Get connected

Connect with your peers and professors before you even go to your first class. Sign up to be part of a Residential College. Each themed community 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. Choose from Arts, Discovery, Environmental, Global, Humanities, Languages & Cultures, Social Justice and Society & Technology.

We're here to make sure it's a great one

From your first day on campus, you'll get to know your hall mates, your classmates and your professors through Orientation activities that help you feel at home. You might even want to come to campus early to learn about leadership or explore the outdoors.

And once you've settled in...

It's our job to push you. Hard. But while we're challenging your intellect, we'll also support you academically so you can learn a lot, and learn well.

As part of our community, you'll have access to resources to help you thrive socially and emotionally, too. Whether you want to improve your writing or math skills, conquer that final exam, deal with anxiety, eat better or lead better, we have your back.

Your First Year


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Show Your True Colors: Orange and Blue

Show Your True Colors: Orange and Blue

History & Traditions

Bison Roam Our Campus

Our mascot, the Bison, is a tribute to Bucknell's location in the Buffalo Valley of Central Pa. Bucky the Bison shows up to cheer on our Division I athletic teams.

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Fight! Fight!

'Ray Bucknell
'Ray Bucknell, 'Ray Bucknell,
'Ray for the Orange and the Blue,
'Ray, 'Ray, 'Ray, 'Ray, 
'Ray for the Orange and the Blue

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Can't Wait to Get Here?


Attend a pre-orientation program. They are designed to help acclimate students and introduce them to fellow classmates, upperclass students and University administrators before orientation even begins.

Pre-Orientation Programs
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