Option for Remote Learning

Bucknell offers a fully remote learning option for students who may encounter travel restrictions or who have health or personal reasons that will prevent them from coming to campus for the 2020-21 academic year. 

Courses during the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters will be delivered in one of three ways:

  • Classroom instruction only
  • Remote instruction only
  • Both classroom & remote instruction (meaning you may choose either option) 

How to Check the Delivery Method for a Specific Course

To see how an individual course is delivered, do the following:

  1. Visit the course information page.
  2. Select the appropriate semester from the dropdown.
  3. Search for a course number by title or subject.
  4. Look under the "Location" column for "Classroom Instruction," "Remote Instruction" or "Classroom & Remote Instruction."
  5. To filter the view and only see courses with a specific delivery method, use the "Delivery Method" filter.

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How to Choose the Remote Learning Option

If you choose to remain away from campus and take classes remotely this semester, please notify the University by submitting the spring remote intention form as soon as possible. If you do not complete this form, we expect that you will engage in a residential learning experience this spring.

All students who are considering remote learning at any point this semester should be aware of the room and board refund policy. Questions about this policy should be directed to bursar@bucknell.edu

Once you inform us of your intentions, we will review your schedule and work with you to make any necessary adjustments to accommodate your remote instruction.

Students who choose the remote learning option may not reside on or visit campus during the spring semester.

How to Get Your Questions Answered

For questions about academics, contact the associate dean from your college, listed below.

For majors in the College of Arts & Sciences, contact: 

First- and second-year students:
Lynn Breyfogle, Associate Dean 

Juniors and seniors:
Rich Robbins, Associate Dean 

For majors in the College of Engineering, contact either:

Terri Norton, Associate Dean 


Liz Clark, Administrative Assistant

For majors in the Freeman College of Management, contact either:

Ivy Kepner, Associate Dean 


Leslie Velz, Academic Support Specialist

Resources for Students Learning Remotely

If you choose the remote option, you'll continue to have access to:

  • Your adviser, TAs, lab instructors, academic associate deans and library resources.
  • Instructional support, including the Teaching & Learning Center, Writing Center and other academic support services.
  • Technical support from Library & Information Technology.
  • Counseling & Student Development Center consultation via Telehealth.
  • Bucknell Student Health, including the University nutritionist.
  • Title IX resources. 
  • Accessibility resources.
  • Bias incident reporting.
  • Diversity, equity & inclusion offices and resources.
  • Clubs and organizations and University activities, via virtual programming.
  • Center for Career Advancement support and resources.
  • Student support from all University offices.

Regulations for Students Learning Remotely

Please know that if you choose the remote learning option, the following terms will apply:

  • You will not be able to return to Bucknell to visit during the academic year, as the University will limit visitors to campus. Students who violate this policy will be cited through the Student Code of Conduct.
  • You will not be charged for room and board if you are not in residence on the Bucknell campus. Note that you will forfeit your housing assignment. 
  • If you receive financial aid, your financial aid package will be reviewed and may be adjusted proportionally if you are not charged for room and board. For questions related to financial aid, please call 570-577-1331 or email finaid@bucknell.edu.
  • If you elect to participate in your academic program exclusively through remote instruction, please be aware that tuition for this academic year will not be adjusted based on the method of instruction. If you have additional billing questions, please contact Bursar Services at 570-577-3733 or email bursar@bucknell.edu.