Welcome New Students

Must Knows

Getting around

Transfer students may purchase parking permits from the Parking Office in the Couper Administration Building. For more information, including costs, go to http://www.binghamton.edu/parking-services.

University (blue buses) and city buses are free to Binghamton University students with your ID (freshmen are not allowed to have cars). For complete details about free bus transportation, including route maps and schedules, visit Off Campus College (OCC).

Another great way to get around town is through Binghamton's car-sharing service, Zipcar. The convenient transportation option is now available at an affordable rate 24 hours a day, seven days a week for students, faculty and staff ages18 years or older. 


Your meal card has spending power! These BUC$ are good at your favorite local off-campus restaurants and stores.

Move-in day

Residence halls open 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15.
Check out our helpful checklist on what items to pack, what to leave at home, etc.

Textbooks and more...

Books and Binghamton outfitting The University Bookstore offers textbook rental on a number of titles to save students money. To buy or rent your books and get your Binghamton University sweatshirt, supplies and more, visit the Binghamton University bookstore

Safety is our priority

  • University Police 
    • A fully empowered state law enforcement agency.
    • For emergencies, call 911 or 607-777-2222.
    • Color it blue − In case of an emergency, just look for the blue lights throughout campus. These highly-visible phones will put you in touch with the University Police immediately.
    • Let us escort you − Volunteer escort service is available throughout the early morning hours from anywhere on campus. All you do is call 607-770-2393 to arrange for an escort to meet you.
    • For more information, visit the University Police website.
  • Campus Safety Initiatives
    • Residence hall safety − All residence hall doors are locked on a 24-hour basis, requiring key-card access.
    • From midnight until 5 a.m., all gates except the main entrance to campus are closed to vehicular traffic. Vehicles admitted to campus during this time must display a current University parking decal or the occupants of the vehicle must be hosted by a member of the University community.
    • Girl power! The University offers a three-hour, self-defense workshop so women feel confident that they can defend themselves if they need to.
  • Decker Students Health Services Center
    • The Decker Student Health Services Center provides Binghamton University students with primary care of acute illness and injury, health education, women's health services (including birth control), travel medicine, immunizations, HIV testing, psychiatric consultation and laboratory services. All services are confidential and many services are covered by the mandatory University Health Fee.
  • Harpur's Ferry Student Volunteer Ambulance Squad
    • Fully trained and equipped Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance agency
    • Fully certified by the Department of Health to operate in New York State, the same as all other transporting ambulance agencies in New York.
    • No charge for use of ambulance services
    • Learn more at Harpur's Ferry website

The University’s Annual Security and Fire Report  contains statistics for the previous three years concerning fires in residential buildings and reported crimes occurring on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. You may also request a paper copy of the report by contacting the Human Resources Office at 607- 777-2187.

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Last Updated: 12/12/16