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 links will not reflect summer hours until May, and 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. For more information about summer housing, please review the summer housing page.

Access to residence halls is also more restricted during the summer than during the academic year:

  • 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. 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 this summer.

See summer dining hours


Students staying on campus over the summer need to register their vehicles and obtain a summer parking permit, even if they had a permit for the preceding semester. Please reach out to us directly at with any questions.

Parking Permits, Regulations & Fines

Student Transportation

Bucknell is committed to providing safe and reliable transportation to students. Our shuttle services operate on campus and around Lewisburg during the summer.

Learn more about Student Transportation

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 library is open, and librarians, archivists, technologists and staff work throughout the summer to assist with any research or technology need. You can get library research help, techology help and borrow equipment in person, by appointment or online. Bertrand Library is open with reduced summer hours, however, the 24-hour study space remains open around the clock, even on holidays. Several student workshop programs are also available during the summer. The library also lends games and movies and has a popular reading collection to support your leisure hours.

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.

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. Bison Rec offers group fitness classes and a summer softball league for students, faculty and staff that runs throughout the Summer Session. If you would like to register for group fitness classes, please visit or download the Bison Rec app. If you would like to participate in Summer Softball, please download the Fusion Play app from Google Play or the App Store.

Hours and reservations

Center for Career Advancement

Career planning assistance continues to be available for Bucknell students during the summer.

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Summer Social Events

The CAP Center hosts fun things to do on and off campus each week during the summer. The 7th Street Studio & MakerSpace and Outdoor Education & Leadership Rental Center will both be open during the summer with limited hours. Check the CAP Center's Instagram account for more information about upcoming events.

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 & 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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