Journey to Bucknell

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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.

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The Journey to Bucknell application is now live

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When is Journey to Bucknell?

This year's program is regionally based and will take place Nov. 2-4, 2023, for students who live in the regions indicated below.

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.
  • Live in or near the following areas:
    • Baltimore
    • New York City
    • Philadelphia
    • Washington, D.C.

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 the student and their parent or guardian.

What do Journey to Bucknell participants do?

Prospective students can experience life as a Bucknell student by:

  • Engaging with current students from diverse backgrounds in small group activities and discussions
  • Meeting and interacting with Bucknell faculty
  • Learning directly from Bucknell Admissions team members on how to prepare your Bucknell application
  • Exploring the abundant resources that make a Bucknell experience unforgettable

Dates and Deadlines

  • Oct. 4, 2023: Deadline for Journey to Bucknell priority applications. Applications received after this deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis. Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis.
  • Oct. 10, 2023: Applicants will be notified of decisions.
  • Nov. 2-4, 2023: Journey to Bucknell program occurs.

Have more questions?

Please contact:
Office of Admissions

Contact Details

Office of Admissions


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