My Herd

To provide all students with extra support and communication during the 2020-21 academic year, Bucknell has launched a new initiative called "My Herd" — microcommunities that focus on group accountability and health monitoring.

Every Bucknell student, whether on campus or remote, will be placed in a "herd" — a small group of about 10 students composed of peers from each class year. Each herd will be supported by a staff or faculty leader.

Herds will connect frequently, whether in person or remotely. Herds are designed to:

  • Encourage personal accountability
  • Foster consistent, caring communication
  • Promote community development through the COVID-19 pandemic


The bison statue outside KLARC wearing a blue facemask with the Bucknell University wordmark on the side.

What to Expect in Your Herd

As a student, you will:

  • Have an initial brief virtual or in-person individual meeting with your Herd leader. 
  • Participate in an introductory virtual meeting with the members of your Herd to meet your fellow group members and discuss the purpose of the Herd.
  • Have access to your Herd members to make sure you can get help on campus any time you need it.
  • Share general wellbeing check-in communications through a mobile app.  
  • Attend a weekly meeting, either virtually or in person, that will serve as a general check-in and allow you to discuss resources, activities on campus, or areas of interest or concern.