Undergraduate Admissions

College Fair Basics

It's Binghamton University's top priority to make sure our generous volunteers are comfortable at college fairs and sharing information with prospective students and their families. Please use the information below as preparation. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact Joe Tiesi, admissions alumni volunteer coordinator, at jtiesi@binghamton.edu or 607-777-4314.

During the event

  • Bring the recruiting materials you have received in the mail with you (unless assisting counselor)
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the fair and stay for the entire program
  • Make sure to check in at the registration table
  • Dress to best represent Binghamton; Binghamton gear or business comfortable
  • Recruitment is restricted to booth/table space
  • Encourage all students to complete and return the inquiry cards -- we use the information to follow up with each and every student

After the event

Place the completed inquiry cards in the postage-paid envelope within three days of completed event and send to: Binghamton University, Undergraduate Admissions Office, PO Box 6001, Binghamton, NY 13902-6001.

Last-minute emergency?

If you cannot make your event, call Joe at 607-777-4314 or email jtiesi@binghamton.edu. We want to make sure we have adequate time to find a replacement volunteer.

Key ways and messages to share

  • "Binghamton University" on first reference, then "Binghamton"
  • Refrain from saying SUNY Binghamton, SUNY-B, Harpur College or Bing.
  • Focus your discussions on personal and professional stories, i.e., favorite class/professor, dorm life, etc.
  • It's OK to say, "I don't know the answer to that question." Refer prospective students to the admissions website, or the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
  • Encourage students to visit campus. We do tours and presentations throughout the year.
  • Be positive, diplomatic and show your enthusiasm for Binghamton. Don't say anything negative about other universities. This is a key guideline outlined in "Principals of Good Practice" from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).
  • Binghamton's core messages you should share with families in your own way are:

Academic excellence: Binghamton University is a top-U.S. public university.  With more than 130 undergraduate academic programs, our academics are as diverse as our student body. Binghamton is a dynamic leader in higher education, driven to set the standards of academic excellence for public universities in the U.S.

National reputation: Binghamton continues to garner national distinction by the top college guide books, magazines and research institutes.

Value: As one of the nation's best public universities, Binghamton provides students with an excellent education and –  because it's public – a price that says tremendous value.

Admissions Alumni Volunteer Training

This is your virtual classroom and a crash course in all of the latest information about Binghamton University. Rather than have you comb through a thick handbook, we've organized information for you online that you may access any time you need specifics or a simple refresher.

Last Updated: 3/1/17