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.

Show Your True Colors!

Show Your True Colors

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!

Learn the official Bison cheer.

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

Download the ringtone for iPhone or Android.

The Light of Knowledge.

Bucknell Seal

Our seal shows the sun, an open book and waves - symbolizing the light of knowledge and education surmounting the storms of life.


Follow Bucknell's incredible growth and impact from 1846 through today.

Bucknell Milestones

"We are all teachers here."

A quote from longtime administrator John F. Zeller '41

Our guiding philosophy as we push you to learn and grow.

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Places I've Been

The following links are virtual breadcrumbs marking the 27 most recent pages you have visited in If you want to remember a specific page forever click the pin in the top right corner and we will be sure not to replace it. Close this message.