Student Support Services Summer Program (S4P)

New Binghamton University students who have been invited to join Student Support Services are eligible to attend our summer program (S4P).  S4P is an opportunity for us to welcome you to SSS and to help you prepare for college at Binghamton University.  S4P runs for five weeks in conjunction with Binghamton University's Summer Session Term II.  Participants spend the first week on campus, followed by four weeks of online preparatory workshops.  This is an opportunity that Binghamton University only extends to SSS Students and it will help you transition from high school to college.

Some of the advantages that S4P participants receive are:

S4P Advantage: Free Orientation

Free Orientation:

New Binghamton University students are strongly encouraged to participate... Read More

S4P Advantage: Eligible Grant Aid

Grant Aid Eligible:

All S4P participants are eligible to receive grant aid for the Fall semester should... Read More

S4P Advantage: Early Move-in

Early Move-In:

All S4P participants are required to move-in a week early for the Fall semester as... Read More

S4P Advantage: HDEV 105 Pre-Registration

HDEV105 Pre-Registration:

S4P participants will be preregistered into one of the sections of the College Students... Read More

S4P Advantage: SSS Learning Communities

SSS Learning Communities:

S4P participants who choose to live in an SSS Learning Community will be guaranteed... Read More

S4P Advantage: Mentorship Program

Assigned Mentors for Your First Year:

S4P participants are assigned Mentors during the summer and throughout their freshman... Read More

To enroll in the Student Support Services Summer Program, just look for our invitation, which we send out each May. For more information or if you have any questions, please e-mail Stephen Rebello or call us at 607.777.2024. We look forward to seeing you!


 


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  • Free New Beginnings Orientation:  New Binghamton University students are strongly encouraged to participate in the New Beginnings Orientation which costs them over $200.  S4P participants will receive the New Beginnings Orientation during the program and SSS will cover the cost! 
  • Grant Aid Eligible: All S4P participants are eligible to receive grant aid for the Fall semester should they complete the on-campus and online portion of S4P. They must attend all activities and pass all classes. They must also follow the SSS contract explained to them when they arrive for S4P.
  • Early Move-In: All S4P participants are required to move-in a week early for the Fall semester as there are workshops and fun activities held by our Mentors throughout the week. Workshops include speaking with the Financial Aid office, Student Accounts office, and the Career Development Center. Activities include finding your classes, tour of the East Gym (Fitness Center), and getting familiar with the bus system in Binghamton. In addition to that, you will get to avoid the chaos of moving in with the ~3,000 other freshman in August!
  • Pre-Registration for HDEV105:  S4P participants will be preregistered into one of the sections of the College Students in Transition class (HDEV105) taught by SSS staff during the regular school year.  This is one of the most popular classes at Binghamton University as it fulfills the oral communication requirement.  It fills up quickly during regular registration.  S4P students who are enrolled in the Watson School of Engineering will also be pre-registered for Watson classes WTSN103 and WTSN111.
  • SSS Learning Communities: S4P participants who choose to live in an SSS Learning Community will be guaranteed housing with another SSS student. They will meet their roommate during S4P, roughly five weeks earlier than the rest of incoming freshmen. S4P participants who live in the SSS Learning Community will also be guaranteed a spot in WRIT 111 and WRIT 100. Like HDEV 105, WRIT 111 is one of the most popular classes at Binghamton University as it fulfills the writing and oral communications gen-ed requirement.
  • Assigned Mentors for Your First Year: S4P participants are assigned Mentors during the summer and throughout their freshman year of college to help them transition in college smoothly. Mentors act as role models, guiding the students whenever they need help with their academics or personal matters.

Last Updated: 9/2/14