By Elisabeth Costanzo Stewart

Campus was buzzing on Saturday, August 27, 2022 as 270 residents moved into SUNY Broome’s Student Village. The ninth annual “Move-In Day” was facilitated through a collaborative effort from Student Development and Diversity, Public Safety, and a team of faculty, staff, and student volunteers. 

Vice President for Student Development & Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Carol Ross-Scott, welcomed each new student. Photo Credit: Sara Forbes

Vice President for Student Development & Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Carol Ross-Scott, personally greeted each new resident and their families, and encouraged them to celebrate the experience of becoming a residential student. “This is my favorite day of the year! It takes a village to raise our students and I love being here with them to make everyone feel comfortable. It’s a pleasure to welcome them to our campus community,” said Ross-Scott. 

The 270 residents of the Student Village are divided amongst 60 apartment-style suites between four floors. 95% of this year’s residents are from New York, with 5% coming from neighboring states. Second year soccer players, Eric Arduino and Aidan Birchard hail from Northeastern Pennsylvania. They moved into the Student Village early due to their soccer schedule, and offered to serve as move-in volunteers to support their fellow Village neighbors. While carrying boxes and unloading cars, they didn’t hesitate to invite each new student to their game that evening.  

Dozens of faculty, staff, and students volunteered to help with “Move-In Day,” including SUNY Broome’s President, Dr. Kevin Drumm. Photo Credit: Sara Forbes

A key part of Move-In Day’s seamless welcome is due to the support provided by our student, faculty, and staff volunteers.  Dr. Kevin Drumm, President of SUNY Broome, happily joined the volunteer crew and helped new Dental Hygiene student, Jenna Warner, move into her suite. 

“It’s so exciting that the campus is finally close to returning to our pre-Covid normal! After two years of an either empty or very socially distanced Student Village, it’s so great to see these suites filled with students,” shared President Drumm. 

A picnic lunch for the new residents, their families, and the volunteers was provided by SUNY Broome’s community partner, Central Baptist Church. This annual act of service from Central Baptist Church is always appreciated. (No one wants to be hangry on “Move-In Day!”) 

Are you interested in being a resident in the Student Village? Learn more about SUNY Broome’s Student Village!

Meet Our Student Village Residents!


Photo Credit: Sara Forbes

Student: Jada Palmer (RA on the 2nd Floor)

Program of Study: Liberal Arts General Studies A.S. (Teacher Education Pathway)

Hometown: Mount Vernon, NY

Dorm Essential: A throw blanket! 

Advice for New Students: “Know why you are here. Come with a mission and complete it!”

Photo Credit: Sara Forbes

Student: Adrianna Greiner

Program of Study: Health Studies A.A.S 

Hometown: Milford, NY

Dorm Essential: My blanket!  

Advice from Adrianna’s Parents (Kyle and Danielle): “Make lists to keep the moving process organized and always pack extra snacks.” 

Photo Credit: Sara Forbes

Student: Alex Beardsley

Program of Study: Health Studies A.S. 

Hometown: Whitney Point, NY

Dorm Essential: My PlayStation and my laptop.

Goals for the Fall 2022 Semester: “To boost up my grades in my prerequisite courses to be accepted into SUNY Broome’s competitive nursing program.”