Bucknell is primarily a residential campus. ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS are required to live on campus in a University-owned or controlled facility unless they receive approval from Housing Services to reside off campus or commute from home (with a parent or guardian in residence). Non-traditional-age students may live in a home or privately-owned rental unit.

A small number of upperclass students may be given permission to live off-campus.

  • Off-campus housing applications are approved individually and on a rolling basis until the maximum number is reached. Approval to live off campus is NOT guaranteed. **Students and their families are warned against signing a lease for off-campus accommodations until the student has received final written approval from Housing Services.**
  • Only full academic year approvals are granted. If you do not receive full approval, you will not have the opportunity for future consideration within that academic year.
  • Additionally, if you withdraw from Bucknell, any University housing contracts, agreements or approvals that existed will automatically become null.

Students living off-campus are encouraged to assume responsibility for their experience and be respectful students. All constituents – students, parents and the Parents Board, Bucknell's trustees and administration and Lewisburg officials – have collaborated to enhance the safety and welfare of students living off-campus.

Recent measures include the bi-annual inspections of all rental properties and the phased implementation of the Property Standards for Rental Property Owners.

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