First-year Common Reading

Each year, Bucknell selects a common reading for the incoming class. New students discuss the book with each other, faculty members and staff at New Student Orientation.

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Pre-orientation Programs


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

The Residential Colleges

Connect with your peers and professors before you even go to your first class.

Each Residential College 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.

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Get Involved on Campus

Over 150 clubs and organizations give students a chance to become involved and make friends with others who share their same interests. From music and theatre groups to service clubs to academic societies, there are so many leadership opportunities. And, if you don't find what you're looking for, you can form your own group!

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