Virtual Welcome Center

Aerial view of campus

Welcome to Bucknell's Virtual Welcome Center. We are glad you're here and thank you for taking a closer look at Bucknell.

We know nothing replaces the magic of walking through our picturesque campus, exploring our engaging learning spaces and meeting face to face with our innovative professors. But until you're ready to visit in person, we've built this Virtual Welcome Center so you can explore Bucknell — anytime, anywhere.

Think of it as our Admissions lobby, right on your screen. On this page, you'll find:

  • The same collection of informative Admissions materials found in our actual lobby, digitized for your convenience 
  • A playlist featuring our favorite Bucknell videos
  • Photo galleries of campus and student events
  • Quotes and brief bios of our student ambassadors — all of whom are standing by to answer your questions
Campus Driving Tour Overview Map

Take Our Driving Tour

Explore Bucknell's campus from the comfort of your vehicle. In our Admissions Driving Tour, listen along as a Bucknell student shows you the places and experiences that make Bucknell unique.

Start here

Learn about in-person and virtual visits

Video Series: Navigating Your College Search

Bucknell Video Playlist

Meet Our Student Ambassadors

Our student ambassadors represent all three colleges, a dozen different states and a range of student groups and organizations. They're ready to welcome you — online or in person.

Meet three ambassadors below, and meet the full team here.

Christian Melgar ’23

Hometown: Rockville, Md.
Major: Education
Why Bucknell: "I can take courses outside my major and be involved in many clubs/organizations. Many opportunities that Bucknell gives students are not available at other institutions until you're a senior or a graduate student." 
Favorite place on campus: The Kenneth Langone Athletics & Recreation Center. "I enjoy taking classes led by Bucknell students: yoga, Bison spin, warrior workout, barre and more."

Natalie Notz ’22

Hometown: Lake Forest, Ill.
Major: Markets, innovation & design
Why Bucknell: "I loved the size and the fact that they had D-I sports and a great academic reputation, so I decided to apply. Before I came to Bucknell's campus, I was getting discouraged because all of the other colleges I visited felt all right, but didn't have that 'ah-ha' feeling. When I stepped foot on Bucknell's campus, I felt right at home."
Favorite thing about Bucknell: The community. "From students to faculty, everyone has such great energy. They are all willing to help each other succeed, and you will always pass at least three smiles and hellos when walking from point A to B on campus."


Ryan Iwata ’22

Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
Major: Environmental engineering
Why Bucknell: "Coming from the West Coast, I was looking for something different, and I couldn't be happier about my decision. Every day on campus means another day building connections and friendships with other students, faculty and staff. I took a big leap when I chose to attend Bucknell without ever visiting the campus, and I'm happy to say I would do it all over again."
Favorite place on campus: 7th Street Café. "It's more than just a great place to pick up an amazing milkshake. It's also a great place to do work or just relax. There's nothing like grabbing a booth, a drink and just lounging for a couple hours after a hard test or a long day."