If you're coming to Bucknell from a distance, we want to help make your transition as smooth as possible. Find answers to your questions and links to campus resources in the information below.
Bucknell’s campus combines beautiful historic red brick buildings with modern facilities and green spaces. You’ll have access to professional-grade instrumentation, advanced lab spaces, nearby field and internship sites, and state-of-the-art theatre and music facilities. It’s truly an inspiring setting whether you’re an aspiring writer, scientist, artist, entrepreneur, researcher, educator, humanitarian or engineer.
The town of Lewisburg, set along the Susquehanna River, has historical charm and just what you need including our Bucknell Barnes & Noble campus bookstore, shops, banks, restaurants, a movie theatre and other useful resources.Take a Virtual Tour of Bucknell’s campus, Lewisburg and the surrounding area.
You can take advantage of airport shuttles that go directly from your arrival airport to the center of campus.
Shuttles are also available for the Harrisburg train and bus stations.Read more about shuttle times and reservations.
New Student Orientation and International Student Orientation as well as our pre-orientation programs, like Bucknell Wilderness Experience and Building on Foundations, will help you get used to college life, start your academic experience and make new friends.
Walking is the easiest way to get around campus. We provide accessibility and transportation to those who need it. The town of Lewisburg is within walking distance of campus, and Bucknell shuttles run throughout the day so you can get to the shops, restaurants, banks, movie theatre, campus bookstore and anything else you need in town.
Transportation options include:
The weather here is all about seasons! When you arrive in August, it will likely be warm, summer-like weather (mostly 70's and 80's F or 21 to 26 C), with both sun and rain. Throughout the semester, the weather (and leaves!) change to autumn, which is cool and crisp (mostly 50's and 60's F or 10 to 15 C) and then into winter, with colder temperatures and the possibility of snow (mostly 30's and 40's F or 1 to 4 C).
After winter break, which runs from mid-December to mid-January, there will be a few months of winter weather that includes snow that comes and goes depending on the year (mostly 20's and 30's F or -6 to -1 C) until spring arrives, when everything blooms beautifully and layers are shed (mostly 50’s and 60’s F or 10 to 15 C). Our semester ends in early May.
You will live in one of six first-year residence halls. Most of these have double rooms (there are some singles and triples), so you will have a roommate. The Housing Services office provides detailed descriptions of first-year residence halls.
Within these halls, you will also have the option of choosing a first-year living and learning community called Residential Colleges. These allow you to live and take a class with students who have similar interests.
There is a United States Post Office sub-station on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (student center). Stamps, money orders, express mail, certified mail, registered mail, etc. are available there.
For incoming first year students, larger packages can arrive anytime after Saturday, Aug. 1. Mail is delivered to the student mailroom located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center.
All mail should be addressed as follows:
Student’s full name (first and last)
701 Moore Ave., C - #### (exact number assigned later)
Lewisburg, PA 17837
During the summer before your arrival, you will receive a letter that provides your exact box address. The C and the 4-digit number assure proper sorting and delivery through the U.S. Postal Service. Do not use your residence hall name or room number.
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