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 Fall 2020 semester.

Courses during the Fall 2020 semester 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 "Fall Term 2020-2021" 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 fall, you must notify the University using this form no later than midnight EDT on Sunday, Aug. 16.

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. 

If you do not complete the form, Bucknell expects that you will return to Bucknell and engage in a residential learning experience. 

How to Get Your Questions Answered

For questions about Fall 2020 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 
lynn.breyfogle@bucknell.edu
570-577-3293

Juniors and seniors:
Rich Robbins, Associate Dean 
rich.robbins@bucknell.edu
570-577-3293

For majors in the College of Engineering, contact either:

Terri Norton, Associate Dean 
570-577-1800
trn005@bucknell.edu

or

Liz Clark, Administrative Assistant
570-577-3705
liz.clark@bucknell.edu

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

Ivy Kepner, Associate Dean 
570-577-2762
ivy.kepner@bucknell.edu

or

Leslie Velz, Academic Support Specialist
570-577-1512
leslie.velz@bucknell.edu

Resources for Students Learning Remotely

If you choose the remote option for the Fall 2020 semester, 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 fall remote learning option, the following terms will apply:

  • You will not be able to return to Bucknell to visit during the Fall 2020 semester, 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 fall 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.
  • The remote option pertains to the Fall 2020 semester only. When you return to campus for spring 2021, you will receive a new housing assignment.