Information About 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Bucknell is continuously tracking the status of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and working to mitigate potential risks it poses. The safety of students — both current and future — as well as our faculty and staff is our top priority.
For more information, as well as instructions on what to do if you feel ill and may have been exposed to novel coronavirus, please visit the Student Health & Safety section of Bucknell's Reopening site.
Welcome, New Students!
As you start your Bucknell journey, prepare to stay healthy with a Self-care Kit. Consider bringing these items with you to Bucknell:
- Hand sanitizer
- Mild pain and/or fever reducer, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol)
- Mild pain, fever and/or anti-inflammatory, such as Ibuprofen (Advil)
- Antihistamine/allergy medicine (Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec)
- 1% hydrocortisone cream
- Antacid (Maalox, Rolaids, Pepto-Bismol, Tums)
- Decongestant (Sudafed PE)
- Anti-diarrhea medication (Imodium)
- Throat lozenges
- Band-aids of various sizes
- Ace wrap
- Hot/cold pack
- Gauze pack
- Medical tape
- Soup packets
- Soothing teas
In response to COVID-19, please consider adding the following to the self-care items you are encouraged to bring to campus:
- Carrying tote/caddy to transport/store grooming items
- Liquid soap or body wash
- Toothbrush covers
- Extra facial coverings (masks)
- Portable hand sanitizer dispensers
- Moisturizer to keep skin healthy with extra washing or use of alcohol based sanitizer
- EPA approved cleaning supplies and re-usable dish-washing type gloves
Medical Record Requirement
All incoming students are required to submit a Medical Record Form to Bucknell Student Health prior to arrival on campus. A physical exam is part of the requirement, so please schedule one with a health practitioner as soon as possible to ensure your form is completed and sent to Bucknell Student Health prior on time. The deadlines for submitting the record form are:
Fall semester enrollment deadline: June 15
Deadline to submit documentation of COVID-19 vaccine: Aug. 1
Spring semester enrollment deadline: Jan. 3
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All full-time undergraduate students (taking three or more classes) and all full-time graduate students (those in a degree-seeking program and taking two or more courses per semester) attending Bucknell must enroll in or waive the health insurance coverage offered through the University each year. Students who waive coverage of the sponsored plan must provide verifiable proof of comparable coverage.
View coverage details and enroll in or waive coverage here
We serve the Bucknell community with full suite of health, wellness and counseling services, from routine check-ups to minor surgeries and physical therapy. We can also offer referrals to local health-care providers.
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Local Health Services
Bucknell Student Health has partnerships with Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg and Geisinger Medical Center in Danville — two well-respected healthcare organizations near campus rated five and four stars out of five, respectively, for overall quality by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Through these partnerships, students can meet with specialists and take advantage of other health resources at Geisinger and Evangelical. In case of emergency, students have access to emergency services in Lewisburg, or, if necessary, via Geisinger's LifeFlight in Danville.
Student Health Education Workshops
Bucknell Student Health offers several fun and educational health workshops to help students and on-campus organizations stay healthy and happy while at college.
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