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 
  • Links to other eye-opening ways to explore Bucknell, including the Bucknell Virtual Experience and our interactive campus map
  • 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

Learn about in-person and virtual visits

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Virtually Limitless

You control the action inside the Bucknell Virtual Experience — the newest way to explore Bucknell using your computer, smartphone or an Oculus virtual reality headset.

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Explore Bucknell’s campus through our new virtual tour

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Admissions Advice, in a Podcast


Listen to College Admissions Insider, the podcast that delivers helpful strategies for each stage of your college search. Guests include experts in Bucknell's Office of Admissions, but the advice is designed for students interested in any school. New episodes drop every two weeks. Available everywhere you listen to podcasts.

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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 answer your questions about Bucknell.

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

To contact a student with your questions about Bucknell, email

Aisling Sullivan ’23

Aisling SullivanHometown: Riverside, Conn.
Major: Early childhood education
Why Bucknell: "From my first moments on campus, the community and spirit at Bucknell immediately stuck out to me. I found students were so happy to speak to anyone, learn about your interests, share their experiences — and they were always smiling."
Favorite place on campus: The Malesardi Quad. "The Quad is an energetic, collaborative and communal place on campus that makes me love Bucknell more and more every day."
Clubs and organizations: Bucknell Dance Company, Bucknell Dance Showcase, Dance Merit Scholar, Women in Economics Club

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."

Meet more student ambassadors