Binghamton University is able to offer limited on-campus housing for graduate students in our apartment communities. However, most graduate students elect to live off campus because the affordability and availability of off-campus housing, coupled with free bus service, make it easy to find housing in the surrounding area.
The Off Campus College (OCC) is a resource for all students who live off campus: the office maintains lists of housing options, provides a forum to facilitate connections with other students looking for housemates and runs a legal clinic that can assist with lease reviews. The OCC also hosts a variety of community events and educational programs, helping students to become part of the greater Binghamton community.
Explore the following resources as you begin your search for off-campus housing:
Getting to and from Binghamton: The Binghamton area is accessible by car, bus or plane. Visit the Binghamton University Maps and Directions webpage for directions and for information on the various transportation facilities, including the BC Junction Bus Terminal and the Greater Binghamton Airport.
Taking the bus: Binghamton University provides a bus service that is managed and operated by students. The bus schedules and routes are listed on the Off Campus College Transport (OCCT) website. Also, Broome County operates buses around the Binghamton area. The bus schedules and routes can be accessed on the BC Transit website. Both the OCCT bus (often called "the blue bus") and the BC Transit bus are free for Binghamton University students with student ID cards.
Driving and parking: Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) issues parking permits to students who plan to park on campus. Parking permits can be purchased online through the TAPS website. TAPS also provides information about carpooling and car-sharing.
Resources for Families
Often, graduate students relocate to the Binghamton area with their families. The Binghamton community has a wide variety of family-friendly activities and entertainment, elementary and secondary schools and healthcare facilities, as well as convenient shopping and services. With low crime rates and moderate economic growth and development, Binghamton is an excellent community for raising children. The Binghamton University Campus Pre-School provides a variety childcare and pre-kindergarten programs, while the Family Enrichment Network and Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network can help you connect with other local resources. You can also participate in playdates and other social events with graduate students with children through the Binghamton University Parents Collective.
Annual Security and Fire Report
Binghamton University’s Annual Security and Fire Report is available online. This report contains statistics for the previous three years concerning fires in residential buildings and reported crimes occurring on the 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 request a paper copy of the report by contacting Human Resources at 607-777-2187.