Move-in Day for First-year Students

You should arrive on Wednesday, Aug. 17 between 8 a.m.-noon. Go directly to your building for move-in.

If you are traveling to Bucknell from a great distance, early move-in is available on Tuesday, Aug. 16 , from 1-4 p.m. Go to 126 Vedder Hall.

International students should arrive on Thursday, Aug. 11. Check in with International Student Services in 064 Elaine Langone Center.


Contact Housing Services at 570.577.1195 or

2016-17: Move-In, Breaks and Closings


Upperclass Students: check in at your hub from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Aug. 20 or Aug. 21.

Roberts Hall Lobby

  • For Roberts Hall, Trax Hall, Kress Hall, Gateways, Corner House, Demosthenean House

Harris Ground Floor Lounge

  • For Larison Hall, Larison Cottage, Harris Hall, Hunt Hall, Kappa Sigma, 23 University Ave., 400 St George St., 7th St. House, Edwards House, Hulley House, Leiser House, Galloway House, Taylor Street House, Martin House, Carey House

South Campus Apartments Building 1 Lounge

  • For South Campus Apts, Bucknell West, Swartz Hall, McDonnell Hall, Summit House, Lambda Chi Alpha, Kappa Delta Rho, Sigma Chi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon

After 8 p.m., call the RA on call to check-in.


To request permission to stay in your room during a break period, you are REQUIRED to pre-register with Residential Education. 

Fall Break

  • At 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016,
    campus housing closes.
  • At noon on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016,
    campus housing opens.

Thanksgiving Break

  • At 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016,
    campus housing closes.
  • At noon on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016,
    campus housing opens.

Spring Break

  • At 5 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017,
    campus housing closes.
  • At noon on Sunday, March 19, 2017,
    campus housing opens.


Winter Closing

  • At noon on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016,
    campus housing closes.
  • At noon on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017,
    campus housing opens.

May Closing

  • At noon on Friday, May 12, 2017,
    campus housing closes. All students who are not graduating are expected to vacate their rooms by this time.
  • By Sunday, May 14, 2017,
    students staying for summer programs must be pre-registered and must move to temporary housing. (Keys will be available starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 13.)
  • By 10 a.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017,
    all students required to stay due to Commencement activities must vacate their rooms.

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