Ongoing Activities & Support
The connections you make with your professors and ESA peers will stick with you throughout your time at Bucknell. You'll meet regularly with ESA students from all classes at exclusive programs and activities, and at the start of your second semester you'll reconnect with your ESA cohort through the Backstage Act II Re-Orientation program. You'll also connect with our accomplished alumni who are eager to help you succeed, including through individual coaching and mentoring with our advisory committee. And you'll give back through service-learning projects. Through it all, you'll build a sense of belonging and balance that will help you succeed at Bucknell and beyond.
Backstage Bucknell Act II
This 1.5-day Re-Orientation program will reconnect you with your ESA Pre-O group to share accomplishments, challenges, skills and experiences before you start off your second semester. You'll participate in morale-building activities and learn more about the resources available to you as a Bucknell engineering student. It takes place the January after your first semester.
Spring Service Trip
You'll give back at this annual outreach activity where ESA students visit K-12 after-school programs to share their knowledge and experience through hands-on demos and engineering exploration projects. Previous ESA groups have visited after-school programs in Lewisburg, New York City, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
Building a community is about more than supporting one another and helping out — it's about having fun, too. Throughout your time at Bucknell you'll be invited to ESA events, including a fall Homecoming luncheon, Halloween haunted house, Cake Wars and game nights. These events will keep you connected with your ESA class and the larger ESA and engineering communities at Bucknell.