Activities & Campus Events
ACE is Bucknell's premiere student run programming organization. Comprised of seven individual committees and an executive board, the purpose of ACE is to select, arrange, and implement campus activities and events.
The Bucknell Wilderness Experience known as BuckWild is a dynamic outdoor pre-orientation program held in Central Pennsylvania surrounding Lewisburg and Bucknell during the week leading up to New Student Orientation. Participating in BuckWild is a great way to meet your new classmates and learn more about yourself.
Building on Foundations (BOF)
If you want to be on the inside track of Bucknell University, then Building on Foundations (BOF) is for you. WThis pre-orientation program is designed to introduce participants to opportunities for leadership and community service at Bucknell. Open to 56 highly motivated first-year students, BOF is facilitated by BOF Counselors who are veterans of the program. The four-day action-packed sessions offer teambuilding activities and community service projects around the Lewisburg community and on campus.
Common Ground is a student-led diversity immersion retreat program dedicated to exploring human relations in personal and powerful ways. Common Ground equips leaders with the tools to actively and thoughtfully promote respect and understanding of others in their communities.
The Bucknell Concert Committee is a selective student committee with the primary goal to bring well known, high profile bands and artists to campus each semester.
The Craft Center promotes creative opportunities for Bucknell students, faculty, and staff by providing a range of art and craft related programming throughout the academic year.
Outdoor Education & Leadership
The Bucknell students lead exciting and invigorating academic lives. Bucknell University is centrally located in the heart of Pennsylvania, home to 117 state parks, 2.1 million acres of state forest land, more than 1,500 miles of hiking trails, including a long leg of the Appalachian Trail, more than 1,000 miles of biking trails, rivers, quarries, caves and campsites. Bucknell also operates one of the finest college and university challenges courses in the country.
There are two Ride Board options: the physical one in the LC (near the post office), or online, in the Message Center, in myBucknell.
The Bucknell Student Lectureship Committee is comprised of fifteen students. Each year, these students plan and promote anywhere from one to two lectures for students, faculty, staff, and the community.
Bucknell's very own on-campus nightclub, offering both national touring and student bands, plus other exciting venues, including Pub Nights, Pool Tournaments, and Texas Hold 'em, Uptown.
History of Uptown: The idea for a different social space on campus was thought of in 1995. Through brainstorming, research, and time, what was first referred to as the Swartz Social Space, Uptown was born. The student board of Managers was a group of Bucknell students selected to aid in the creation of Uptown. Uptown is a culmination of various ideas and the needs of both the student body and administration. Uptown was christened by the first band night with Jimmie's Chicken Shack on January 22, 2000. Since then, Uptown has grown and changed over the last few years to adapt to some of the ideas proposed by the student body. Uptown will be forever changing and adapting which will make it a place to come to because of the diversity it allows for.
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