Journey to Bucknell

Malesardi Quad in summer

Our Journey to Bucknell program seeks out the brightest leaders, learners and innovators and invites them to learn more about Bucknell's welcoming, world-class campus.

Journey to Bucknell is designed to introduce high-achieving high school seniors who present a diverse perspective to the endless possibilities that await at Bucknell.

When is Journey to Bucknell?

This year, we will offer two Journey to Bucknell programs in the month of October. Students will have the option to choose which session best fits their schedules. Each program will overlap with a Bucknell Open House and consist of the same opportunities. The first session will take place from Thursday, Oct. 3 to Saturday, Oct. 5, 2024. The second session will take place from Thursday, Oct. 24 to Saturday, Oct. 26, 2024. The application for this year's Journey to Bucknell Program will open in mid-July. Check back here this summer for information about our Fall 2024 program.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a high school senior who presents a diverse perspective.
  • Be enrolled in an academically rigorous program of study with a minimum unweighted grade-point average of 3.5.

How much does it cost?

Journey to Bucknell is free for students who are selected to participate, plus one parent or guardian as their guest. Overnight accommodations at a nearby hotel are provided for each student and their parent/guardian. Transportation (flight, trains, or bus) will be arranged and free for students, and their parent/guardian, outside of a 3-hour driving radius. Bucknell does not cover transportation cost for drivers.

Have more questions? Please contact:

Office of Admissions

Contact Details

Office of Admissions


Monday – Friday: 08:30 a.m. - 04:30 p.m.
Saturday: Varies
Sunday: Closed