While students at Binghamton University are all moved in and have begun the fall semester, their compatriots to the north and east are just getting back to work.

It’s Welcome Week for students at SUNY Broome Community College.

It’s been less than ten years since on-campus housing became available at BCC and the Student Village has been the choice for living accommodations for hundreds of students, mainly from outside the immediate Binghamton, area since its opening.

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SUNY Broome had its ninth annual Move-in-Day for the residential hall over the weekend, launching events for residential and commuter students for the week.

The week will include information booths across the campus off Upper Front Street, a campus-wide scavenger hunt, welcome back Barbeque and an outdoor movie screening on the first Friday of the semester.

Classes began August 29 at the campus in the Town of Dickinson.

In addition to the hundreds of full and part-time students that commute to the campus and to the new culinary school at the former Carnegie Library building in Downtown Binghamton, SUNY Broome Community College reports 280 students living on campus, 7 resident assistants living in 60 apartments on the four floors of the residence hall.

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SUNY Broome’s Housing Office is headed by director Evan Bigam.  Community Director, Kalis Nunes and graduate resident director Tommy Odette live in the building to oversee the seven resident assistants signed to each wing of the building.

Officials say eight percent of the residents are from Broome County, 87 percent from counties elsewhere in New York State and five percent from out of state.

Students pay $4,628 per semester for a single room, $4,166 for a double room and $5,028 for a “super single”, which is a double for one person.

The residence hall features fully furnished apartments with full kitchens, a fitness center, a classroom, computer labs, laundry rooms on each floor, study facilities and a social lounge.

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