What is BOF?

Building on Foundations (BOF) is a pre-orientation program designed to introduce students to life at Bucknell while making new friends.

Open to 56 first-year students, this four-day action-packed experience at our nearby Cowan Retreat Center includes teambuilding activities, community service projects and the opportunity to gain a social network of classmates, upperclassmen, and faculty & staff members.

Whether you were an involved student in high school or you are looking to get involved at Bucknell, BOF will open a world of possibilities and prepare you for your new life as a Bucknellian!

Why Should I Go?

BOF is led by students dedicated to making the first year at Bucknell a success for our incoming students! This four-day program provides you with an experience that will build friendships, provide personal development, and create a smooth transition to life as a college student.

Apply to participate in BOF and start the year off with over 60 new friends and network of support before the school year event begins.

What is the "BOF Dance"?

Apply to BOF and find out!

How Do I Apply?

Online applications will be available in May. 

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