Class of 2020 first-year students are scheduled to arrive on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 between 8 a.m. and noon. After a series of afternoon programs, family and friends are asked to depart between 5 - 6 p.m.
8 a.m. - noon
Arrival and Check-In
University personnel, Orientation Staff and Residential Education staff will welcome you to your building, help move possessions to your room, and provide your key. Technology Desk Consultants will be available in the halls to help you connect to the wireless network. Please label all your belongings with your name and room number.
10 – 11 a.m.
Family Meetings in Various Residence Hall Locations
Families and new students are invited to meet the professional staff in each first-year residence hall.
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Weis Center Lobby
First-generation college students and their families are invited to this session to connect with faculty and staff who were also first-generation students and can serve as mentors throughout your college experience.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ground floor, Elaine Langone Center
Representatives from a variety of administrative offices will be present to answer your questions.
11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch – Free For All New Students and Their Family Members
Elaine Langone Center
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
“Chips Off the Ol’ Block” Alumni Parent and Student Reception
Hunt Formal Living Room, Hunt Hall
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Religious Life Open Houses (Catholic, Jewish, Protestant)
St. George Street and Rooke Chapel
1:30 – 2 p.m.
Building Meeting for Residents of Vedder and McDonnell Halls and any Commuting students (Class of 2020)
Gather with your entire building to meet your professional staff member in residence and learn important building-specific information.
1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
Residence Hall Meetings with RA/OA/JF for Residents of Smith and Swartz Halls (Class of 2020)
This session will be with just your residential community and give you an opportunity to get to know each other and the student leaders dedicated to your hall.
2:30 – 3 p.m.
Building Meeting for Residents of Smith and Swartz Halls (Class of 2020)
2:15 - 3 p.m.
Vedder and McDonnell
Residence Hall Meetings with RA/OA/JF for Residents of Vedder and McDonnell Halls and any Commuting students (Class of 2020)
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
Parent and Family Orientation, Session 1 (Choose one)
Parent to Parent
Keeping Your Student Healthy
College Student Finances
2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Parent and Family Orientation, Session 2 (Choose one)
College of Arts & Sciences
College of Engineering
School of Management
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Being Bucknellians (Class of 2020)
Meet with a faculty, staff, and student leader team to reflect on the university’s mission statement and what it means to be a Bucknellian and an engaged member of the community.
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Presidential Welcome for Parents and Families
5 - 6 p.m.
Family and Friends Depart
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Class of 2020 Welcome Dinner
Dana/Olin Science Quadrangle
8 - 9 p.m.
Rooke Chapel Lawn
9 - 10 p.m.
Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium
10:30 p.m. - midnight
Late Night Programming
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