Making Bucknell your home away from home.
Bucknell is your home away from home, and Housing Services helps make that happen. We make sure your life on campus is comfortable, happy and healthy.
Do you like to live in a quiet space? No problem. Want to live with people who share the same interests as you? Check out the Residential Colleges and Affinity Houses. There's a range of options on campus so that you can find the one that's best for you.
Bucknell offers student housing in a variety of settings: traditional residence halls, apartment-style facilities, small house communities (which include both special interest houses and theme houses), substance-free or quiet housing, as well as off-campus housing. Bucknell guarantees housing for all four years. Housing is managed by the Office of Housing Services.
All first-year students live on floors with other first-year students.
Bucknell continually renovates its residence halls to make them a welcoming place for students during their years at Bucknell. From traditional residence hall rooms to apartment-style living, the University offers a variety of housing options to students.
While registering for courses, first-year students can elect a Foundation Seminar that's part of our Residential Colleges living-learning communities. Students will take a class, live on the same hall together and join in discussions built around each college’s specific interest — arts, discovery, environmental, global, humanities, languages & cultures, society & technology and social justice.
Students who want to live with others who share their interests can apply to live in an Affinity House or Hall. The only affinity housing option available to first-year students is Substance-Free Housing, but students in higher class years can propose new themes (or renew themes) every year.
Some students appreciate an environment with fewer distractions and a 24-hour quiet atmosphere.
All undergraduate students are required to live on campus in a University-owned facility or University-related fraternity house unless they receive formal approval to reside off campus or commute from home (with a parent or guardian in residence). Non-traditional-age students may live in a home or privately-owned rental unit.
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