SUNY Broome’s  “Fall 2021 Welcome Week” festivities expanded beyond the campus’ grounds and into downtown Binghamton. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni were invited to attend “SUNY Broome Night” at Dos Rios Cantina on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. From 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. anyone connected to SUNY Broome could join Dr. Carol Ross-Scott and her team at Dos Rios for free appetizers, specialty “Hornet” and “Stinger” drinks, and a 20% meal discount. 

The rain did not deter SUNY Broome’s students and staff from making their way downtown to eat, relax, and make new campus connections.

Angela Kendall and Dante Martin are both new SUNY Broome students (and are mother and son.) “I encouraged Dante to come tonight. He hangs out on campus between classes, but as a working mom, I don’t have that social time. I’m happy that we came.”


Health Studies students Kimberlee Mertson, Daniella Tortorici, and Madison Huckle decided to come to SUNY Broome Night at Dos Rios after receiving the invitation on a bag of chips. “We were handed bags of chips during Welcome Week on the Quad and an invitation was taped to the bag. Having free mini-tacos with your friends is a great way to end a long day of classes and labs.”


Marissa Abbruzzese, McKenna Kiesel, Aliana Paris, and Emma Storms are Dental Hygiene and Health Studies students who admitted that they probably should be back in their suite studying oral anatomy, but decided to venture off campus to try something different. “Aside from a few trips to Target, we really haven’t left the Student Village, so it was good for us to come out tonight.”


Dr. Carol Ross-Scott, Vice President for Student Development & Chief Diversity Officer, celebrating SUNY Broome Night at Dos Rios with her predecessor, Debbie Morello, former Vice President of Student and Economic Development.


The rain didn’t deter students and staff from heading to Dos Rios for free appetizers and fellowship!