Housing Services

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At Bucknell, we're reinventing what it means to live on campus.

We offer you a range of housing options so that you can find the one that's best for you.

First-year students, regardless of major, can choose to live in any one of our Residential Colleges. You'll live in a hall together, go on trips, serve your community and broaden your perspectives.

As a sophomore, junior or senior, you can choose to live in a themed residence called an Affinity House. This innovative living experience allows a group of students to reside together in one of our 12 small houses across campus.

You can also choose from traditional residence halls and apartment-style housing — the choice is yours.

Residential Education

Your Bucknell experience doesn't end at the classroom door. At the Office of Residential Education, we're committed to bringing Bucknell's spirit of discovery, respect and inclusivity to the residential living experience. We challenge and empower residents to think critically, reflect continuously and identify their purpose at Bucknell and beyond. With our friendly and helpful staff of residential advisers, we work to provide an interconnected residential experience for all Bucknellians.

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Find move-in and closing dates

Take a Closer Look at Housing and Residence Life


Choose your room for the upcoming year

Room selection

Living Off Campus

Each year, a limited number of seniors may be allowed to live off campus with approval from Housing Services. Graduate and non-traditional students are also permitted to live off campus.

Learn more about applying to live off campus

Help with Packing — and Protecting Your Stuff

We've prepared a packing list to help you know what to pack information about protecting your property with insurance.

What to bring & what to leave behind

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Housing Services