Arts Merit Weekend

Feb. 17–18, 2023

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. All interested Arts Merit applicants must attend. If you cannot, please contact immediately so that alternate arrangements can be made.

    Schedule of Events

    Friday, Feb. 17

    6 p.m. Arrival and check-in at Holmes Hall
    6:15–7:30 p.m.Welcome reception and departmental gatherings
    7:30 p.m.Opening remarks at Holmes Hall
    8 p.m.Dessert and conversation

    Saturday, Feb. 18

    8–8:30 a.m.Breakfast at MacDonald Commons

    8:45–9 a.m.

    Go to auditions and interviews
    9–11:30 a.m.Auditions

    9–10 a.m.

    Bucknell Q&A session
    10:10–11:15 a.m.Campus tour departs
    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Lunch at MacDonald Commons

    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 of Music
    Specialization: Hornist in Commonwealth Brass Quintet, founder and conductor of the Penn Central Wind Band, and principal horn of Williamsport Symphony Orchestra of the Susquehanna Valley Chorale
    Kelly Knox
    Associate Professor of Dance
    Director of Dance
    Chris Camuto
    Associate Professor of English
    Specialization: Non-fiction with a focus on nature, science, travel, history and culture
    GC Waldrep
    Professor of English
    Specialization: Creative writing, poetry, lyric essay, modernism and postmodernism, surrealism, ekphrastic poetics and religion
    Virginia Zimmerman
    Professor of English
    English Department Chair, Director of Literary Studies
    Specialization: Children's and young adult literature, Victorian literature, material culture and time
    Rebecca Meyers
    Academic Film Programmer and Lecturer
    Specialization: Digital video and 16mm filmmaking, avant-garde cinema and film exhibition
    Mark Hutchinson
    Technical Coordinator
    Director of Theatre

    Jill Medina
    Senior Associate Dean of Admissions

    Lee Dawson
    Admissions Counselor

    Department Descriptions

    Contact Details

    Office of Admissions


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