Life at Binghamton
Anything but dull
A cappella to debate. Rugby to robotics. It’s all here at Binghamton. Sports to watch and play. Clubs to join. Friends to make and interests to explore. More than 250 clubs and organizations to join. Princeton Review ranks Binghamton one of the top schools in the nation with “more to do on campus.”
The residential experience
More than 6,500 students call the Binghamton campus home.
More than just a place to sleep and eat, the residential communities are bursting with fun activities and ways to get involved in campus life.
The five distinct residential communities at Binghamton University also offer an environment that enhances the academic and personal growth of students.
Each community has its own Faculty Master, a faculty member who leads and participates in student activities that further enrich the student-life experience. Faculty Masters are wonderful mentors, coaches and talent developers who are easily accessible. Students enjoy getting to know them on a one-on-one basis.
Binghamton University emphasizes a caring and safe campus community. The Annual Security report shows statistics for the previous three years about reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Binghamton University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as sexual assault and other matters. You may access the report here. You also have the right to obtain a paper copy by contacting the Undergraduate Admissions office via email or 607-777-2171.
Binghamton University has many traditions that make us unique. Here are a few notables...
University Fest -- Held the first weekend of the fall semester, this annual event welcomes new and returning students and the community to campus to enjoy live entertainment, a variety of food and vendors, prizes, carnival rides and more.
"Green" Events -- Earth Day and Zero Waste Day events each year; more than 40 environment/sustainability courses; more than 6,000 exotic plants in a campus greenhouse; 218 tons of bottles and cans and 143 tons of cardboard recycled annually.
Spring Fling -- This outdoor festival includes live music from popular entertainers such as Eve 6, plus free food and carnival rides.
Dorm Wars -- A friendly competition among the residential communities; activities include canned food drives, tug of war and banner contests.
Stepping on the Coat -- This "rite of spring" has been around since 1962; during the lively ceremony, students toss off their coats and bid adieu to cold weather.
Homecoming -- This annual event is a great way for graduates to return to campus and reconnect with friends and faculty. Can you say huge tailgate party?