Pre-Orientation Program

Students with backpacks on BuckWild trip

BuckWild is a dynamic outdoor pre-orientation program held in Central Pennsylvania from August 16-20, 2019. BuckWild aims to connect you with fellow classmates, introduce you to mentors and campus culture, build teamwork, enhance leadership skills and broaden your perspectives. All of this contributes to the foundation of a support network for the rest of your time at Bucknell.

There is a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, paddling, backpacking and more that you can choose from. Be sure to check out all the trips before you decide to make sure you find the one that interests you most!


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Important Dates

  • Registration Opens. First come first serve on spots. You must have your new official Bucknell log-in.

  • Pre-Orientation Enrollment Deadline.

  • Forms Due. Waivers, Informational Sheets & Medical Disclosure Forms.

  • Move-in. From 7-11 a.m. in your residence hall room for the fall.

  • BuckWild Trips Begin. Starting at 12:30 pm in the Weis Center.

Quick Guides

Questions? Contact Us

Nathan Smith
Director of Outdoor Education & Leadership

Location CAP Center, ground floor, Elaine Langone Center
Phone 570-577-1217
Email GetOutside@bucknell.edu


Outdoor Education & Leadership


Elaine Langone Center, Ground Floor