The CAP Center exists to promote the personal growth of each individual student through a wide array of co-curricular activities.

This diverse programming seeks to enhance social skills, leadership opportunities and campus unity.

Our office hours are Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Building on Foundations (BOF)

If you want to be on the inside track of Bucknell University, then Building on Foundations (BOF) is for you. This pre-orientation program is designed to introduce participants to opportunities for leadership and community service at Bucknell. Open to 56 highly motivated first-year students, BOF is facilitated by BOF Counselors who are veterans of the program. The four-day action-packed sessions offer teambuilding activities and community service projects around the Lewisburg community and on campus.


What is BuckWild?

Buckwild is the Bucknell Wilderness Experience, it is a dynamic outdoor pre-orientation program held in central Pennsylvania surrounding Lewisburg and Bucknell during the week leading up to New Student Orientation. Participating in BuckWild is a great way to meet your new classmates and learn more about yourself.

common ground

Common Ground

Common ground is a student-led diversity immersion 5 day retreat program dedicated to exploring human relations in personal and powerful ways. Common Ground equips leaders with the tools to actively and thoughtfully promote respect and understanding of others in their communities

How much does it cost?
Nothing! It is completely FREE to students!

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Craft center

Craft Center

The craft center promotes creative opportunities for Bucknell students, faculty, and staff by providing a range of art and craft related programming throughout the academic year.

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Outdoor Education & Leadership group

Outdoor Education & Leadership

Our students lead exciting and invigorating academic lives. We are centrally located in the heart of Pennsylvania, home to 117 state parks, 2.1 million acres of state forest land, more than 1,500 miles of hiking trails, including a long leg of the Appalachian Trail, more than 1,000 miles of biking trails, rivers, quarries, caves and campsites. Bucknell also operates one of the finest college and university challenges courses in the country.

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Need a Ride?

There are two Ride Board options:

1. The physical Ride Board is located on the ground level of the Elaine Langone Center, just outside the student post office.

2.  Many student use the Message Center in myBucknell to look for ride sharing opportunities. Log in myBucknell and enter the Message Center to post a message about a ride or to check what ride sharing opportunities are currently available.


Our very own on-campus nightclub, offering both national touring and student bands, plus other exciting venues, including Pub Nights, Pool Tournaments, and Texas Hold 'em, Uptown.


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