New Student Orientation

During New Student Orientation, the entire Bucknell community is ready to welcome you. The program is centered on scholarship, community and the rich traditions you'll find at Bucknell.

You'll bond with classmates through a variety of events while becoming familiar with Bucknell and the resources available to you. Your faculty will introduce you to the collegiate classroom, providing information about your fall course schedule and all the academic opportunities Bucknell has to offer.

Fall 2023 Dates

New Student Orientation Dates

  • Class of 2027: Wednesday, Aug. 16 – Sunday, Aug. 20
  • Transfer students: Thursday, Aug. 17 – Sunday, Aug. 20

Move-In Dates

  • Class of 2027 is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 16, 8 a.m. - noon.

    • Students who choose to participate in a Pre-Orientation program will move into their residence hall during Pre-O move-in on Friday, Aug. 11, 7 -11 a.m.

  • Transfer students who will be living on campus are scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

*Details are subject to change

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See what's in store by watching last year's Orientation video

GC3: Global Connections, Cultures & Community

International Student Orientation will be held from Aug. 9 to 15.

GC3: Global Connections, Cultures & Community Orienation

Pre-Orientation Programs

Pre-Orientation, or Pre-O, programs begin on Aug. 11 and lead up to the start of Orientation on Aug. 16.

Pre-O is designed to help acclimate students and introduce them to fellow classmates, older students and University administrators before the semester begins.

Pre-Orientation programs

Contact Details

Division of Student Affairs


211 Langone Center