Bertrand Library at dusk

COVID-19 Information

Everyone in the Bucknell community — students, faculty and staff — shares the responsibility of keeping the Bucknell community safe and healthy. On these pages you'll find detailed information about what to expect and how to do your part to keep the campus community safe. Please bookmark this page and refer back to it regularly. 

If you have questions, suggestions or concerns, contact campusreopening@bucknell.edu.

 

Transmission rates in Union County are low or medium — masks are not required indoors

Current Status

Aug. 1, 2022

  • Fall Move-in: Individuals who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or who have tested positive within the last five days should delay their arrival to campus and contact Student Health and Housing Services. We strongly recommend that all students take a home antigen test just prior to departure for campus and bring a supply of home tests with them to campus. Free home antigen test kits can be ordered from the federal government website. There are no restrictions on the number of family or friends students may bring to move-in. Although masking inside residence halls is optional, we encourage the use of masks during move-in due to crowded conditions. For further details, see Dean Badal's Aug. 1 message to campus.

  • Isolation: In accordance with the American College Health Association's recommendations for the fall 2022 semester, and in keeping with the approach used by many of our peer schools, symptomatic students who test positive for COVID-19 at Student Health or those who self-report a positive test result will isolate in their residence, whether on or off campus. They also have the option to isolate at their permanent residence. The University will offer limited isolation housing for students in extraordinary circumstances. Dining and transportation services will not be provided to any students in isolation. For further details, see Dean Badal's Aug. 1 message to campus.

  • Testing, Contact Tracing and Dashboard Update: Beginning Monday, May 23, and until further notice, Bucknell will no longer provide COVID-19 testing except to symptomatic students, and it will no longer require testing for unvaccinated students or employees. The University will discontinue the COVID-19 dashboard and contact tracing on May 23 as well. Employees who are symptomatic or contact-traced by public health authorities should contact their health care provider or self-test at home. Students who are symptomatic should call Student Health to receive further instructions and to arrange a COVID-19 test. For further details, see President Bravman's May 13 message to campus.

  • A male student in a KN95 mask walks in Holmes Hall

    Information for Students & Families

    Here you'll find important information about doing your part to keep Bucknell safe and strong, including information about: 

    • Face covering requirements
    • COVID-19 vaccinations and common questions about them
    • What to do if you test positive for or are exposed to COVID-19
  • Student wearing a black mask for Covid-19 protection.

    Information for Faculty & Staff

    Here you'll find important information for Bucknell employees about COVID-19 related protocols, including information about: 

    • Face covering requirements and policies
    • Ordering personal protective equipment
    • Employment accommodations
  • Open house tour

    Information for Visitors & Guests

    Here you'll find information for guests visiting campus, including those visiting for:

    • Events and performances
    • Campus tours
    • Athletics events