Restarting Binghamton

Binghamton University is planning a phased return of faculty and staff to campus in the coming weeks with all intentions of welcoming students back to classrooms and residence halls in the fall. Plans will be dependent on guidance from public health and New York state authorities. Check back frequently for news and updates on the process.

These web pages outline a series of guiding principles that will clarify the restarting process.

They are:

  • Protect the health and safety of everyone associated with the University: students, faculty, staff and community members.
  • Maximize the value of our education by maintaining access for all students admitted to the University regardless of economic means, and maximize the success of all of our students to enhance their lives and futures.
  • Sustain the research activities of the University to the greatest extent possible. 
  • Contribute to the economic recovery of our region.

The plan for Binghamton’s campuses will be adjusted based on scientific data, and in accordance with guidance from public health and government authorities.

A group of University leaders has worked on these detailed plans with the goal of having onsite instruction and a residential experience for our students in the fall, only after the campus infrastructure and culture can be reimagined to provide a safe, high-quality experience for living and learning.

The Restarting Binghamton approved plan

Binghamton University developed its Restarting Binghamton plan after receiving guidance from New York state and feedback from nearly 1,000 individuals. The plan was submitted to SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson on June 23, and was approved on July 1. The plan is being implemented, but will evolve as necessary based on guidance from public health and government authorities.

We have developed a Frequently Asked Questions page to answer some commonly asked questions.