Arts Merit Weekend

Feb. 16–17, 2024

Bucknell University's Arts Merit Weekend is an opportunity for talented artists to meet professors in their discipline, get their admissions questions answered and complete any required auditions for their specific artistic department.

The invitation-only event is required for students selected as finalists for Bucknell's Arts Merit Scholarship.

Attending Arts Merit weekend is the final required piece of applying for the Arts Merit scholarship.

Arts Merit Scholarship applicants who apply Early Decision I or II must contact the academic department to arrange their interview or audition prior to the respective application deadline. All interested Arts Merit applicants must attend. If you cannot, please contact immediately so that alternate arrangements can be made.

    Schedule of Events

    Sample Schedule
    Day 1

    5 p.m.Early Bird Arrival and twilight tour of campus (optional)
    6 p.m.Check-in
    6:15 p.m.Welcoming Remarks
    6:30 p.m.Departmental Gatherings

    Day 2

    8 a.m.Breakfast

    9 a.m.

    Auditions and Interviews
    11:30 a.m.Lunch

    Before you leave Lewisburg, we invite you to explore the shops and restaurants on Market Street — the heart of Lewisburg's downtown. That's also where you'll find our campus Barnes & Noble bookstore.

    Explore Downtown Lewisburg

    COVID Guidelines and Policies

    We care about the health and safety of our visitors and staff and would like to remind you of the following visit guidelines.

    • Face Coverings: Please bring a face covering for your visit. As of Jan. 1, 2023, an all-campus mask mandate will only be imposed when a mask mandate is issued by either the state or the federal government. However, masks may still be required in some classrooms and labs by faculty request, and by others when meeting in private spaces.
    • Special Accommodations: If you are interested in or require a virtual audition, please contact your specific department for details.

    Arts Merit Liaison Contacts

    Tulu Bayar
    Professor of Art
    Art & Art History Department Chair
    William Kenny
    Professor and Chair, Department of Music
    Kelly Knox
    Associate Professor of Dance
    Director of Dance
    GC Waldrep
    Professor of English
    Specialization: Creative writing, poetry, lyric essay, modernism and postmodernism, surrealism, ekphrastic poetics and religion
    Jeremy Chow
    Assistant Professor of English
    Specialization: eighteenth-century literature & culture; queer, trans, & sexuality studies; environmental humanities; race and literature
    Rebecca Meyers
    Academic Film Programmer and Lecturer
    Specialization: Digital video and 16mm filmmaking, avant-garde cinema and film exhibition
    Mark Hutchinson
    Technical Coordinator
    Jill Medina
    Senior Associate Dean of Admissions

    Department Descriptions

    Contact Details

    Office of Admissions


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