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

    Move-in: August 2021

    First-year Move-in

    Wednesday, Aug. 18: Move-in day for incoming first-year students

    • First-year students traveling from a distance are able to check in on Tuesday, Aug. 17, between 1 and 4 p.m.
    • Students participating in Pre-Orientation will move into their residence hall on the day their program begins.

    Transfer Student Move-in

    • Incoming transfer students should arrive on Thursday, Aug. 19, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

    Upperclass Move-in

    • Sophomore students should arrive on Friday, Aug. 20, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
    • Junior and senior students traveling from a distance or needing early arrival can arrive on Friday, Aug. 20, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
    • Other students may move in Saturday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

    All students must have their vaccination and medical record information submitted and up to date in order to receive a room key. 

    Note: All dates and details are subject to change as Bucknell navigates the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Contact Details

    Housing Services


    126 Vedder Hall