Binghamton University students to move to campus this week

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Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 11:42 PM EDT
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VESTAL (WBNG) -- Preparations are underway at Binghamton University, as students are getting ready to return to the Southern Tier

“We’re currently preparing our residential life and other student staff members to be ready to receive students,” said Associate Director for Operations and Residential Life James Brice. “We’re training our B-Welcome team members who will be unloading vehicles and helping people into the buildings.”

Come August 18, students will start moving in for the Fall 2022 semester.

“We plan for this year-round honestly. The excitement of bringing back 18,000 students to the university and the community is what drives us all year long,” said Vice President for Student Affairs Brian Rose. “You never know what each class is going to bring.”

According to Brice, all students have been mailed a card for their dashboard, which includes their loading zone color and building. When it comes to this move-in process, expect an influx of traffic. However, to mitigate congestion, the university has decided on a new approach this year. “The university’s goal is to manage traffic smoothly so we don’t impact off-campus as much as possible,” said the Executive Director for the Office of Emergency Management. “We’ve spread out move-in for the first time ever into four days. Traditionally, we’ve done it in two days.”

Once the students settle in, not only does their spending help the local economy, their talents benefit our area. “Both the undergraduate and the graduate level have internships and externships, clinical work, volunteer work that they contribute...”

The three advise the new class to make the most of their experience, get involved, and to build their network of connections.

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