As a Bucknellian, you'll be part of a community that celebrates a rich legacy of symbols and traditions.

  • Convocation and candlelight in the Academic Quad.
  • Proceeding through the Christy Mathewson Gates on your first and last day as a student.
  • Bucky the Bison.
  • The Orange and the Blue.
  • Homecoming and Reunion keeping you connected to your University throughout your life.

From its founding in the "wilds of Pennsylvania" in 1846 to the rigorous and contemporary education we offer today, Bucknell through its history connects the first seven graduates in 1851 to our more than 50,000 living alumni.