University representatives located Souza's parents in Brazil to inform them of their son's death. Authorities say it did not appear to a random act. The chief said New York State Police are assisting in the investigation.
Souza graduated previous year from Blind Brook High School in Rye Brook, New York, where he was a star soccer player.
The state university said engineering student Joao Souza was attacked at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday on the campus near the Pennsylvania state line.
The suspected assailant remained at large.
Binghamton University in NY canceled classes today after a second student murder in five weeks.
This is the second student death at Binghamton in just over a month.
The Broome County district attorney's office is seeking to have murder suspect Orlando Tercero extradited from Nicaragua to stand trial.
The school canceled classes Monday due the "tragic event".
The University is offering a number of services for students, faculty and staff following the incident.
"Investigators from multiple agencies have been interviewing numerous people throughout the night", a statement from the university read. He was 19 years old.
The victim was in his first year at the school.