S4P Summer Program

The application for the 2024 Student Support Services summer program (S4P) is NOW CLOSED! But you can still Click here to apply any time of year!

Incoming Binghamton University students who have been invited to join Student Support Services are eligible to attend our S4P summer program. This is an opportunity for us to welcome you to Student Support Services (SSS) and help you prepare for your transition to Binghamton University. S4P runs for four weeks in conjunction with Binghamton University's Summer Session Term II.

General S4P Schedule

On-campus Week: July 7 - July 13, 2024

  • Meet friends, connect with faculty/staff, learn about campus resources, and get a head start in this week-long extension from regular orientation with housing and food provided at no cost
  • Get paired up with a current SSS Student as a mentor.
  • Attend Orientation at no charge to you.
    • Be among the first to register for classes for the Fall semester
  • Receive assistance picking classes from one our Academic Counselors who will also guide you during your time at Binghamton.

Online Non-Credit Preparatory Courses: July 15 - August 2, 2024

Students participate in online courses from the comfort of home to hone their skills before entering Binghamton in the fall. Get an edge on the competition before even starting classes!

  • Academic courses like chem, math, writing keep knowledge and skills sharp over the summer, preparing students to hit the ground running when everyone else is still trying to figure things out.
  • Professional development courses are designed to get students thinking about how to get engaged on campus, how to land leadership roles as soon as possible, how to start thinking about career paths, or just how to keep calm under pressure.
  • Our flexible schedule allows you to work a summer job or hang out with friends and family

Pre-Move-in Programming: August 14 - August 17, 2024

  • This week is easy on your schedule, with only 1-2 workshops
  • Unsure what to pack? Where to buy books? These optional sessions answer your last minute questions

On-campus Follow-up and Early Move-in: August 16th - August 18th, 2023

  • Rejoin the SSS Staff and your friends from S4P as you prepare for the semester
  • Beat the traffic and avoid the crowds by moving in early
  • Take part in academic, informational, and fun workshops catered to ensure your success
  • Food will be provided to you during this portion of S4P at no cost

To enroll in the S4P summer program, look for an invitation, sent out each May.
For more information or if you have any questions, e-mail Steve Rebello or call the office at 607-777-2024.

Perks of attending S4P

During S4P

Free Orientation

As a new Binghamton University student, you must attend a summer Orientation session, which typically costs around $225 ($125 for transfer students). S4P participants attend Orientation during the first few days of S4P, and SSS will cover the cost!

Early move-in

All S4P participants are required to move in a week early for the fall semester, to participate in workshops and fun activities held by SSS peer mentors. The workshops and activities during this week vary from year to year, but in the past have included: speaking with the Financial Aid office, Student Accounts office and the Career Development Center; finding your classes; a tour of the East Gym (fitness center); and getting familiar with the bus system in Binghamton. In addition, S4P students get to avoid the chaos of moving in with the nearly 3,000 other first-year students in August!

Pre-register for UNIV 101

The College Students in Transition class (UNIV 101) is one of the most popular classes students can register for in their first semester at Binghamton. S4P participants can request to be pre-registered for a section of this class that is taught by SSS staff, exclusively for SSS students. This class fulfills the oral communication requirement, one of the many general education classes that all Binghamton students must complete, and it fills up quickly during regular registration.
S4P students who are enrolled in Watson College of Engineering will also be pre-registered for WTSN 103 and WTSN 111.

Course registration assistance

SSS staff and SSS peer mentors are on hand during the schedule-building portion of Orientation to offer personalized, one-on-one assistance with planning for courses in the fall. This can be one of the most stressful times for students during Orientation, as seats to popular courses are limited, and navigating the huge range of available courses can be intimidating. Our excellent university advising staff are on hand, but they must help all the other students too. That's where we come in, and this level of individual support is not afforded to any other students during Orientation!

After S4P

Mentorship Program

S4P participants connect regularly with an SSS peer mentor during the summer and into the fall of their first year to help them transition to Binghamton smoothly. Mentors act as role models, guiding students whenever they need help with academics or personal matters.

Counselor meetings

Each student who enters the SSS program is assigned a professional SSS academic counselor. These counselors are one of the best resources our students have on campus. We pride ourselves on building connections between all departments and offices on campus so we can help students find and connect with resources. Counselors also help students with career planning and personal development, and are someone to confide in during their time at Binghamton.

Tutoring and academic success coaching

SSS offers a substantial amount of tutoring and academic success coaching to our students above and beyond that available to the general student body. The majority of our tutors come from the SSS program, showing both our commitment to providing opportunities for our students and our students' commitment to giving back to the program. We push students to take advantage of this service so they can be the absolute best they can be. Whether you're struggling and want to improve, or are already an "A" student looking to keep sharp, tutoring and academic success coaching is for you.