Cheese platter

Bucknell Dining Services is the exclusive catering provider for events at Bucknell. We offer a wide variety of delicious options for any event.

Please note that University departments, offices, student organizations and anyone hosting an event at a Bucknell facility must use Dining Services for their catering needs.

During the 2020-21 academic year, we are temporarily removing self-served buffets as a catering option. All meals are prepared in accordance with current food handling standards and packaged individually in take-out containers. To place an order with Bucknell Catering, use the blank event form below and e-mail it to

Catering Guidelines

  • Please inform the catering team of any dietary restrictions or allergies.
  • All events will be drop-off only. The drop-off fee is $6.50.
  • Catering team members will deliver meals while wearing a face covering and gloves. Social distancing protocols will be followed.
  • A point person will need to be assigned for delivery drop-off. The driver will not place food in an empty room or office.
  • Pick-up is available at the ELC Loading Dock.
  • Catering orders must be placed within three days of the event.
  • Linen will not be available, including for food tables.

Scheduling Your Catering

  1. Register your event with the Events Management Office. Room reservations need to be made before contacting Dining Services. Room reservations, audio-visual equipment and table set-up needs are handled through the Events Management Office at 570-577-3095.
  2. Place your catering order at least three days before your event. Download and fill out the Event Form and email it as a spreadsheet or pdf to Be sure to include allergy or dietary restrictions and other special needs such as special linens, flowers and room configurations to your form. For formal or larger events, call us to discuss the food and service and allow adequate time for planning and preparation.