Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946 to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. In 1950, the college was renamed Harpur College. Until 1953, Harpur College was one of only two public liberal arts colleges in the state. Binghamton University was adopted as informal name in 1992.
Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.
Research at Binghamton University is conducted in multiple venues. Some faculty members are primarily affiliated with their departments and conduct research that originates from questions in a particular discipline. However, the interdisciplinary nature of some of today's most pressing questions frequently requires expertise from several areas and/or departments. Often these cross-disciplinary connections develop into permanent working relationships.
People around the world are learning what New Yorkers have known for decades: Binghamton University is one of America's premier public universities. The University attracts outstanding students and award-winning faculty who are partners in active discovery.There are several employers on the Binghamton University campus. For state employee positions, recruitment is decentralized to hiring departments. Depending upon the type of vacancy, the application process will vary.
The Information Technology Services Help Desk is the university community's central contact point for questions about the use of information technology. The Help Desk staff will answer questions directly or facilitate a resolution if second level technology support is required.
Students will be notified of their residence hall assignment in early summer. Housing is available for undergraduate and graduate students.All students in the first-year class of the University, regardless of credit hours earned, are required to live in University housing for their first academic year unless permission to live off campus is received from the Office of Residential Life.
The Libraries offer a wide variety and range of services including research assistance, instruction, user-friendly interfaces, digital preservation, digital scanners, and resource sharing.The research assistance service is designed not only to help users answer specific questions but also to help them formulate better research strategies,
Information Technology Services provides computing and network resources and educational technology services to the Binghamton University campus community.People, facilities, hardware and software together create an enhanced computing and educational environment. Resources are continually being upgraded to provide the University with current technologies.
The Decker Student Health Services Center is a primary care facility for all registered students at Binghamton University. The department delivers the same type of care students would expect to get from their primary care physician back home.
Binghamton University is located in the Southern Tier of upstate New York, just one mile west of the city of Binghamton and a short drive from major urban centers in New York and neighboring states.
All residence hall doors are locked on a 24-hour basis, requiring key-card access.From midnight until 5 a.m., all gates except the main entrance to campus are closed to vehicular traffic and vehicles admitted to campus during this time must display a current University parking decal or the occupants of the vehicle must be hosted by a member of the University community.
Club sports are a great opportunity to meet others who have a common interest and desire to participate in a particular sport. Students will learn new skills, improve existing skills, become more educated about fitness and health, engage in competition, and enjoy recreational and social time with friends.
The Student Association exists to serve the needs of all undergraduate students at Binghamton University. The organization charters and provides resources for student groups, hold concerts, run bus service to the community and perhaps most importantly, serves as the unified voice for nearly 12,000 individuals.