Faculty members known as Senior Fellows lead each Residential College, guiding weekly Common Hour discussions, traveling off campus with students and joining students in informal conversations. Bucknell sophomores, called Junior Fellows, live on the halls with first-year students and help them plan activities and get to know campus. Both the Junior and the Senior Fellows are there to become mentors for first-year students. Lifelong friendships have emerged from these early connections.
"Bucknell prides itself on being home to a wide range of disciplines. The best thing about teaching in the Residential Colleges is working with colleagues and students from across the campus. I love helping students draw meaningful connections between the seemingly disconnected facets of college life at Bucknell." - James Baish, presidential professor of mechanical engineering