New Faculty Orientation

Welcome to Bucknell! We are pleased to offer the following programs and training to help you begin your academic career at the University. 

New Employee Orientation and Library & IT Orientation

In this session, Human Resources staff will introduce you to Bucknell’s benefits and culture. Library & Information Technology (L&IT) staff will also present information about the technical tools available to you at Bucknell and introduce you to your L&IT liaison. 
Three dates are available this summer:
Thursday, Aug. 1, 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 1, 1–4:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 2, 1–4:30 p.m.
All sessions are held in Bertrand Library 025.

New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation is your introduction to the University’s expectations regarding teaching, scholarship and service to the academic community. You will also meet the president, the provost and the deans at this event, which is hosted by the Teaching & Learning Center.

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 8:45 a.m.–3 p.m.
Carnegie Building

President's Reception

Following New Faculty Orientation, you and your partner are invited to a new faculty reception hosted by President John Bravman and Professor Wendelin Wright.

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 4–6 p.m.
President’s House, corner of Loomis Street and University Avenue

New Faculty Workshops

The Teaching & Learning Center and the Writing Center offer new faculty workshops in August and beyond.

Workshop on the Teaching of Writing

This voluntary, intensive seven-morning faculty workshop is a centerpiece of Bucknell’s Writing Across the Curriculum Program.

Aug. 5–13, weekdays from 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. 
115 Academic West

Course Design & Pedagogy Workshop

This voluntary three-day workshop provides an introduction to Bucknell’s variety of approaches to teaching.

Wednesday, Aug. 7–Friday, Aug. 9, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Carnegie Building, Reading Room

Introduction to Moodle

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 3:30–4:30 p.m. 
Bertrand Library 025 

Open Moodle lab sessions

Wednesday, Aug. 14, and Friday, Aug. 16, 1:30–2:30 p.m. 
Bertrand Library 124C (Forest)

New Faculty Pedagogy Series

This weekly discussion group is designed to assist and support new faculty. Presentations are short and offered twice each week on Wednesday and Thursday so that faculty members may choose the session that best fits their schedule. Lunch is provided. Although not required, attendance is encouraged. 
Wednesdays starting Aug. 28 and Thursdays starting Aug. 29
Weekly, noon–1 p.m. 
Carnegie Building 201

Meet Your Peers

Receptions to welcome new faculty members are held in late August and early September.

Library Open House

Drop in and learn about library service and resources for teaching and scholarship.

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. 
Bertrand Library 025

Convocation and Candlelighting Ceremonies

Sunday, Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Weis Center, Malesardi Quad

New Faculty Reception

Sunday, Aug. 25, 9–10:30 p.m., following Student Convocation
Elaine Langone Center, Terrace Room

First Faculty Meeting

New faculty members are introduced at the first faculty meeting of the year. Meetings continue regularly throughout the academic year.

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 12–1 p.m. 
Elaine Langone Center 272 (Forum)

Provost and Deans’ Reception

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Elaine Langone Center 213 (Walls Lounge)


Notary Form form for I-9 processing

Before you can begin your employment at Bucknell you will need to sign and return this form to Human Resources.


Human Resources


Cooley Hall, First Floor