New Student Orientation

During New Student Orientation, the entire Bucknell community is ready to welcome you.

Your Orientation Assistants will greet you when you arrive for our five-day program 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 the campus and 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.

2020 Orientation Dates

On-campus orientations focus on academic and social expectations, learning University traditions and providing opportunities for students to meet their new classmates.

New Student Orientation will begin Aug. 14 and continue through Aug. 16.

International Student Orientation will be held Aug. 11 to 14.

Pre-Orientation programs will begin three to four days before New Student Orientation.

The most up-to-date Orientation and Pre-Orientation information can be found on the Fall Planning website.

Pre-Orientation Programs

Students are invited to attend one of our Pre-Orientation programs, which are designed to help acclimate students and introduce them to fellow classmates, upperclass students and University administrators before New Student Orientation begins.

Pre-Orientation programs

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See a sample New Student Orientation schedule

2019 Schedule

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