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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sarah’s Bing Blog: Episode 10

Watch this video to get a glimpse of the Harpur Graduation Ceremony for class of ‘08

Sarah’s Bing Blog: Episode 9

Click Here to get a taste of a real-life campus tour at Binghamton University

Need some advice?


Hi!  My name is Ashley.  I am an academic advisor for the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Office.  I started working here in January 08, and since then I have taken on the role of the communications officer for our office.  I love working with students.  Feel free to ask me questions on my blog, “Ask Ashley.” I’d love to hear from you!
I was actually a Binghamton student for both my undergraduate and graduate education.  I decided to come to Binghamton University because it offers a great education and it is a stone’s throw from where I grew up…yes, I am a townie.  As a first- generation college student, I was a little nervous, but that quickly changed with the help and advice of Binghamton’s friendly faculty and staff.  After two years of deliberation, I decided to major in anthropology. 
So, how did I become an advisor, you ask? 
I enjoyed my experience at Binghamton so much that I decided to pursue a master’s degree here. I earned a master’s in Social Sciences with a concentration in Student Affairs and Diversity.  When I was a graduate student, I worked as a graduate assistant in the Center for Excellence in Student Leadership (XCEL).  All of these experiences led me to a career in Student Affairs at Binghamton, and I can’t imagine myself working anywhere else. 

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Did you sign up for orientation yet?

Amazingly the academic year on campus has come to a close and it is almost time to welcome our freshmen fall class to campus. For those of you who have been accepted Binghamton (and paid that ever important deposit!) let me first say congratulations and WELCOME!

Now that your senior year is coming to a close it is time to think about the next step in your life…college. This process begins in a few weeks with Summer Orientation. You will be receiving the orientation packet in the mail with payment information and available dates to sign up. Many of you may be wondering what exactly is orientation all about? Orientation is a great time to familiarize yourself with the campus, meet new people, sign up for classes, and get a glimpse into college life. So make sure you send back your reservation cards asap and reserve your spot! See you this summer…

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Where to Live on Campus

You can’t go wrong!

Would you like to have a photography darkroom where you live?  How about an outdoor grill?  Or, maybe you just need a weight room?  Binghamton’s residential communities all have their own personality, traditions, unique facilities, and yearly events - it’s hard to choose a favorite!

College in the Woods holds a casino night ever year… Dickinson specializes in assisting undecided students… Hinman has a strong student government… Hillside is home to The Canteen, serving snacks and drinks six nights a week… There’s an outdoor theater at Mountainview... Newing has a musician practice space… and Susquehanna is perfect if you like quiet.

And, ALL of Binghamton’s residential communities have FREE laundry facilities, study lounges, dining halls, kitchens, recreational equipment, and Discovery Centers - complete with computer labs and tutoring space.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Embrace your niche!

How to make a smooth transition from high school to your new home at Binghamton.

One of the best ways to feel comfortable when you first come to campus is to pick up where you left off.  If you played a sport in high school, join one of Binghamton’s club teams.  If you wrote for your school’s newspaper, join the staff at the Pipe Dream or try a new media organization.  Whether you’re into politics, service, greek life, entertaining, professional development, or your culture and/or religion - we’ve got you covered!  With everything from the Gamer’s Guild to the Kickline, there’s really something for everyone.  Meeting people that you instantly share interests with will start you on the path to new friendships and give you a home in the Binghamton University community.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Binghamton University Among Top University’s in the Nation

Binghamton University once again hits the national ranking charts as one of the best!

Each year Forbes Magazine ranks the top colleges and universities in the nation. Binghamton University ranks 16th on Forbes’ best public list. Forbes magazine ranked Binghamton University 16th among public universities and colleges and 57th among all public and private universities. Rankings are based on results, including graduation rates, student evaluations and the percentage of students winning awards.

From my own experience both as a student and as a professional at Binghamton University I can say that rankings such as Forbes magazine are very justified. Binghamton has both great students and a faculty base who are commited to helping students succeed. Binghamton has been consistantly rated at the top of the list from many years, but don’t take our word for it come and visit us and see for your self!


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