Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Bucknell University continues to monitor the global spread of COVID-19 in an effort to keep students, faculty and staff safe and healthy.

Campus leaders meet regularly to review the rapidly changing situation, using advice from medical professionals and the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

For the latest information about policies and procedures, please visit our reopening site.

Important Information About 2020-21 Reopening

Bucknell is offering on-campus residential education for the 2020-21 academic year. To keep the community safe, the University has implemented important health and safety protocols and guidelines. Students must do their part in protecting one another and all in the community. The link below will take you to information about the following, and more:

  • COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and quarantine plans
  • Physical distancing, face covering, enhanced cleaning and other preventive measures
  • Residence life guidelines
  • Adaptations for dining, fitness and recreation facilities, and activities and events
  • The remote learning option

Read all reopening information for students and families

COVID-19 Dashboard

The COVID-19 Dashboard displays information about current reported COVID-19 cases among students, faculty and staff in or around the Bucknell University campus community. The dashboard is updated daily, and allows the University to protect student and employee privacy while observing campus trends. 

View the dashboard

Academic Information for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff are encouraged to visit the Fall Planning site (login required) for information about the process of navigating the fall semester.

Fall Planning site (login required)


Because of pandemic-related limitations on large gatherings, Bucknell rescheduled Commencement 2020 to spring 2021.

To see a special video celebrating the Class of 2020, visit the Bucknell Commencement page.

Managing Your Concerns & Emotions

During these trying times, Bucknell's Counseling & Student Development Center remains ready to help you take care of your mental health. That's especially important as you face a pandemic, forced social isolation, and the global experiences of racial injustice and oppression.

Learn more and get help

Messages to Campus

Soon after the first case of the coronavirus was diagnosed in the United States, Bucknell began sharing regular updates with students, parents, faculty and staff. The latest messages to campus will be posted to the Reopening 2020-21 site. Archived messages from February to June 2020 can be found here.

CARES Act Information