Over 600 prospective students and their guests ventured to campus on Saturday, April 30, 2022 to participate in the SUNY Broome’s Spring Open House. Director of Admissions, Maja Szostak, was delighted by the turnout. 

“Today’s turnout highlights that students want to be back on campus. They have lived behind a screen for the past two years and they are ready for some traditional, face-to-face academic experiences. It’s so great to see the campus full of people,” said Szostak. 

Tiffany and Noah Benedict of Montrose, PA traveled to the Spring Open House to finalize Noah’s enrollment. 

“Living in Montrose, PA, we can either drive 30 minutes to Binghamton, NY or 30 minutes to Scranton, PA. SUNY Broome offers the engineering program that I want with really affordable tuition, even as an out of state resident,” said Benedict. 

The Benedict’s wanted to learn more about the different paths offered via Civil Engineering Technology: A.A.S. and Engineering Science: A.S. After a conversation with Associate Professor/Chairperson of Engineering Science & Physics, Robert Lofthouse, Noah received some concrete answers to his questions and developed a plan for his first semester at SUNY Broome. 

Spring Open House staples like “Paying for College” workshops presented by the Financial Aid Office and an “Instant Admit” station manned by the Admissions Office were well attended. The Academic Services Department successfully piloted a feature that allowed admitted students to schedule advising appointments directly from the Academic Advising table. Over 50 students jumped at the opportunity to schedule an appointment to select their classes for the fall. 

Spring Open House coincided with the BCC Foundation’s annual Alumni Reunion. As a result, the campus was buzzing with prospective, current, and former students as they toured SUNY Broome’s classrooms, labs, and social spaces. 

A particularly special tour included three dental hygiene graduates from the Class of 1960. The college roommates, affectionately known as “the Allen Street Girls,” toured the dental hygiene clinic with current student, Colton Stein. When the “Allen Street Girls’” tour collided with a tour comprised of prospective dental hygiene students, Anne Longo ‘60, Joann Moretti ‘60, and Susan Savino ‘60 shared words of encouragement and offered advice to the group of students who were considering entering the field of dental hygiene. Joann Moretti is still proudly practicing two days a week. 

In conjunction with SUNY Broome’s 75th Anniversary celebrations, open house guests were encouraged to stop by the Gallery @ SUNY Broome to view the 75th Anniversary exhibit, which showcases a comprehensive, decade-by-decade, display of the College’s history through articles, letters, memorabilia, and photographs.

At the conclusion of the general open house, SUNY Broome’s Admissions Team, in conjunction with Binghamton University, co-hosted a special open house for students accepted into the Binghamton Advantage Program. The Binghamton Advantage Program (BAP) is a unique, joint admissions program between Binghamton University and SUNY Broome Community College. Students live on Binghamton University’s campus while taking classes at SUNY Broome. After one or two years within the BAP program, BAP students have the opportunity to transfer to both reside and study at Binghamton University. Over 200 guests attended the BAP Open House. 

SUNY Broome’s application for the Fall 2022 semester is available on our website! Apply to SUNY Broome! The application is FREE and takes about 10 minutes to complete. If you have any questions about the application process, a program of study, or about visiting SUNY Broome for a campus tour, please contact the Admissions Office at +1 (607) 778-5001. Learn about SUNY Broome’s Admission process!

Save this date for the Fall 2022 Open House, November 5, 2022.