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New Student Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend at Binghamton University is full of activities, socialization, and getting settled in. It is divided into two specific programs: New Student Days and Welcome Weekend.

New Student Days

New Student Days is a continuation of the orientation program. This event marks the official start of the school year for all new students. Whether you attended orientation this summer or are a part of the fall orientation program, New Student Days is planned for you.

New Student Days kicks off with meeting the staff of your residential area followed by a community walk to New Student Convocation located in the University Event's Center. Binghamton University staff will address the entering class, as well as our keynote speaker Rose Barre '06 and MA '08; premium sales consultant with the New York Yankees! This is the time for you to get your Class of 2017 T-shirt! Immediately following will be the New Student Picnic, Alumni Association banner signing, and much more!

Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend kicks off right after the New Student Picnic with a movie screening in the Mountainview College Co-rec field and the Newing College Co-rec field along with bowling and billiards in the University Union. Scheduled events continue through Sunday August 25. These days are filled with fun and exciting indoor and outdoor activities including Recreation Center activities at the East Gym, Healthy BU CPR Training, a Transfer Student Social, University Fest, Rec Fest and much more! For specific events in your residential community, check out your communities specific Welcome Weekend events calendar.

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Last Updated: 8/5/13