As a new international student at Binghamton University, you are expected to arrive at Binghamton University by Wednesday, January 23, 2013, the program start date on your SEVIS I-20 or DS-2019 (Tuesday, January 22, 2013 for exchange students).
If you have been assigned University housing, residence halls will open on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 for students participating in International Student Orientation (Tuesday, January 22, 2013 for exchange students)
We recommend that you bring a sheet, pillowcase, pillow, warm blanket, and towel with you for your first few days. Additional bedding may be purchased after your arrival.
At Binghamton University dormitories are called on campus housing or residence halls. Undergraduate students who want to live on campus must reserve a bed in the residence halls as soon as possible. To learn what you need to do to reserve a bed see the information below:
Undergraduate students (new freshmen and transfer students) can reserve their housing by filling out the on-line housing preference form located at this web link: http://reslife.binghamton.edu/
Be sure you have already paid your $350 enrollment deposit (or arrange to have the enrollment deposit waived) before you try to submit the on-line housing preference form. Only those undergraduates who pay their enrollment deposit are allowed to reserve a bed in the residence halls.
DO YOU NEED TO ARRANGE TO MOVE INTO YOUR ON CAMPUS HOUSING BEFORE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23?
If you have received your housing assignment from of the Office of Residential Life, you can request permission to arrive before Wednesday, January 23rd. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org without delay. Be sure to include your full name, B Number, room assignment, anticipated date and time of your arrival. Staff of the Office of Residential Life will reply to you and confirm that you have permission to arrive early.
Please Note: If you accept the keys to your room, suite or apartment or move your belongings into your room, suite or apartment, you become obligated to remain in on-campus housing for the entire Spring 2013 semester.
TO LIVE OFF CAMPUS
Many of you will need to depend on public transportation to travel to campus and return home. Be sure the apartment you are considering is near the bus routes that serve Binghamton University campus.
The following resources will be able to provide you with information:
Bus routes serving Binghamton University: http://www2.binghamton.edu/occ/transport.html
Binghamton University Off-Campus College Office:
Binghamton Area Newspaper - Press & Sun Bulletin: http://www.pressconnects.com
Student Cultural Associations: http://www2.binghamton.edu/isss/new-students/virhostnew.html
Area Hotels and Motels: http://www.binghamton.edu/visiting-campus/lodging.html
Last Updated: 1/9/13