The Building on Foundations Program known as BOF is a pre-orientation experience centered on leadership and service at Bucknell and in the greater Lewisburg community. 

Building on FoundationsThe goal of the BOF Program is to help with students' transition to their Bucknell life. Transitioning to college can be challenging, with newfound freedom, a new community, and a new culture.

The BOF Program is constructed in a way that helps students to address these challenges through leadership and service, ultimately creating a first-year student community that is a unique resource to students as they begin their Bucknell journeys.

Your experience in the program will provide you with the resources to become better connected to University life through involvement both on and off campus. Ultimately, this experience can be the foundation you need to make the most of your time at Bucknell!


Applications are due by July 10.

Students will be notified of their acceptance into the program no later than July 15.


Your Application

When you apply for BOF, we'll ask you to complete three short answer questions. Please be thoughtful and creative in your responses and be sure to mention what you hope to gain from this experience!

You will be required to submit payment with your application, either via mailed check or electronic banking.

All payments from students not selected will be promptly returned.


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