The New Academic Quad
Rising on the southwest side of Bertrand Library is Academic West, Bucknell’s first new academic building in nearly a decade. Academic West will anchor a new academic quad that will transform our campus and begin addressing tremendous pent-up demand for classroom and research space.
In fall 2013, the opening of Academic West will add 70,000 square feet of space for new classrooms, laboratories and meeting spaces, and offices for our faculty in the social sciences.
Academic East will be the second academic building on the new quad. To be built opposite Academic West, it will provide a campus home for our special partnership with Geisinger Health System in the Human Healthcare Initiative. In Academic East, we see the opportunity to create an ideal facility for healthcare research and learning from a breadth of disciplines, including several areas of engineering and related life sciences.