On Thursday, March 19, 2020, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses to close their physical locations. Pursuant to this order and in accordance with its mission, Bucknell conducted education remotely for the remainder of spring semester, and instituted new pass/fail and withdrawal policies for spring semester.
Most students have moved out of campus housing, and most employees are working remotely.
See the Faculty FAQ for remote teaching resources
See the Student FAQ for details on remote learning resources and policy
Summer session classes were delivered through remote instruction.
Due to pandemic-related limitations on large gatherings, Bucknell has rescheduled Commencement 2020 to spring 2021.
A special video celebration for the Class of 2020 will be shared beginning at 1 p.m. on July 19 at bucknell.edu/commencement.
Speakers, Events and Activities
Bucknell has made the difficult decision to cancel all non-University summer programming for June 1-July 31, 2020, including summer camps, conferences, clinics and practices. For updated information about the status of specific on-campus summer events and activities, please contact the directors of individual programs.
Beginning June 29, we have introduced two options for families wanting to visit Bucknell: in-person information sessions (with an optional self-guided tour) and virtual visits (including virtual information sessions and student ambassador chats). Advanced registration is required.
Learn more and register here
Recognizing the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to present significant challenges to college campuses and communities, the Patriot League Council of Presidents on July 13 announced the following decisions regarding Patriot League competition:
● Patriot League teams will not engage in competition in the fall season (championshipand non-championship).
● Decisions surrounding winter and spring sport competition will be made at a later date.
● The opportunity for conditioning, strength training and other practice opportunities in all sports will be permitted provided health and safety conditions support such activities.
All fitness and indoor recreational areas within the Kenneth Langone Athletics & Recreation Center (KLARC) are temporarily closed to all users until the University can safely return to normal operations.
Bertrand Library is closed until further notice. L&IT will continue to offer remote technology and library support, including on weekends. Students may return books when they come back to campus. All late fees will be waived.
Many Bertrand Library resources are available to students learning remotely, including:
See all of Bertrand Library's remote learning resources
Bucknell Student Health has prepared this medical FAQ for the campus community.
Students who are experiencing increased anxiety or stress, whether for themselves or for family or friends in affected areas, should contact the Counseling & Student Development Center (CSDC) at 570-577-1604.
See CSDC tips for managing concerns and emotions during the pandemic
CARES Act Information
Please consult our COVID-19 FAQs for the latest updates.
For questions regarding study abroad programs, please contact the Office of Global & Off-campus Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-577-3796.
For health-related questions not addressed in this medical FAQ, please contact Bucknell Student Health at 570-577-1401.
Please direct all other questions or comments to email@example.com.