Summer Student Resources

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Welcome to the summer at Bucknell! Campus continues to buzz with activity during the summer months, with undergraduate researchers and Summer Session students, academic and athletics camps, and alumni and corporate groups all visiting and staying at Bucknell at various times. As a student on campus during the summer, you'll have access to many of the same resources and opportunities you'll find during the academic year, although some offices may be closed, have limited hours or operate differently during the summer. To help you navigate your summer on campus, Bucknell has compiled the resources and links that follow.

Please note that some services may be unavailable or operate on reduced schedules until Summer Session begins in mid-June.


  • All students who need summer housing should fill out the Summer Housing Application in myHOME.
  • You will only have card access to your assigned residence hall.
  • Your card access may not work in all places that it does during the academic year and some buildings and spaces may be under construction during the summer. If you need access to an academic building or space, please contact your program coordinator, who will contact Card Services.
  • If you need a repair to your residence hall room, email work order requests to

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Dining services


Most Bucknell Dining facilities are closed or have reduced hours during the summer, but the Bison is open most weekday mornings and Bostwick Marketplace is occasionally open during conferences and camps. Microwaves and kitchens are also available in residence halls and there is a microwave for public use in the Bison. Summer dining hours will be posted online in May.

See summer dining hours


If you plan to have a vehicle on campus, you must obtain a parking permit for summer, even if you had a parking pass for the preceding spring semester. Other student parking regulations remain in effect. Please be aware that construction projects will affect some parking lots this summer — updates will be shared via email or the Message Center.

Parking and permit information

The Downtown Shuttle

The Downtown Shuttle operates on a reduced schedule during the summer. To find summer shuttle hours, check the link below or look in the Bucknell App.

Shuttle information

Public Safety

Public Safety continues to operate 24/7 during the summer and all regular services are available to students.

  • In an emergency, call 570-577-1111.
  • Contact 570-577-3333 for all other needs.

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Student Health

Bucknell Student Health is open for student visits on weekday mornings during Summer Session. Health care services are limited to students who are residing, studying or doing research at Bucknell during the summer.

  • When Student Health is closed, students may reach the on-call provider at 570-577-1401.
  • Students in need of urgent or emergency care should visit a local emergency room or urgent care clinic.

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Counseling & Student Development Center

Counseling services continue to be available for students residing, studying or working at Bucknell during summer months.

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Elaine Langone Center Offices

While some operate on a reduced schedule, offices in the Elaine Langone Center are open during summer, including the University Switchboard, the Post Office window and Student Mail Services. The B-Eats food pantry in Room 240 of the Elaine Langone Center continues to be available and stocked during the summer.

Student Mail Services

Bertrand Library & Academic Support Offices

The Writing Center and Teaching & Learning Center are closed during the summer.

The Office of Accessibility Resources remains open, but Testing Center services are not available during the summer.

The library is open throughout the summer with reduced hours. The 24-hour study space remains open around the clock. Library staff continue to be available to support you with research questions or technology assistance. Several student workshop programs are also available during the summer.

Library hours

Office of Accessibility Resources

Athletics and Recreation Facilities

The KLARC is open daily during the summer months with reduced hours. Select athletics facilities and spaces may occasionally be closed due to athletics camps, facility maintenance, events and University holidays.

Hours and reservations

Center for Career Advancement

Career resources and coaching services are available for Bucknell students during summer. Schedule a coaching appointment via Handshake to get started. Career resources are also available 24/7 on the center's Moodle site.

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Summer Social Events

The CAP Center works with campus partners to offer fun things to do on and off campus during the summer. 7th Street Studio & MakerSpace has open hours and Outdoor Education and Leadership has rental center hours.

See upcoming events

Professor Olivia Boerman and Connor Kozick '26 are wearing white lab coats and purple gloves in a lab setting.

A Summer of Discovery

Research at Bucknell doesn't take a summer break. Bucknell students can spend their summer conducting experiments, delving into archives and exploring creative questions to make meaningful discoveries. Bucknell's Office of Undergraduate Fellowships and Research connects students with programs both within the University and with external organizations that advance what they've learned in the classroom and enable them to develop new skill sets that will benefit their future studies and careers.

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