Legacy Program

A Bucknell legacy is a descendant of a Bucknell alumna/alumnus.

This includes parents and stepparents, grandparents and step-grandparents, and great-grandparents.

If you're a Bucknellian with children, let us know. Descendants of Bucknell alumni have access to special programs and events like those listed below.


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Legacy Program Events

Bucknell is closely monitoring and responding to the public health situation related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). If any of our events are canceled or altered, we will promptly notify registrants and issue refunds.

Chips Off the Ol’ Block Reception

Next reception: Spring 2021

The annual Chips Off the Ol' Block reception celebrates your student and the continuation of your Bucknell legacy.


Reunion Weekend Activities

Begin the Journey: 8th and 9th-grade students

Gain valuable knowledge at this event, which introduces college life to young students through speakers, activities and insights from current Bucknell students.

Registration and additional information available in spring 2021

Bucknell Today: High school students

How selective is Bucknell in the admissions landscape? Is it different for legacy students? Find out during this preview of Bucknell's programs, opportunities and admissions process.

Registration and additional information available in spring 2021

Summer College Admissions Workshop 

Explore the college admissions process during this two-day workshop for Bucknell alumni, faculty and staff families. Our admissions experts will prepare your family for the college search and application process.

Small- and large-group presentations will focus on topics such as:

  • Searching for and researching appropriate colleges
  • Writing a winning college essay
  • Making the most of your college visit
  • Financing a college education

There is a registration fee for the workshop.

Registration and additional information available in spring 2021


Insider’s View: Admissions Event for Alumni Families

Homecoming Weekend

For high school students and their families. Join us for this informative discussion with Bucknell Admissions staff and a Q&A panel with our current students.

Registration and additional information available in summer 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

The Center for Alumni & Family Engagement


Alumni House
90 University Avenue


8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.