Commencement travel

Directions, Parking, Travel Info, and More...

Binghamton University is easily accessible by car, bus or plane.

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Construction Alert!

People traveling on Interstate 81 and New York State Route 17 through the City of Binghamton in Broome County will encounter major road construction at the interchange of these two highways. Construction will include permanent lane closures and speed reductions through the area during the construction season. Be alert for construction activities at Exit 72 on New York State Route 17 and between Exit 3 and Exit 5 on Interstate 81. Be prepared for delays of approximately 15 minutes. Travelers may want to consider alternate routes. For up-to-date travel information, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org or the Facebook page for this construction work.

Parking is free during Commencement weekend
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Handicapped Parking

All guests who arrive in vehicles with either a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) provided handicapped hang-tag permit or a handicapped license plate will be directed to reserved handicapped parking directly in front of the Events Center (Lot F). For those without a DMV provided permit, a drop-off area will be available at the main entrance of the Events Center.

A Binghamton University handicapped permit is not required.

Lodging

There are hotels in the Binghamton area, but they do fill up quickly for Commencement. Book your reservations today!

Some nearby towns, such as Owego, NY (about 25 minutes west of campus) and Elmira, NY (about 45 minutes west of campus) and Cortland, NY and Ithaca, NY (about 45 minutes north and northwest of campus respectively), also offer lodging options.

Dining

Whether it’s an elegant meal or casual fare you’re craving… there’s something for every taste. Check out our Binghamton area restaurant guide >

Things to do while in Binghamton

Take a trip to the zoo, visit a museum or take a walk downtown …the Binghamton area’s got it all. Discover and explore >

Last Updated: 5/13/13