Service & Maintenance Staff
- University Union
- University Union West
- Glenn G. Bartle Library
- Science Library
Popular Places to Chill
- The billiards room
- The mini-mall
- The nature preserve
- The Undergrounds
Bowling on Campus
Yes. There is bowling in the UU basement, below the Mandela room.
Coffeehouse on Campus
- The Food-Coop in the Old Union sells cheap free-trade coffee.
- The Gourmet Bean in the Bartle Library
- The ITC and Jazzman coffee carts
Movie Theater on Campus
In 2009, Binghamton introduced its Climate Action Plan, an initiative to be entirely carbon-emissions free by 2050. Binghamton owns 190 acres of land set aside as a nature preserve. It's free and open to all students. It has hiking and walking trails of varying difficulties and several lakes and ponds, too.
- Bar Crawl: Bar Crawl happens at the end of May in order to celebrate the end of the spring semester. Students flood the downtown, traveling from one bar to the next. The object is to hit as many as possible in one day.
- Caribbean Festival: This annual festival attracts visitors and performers from all over the country, as they come together to celebrate Caribbean pride.
- Parade Day: Every March, there is a parade that marches through the streets of Binghamton in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Marching bands come in from New York City, and all of the students and local population come out to join the parade. Students typically dress up in all green and start drinking at around 8 in the morning. The drinking goes on all day long, and the bars are open all day long.
- Purim Carnival: The annual Purim Carnival offers great games, rides, costume contests, and of course, delicious food.
- Spring Fling: The annual celebration of the return of warm weather, even though it often continues to snow after the event has passed. There is a carnival atmosphere with live music, and everyone comes out to enjoy the fun. There is also a concert by a popular musician, which in past years included 50 Cent and Nickelback.
- Stepping on the Coat: This takes place during Spring Fling and signals the start of warm weather. A student takes off his coat and ceremoniously steps on it, extinguishing the cold weather once and for all.
There's an old woman that goes downtown every weekend and parties in skimpy outfits. No one is quite sure whether she modeled for Playboy, was a porn star, or is just a local nightlife fixture of Binghamton.
Favorite Things To Do
The union is always crowded around lunchtime, and people often go to the libraries as much for social reasons as academic ones. When the weather is nice, people swarm to their dorm community quads to read, play Frisbee, or just soak up the sun.
When they are not in class, students can burn off some calories at the gym, catch a basketball game or another sporting event at the Events Center, grab a snack at the food court, participate in intramural sports, or just relax with friends in their dorm communities.
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
There are more than 250 student clubs and organizations at Binghamton University. It's not difficult to start a new club, and all of the established clubs are very welcoming to new members. At the beginning of each semester, there is a campus life fair where all of the clubs and organizations have their own table with a sign-in sheet and members to answer any questions about their organization.
Student Activities Offered
- Campus ministries
- Choral groups
- Concert band
- International student organization
- Jazz band
- Literary magazine
- Model UN
- Music ensembles
- Musical theater
- Pep band
- Radio station
- Student government
- Student-run film society
- Symphony orchestra
- Television station
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes
Did You Know?
- If there's not a club or organization that suits a students particular area of interest then all students have the ability to form and establish their own clubs that will.
- Every semester, all of the a cappella singing groups get together and perform at what is called "The Dollar Show." Obviously, admission is only a dollar and the groups perform a variety of current hits and oldies that pertain to each group's specific genre.