Arts, Discovery, Environmental, Food, Global, Humanities, Languages & Cultures, Social Justice, Society & Technology

The Residential Colleges are themed living-learning communities for first-year students. If you join, you'll take a first-semester class with other members of that college, and you'll live on a hall with students interested in the same theme as you.

Through the Residential Colleges, you'll forge connections with your classmates, older students and faculty members from the moment you arrive on campus. Together, you'll go on trips, serve your community and broaden your perspectives. And you'll be prepared to lead and succeed throughout your time at Bucknell — and beyond.

It doesn't matter what you plan to major in. You can sign up to join whichever Residential College course or theme interests you.

How to Sign Up

To sign up for a Residential College, select the Foundation Seminar associated with your choice of Residential College on your Course Registration Form — courses are coded RESC. If you have a strong preference for a particular Residential College, please explain the reason in the in the space provided on the Foundation Seminar page of the course registration form.

If you have any questions, visit or call the Residential Colleges Program Coordinator at 570.577.3320.