FRIDAY, AUG. 22

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

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
If you have questions or problems connecting to the network, consultants will be available in the halls.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
GenerationFirst!@Bucknell
Weis Center Lobby
GenerationFirst!@Bucknell welcomes first-generation college students* to Bucknell. 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 and can serve as mentors 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
Students and families 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 (our student newspaper) and get your questions answered by representatives from Card Services and Student Transit, Bucknell Nutrition and Recreation Services.

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
Bostwick Dining Hall, Terrace Room, Walls Lounge and the Center Room, Room 256, Elaine Langone Center
New students, their families and friends 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
New students and their families 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 and students from our 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 Offices of Multicultural Student Services, International Student Services, LGBTQ Resources and the Women's Resource Center.

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Residence Hall Meetings with Resident Adviser (RA), Orientation Assistants (OA) and Junior Fellows (JF)
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. Learn about what to expect during Orientation, get to know others and have your questions answered. This meeting is required for all first-years.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Parent and Family Orientation Break-out Sessions (choose one):

  • Parent-to-Parent Forum, Elaine Langone Center
  • College Student Finance: B-bill, Campus Dollars and More Gallery Theatre, Elaine Langone Center
  • Mind, Body & Spirit Care Rooke Chemistry 116
  • College Academic Excellence:
    • College of Arts & Sciences Trout Auditorium, Vaughan Literature
    • College of Engineering Olin 268
    • School of Management Gardner Lecture Hall, Dana Engineering 113

2:45 - 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 Bravman as well as representatives of many academic and administrative departments. New students and their families can ask any
 last-minute questions.

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 for an official University welcome.

8 - 9 p.m.
Matriculation Ceremony
Rooke Chapel Lawn
(Rain location: Weis Center)

This ceremony officially marks the entrance of the Class of 2018 into the Bucknell community. Students receive their class pin and process along a pathway lighted by luminaria through the Christy Mathewson Gateway to symbolize their entrance into the University.

9 - 10 p.m.
Playfair
Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium
(Rain location: Gerhard Fieldhouse, Kenneth G. Langone Athletics and Recreation Center)
Don't miss this Bucknell favorite. Meet your new classmates through the largest teambuilding 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
Make sure you have your student ID card with you.

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. See page 12 for room locations.)

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 - Coleman 150
Chinese - Vaughan Literature 101
Classics, Ancient Greek and Latin - Vaughan Literature 201
French - Gallery Theatre, Elaine Langone Center
German - Coleman 119
Hebrew - Coleman 251
Italian - Coleman 120
Japanese - Laughan Literature 102
Russian - Coleman 219
Spanish - Trout Audieotirum, Vaughan Literature

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, learn about sustainability practices at Bucknell and find out more about your classmates' backgrounds and experiences.

7 - 8 p.m.
Students will be directed to various locations by their Orientation Assistant.
As the newest members of Bucknell, the Class of 2018 has joined a community dedicated to excellence, leadership, creativity, diversity and integrity. This session provides an opportunity to discuss what it means to be a Bucknellian with faculty, staff and upperclass students.

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 festival snacks.

9:30 - 11:30 p.m.
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 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. Student Health Services, Public Safety, the Title IX Coordinator, Counseling and Student Development Center, Library & Information Technology, the Writing Center and Student Learning Support 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
Meet on your hall.
You are asked to complete a survey necessary for the assessment of the incoming first-year class.

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.
Breakout Discussions Sessions
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 - 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: Biology 101
Biology: Gallery Theatre (ELC 301)
Cell Biology/Biochemistry: Rooke Chemistry 101
Chemistry: Rooke Chemistry 102
Computer Science: Dana Engineering 113
Economics and Mathematics: Coleman Hall 150
Geology/Environmental Geology: O'Leary 232
Mathematics: Olin Science 372
Neuroscience: Biology 22 Seminar Room
Physics: Olin Science 255
 
BSBA:
Accounting: Rooke Chemistry Auditorium 116
Global Management: Rooke Chemistry Auditorium 116
Managing for Sustainability: Rooke Chemistry Auditorium 116
Markets, Innovation & Design: Rooke Chemistry Auditorium 116
 
BSED:
Early Childhood Education: Olin Science 451

BMUS:
Composition: Weis Music Building 116
Music Education: Weis Music Building 116
Performance: Weis Music Building 116

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Arts and Sciences Students Individual Adviser Appointments
If you are in the College of Arts & Sciences, you will have the opportunity to meet with your faculty adviser(s) individually. You will arrange an individual appointment with your Foundation Seminar adviser at the Group Meeting on Saturday morning. If you are in the BS or BMUS degree program, you will arrange your individual appointment at the Group Meeting. Be sure to check the Reminders in myBucknell for a link to your Academic Advising Sheet which contains information regarding your adviser assignment.

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.

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: Prof. James Baish, Breakiron 264
Chemical Engineering: Prof. Jeffrey Cseernic, Dana Engineering 134
Civil & Environmental Engineering:
    
Prof. Michelle Meiler (A-L), Breakiron 65
     Prof. Ronald Ziemian (M-Z), Breakiron 65
Environmental Engineering: Prof. Thomas DiStefano, Breakiron 65
Computer Science & Engineering: Prof. Brian King, Dana Engineering 132
Computer Engineering: Prof. Michael Thompson, Breakiron 366
Electrical Engineering: Prof. David Kelley, Breakiron 165
Mechanical Engineering
    
Prof. Charles Kim (A-L), Breakiron 165
     Prof. Nathan Siegel (M-Z), Breakiron 165

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Undeclared Engineering Students
Prof. Christopher Mordaunt, Breakiron 165
Profe. Michelle Beiler & Ronald Ziemian, Breakiron 65
Prof. Margot Vigeant, Dana 134
Pro. Brian King, Dana 132
Prof. Joseph Hass, Breakiron 366
Associate Dean Karen Marosi, Danan 231

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 your scheduled 10:30 a.m. session (Your location of this session can be found online in myBucknell).

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Pre-Law and Pre-Health Information Sessions
Any student interested in a profession in law or the health professions is welcome to attend one of these information sessions. Pre-law will meet in Arches Lounge, Elaine Langone Center, and Prehealth will meet in the Gallery Theatre, Elaine Langone Center. If you have a conflict during this time, individual appointments will be available through the Career Development Center. Please call 570-577-1238 to set up an appointment with Dr. Alison Patterson (pre-health) or Dianne McDonald (pre-law).

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
Traditional Reading Room , Bertrand Library
If you are an incoming Presidential Fellow, this is the time to learn about the logistics of the program and to meet other Presidential Fellows. Also, you will have a chance to talk with potential Mentors and hear about their projects.

4 - 5 p.m.
Dean's Scholars Welcome Reception
Weis Center Lobby
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 upperclass students to talk about the first-year reading. 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.)

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Residential College "First Common Hour" Reception
Trout Auditorium, Vaughan Literature
Make connections with students on other residence hall floors in your Residential College. The Junior Fellows and Seniors Fellows will give a brief overview of what to expect this year and answer any questions you may have.

3 - 5 p.m.
Meeting with your OAs
Meet on your hall.
If you are not a member of a Residential College you will meet with your OAs to bond with your hall through interactive activities.

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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