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Important Information About Fall 2020 Reopening

Bucknell is planning to resume residential education in Fall 2020. We're excited to welcome you to campus! 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 preventative measures
  • Plans for Pre-Orientation and Orientation programming
  • Move-in and residence life guidelines
  • Adaptations for dining, fitness and recreation facilities, and activities and events
  • The remote learning option

Read all fall reopening information for students and families

Changes to the Fall Semester Schedule

Bucknell will resume in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester with the following schedule changes:

  • Fall semester classes for all students will begin a week early, 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

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

Bucknell is taking steps to protect our community in response to the coronavirus.

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