Move-in & Closing Dates

Below you'll find information about when you can move into campus housing, when the University will be closed for breaks, and when you must vacate housing at the end of academic semesters.

Please note that you must have permission from Housing Services if you wish to reside in University housing outside of these dates. For more information, please contact:

Housing Services

    Fall 2024 Move-in Schedule

    New Students

    • First-year move-in will be Aug. 21, from 8 a.m. to noon. You may arrive at any time in this window.
    • Students participating in Pre-Orientation will move in Friday, Aug. 16, from 7 to 11 a.m., and will receive move-in instructions from their Pre-Orientation leader.

    Please drive directly to your residence hall upon arrival. Our Orientation Assistants will welcome you and help you unpack your car and carry your belongings to your room. Then get ready for a range of events designed to prepare you for your first year on campus. From academic advising and social activities to traditional University ceremonies for first-year students, you'll get a great introduction to life at Bucknell.

    Be sure to download the Bucknell App to keep the full schedule of Orientation events and updates at your fingertips. Choose the "New Student Orientation" persona.

    More move-in information for new students

    Returning Students

    Move-in for returning students will take place Aug. 23-25. Move-in times and key pickup locations will be sent to students by email and will be available on myHOME.

    For students who need to move in early, an early arrival request form will be available in myHOME in late July.

    Contact Details

    Housing Services