Move-in Information Spring 2022

Check the Spring Guidance '22 and the Frequently Asked Questions pages that have important information from Binghamton University about your return to campus. Because our spring move-in process will look different this year, find clarifying information below to ensure the process runs smoothly and, more importantly, that the health and safety of you, your families and your fellow students is prioritized.

Move-in is Thursday, Jan. 20 through Sunday, Jan. 23

  • All on-campus students must be boosted before moving in. Any student with a regular on-campus presence, which includes off-campus students attending classes, is required to have a booster shot by Jan. 20, or within 30 days of becoming eligible for a booster if that date falls after Jan. 20. Find more information here.
  • All on-campus students must be tested before moving in. Students will be tested during their move-in time slot in the Surveillance Testing Center in Old Union Hall and the Mandela Room in The Union. Find more information here.
  • Students should bring their Binghamton University ID, insurance card and vaccination card (or a photo of the vaccination card or New York state Excelsior Pass) to check-in, and continue to monitor their Binghamton email for any additional tips or information about the start of the spring semester.
  • Students who are currentlty in quarantine or isolation and are unable to move in during the scheduled period should contact to arrange the timing of their move-in.
  • Face masks that cover your nose and mouth are required inside all campus buildings. Maintain a 6-foot distance between yourself and others whenever possible.

Move-in map of campus, parking and residence halls

Move-in map of The Union/check-in

Move-in times

Students should move in ONLY during their selected move in time:

Arrival to campus

Arrive on campus only during your pre-selected move-in date and time. Your cooperation is essential for a smooth testing and check-in process.

Students who do not arrive during their designated time slot will need to find alternative accommodations until there is an available move-in time slot. In addition, if you arrive outside of Testing Center hours, you will not be allowed to move in until the next day. The controlled flow of students returning to campus is essential in preventing unnecessary contact and exposure during the move-in process.


  • Students may be dropped off in the Visitor's Parking Lot/Lot W for entry into the Surveillance Testing Center at The Union. Please move the vehicle from Lot W as soon as the student has cleared the testing center so there is parking available for subsequent arrivals. Overflow parking will be available in Lot M. See campus move-in map here.
  • Lot Q2 will be available for ADA-accessible parking.
  • Once you are cleared to move in, you may move your vehicle to the designated unloading area for your residence hall.
  • Only residents are permitted in our residence halls.
  • After unloading, move your vehicle to Lot M if you are not departing the campus immediately. Students with their own vehicle should move it to a 24-hour R lot.
  • The OCCT campus/ITC shuttle will provide service from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17 through Friday, Jan. 21. Visit the OCCT website for schedule information. 

Testing and check-in

  • Enter The Union at the Dunkin' Donuts entrance (see map) and turn right to start your check-in process in UU-120.
    Check-in at UU-120 is open at 8 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. If you arrive after 4 p.m., the doors will be closed and you will not be permitted to move-in until the next available day and time. Students who arrive without a selected move-in time or at a time that is significantly different from their selected time will be made to wait.
  • If cleared at check-in, proceed across the hall to the Mandela Room (back entrance) for COVID testing.
  • Once tested, you must wait for your negative test results before proceeding to Residential Life check-in upstairs in The Union. You may wait outside, downstairs in The Union Undergrounds or in The MarketPlace.
  • Once you have received your negative test results, you'll be directed to the Residential Life check-in location. Follow signs and be prepared to show your test results and Binghamton University ID.
  • Residential Life will then provide you a bracelet that identifies that you've been cleared to move in.
  • Pick up your keys if you're a new student living in CIW, Hinman, Mountainview, Old Digman or the Apartments.

Moving in

  • After checking in with Residential Life, you can begin moving into your room. Follow the directional signs to your residence hall and designated parking areas.
  • A limited number of green carts will be available in your building lobby for you to use to move your belongings into your room. Once you are finished with the cart, return it to the original location. We strongly advise that you limit the number of belongings you bring to campus and pack only what you feel you can carry or transport to your living space.
  • Only residents are allowed in residential buildings.


Booster Clinic

While students are highly encouraged to receive their COVID-19 vaccine booster prior to returning to Binghamton, the University will hold two clinics during check-in, offering a limited number of Pfizer and Moderna booster shots to residential students who are unable to access a booster prior to arrival. Appointments are required and must be made on B-Engaged at

Students must schedule a booster appointment that coincides with their move-in time.

Students should bring their student ID, insurance card and COVID-19 vaccination card with them to the appointment and plan to wait for 15–30 minutes following administration of the vaccination to monitor for adverse reactions. Appointments are limited, so students should plan to attend a scheduled appointment or cancel the appointment on B-Engaged. Students without appointments will not be accommodated. The booster shots will be administered by Walmart pharmacists in UU-111, and appointments will be available from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. for on-campus residing students on the following days:

The Booster Clinic is not open on Sunday, Jan. 23. Please plan accordingly.

Email with questions about rescheduling or canceling an appointment.