It all begins with your Bucknell password, email account and calendar.

(See the list of things you should have already done by now.)

August Deadlines

By Aug. 1

Aug. 1

Aug. 2

By Aug. 9

Attending International Orientation?
If you are an international student, you should arrive on campus on Wednesday, Aug. 9 to attend the required International Student Orientation.

By Aug. 11

Aug. 11

By Aug. 11

Complete the Sexual & Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course (SPARC)
The online Sexual & Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course includes information about Bucknell's Sex Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence and Stalking Policy and Procedures and will provide you with a better understanding of what constitutes sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking at Bucknell. See your myBucknell reminders for the link to SPARC. You must complete SPARC by Aug. 11.

By Aug. 15

By Aug. 15

Complete your AlcoholEDU course and exam
Bucknell University is committed to educating students on how to make healthy and safe choices regarding their use of alcohol. As part of this commitment, you are asked to participate in an online educational program called AlcoholEdu. This program will provide you with valuable information and resources regarding responsible alcohol consumption. Following the course you will need to complete an exam about the information you learned. You must complete Part I of the course with a passing score of 75 percent. See your myBucknell reminders for the link to AlcoholEDU.

If you have trouble accessing the course please follow these Troubleshooting Tips.

Aug. 16

Move-in day for first-year students
You should arrive on Wednesday, Aug. 16 between 8 a.m.-noon. Go directly to your building for move-in.

If you are traveling to Bucknell from a great distance, early move-in is available on Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 1-4 p.m. Go to 126 Vedder Hall. If you arrive early for an athletic pre-season, international orientation, or a pre-orientation program, you'll receive information from your individual program regarding move-in.

Aug. 16

New Student Orientation begins
After a series of afternoon programs, family and friends are asked to depart between 5-6 p.m. Orientation ends Sunday night; classes begin on Monday, Aug. 21.

By Aug. 18

Academic Advising
Be sure to check Banner Web for important advising information including dates, times and locations of Foundation Seminar and major meetings. Advising sessions are mandatory.

On Aug. 18

First-year schedule changes are available
Between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, first-year students may add open courses with adviser permission at the Registrar's Office 102 Marts Hall.

Please see Course Information to find open courses.

Note: Starting Monday, Aug. 21, all course entry requires both adviser and instructor permission See Drop/Add page for more information

By Aug. 21

Sign the Statement of Community Responsibility
Bucknell is committed to fostering social responsibility and nurturing an atmosphere of civility and integrity in all areas. Upon voluntary entry to Bucknell, students promise to observe the ideals important to our University contained in the Statement of Community Responsibility. All students must read, retype and electronically sign this statement by Aug. 21.

By Aug. 23

Enroll in or Waive Student Health Insurance
Students must enroll in or waive out of the health insurance coverage offered through the University by Aug. 23. This requirement is in addition to the Medical Form required by Student Health.

By Aug. 28

Items Due Earlier This Summer

May 10

Set up your Bucknell password
On May 10, you'll receive instructions on how to set up your Bucknell account using the "Password Reset through Email Verification" process. When you reach the Password Reset page, you MUST select "Reset Password" and then "Password Reset through Email Verification".

If you have questions or problems, please contact the Bucknell University Tech Desk for assistance at techdesk@bucknell.edu or 570.577.7777.

May 10

Set up Bmail & Calendar
You have been assigned a Bucknell email/calendar (Bmail) account. The account uses Google Apps. Follow these instructions to setup your Bmail and Calendar.

Your Bmail account is a critical step before setting up your Summer Academic Counselor appointment. If you have questions or problems, please contact the Bucknell University Tech Desk for assistance at techdesk@bucknell.edu or 570.577.7777.

May 10

June 1

Set up your Authorized Users in B-bill
You can grant access to multiple authorized users to view/print/pay your B-bill. Federal privacy regulations prohibit Bucknell from releasing financial information without student consent.

In June

By June 14

Meet with your Summer Academic Counselor
If you are in the College of Arts & Sciences or the College of Management, you must meet with your SAC to assist you with registration and fall semester course selections. Your SAC will guide you on course selections, and give you an overview of the curriculum and general academic assistance as you transition to college.

College of Engineering students are not required to meet with their SAC.

By June 15

By June 15

Complete the Academic Year 2017-2018 application in myHOME
To help you make the most of your Bucknell experience, we attempt to honor your preferences when we assign your room and roommate or roommates. You can tell us about those preferences, along with your living style and habits, on the Residence Hall Assignment Questionnaire. Please understand that many variables affect roommate and room assignments, making us unable to meet every preference.

By June 15

By June 15

Submit your Medical Record Form
Important: You must download the medical form, complete it and mail it back to Student Health. The form must be completed in its entirety and signed by a medical provider before sending it in. We recommend scheduling a physical as soon as possible. Without a complete medical record on file, students arriving to campus will be unable to receive their room key until all medical requirements are satisfied.
Student athletes: Please check with your coach to see what other physical exam requirements you must meet.

By June 15

By June 15

June 15

By June 23

In July

Sign up for a Bison Gathering
Bison Gatherings are a great way for incoming first-year students and their families to meet and interact with current Bucknell students, parents and alumni.

July 5

Enroll in or Waive Student Health Insurance
Students must enroll in or waive out of the health insurance coverage offered through the University by Aug. 23. This requirement is in addition to the Medical Form required by Student Health.

July 12

Complete AlcoholEdu course and exam
Bucknell University is committed to educating students on how to make healthy and safe choices regarding their use of alcohol. As part of this commitment, you are asked to participate in an online educational program called AlcoholEdu. This program will provide you with valuable information and resources regarding responsible alcohol consumption. Following the course you will need to complete an exam about the information you learned. You must complete Part I of the course with a passing score of 75 percent. See your myBucknell reminders for the link to AlcoholEDU. Use must complete Part I by Aug. 15.

If you have trouble accessing the course please follow these Troubleshooting Tips.

July 15

You can view your room assignment
 

July 15

You can view your student mailbox address and combination in myBucknell

July 24

Complete the Sexual & Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course (SPARC)
At Bucknell, we are committed to providing an environment free of gender-based discrimination. Gender-based discrimination, including sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking, is prohibited at Bucknell. This online Sexual & Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course will include information about Bucknell's Sex Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence and Stalking Policy and Procedures and will provide you with a better understanding of what constitutes sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking at Bucknell. See your myBucknell reminders for the link to SPARC. You must complete SPARC by Aug. 11.

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