First Stop: Independence!

Students in Philadelphia

Because of restrictions on travel and tourism, First Stop: Independence! has been canceled for 2020.

About First Stop: Independence!

Hosted by the Freeman College of Management, this exciting Pre-Orientation program takes first-year students on a five-day educational adventure through Philadelphia. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the City of Brotherly Love as you get to know your classmates and upperclass student mentors. You'll also have exclusive opportunities to network with alumni and learn about the wide variety of career paths taken by the many Bucknell graduates who work in the city.

First Stop: Independence! will quickly cement your connections to Bucknell as you explore one of the most vibrant cities in the U.S. Return to campus with knowledge and experience that will help you thrive during your time on campus and well beyond. This unforgettable urban experience is a great foundation for your next four years.

Division of Student Affairs


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