly. Construction activities are weather-dependent and subject to change based on conditions.


After you unload, move your vehicle to the M1, M2, M3 or M4 parking lot so that other students can unload. During move-in days, parking in these lots is free. OCCT blue buses will be transporting students/families between the parking lots and the residence halls.

Please note: Masks must be worn on buses. Keep in mind that, as of now, regulations do require passengers to wear masks on both BC Transit and OCCT buses.

Don't forget to fill out a Room Condition Report!

Once you're in your room, you will need to submit an online Room Condition Report (RCR) as soon as possible. This documents the condition of the room and furniture at the time of move-in and is used to determine damage billing when a student moves out. It must be filled out correctly to ensure you will not be held responsible for a pre-existing condition in the room. Check with staff if you have problems submitting this report or need a computer.

B-Welcome events

Join us for events continuing through Aug. 29 including University Fest, open houses, academic programs, tours and fun activities! Find the schedule on this webpage.

Stay connected for photos and info!

Check out our Instagram for photos of our families and residents moving in. For the latest info, useful links and questions, follow us on Facebook.

If you do not have a housing assignment, contact