Summer Life at Bucknell
A number of social and recreational opportunities exist at Bucknell and in Lewisburg during the summer session.
The Elaine Langone Center houses the “Bison” social area, meeting rooms and lounges, all available to summer students. The Gerhard Fieldhouse has racquetball, basketball and volleyball courts alongside the Kinney Natatorium, tennis courts and other athletic facilities available on a scheduled basis. Sports equipment is issued for student use with a valid student ID.
Bucknell ID Card
Anyone taking courses at Bucknell should now have a BU ID card. If you will be staying in a residence hall, you will need your BU ID card to enter the residence halls. To enhance campus safety, all perimeter residence hall and critical infrastructure doors are electronically controlled. The control system will allow automatic and locking and unlocking of doors and intrusion alarms. All doors alarms are monitored by the Department of Public Safety.
The Card Services Office, part of the Office of Housing and Residential Life, is responsible for controlling those privileges while fostering education and community in the students’ residential experience and for distributing BU ID cards. The Card Services Office is located in the Langone Center, Room 204.
If you are a current Graduate Student or Undergraduate Student, you should already have a BU ID card. If you don’t, you will need to have one made for you. If you are a current Graduate Student taking less than two credits per semester, you may have a BU ID card with an expiration date printed on the card. If so, you will need to get a new card. All BU ID card distribution is done at the Card Services Office, Langone Center 204. There is no charge to get your first BU ID card and there is no charge for reprints of expired Graduated Student cards. If you lose your BU ID card, there is a $50 replacement fee.
The Office of Campus Activities and Programs has planned films, social breaks and day trips to area malls, amusement parks, state parks, Baltimore Inner Harbor and New York City.
Downtown Lewisburg provides entertainment options as well, with its quaint, smalltown atmosphere, the Campus Theatre and numerous shops and restaurants. The community pool is in operation all summer with various recreational programs from swimming lessons to recreational lap swimming and open swim hours.