Becoming a college student can be a scary time for some, especially in these troubling times. We here at Pipe Dream would like to alleviate your fears, offer some advice and show you what is in store for you at Binghamton University with our 2020 Orientation Issue!

Get to know some of the important figures on campus. Ranging from administration to student government, these individuals can help you transition into the campus community. Get a preview of the locations and facilities around campus, as well as some ongoing construction projects and planned improvements. We also included a list of our top 10 articles from the past decade to show you what we do and have been doing as BU’s oldest and largest student-run news publication.

With the cancellation of campus events, BU’s marquee spring event, Spring Fling, did not occur. However, we chose to host our own virtual Spring Fling by highlighting some student groups and organizations that make our campus special. Ranging from bird-watching to tap dancing, incoming students have a plethora of different clubs and groups to explore.

Read up on some of our columnists’ experiences at BU and their tips and tricks for success. Additionally, our very own staff compiled some words of wisdom to get you through your first year and make the most out of your college experience.

Although they were cut short this year due to the pandemic, check out what BU’s sports teams have to offer. In this issue, we named our Male and Female Athletes of the Year, as well as our Coach of the Year.

We know this is a tough time to become a college student. While the uncertainty of our predicament continues, we hope that this issue will provide a semblance of hope and assurance that BU is the school for you. We hope you enjoy and thanks for clicking!


Stories of the decade

Take a look back at Pipe Dream’s coverage over the past 10 years

Who’s who?: People to know at BU

These 12 individuals can acquaint you to the University community

Places to know on campus

Here are seven University facilities to check out for resources, tips and more

Ongoing BU construction projects

Take a sneak peek at some of BU’s planned improvements to campus

BU announces plans for fall semester

Students critique plan, possibility of remote learning

Global studies minor requirements loosen

Study abroad experience no longer required for the minor

Events and dates to look out for

A guide to important dates coming this fall


Virtual Spring Fling


Editorial: Pipe Dream’s Words of Wisdom

Pipe Dream Staff would like to welcome you to BU, offer some advice of our own

Freshman year is intimidating — take chances anyway

The best memories are made when you try to minimize regret

College is your chance to be who you’ve always wanted to be

Now is the time to break the molds and stereotypes of high school

NEWS (1)

Bethann Shapiro Ord named Pipe Dream Sports’ Coach of the Year

Women’s basketball head coach led team to 22-win season, AE semifinals

Wrestler Lou DePrez named Pipe Dream Sports’ Male Athlete of the Year after earning All-American recogntion

Redshirt sophomore won second EIWA championship in program history, earned No. 4 seed in 184-pound NCAA tournament bracket

Women’s basketball’s Kai Moon selected as Pipe Dream Sports’ Female Athlete of the Year

Senior guard capped off her Binghamton career as conference’s leader in scoring, steals

NEWS     Sarah Teper_Fun Editor