Excited to join the Bucknell community? Sign up for a Pre-Orientation program! From outdoor adventures to expressing your artistic side, we offer programs that are challenging and engaging — all before Orientation even begins.
Check out our Pre-Orientation programs
First-year Common Reading
Each year, Bucknell selects a book that all members of the incoming class will read and discuss. The reading encompasses current events and social issues. New students will have the opportunity to discuss the book with their fellow classmates, orientation leaders and faculty during New Student Orientation.
Learn more about the Common Reading
First-year College Mentors
Each of Bucknell's three colleges has its own first-year mentoring program to help students start pursuing life-changing experiences on and off campus from day one. Peer mentors answer questions and connect first-year students with opportunities like internships, events, clubs and organizations, undergraduate research, study abroad and much more.
Explore all three first-year mentoring programs
Get Involved on Campus
With more than 200 clubs and organizations, students have the opportunity to explore new interests, make new friends and take on leadership opportunities.
Explore our clubs and organizations