Legacy Program

A Bucknell legacy is a descendant of a Bucknell alumna/alumnus. This relationship includes parents and stepparents, grandparents and step-grandparents, and great-grandparents. If you are an 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 coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time, we are moving forward with plans for our legacy events. If they are cancelled, we will promptly notify registrants and issue refunds.

Bucknell 360°

Building your Search and the College Admissions Process
Bucknell University Dean of Admissions Kevin Mathes '07 will discuss how to begin the college search and how to navigate the process from high school through admission.
Wednesday, April 14, noon, EST

Register now

Chips Off the Ol’ Block Receptions

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

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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. 

Register for Begin the Journey

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. 

Register for Bucknell Today

Explore Reunion Weekend activities

College Admissions Workshop, Summer

Explore the college admissions process during this 2-day workshop for Bucknell alumni, faculty and staff families. Our admissions experts will prepare your family for the college search and application process.

Student attendees will stay overnight in a campus residence hall, eat meals in the dining hall, get advice from current college students and experience Bucknell's campus. Parent attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in various workshop sessions.

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

Admissions staff will be on hand to review transcripts and provide course selection guidance (for rising juniors), and individual essay guidance and/or feedback (for rising seniors). There is a registration fee for the workshop.

Register for and learn more about the College Admissions Workshop

Fall Friday

Get an insider's view of today's Bucknell during this informative reception and Q&A panel with Bucknell experts — our current students.

Registration available in summer 2020

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The Center for Alumni & Family Engagement


Alumni House
90 University Ave.


8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.