FRIDAY, AUG. 22

8 a.m. - noon
Arrival and Check-In

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Technology Desk Consultants will be available in the halls to assist if you have problems connecting to the network.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
GenerationFirst!@Bucknell
Location TBD
GenerationFirst!@Bucknell welcomes first generation college students*. First generation students and their families are encouraged to attend this session to connect with faculty and staff who were also first generation college students. Learn a bit about what it is like to be Generation First!@ Bucknell. Meet others who share your experiences, want to connect with you and can serve as mentors and resources throughout your college experience. *You are a first generation college student if you and/or your siblings will be the first generation in your family to graduate from a four-year college.

11 a.m. - noon
Writing Center Welcome Reception
Roberts Hall Lobby, Roberts Hall
You and your family are invited to meet the Writing Center staff.  The Center is a free resource available to all students.  Come learn about one-on-one writing consultations, workshops, oral communication practice sessions and other writing-related resources.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Resource Fair
Ground floor, Elaine Langone Center
Learn about checking accounts from local banks, subscribe to The Bucknellian (the student newspaper), and get your questions answered by representatives from Counseling and Student Development, Bucknell Student Health, Public Safety, Bucknell Dining, Library and Information Technology, and Card Services and Student Transit.

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
Bostwick Dining Hall, Terrace Room, Walls Lounge and the Center Room, Elaine Langone Center
All are invited to a lunch as guests of the University. (no charge)

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
"Chips Off the Ol' Block" Alumni Parent and Student Reception
Hunt Formal Living Room, Hunt Hall
Meet President John C. Bravman as we celebrate Bucknell alumni legacy families and welcome alumni first-year sons and daughters to the Bucknell community.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Religious Life Open Houses
St. George Street and Rooke Chapel
You and your family are invited to drop by the Berelson Center (Jewish), Rooke Chapel (Protestant and Interfaith) and the Newman House (Roman Catholic) along St. George Street (just north of Smith Hall, across from Financial Aid) to meet Bucknell's chaplains, their staff and students from University religious programs.

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Intercultural, Equity and Advocacy (IEA) Open House
Ground floor, Elaine Langone Center
This is an opportunity to interact and connect with other students, faculty and staff while gaining insights about the resources available from the Office of Multicultural Student Services, International Student Services, LGBTQ Resources and the Women's Resource Center. These offices are open and welcoming to all students.

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Residence Hall Meetings with Resident Adviser, Orientation Assistant and Junior Fellows
Meet on your hall
During the first hall meeting you will meet the other residents on your floor, as well as your RA, OAs and JF. This meeting is required for all first-year students.

1:45 - 3:30 p.m.
Orientation for Parents, Family and Friends
Weis Center
President John C. Bravman and his senior administrative colleagues welcome your family and friends and share information on the first year at Bucknell.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
University Welcome Reception for Parents, Students, Family and Friends
Rooke Chapel lawn
(Rain location: Gerhard Fieldhouse, Kenneth G. Langone Athletics and Recreation Center)
This is an opportunity to meet President John C. Bravman as well as representatives of many academic and administrative departments.

5 - 6 p.m.
(Family and friends depart)

6:30 - 8 p.m.
Class of 2018 Welcome Dinner
Dana/Olin Science Quadrangle
(Rain location: Sojka Pavilion, Kenneth G. Langone Athletics and Recreation Center)
Members of the faculty and staff will welcome the Class of 2018.

8 - 9 p.m.
Matriculation Ceremony
Rooke Chapel Lawn
This ceremony officially marks the entrance of the Class of 2018 into the Bucknell community. You will receive your class pin and process along a pathway lighted by luminaria through the Christy Mathewson Gateway to symbolize your entrance into the University.

9 - 10 p.m.
Playfair
Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium
(Rain location: Gerhard Fieldhouse, Kenneth G. Langone Athletics and Recreation Center)
Meet your new classmates through the largest team-building exercise you've ever seen.

10:30 p.m. - midnight
Rock on the Block
7th Street Café and McDonnell Hall amphitheatre (Rain location: Uptown)
Listen to the sounds of some of Bucknell's favorite musicians.

SATURDAY, AUG. 23

7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast
Bostwick Dining Hall, Elaine Langone Center

9 - 10 a.m.
Engineering College Meeting
Trout Auditorium, Vaughan Literature
Deans Keith Buffinton, Karen Marosi and Margot Vigeant will meet with all Engineering students for an introductory meeting.

9 - 10:15 a.m
College Meeting: Arts and Sciences
Weis Center
Dean George Shields, Associate Dean Lynn Breyfogle and Assistant Director Ivy Kepner-Shaner will meet with all College of Arts & Sciences students for an introductory meeting.

10:30 - noon
Achieving Academic Success at Bucknell: First Meeting of Foundation Seminars
You will meet with your Foundation Seminar instructor for an introduction to academic life and discuss the transition to college-level work. (You will receive your course schedule at this time.)

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
Bostwick Dining Hall, Elaine Langone Center
Make sure you have your student ID card with you.

1 - 2 p.m.
Foreign Language Study at Bucknell: A Sound Investment
There are so many reasons to study a foreign language: because you love the sound of the language, you love the art and literature of a particular culture, or you want to work in another country and be a part of the community. You are encouraged to come to one or more of the following sessions to learn about the courses and study abroad opportunities that Bucknell offers.
Arabic - Location TBD
Chinese - Location TBD
Classics, Ancient Greek and Latin - Location TBD
French - Location TBD
German - Location TBD
Hebrew - Location TBD
Italian - Location TBD
Japanese - Location TBD
Russian - Location TBD
Spanish - Location TBD

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Color Games
Intramural Fields
Join in field games and relay races with your classmates, all while covered with various colors of washable paint. (Wear old clothes.)

5:30 - 7 p.m.
Many Nations One Bucknell
Sojka Lawn
(Rain location: Sojka Pavilion, Kenneth G. Langone Athletics and Recreation Center)
Enjoy delicious international food.

7 - 8 p.m.
Community Expectations and Standards
Students will be assigned to a location based on residence hall floor.

8:15 - 9:15 p.m.
Residence Hall Meetings with Resident Adviser and Junior Fellows - Part II
Meet on your hall
This meeting is required for all first-year students.

9:30 p.m. - midnight
Old Bison Street Festival
Walker Street in front of 7th Street House
(Rain location: Sojka Pavilion, Kenneth G. Langone Athletics and Recreation Center)
Experience the atmosphere of a street festival on campus with live music and snacks.

9:30 - 11:30 p.m.
Late Night at the Craft Center - Room Essentials
Craft Center
Come to the Craft Center and discover all the creative resources available to you. Choose from a selection of projects that will help make your residence hall room feel more like a home. Personalize mirrors, frames, door hangers and waste paper cans. All projects are free.

11 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Pancakes and Eggs Late-night Breakfast
Bostwick Dining Hall, Elaine Langone Center
Your OAs are cooking delicious late-night chocolate chip pancakes and hearty omelets for you.

Midnight - 2 a.m.
Midnight Madness at Walmart
Get all of your shopping done at midnight. Buses leave at midnight from the Smith Hall parking lot and in front of the Weis Center.

SUNDAY, AUG. 24

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Technology Desk Consultants will be available in the halls to assist if you have problems connecting to the network.

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Jewish Student Bagel Brunch
Berelson Center, St. George Street
Enjoy a traditional bagel brunch, and meet other first-years and upperclass students from the Bucknell Hillel community.

10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Brunch
Bostwick Dining Hall, Elaine Langone Center

11 a.m. - noon
Worship Service
Rooke Chapel
Come and join us for worship at the Rooke Chapel on Sunday. It's a great place for spiritual growth and fellowship outside of the classroom. Everyone is welcome.

1 - 2 p.m.
Health, Safety and Success
Weis Center
Learn about essential resources for success during your years at Bucknell. Bucknell Student Health, Public Safety, Counseling and Student Development, Library and Information Technology, the Writing Center, and Student Learning will share important information.

2 - 2:30 p.m.
Class of 2018 Photograph
Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium
(Rain location: Sojka Pavilion, Kenneth G. Langone Athletics and Recreation Center)
You and your classmates will gather for the ultimate group photo that will capture the excitement of your first days at Bucknell.

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
First-year Student Survey
You are asked to complete a survey necessary for the assessment of the incoming first-year class.
Meet on your hall.

4 - 5 p.m.
Catholic Mass
Rooke Chapel
All are welcome to attend the first Mass of the academic year.

5 - 6 p.m.
Academic Tour
Meet on your hall.
You have your course schedule; now your OAs will show you how to get to your classes, including some insider tips such as shortcuts for rainy days.

6 - 7:30 p.m.
Dinner in the Grove
The Grove
(Rain location: Sojka Pavilion, Kenneth G. Langone Athletics and Recreation Center)
Enjoy a delicious meal in one of the most beautiful places on campus. Relax with your classmates under the oak trees as you get to know one another.

7:30 - 9 p.m.
Diversity Speaker: Maura Cullen
Weis Center
We are caught in times of political correctness where "saying" the right thing is worlds away from "doing" the right thing. You will explore race, gender, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic class, religion, ability and size discrimination in an interactive format.

9 - 10 p.m.
Diversity Breakout Discussions
Various locations - your OA will direct you
Meet with your OAs, RA and hallmates to talk about the diversity issues just presented in the previous session.

10 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
The Library Unbound
Bertrand Library
Make a night of it at the Bertrand Library. Watch a movie with friends in the Library's Living Room. Play bingo to win prizes for your room. Listen to blues music from The Reverend Blue Jeans (featuring Mike Harvey '88). Enjoy a performance by Bucknell's comedy improv group, We Brake for Nobody. Most importantly, learn about Library and IT's services and resources, enjoy some snacks and have the chance to win some great prizes.

10 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Glenn's Western Roundup
Olin Science/Engineering Quad
(Rain location: Bostwick Dining Hall, Elaine Langone Center)
Grab your boots and bandanas! Come learn how to line dance as you make many new friends. You will talk about this program long after orientation is over.

10:15 p.m. - midnight
Sunday Sundaes
Bertrand Library
(Rain location: Terrace Room, Elaine Langone Center)
Scoop your favorite flavor of ice cream and decorate it with lots of tasty toppings while you hang out with your classmates.

MONDAY, AUG. 25

6 a.m. - midnight
Breakfast and Lunch
Bostwick Dining Hall, Elaine Langone Center
The Dining Hall is now open regular hours. Eat at your convenience.

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registrar's Office
Course Schedule Changes - Arts & Sciences (including Management)
Students in the College of Arts & Sciences may make course schedule changes at this time. Only open courses may be added and written approval from your adviser is required. Students in the School of Management must obtain approval from your Management adviser.

8 - 8:30 a.m.
Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science in Education and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Group Meetings. You will meet with faculty in your respective departments to discuss degree requirements.

BS:
Animal Behavior Location TBD
Biology Location TBD
Cell Biology/Biochemistry Location TBD
Chemistry Location TBD
Computer Science Location TBD
Economics and Mathematics Location TBD
Environmental Studies Location TBD
Geology/Environmental Geology Location TBD
Mathematics Location TBD
Neuroscience Location TBD
Physics Location TBD
 
BSBA:
Management Location TBD
Accounting Location TBD
 
BSED:
Education Location TBD

BMUS:
Music Location TBD

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Arts and Sciences Students Individual Adviser Appointments
If you are in the College of Arts and Sciences, you will have the opportunity to meet with your faculty adviser(s) individually. Please check the Banner Web link in myBucknell for information regarding your adviser assignment. You will arrange individual appointments with your foundation seminar instructor/adviser and with your B.S. or B.Mus. adviser at the group meetings.

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Student Group Meetings with Engineering Advisers
If you are in the College of Engineering, you will meet with your faculty adviser as a group according to engineering major. (You will receive your course schedule at this time.)

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Declared Engineering Students
Biomedical Engineering Location TBD
Chemical Engineering Location TBD
Civil & Environmental Engineering Location TBD
Computer Science & Engineering Location TBD
Computer Engineering Location TBD
Electrical Engineering Location TBD
Mechanical Engineering Location TBD

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Undeclared Engineering Students
Location TBD
You are welcome to attend any department session at 9:30 a.m. for declared engineering students.
However, if you are undeclared, you MUST attend the scheduled 10:30 a.m. session.

Noon - 5 p.m.
Welcome to the Neighborhood: Lewisburg Day
Downtown Lewisburg
The Lewisburg Downtown Partnership invites you to explore downtown Lewisburg. Downtown retailers welcome each first-year student with a small gift and restaurants offer an opportunity to sample the tastes of Lewisburg for free.

1- 4 p.m.
Course Schedule Changes - Engineering
Dana 135
Students in the College of Engineering may make course schedule changes during this time. (Also available Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1 - 4 p.m.)

4 - 5 p.m.
Presidential Fellows Welcome Reception
Location TBD
If you are a Presidential Fellow, this is the time to meet your mentor. You will also learn about the logistics of the program and meet other Presidential Fellows.

4 - 5 p.m.
Dean's Scholars Welcome Reception
Location TBD
If you are a Dean's Scholar, this is a reception to meet the Deans and Associate Deans for the College of Arts & Sciences and Engineering. You will also have the opportunity to mingle with other Dean's Scholars, including upperclass scholars, and faculty.

5 - 9 p.m.
Welcome Back Barbecue and Activities Unlimited
Elaine Langone Center uphill lawn
(Rain location: Gerhard Fieldhouse, Kenneth G. Langone Athletics and Recreation Center)
Explore the over 150 student clubs and organizations Bucknell offers while enjoying a barbecue and sampling carnival foods such as cotton candy and snow cones. Challenge the inflatable games or have a caricature drawn. Activities Unlimited will be held from 5-7 p.m.

9 - 10 p.m.
'Ray for the Orange and the Blue
Sojka Pavilion, Kenneth G. Langone Athletics and Recreation Center
Paint yourself orange and blue before you head over to Sojka Pavilion to learn about Bucknell pride and spirit through this University tradition. You will learn the Alma Mater and our University fight song 'Ray Bucknell as you experience what it means to be a Bucknellian.

10:15 - 11:30 p.m.
Hypnotist Larry Volz
Weis Center
Do not miss the chance to see your classmates put under hypnosis. This program is guaranteed to make you laugh.

TUESDAY, AUG. 26

6 a.m. - midnight
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Bostwick Dining Hall, Elaine Langone Center
The Dining Hall is now open regular hours. Eat at your convenience.

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registrar's Office
Course Schedule Changes - Arts & Sciences (including Management)
Students in the College of Arts & Sciences may make course schedule changes at this time. Only open courses may be added and written approval from your adviser is required. Students in the School of Management must obtain approval from your Management adviser.

10:30 a.m. - noon
First-Year Reading Discussion Groups with Faculty
Join faculty members and upperclassmen to talk about The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
Students will be directed to various locations by their Orientation Assistant.

1 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
ENGR 100 First Meeting: Douse the Deans
Dana/Olin Science Quadrangle
Come meet your classmates, TAs and professors to learn more about the course and for a challenging and fun first-shot at engineering problem solving. Note that you may get wet and/or dirty, so dress -appropriately. This session is required for all Engineering students and Arts & Sciences students enrolled in ENGR 100.

1- 4 p.m.
Course Schedule Changes - Engineering
Dana 135
Students in the College of Engineering may make course schedule changes during this time. (Also available Monday, Aug. 25, 1 - 4 p.m.)

3 - 5 p.m.
Meeting with your OAs
Meet on your hall.
Bond with your hall through interactive activities.

4 - 5:15 p.m.   
Residential College "First Common Hour" Reception
Make connections with students on other residence hall floors in your Residential College while enjoying appetizers. The Junior Fellows and Seniors Fellows will give a brief overview of what to expect this year and answer any questions you may have.
Arts - Location TBD
Environmental - Location TBD
Global - Location TBD
Humanities - Location TBD
Social Justice - Location TBD
Society and Technology - Location TBD
Languages and Cultures - Location TBD

7:30 - 9 p.m.
Convocation and Candlelighting
Weis Center and Academic Quadrangle
Convocation officially opens the academic year at Bucknell. After Convocation, you will process up to the Academic Quadrangle for the traditional candlelighting ceremony.

10 - 11 p.m.
A Little Night Music
Smith Quad
(Rain location: Trout Auditorium, Vaughan Literature)
Enjoy the music of some of Bucknell's musical groups including Beyond Unison (co-ed a cappella), the Bison Chips (male a cappella), The Silhouettes (female a cappella), Two Past Midnight (co-ed a cappella) and The Offbeats (co-ed a cappella).

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