Our communities and residential colleges

Your home away from home

At Binghamton, our residential communities help students connect with friends and have fun while learning. Whether it's joining co-rec football on Saturday or meeting friends for a study group in the lounge, you'll make connections in any of our halls! Students choose from six residential communities, each with its own personality.


College-in-the-Woods, referred to as CIW, is located across from the University Union. Each of the five buildings house 240-340 residents and offer both suite style and traditional corridor style living. Special CIW features include classrooms in the community and tutorial services through the Center of Academic Excellence.  Phone: 607-777-2637.

Dickinson Community

Dickinson Community is the newest residential community on campus, opening Fall 2013. Each of the four buildings house roughly 400 residents. Rooms are clustered into "flats" consisting of either four single rooms or two doubles and a single. Each flat shares two bathrooms and an entry vestibule.  Special Dickinson features include: CoRE (Computer, Robotics and Engineering) housing and the Professor Libby Tucker Study Room in the Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center. Phone: 607-777-2826.

Hinman College

Hinman College is made up of five suite-style buildings housing an average of 200 residents per building centrally located on campus. Residents are known for their traditions and spirit — they were the founders of co-rec football in our communities — as well as as their interest in community service and leadership. Special Hinman features include classrooms in the community and quiet living.  Phone: 607-777-4716.

Mountainview College

Mountainview College houses a little over 1,000 students in four halls offering suite-style and designed-triple corridor rooms. This community offers panoramic views of campus and the Binghamton area. Special Mountainview features include classrooms in the community and a study lounge on each floor. Phone: 607-777-7660.

Newing College

Newing College was completed for Fall 2011 and features four corridor-style buildings. Residents of Newing have access to the many state-of-the-art amenities of the Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center.  Phone: 607-777-2864.

Apartment Communities

Upperclassmen and non-traditionally-aged freshman students have the option of signing up for one of our apartment-style communities, Hillside and Susquehanna.  Hillside offers four- and six-person apartments with single rooms.  Susquehanna, a 24-hour quiet community, offers three- and four-person apartments with single rooms, as well as family housing. Phone: 607-777-2904.

Last Updated: 3/30/17