Sept. 13, 2019, 5–10 p.m.
Sojka Lawn (rain location: Gerhard Fieldhouse)
Fall Fest welcomes incoming first-year students to Bucknell and returning students back with a fun-filled evening with carnival rides, picnic food, student performers and giveaways, culminating in a performance by a major recording artist. Recent performers include B.o.B. and Plain White T's.
Christy’s A Capella Concert
Fall during Family Weekend, Sept. 27–29, 2019
Students from all of Bucknell's a capella groups share the stage during this long-running annual concert, held during Family Weekend each fall.
Student opening acts set the stage for A-list comedy artists at this annual stand-up showcase. Recent headliners include Adam DeVine, Nick Offerman and Wanda Sykes.
Common Ground is a five-day, student-led retreat dedicated to exploring topics relating to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender in order to build acceptance in the Bucknell community.
Explore Common Ground
Fall and spring
Student Lectures bring nationally and internationally recognized speakers, selected by Bucknell students, to campus. Recent guests include comedian and activist Chelsea Handler and Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman.
Student Concert Committee Concert
Fall or spring
Major recording artists, chosen by students, perform on campus each year. Recent concerts include Migos, Lil' Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and Steve Aoki.
Wine and Beer Tastings
Twice per semester: fall and spring
Students can sample wines and beers — many produced here in Central Pennsylvania — and learn about brewing and winemaking at free tastings. Tastings are typically hosted in Uptown, Bucknell's student-run entertainment venue.
For students 21 and over only.
Teams of four to five board canoes armed with buckets, water guns and shields and try to sink their opponents' boats in this fun-filled annual event held in Kinney Natatorium.
Bucknell's spring music and arts festival features concerts by a slate of up-and-coming artists and free food for students and the entire Bucknell community. Typically held in conjunction with the Admitted Student Open House.
Students, faculty and staff rock the academic year to a close during this annual gala, coordinated by students. Recent performers include Sean Kingston, Joan Jett and the Sugar Hill Gang.