Bucknell’s residential learning environment is one of its most distinctive features. It is a source of intellectual stimulation, social interaction, friendship and personal support. Bucknell’s commitment to a residential learning environment is evident by requiring and guaranteeing housing for all undergraduate students for all four years. To help you make the most of your Bucknell experience, we attempt to honor your preferences when we assign your room. You can tell us about those preferences, along with your living style and habits, on the Academic Year 2017-2018 application in myHOME. Please understand that many variables affect roommate and room assignments, making us unable to meet every preference.

If you have questions about housing, please call 570.577.1195 or email housing@bucknell.edu.

Floor or Hall Groups

As a first-year student, you will live in one of two types of floor or hall group:

  • Coed by alternating room (men in one room, women in the next, with separate
    bathrooms), or
  • Single gender hall group (men and women on distinct floors/wings with separate
    bathroom facilities).
  • If you have concerns being placed in a housing assignment as described above, please contact the Director, Office of LGBTQ Resources, Bill McCoy, at 570.577.1609 or wkm004@bucknell.edu to discuss possible options. In order to be considered for a specific housing assignment, please contact us by June 9.

Residence Hall and Room Assignment

Your room assignment will be posted in mid-July.

Residence hall assignments are made randomly within each class of students, except for those students participating in a special residential program such as a Residential College.

Most rooms are doubles. Others are triples, quads or singles. You will have an opportunity to preference your type of housing assignment, but we cannot always meet everyone's preference.

First-year students from the same high school or home town cannot be roommates because learning to live with new acquaintances is an essential part of the residential learning experience.

You will not receive a room assignment until both your residence hall questionnaire and your course selection are complete.

For housing accommodation requests:

Heather Fowler, Director
The Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR)
228 Marts Hall 
fax to: 570.577.1826

For OAR questions, contact:
570.577.1188 or hf007@bucknell.edu

The Residential Colleges

Connect with your peers and professors before you even go to your first class.

Each Residential College is tied to a first-semester class, which means you get to live and learn with students who share your interests and connect with your professors outside of class.

Learn more about the Residential Colleges
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