Affinity Housing

Living-learning communities

Exterior of Carey House

Bucknell's Affinity Houses are where like minds grow together. Explore a common interest day and night as you live with others who share your passion. Set in residential houses around campus, each of these 13 living-learning communities shares a common theme.

Don't see an Affinity House that meets your interests? Start your own! Students who share a particular passion can apply to live together in one of Bucknell's small houses.

Your interests, your home. Explore how Affinity Houses take your Bucknell experience far beyond the classroom.

Please Note: NCAA institutions are not permitted to have athletic housing or dormitories, meaning no more than 49% of a particular house, residence hall, floor or block can be made up of student-athletes. As you build your group list, please be mindful of individuals who are student-athletes. Group lists will be verified to make sure the University complies with NCAA rules.


2021-22 Affinity Houses

7th Street House: Umoja

7th Street House focuses on highlighting the importance of Umoja, or "unity." Our mission is to convene Black people and other people of color in order to create an environment where minority students feel welcomed and comfortable on Bucknell's campus. 

7th Street House details (login required)

23 University Ave.: The Ticket Booth

The Ticket Booth is a friendly and judgment-free environment where people feel comfortable expressing their opinions on pop culture topics. We will cultivate diverse and informative conversations that will allow our affinity members to build understanding relationships and strong friendships with each other.

23 University Ave. details (login required)

51 Strohecker Farm Lane: Quest

Quest is a place for people who play video games. The house represents Bucknell's esports community, including those who play competitively and those who play casually. 

51 Strohecker Farm Lane details (login required)

64 University Ave.: The Outhouse

At the Outhouse, we promote outdoor recreational activities and explore our shared love for the outdoors. Our goal is to promote environmental awareness and help the larger University community explore and appreciate the outdoors. 

64 University Ave. details (login required)

400 St. George St.: Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The mission of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Affinity House is to foster intellectual growth, collaboration and creative thinking. We strive to establish the mindset that we can positively impact the world around us through entrepreneurship and innovation.

400 St. George St. details (login required)

Carey House: Bohemia

The mission of the Bohemia Affinity House is to foster a diverse and interdisciplinary artistic community by establishing a residential space in which students can collaborate. Our house merges diverse artistic perspectives in ways that energize and rejuvenate the arts, academic and social scene at Bucknell.

Carey House details (login required)

Corner House: International

The International Affinity House promotes the international community on campus by engaging the wider Bucknell community in global and cultural activities. We strive to create an inclusive space that celebrates culture and diversity on campus.

Corner House details (login required)

Edwards House: Bed & Breakfast

Bucknell's Bed & Breakfast Affinity House is a community of students who enjoy being in the kitchen, whether it's cooking, baking or simply eating with friends. "BnB" will host cooking events where students in our community can share their favorite recipes, teach others and share house meals. 

Edwards House details (login required)

Fran’s House

Fran's House, named after the late director of the LGBT Office, Fran McDaniel, provides Bucknell University with LGBTQ+-friendly, gender-neutral housing. The house serves as a safe place for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies at all times and as a sponsor of events to enrich the lives of LGBTQ+ individuals and allies on campus.

Fran's House details (login required)

Galloway House: Cap & Dagger

The Cap & Dagger Affinity House promotes the growth of the arts at Bucknell and provides ongoing support to the Department of Theatre & Dance. We uphold the University's commitment to a liberal arts education by integrating living, learning, service and art all within a safe, empowering and dynamic environment.

Galloway House details (login required)

Hulley House: C.A.L.V.I.N. & H.O.B.B.E.S

C.A.L.V.I.N. & H.O.B.B.E.S is a strictly substance-free house dedicated to providing a fun, safe environment for students to live and socialize. We partner with the club on campus with the same name, which has promoted substance-free fun for more than 25 years.

Hulley House details (login required)

Leiser House: Sunnyside

Sunnyside fosters a community of leadership, support and empowerment among motivated and high-achieving women on Bucknell's campus. We aim to provide an inclusive hub for positively charged innovation and collaboration to enhance the college experience for all students on campus.

Leiser House details (login required)

Taylor Street House: Sustainability

The Sustainability Affinity House is a community of individuals who are mindful of their consumption and motivated to adapt to a more sustainable lifestyle through innovation and action. We engage with partners on and off campus to educate and encourage sustainable practices.

Taylor Street House details (login required)

Caroline stands in greenhouse

I’m grateful for the people I was able to meet in my Affinity House. All of us in the house had different majors, but we all had one common interest that brought us together.

Caroline Hromy '21, history

Contact Details

Housing Services


126 Vedder Hall


8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday