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Check your Binghamton BMail Regularly

Remember to keep checking your Binghamton University BMail -- email account. That's where we send all official university information, including orientation, financial aid, housing details, and bill notification. Access your email>>

Note: If you are accessing BMail from Mainland China you may have issues with the Google App service. Here are alternative ways to log in>

Follow these step-by-step instructions for activating your Binghamton University computer account and BMail.

Activate your Binghamton University Computer Account

STEP 1: Go to https://password.binghamton.edu.

STEP 2: Click on the blue “Activate Password” box.

STEP 3: Enter your User ID and the e-mail address you supplied with your application.

STEP 4: An initial password will be sent to your supplied e-mail address.

Manage your Binghamton University Computer Account

STEP 1: Return to our password homepage at https://password.binghamton.edu  

STEP 2: Click on “Manage Account Profile.”

STEP 3: Enter your User ID and the initial password you received via email.

STEP 4: You will be prompted to accept the Binghamton University Computer and Network Usage Policy.

STEP 5: Create a new password and create two security questions and answers.

Create BMail Account Password

STEP 1: Now, create your separate BMail account password by clicking on the orange “BMail Password Reset” box on https://password.binghamton.edu and logging in with your Binghamton University Computer Account User ID and password you just established.

STEP 2: Enter and confirm a new BMail password following the rules displayed on the page. We strongly recommend you choose a different password than the one created for your Binghamton University Computer Account. You should see a confirmation that you were successful.

Access BMail

STEP 1: Go to http://bmail.binghamton.edu

STEP 2: Enter your BMail User ID and your BMail password.


Start familiarizing yourself with this online tool and resource. Log in to BU BRAIN Self-Service via the portal, my.binghamton.edu, with your user name and password, and use BU bRAIN to:

  • Pay your bill
  • Register for classes
  • View and accept/decline financial aid awards
  • Confirm Enrollment
  • View grades
  • View unofficial academic transcripts
  • Obtain Proof of Enrollment
  • Print class schedules... and more!

Go wireless

Binghamton University provides wired and wireless Internet access to students, faculty, and staff. Visitors to Binghamton University can connect to the open wireless network WELCOME2BING while students use the wireless network BUSECURE to gain an appropriate level of access to Binghamton University resources. Students connecting to BUSECURE for the first time will have to configure their wireless devices for the WPA2 environment and authenticate using their Binghamton University Computer Account (PODS) user ID and password. Detailed instructions for various operating systems and devices are available on the Information Technology Services web page.

The ITS Help Desk and Rescons (student computer consultants) are available to help students connect to the Internet on campus. Contact the Help Desk at (607) 777-6420 or helpdesk@binghamton.edu for assistance.

The Help Desk is located on the first floor lobby of the Technology Hub. Check their website at http://its.binghamton.edu/helpdesk for weekday operating hours.

Computing hardware and software discounts

Many vendors offer computer hardware and software at a discount to Binghamton students. The type of computer you bring with you is a matter of personal preference, except for School of Management Students (see below). For a list of hardware and software, visit http://computing.binghamton.edu/hardware.

School of Management laptop computer requirement

All School of Management students must have a laptop computer with the latest version of Microsoft Office.

If you choose to use an Apple PC, there may be additional software expenses for the installation of Microsoft Office.

Discount prices on software are available at http://www.journeyed.com/select.


Blackboard allows you to participate with fellow students and professors in a virtual classroom related to your courses. Among other features, you can use Blackboard to:

  • View the courses you've registered for each semester.
  • View unofficial class grades (only some professors post them).
  • Read announcements posted by your professors.
  • View some documents assigned by the instructor.

Need IT help?

Contact the computer help desk at http://its.binghamton.edu/helpdesk.

Last Updated: 3/1/17