Orientation is not just for new students, but for parents and families too! Our family orientation program is specifically designed for parents, providing them with information they want to know about health and safety, books, food, transportation and more. Our student orientation advisors help answer questions from the student perspective, and parents leave the program feeling relieved and excited about their students' choice in coming to Binghamton.
Available in late July and early August, our virtual Summer Send-offs create a wonderful opportunity for Binghamton University's newest students and families to come together and meet other Bearcats from their hometown! Registration for these virtual events will open later in the summer. Make sure you are registered as part of our Bearcat Family to be sure to get notifications.
Family Weekend: Sept. 24–26, 2021
Please note: A decision is not yet confirmed whether this event will be held in person or virtually.
Family Weekend is an annual event that takes place each fall on our Binghamton University campus. It is a time for families to partake in the same spirit that embraces our students on campus throughout the academic year. This weekend of fun-filled events gives you a snapshot of our campus culture, the community's academic excellence and the energy of our vibrant campus. Family Weekend — the largest event of the year for the parents and families of our undergraduate students — annually brings more than 4,500 participants to campus.
Feel free to take a look at some of the fun we offered in 2020!
New York City CONNECT
May be postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. Students, alumni and parents join together each January (during winter break) in New York City for New York City CONNECT, a series of career discovery and networking events aimed at strengthening University connections with its most loyal of supporters. Parent and Family Programs hosts a Career Resources Panel for parents, which is designed to provide information on how parents can assist their students in taking advantage of the high-impact learning experiences Binghamton offers to benefit their credentials and resume. Representatives from several University offices, including the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development, the Graduate School and Education Abroad will share their insights and expertise, as well as give parents an opportunity to ask questions.