Motorists in the Greater Binghamton area should be advised there will be increased activity around the Binghamton University campus in Vestal and Downtown Binghamton for Homecoming weekend October 7-9. 

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

B.U. is welcoming more than one-thousand alumni back. Starting with a block party from 7 to 10 p.m. October 7 downtown. Washington street is being blocked off for the kickoff. 

Traffic on the Vestal Parkway may be heavier as visitors head to local restaurants and shopping as well as the planned events on the Binghamton University campus.

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As for the activities planned by the Binghamton University Alumni Association: there will be a TIER Talks event from 11 a.m. to noon October 8 called: “Decision 2022: A Critical Look at the Midterm Election” being held in the Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center Multipurpose room on campus. The TIER Talk features alumni and faculty with expertise in public policy, public opinion, lobbying, voter engagement and advocacy. That event is free and open to the public. 

The new Hinman Dining Hall and Hinman Hill will be showcased off Saturday afternoon.

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

A tailgate party is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Events Center Parking Lot leading up to the men’s soccer game against the University at Albany at 6:07 p.m. in the Bearcats Sports Complex. The outdoor tailgate party is being billed as "the biggest event of the weekend."

A concert by Camille Thurman with the Darnell Green Quartet will be held at 7:30 in the Anderson Center Chamber Hall as the Binghamton Alumna and world-renowned jazz saxophonist and composer returns to the Vestal campus.

The Saturday activities are capped off by fireworks at 9 p.m. over the campus. 

A full schedule of events can be found at

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