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I’ve Been Admitted

Congratulations, Class of 2026! If you've been admitted to Bucknell, it means you're highly qualified, both academically and personally, to become part of a 175-year tradition of transformative undergraduate education on one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.

On this page, we've collected information to prepare admitted students for their journey to Bucknell.

Check Your Application Portal and Confirm Your Enrollment

Please log in to your application portal to check your application status and view next steps, if any.

Your application portal is where you'll commit to Bucknell, pay your enrollment deposit and/or request a deposit waiver.

Learn About New Student Orientation

Our on-campus Orientation programs, held in August, focus on academic and social expectations, learning University traditions and providing opportunities for students to meet their new classmates.

Orientation begins Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022

Learn about Orientation

Contact a Student Ambassador

Our student ambassadors represent all three colleges, multiple geographic regions and a range of student groups and organizations. They're ready to answer your questions.

Meet them and get in touch

Dates to Know

January to June

After accepting their place in the class and submitting their enrollment deposit, students receive access to myBucknell, an online portal where course registration, housing questionnaire, meal plan selection and other important information will be available, including registration for Pre-Orientation programs:

  • Arts First
  • Backstage Bucknell
  • BuckWild
  • Design Thinking Leadership
  • Exploring Appalachia
  • First Stop: Independence!
  • G3C: Global Connections, Cultures & Community
  • RAMP Up!
  • Taste, Tech & Teamwork

The first-year newsletter is emailed to students and families each month.

March 5Enrolled Student Day
March 26Admitted Student Day
April 23Admitted Student Day

Bison Gatherings held (regional receptions for you and your family to meet current Bucknell students, staff, parents and alumni)

Residence hall room assignments available online and bills for the first semester available in B-bill (mid-July)

Aug. 12

Move-in for Pre-Orientation participants and start of Pre-Orientation programs

Move-in and start of G3C: Global Connections, Cultures & Community (mandatory for all students on U.S. student

Aug. 17New Student Orientation begins
Aug. 22Classes begin
Sept. 16–18Family Appreciation Weekend
Sept. 30–Oct. 2Homecoming
Oct. 10–11Fall Break
Nov. 18–28Thanksgiving recess (begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18; classes resume at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28)
Dec. 15Last day of final exams



See all of Bucknell's academic calendars

Have Questions About Financial Aid?

If you are a financial aid recipient and have questions, please feel free to contact our Office of Financial Aid. We welcome your questions and are here to help.

  • In person: 621 St. George Street in Lewisburg
  • By email:
  • On the phone: 570-577-1331


Need to Defer Your Entrance to Bucknell?

A student may elect to defer enrollment for one or two years after being admitted. Requests must be submitted via this form any time between receipt of an offer of admission and June 1. A nonrefundable deposit will be required to hold this space.



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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Details

Office of Admissions


One Dent Drive


Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Varies
Sunday: Closed