Fall 2020 Planning

Bucknell plans to resume residential education on August 17, one week earlier than originally planned. Fall break will be eliminated this year, and classes will end on Friday, November 20. Remote finals will begin on Monday, November 30, and end on Monday, December 7. January graduation will remain as planned on Thursday, January 14, 2021.

Several Fall Planning teams composed of faculty, staff and administrators are preparing as fully as possible to address the range of challenges and implications that Bucknell could face during fall semester. They are working on details for how the new schedule will affect the classroom experience, residence hall living, Orientation and other key campus functions. 

We plan to offer as many of the academic and residential hallmarks of the Bucknell experience as are prudent and will share detailed reopening plans as they become available in the weeks ahead. At the same time, we must acknowledge that the continued spread of COVID-19 will remain unpredictable for many months and that plans will be subject to change based on circumstances. 

Please visit the Fall Planning website for details (login required). If you have suggestions or ideas for the Fall Planning teams to consider, please send your thoughts to fallplanning@bucknell.edu