Make plans to join us Sept. 23-25, 2016!

Every fall, parents and families visit campus to get a firsthand look at the people, programs and places that have become home to their students.

Most events will begin on Friday and end early Sunday afternoon.


Online registration will close on Sept. 14.
After that date, please register at the Welcome Center upon arrival.

Register for Family Weekend.

Accessibility Resources

Contact us at or 570.577.3200 if you have questions about accessibility on campus, dietary restrictions or food-related accommodations during Family Weekend.

Weekend Parking

Unless otherwise marked, parking spaces are available throughout campus for the weekend. View a Campus Parking Map (pdf)

When You Arrive

When you arrive on campus, please go to our Welcome Center, located in Gerhard Fieldhouse, to check in and receive your lanyard/name tag, schedule booklet and complimentary gift.

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Reserve Your Spot

Events requiring pre-registration include:

  • Southern BBQ Dinner
  • Tailgate Celebration featuring academic departments and student groups
  • "Meet Me Under the Tent" Family Party
  • Jazz Brunch

Don't miss these events!


  • Bucknell Institute for Public Policy: Election 2016 Policy Panel
  • Home Away From Home Reception
  • Southern BBQ Dinner


  • President's Address with Q & A
  • Family Reception with President Bravman
  • Tailgate Celebration
  • Meet Me Under the Tent Family Party


  • Jazz Brunch


Explore the Full Schedule

You can view a pdf of the weekend's activities, or see them day by day in the registration site.


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