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, traditionally underrepresented high school seniors (includingAlaska Native, Asian American, biracial/multiracial, Latinx, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, first-generation, religiously diverse and/or LGBTQIA+) to the endless possibilities that await at Bucknell.

There are two ways to participate:

  • No matter where you live, you can take part in Journey to Bucknell from the comfort of your home through a virtual program.
  • Or, if you live in one of a few select locations, you can take advantage of free transportation for you and one parent/guardian to campus.
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The Journey to Bucknell application is now live

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When is Journey to Bucknell?

The program dates for 2022 are as follows:

Virtual Program:

  • Oct. 2–3, 2022  (Students who participate in the virtual program and are later admitted to Bucknell will also be provided with transportation and accommodation to campus for a special admitted student event in the spring.)

Regional Programs:

  • Oct. 15, 2022 for Berks, Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties, Pa.
  • Nov. 11–12, 2022 for Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a high school senior from a traditionally underrepresented group, including but not limited to African American, Alaksa Native, Asian American, biracial/multiracial, Latinx, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, first-generation, religiously diverse and/or LGBTQIA+.
  • Be enrolled in an academically rigorous program of study with a minimum unweighted grade point average of 3.5.

Dates & Deadlines

This year Bucknell's Journey to Bucknell program will consist of both virtual and in-person options for students from designated regions.


Program DatesEventLocationApplication Deadline
Oct. 2–3Virtual Journey to Bucknell programVirtualSept. 19
Oct. 15Open House and regional bus-in program
  • Berks, Pa.
  • Luzerne, Pa.
  • Lackawanna Counties, Pa.
Sept. 26
Nov. 11–12Open House and regional overnight program
  • Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Baltimore, Md.
  • Washington, D.C.
Oct. 17

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How much does it cost?

Journey to Bucknell is free for students who are chosen to attend. Students attending the in-person regional programs may bring a parent or guardian as their guest.

What do Journey to Bucknell participants do?

Prospective students can experience life as a Bucknell student by:

  • Engaging with current students 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 college experience unforgettable

Have more questions?

Please contact:
Office of Admissions

Contact Details

Office of Admissions


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