Holmes Hall

Exterior of the building Holmes Hall on a blue sky day

Management at Bucknell is undergoing historic changes. Our 2017 elevation from a school to a college was quickly followed by an investment of more than $25 million by Kenneth '72 and Janice Freeman, who believe strongly in Bucknell's potential to achieve an even stronger position as a leader in business education. Today, the Kenneth W. Freeman College of Management is uniquely positioned to enhance our already groundbreaking experiential learning opportunities, deepen our connection to the liberal arts and prepare students who are even better poised to achieve and lead across the full range of human endeavors.

Holmes Hall, home of the Freeman College and the Department of Art & Art History, enables Bucknell to offer innovative and transformative educational experiences to students in both disciplines.

View of Holmes Hall atrium

The colorful, light-filled atrium of Holmes Hall is a forum where left- and right-brain thinkers will connect and collaborate. Photo by Emily Paine, Communications

Supporting a Strong Foundation for Management

Holmes Hall provides at least 1,000 students and more than 50 faculty and staff with flexible, technology-ready spaces for collaborations within classes, across campus and around the world.

In May 2021, the building was named in recognition of significant commitments by Steve Holmes '79, an accounting major and Bucknell trustee, and his wife, Bonnie Bencsko Holmes '79. Other naming and sponsorship opportunities in the building remain available.

The building features spaces crucial to the enhancement of management programs, including:

  • A lab for Management 101, the college's signature course, which draws approximately one quarter of all Bucknell students across majors.
  • Adesign studio for markets, innovation & design students, where they can share ideas and bring their creative visions to fruition.
  • An enhanced lab for the Student Managed Investment Fund, including more space for the college's 12 Bloomberg terminals — the industry standard for financial services professionals and a crucial tool for Student Managed Investment Fund students as they manage nearly $2 million of the University's endowment.
  • Adata analytics lab, which is vital to preparing students for a world that increasingly makes decisions and tells its stories with "big data."
  • A 216-seat auditorium, which enables us to further integrate experiential learning into our curricula by expanding programs that bring Bucknell's accomplished alumni back to campus to share their paths to leadership and bridge the gap between students and real-world organizations.

The Kate Miller Art Studio is illuminated by skylights, windows and ample track lighting.

Modern, Innovative Arts Spaces

The new facility also houses the Department of Art & Art History, enabling us to expand on the innovative collaborations that exist between the two programs and across all three of Bucknell's colleges, in keeping with the University's strong liberal arts tradition. The building provides the department with modern teaching and studio spaces, enhanced by large windows bestowing ample natural light, including:

  • Photography labs
  • Drawing and multi-use art studios
  • Digital art labs
  • Faculty offices

Spaces throughout the building are dedicated to displaying student and faculty artwork.

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