BU Box (their 5-digit box number)
PO Box 6020
Binghamton, NY 13902-6020
BU Box (their 5-digit box number)
4400 Vestal Parkway East
Binghamton, NY 13902
Please do not write your hall name or room number when addressing mail. This will
only delay delivery by several days. Please note that you will be sharing your mailbox,
located next to the Dickinson Dining Hall, with another student, so do not be alarmed
if you find another person's mail. Packages: A notification e-mail will be sent to
your campus e-mail account if you receive a package. Please bring your University
ID card to the Main Post Office on campus to pick up your package.
What size are my Dickinson room, bed, and windows?
Double Bedrooms: 12 ft. 6 in. x 12 ft. 6 in. Bed: 80 in. long
Johnson and O'Connor have adjustable beds. Beds are extra long twin size. Sheets
for these beds are normally available at J.C. Penney or Sears. There is a 6-10 inch
clearance under the bed for storage. Windows: 75 in. wide x 56 in. high
Lofts, halogen lamps, cinder blocks and heating coils (hot plates) are not allowed
in the residence halls.
What basic room furnishings are provided by the University?
A typical room in Dickinson Community are furnished as follows:Double room: 2 beds,
2 desks, 2 desk chairs, 2 built-in closets, 2 dressers, phone, mirror, floor lamps,
2 towel racks, and Venetian blinds. If you are assigned to a room with 3 students
in a double room, a bunk bed, desk and dresser are added to your room/suite.
Can I bring my phone and computer?
Phones are connected in each room for on-campus calls and are equipped with free long-distance
One Ethernet Computer Hook-up per student and multiple outlets to the university
mainframe are available in each residence hall room. If your computer is not equipped
with an Ethernet card, one can be purchased in the Campus Bookstore. All residence
halls are now equipped with wireless connection.
There is also a Fax Service available to students in the Telecommunications Office.
Fax #607-777-4000. To send, $2 first page and $1 each additional page. To receive,
$1 first page and $.25 each additional page.
Are there storage facilities available in Dickinson?
Yes. Limited storage space is available for rental. Email Residential Life
What is in a Dickinson residence hall?
Each hall has a study lounge with a kitchen area, and a main lounge with a television
and recreational equipment. There are also vending machines and laundry facilities.
Laundry is free for residence hall students. All floors have a floor lounge.
Can I cook in my room and bring appliances?
Cooking is limited to the preparation of snacks only. You may bring small appliances
for this purpose (small microwaves, popcorn poppers, refrigerators, etc.) Appliances
with open heating elements are not permitted. All appliances must be UL approved.
Refrigerators can be rented from a company called Microfridge (phone 1-800-577-8041).
You may want to confer with your roommate before deciding. You can also call Vendor
Relations at (607) 777-2883 or go on-line for bedding and other services.
Suggestions on what to bring on opening day?
What to Bring
You may decorate your room or suite with the understanding that any damage (holes,
adhesive marks, paint stripped from walls, etc.) will be assessed to your damage account.
Please note: No hooks/nails/stickers, etc. are to be attached to the ceilings. Local
fire regulations also stipulate that paper decorations may not exceed 20% of the total
wall space. Other personal items such as TV sets, stereos, computers, etc., are up
to the discretion of each roommate. There is a TV cable hook-up in each residence
Can I change my room once I arrive?
Room changes are considered after the 2nd week of classes. Please be aware that prior
to considering room changes, our first priority will be to move students living in
rooms with 3 students in a double room to vacancies in regular occupancy. Mutual room
changes (a space for a space) can begin two weeks after the first day of classes.
Contact the Dickinson Community Office at the start of the fall semester to begin
Where can I cash checks or open an account?
There is a bank on campus (M&T Bank) which will cash checks for a fee, or free if
you have an account with them. There are also two cash machines in the student union
and one in the Lecture Hall. In addition, there are several banks within a mile or
two from campus. All of these banks are on one of the bus lines and some are within
Are there staff members around to help me should I need it?
There are Resident Directors (RD) and Assistant Resident Coordinators (ARC) in each
hall who are responsible for building administration. They have been trained in helping
skills and problem solving. They are also good people to talk to about any type of
concern. The RD and ARC are assisted by 13-15 Resident Assistants (RA's) in each building.
RA's are students who have gone through an intensive selection and training program.
In each neighborhood you will find an RA who is a good resource for students in many
areas. In addition, Dickinson Community has an administrative staff consisting of
an Assistant Director, a Secretary, a Faculty Master, and Student Office assistants.