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Important Information About 2020-21 Reopening

Bucknell is offering on-campus residential education for the 2020-21 academic year. To keep the community safe, the University has implemented important health and safety protocols and guidelines. Students must do their part in protecting one another and all in the community. The link below will take you to information about the following, and more:

  • COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and quarantine plans
  • Physical distancing, face covering, enhanced cleaning and other preventive measures
  • Residence life guidelines
  • Adaptations for dining, fitness and recreation facilities, and activities and events
  • The remote learning option

Read all reopening information for students and families

Changes to the Spring 2021 Semester Schedule

Bucknell will offer in-person classes for the spring 2021 semester with the following changes to the previously announced schedule:

  • Spring semester classes for all students will begin on Monday, Feb. 1
  • There will be no Spring Break
  • Spring classes will end on Friday, May 7
  • Finals will take place May 10–17

This new schedule is intended to help the Bucknell community minimize potential exposure to COVID-19.

Fall 2020 Semester Schedule, At a Glance

  • Fall semester classes for all students began on Monday, Aug. 17
  • Fall classes will end on Nov. 20, the Friday before Thanksgiving break
  • There will be no Fall Break
  • Finals will take place remotely beginning Nov. 30

See the complete academic calendar

2020-21 reopening plan

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