Student Expectations

Keeping the community healthy during the pandemic will take an ongoing commitment from all of us. We need everyone to do their part to keep the Bucknell campus and our neighbors safe. Please take a moment to review the COVID-19 and Public Health-Informed Conduct Policies below.

The health and safety of Bucknell University students, faculty and staff is a fundamental priority in our community. Our commitment to fostering an environment that demonstrates respect for the health and safety of self and others is highlighted in our Community Responsibility Agreement, and this commitment is essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. All students will be expected to follow official University, state and federal guidelines regarding on-campus and off-campus behaviors promoted to mitigate and/or contain the COVID-19 virus (e.g., physical distancing, face coverings, etc.).

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is fluid, students are expected to be attentive to ongoing updates from the University, as well as the state of Pennsylvania, and practice fidelity in response to this guidance and instruction.

What’s Expected of You

As a member of the Bucknell community, you will:

What the Student Handbook Says

Prohibited conduct in the Bucknell University Student Handbook of particular importance in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic includes the following:

  • Failure to act in a manner that reflects maturity, social responsibility and respect toward the person and property of others and specifically engaging in conduct that threatens the health or well-being of another.
  • Failure to act in a manner that reflects respect for one’s own health and well-being and specifically engaging in conduct that threatens the health and safety of oneself and/or others.
  • Failure to act in a manner that reflects respect toward the policies, procedures and laws that are in place to maintain and support community standards of the University and beyond and specifically failure to comply with University policy, agreements and/or the directions of University officials, law enforcement officers or emergency response/medical personnel acting in performance of their duties.
  • Failure to act in a manner that reflects respect toward the policies, procedures and laws that are in place to maintain and support community standards of the University and beyond and specifically violating any University policy, rule

When the action of a student or student organization violates Bucknell's expectations of community conduct, those actions are subject to a process of review and resolution by the Dean of Students Office. The procedures employed for the resolution of alleged conduct violations may be found in the Student Conduct Process section of the Bucknell University Student Handbook. Violations of these public health guidelines may lead to probation or suspension from the institution.

Please recognize that behavior both on and off campus is subject to being cited.

Read the Bucknell University Student Handbook

Visitor and Guest Policy

During the summer, only Bucknell students in residence on campus will be allowed in campus housing. Students in residence may visit Bucknell students living in other residence halls, but will only have card access to their own campus residence.

No outside visitors will be permitted in campus housing, including family members.

Study Abroad

Fall 2021: The Office of Global & Off-campus Education continues to advise and prepare students for study abroad opportunities during the Fall 2021 semester.