Congratulations, Class of 2019!

From New Student Orientation all the way to Commencement, enjoy the memories you’ve made at Bucknell and learn how you can remain active in the Bucknell community as alumni.


Bucknell University's 169th Commencement was held on the Malesardi Quadrangle on Sunday, May 19, 2019.

The Class of 2019 included 863 students earning bachelor's degrees and 18 earning master's degrees. Among undergraduates, 565 received degrees from the College of Arts & Sciences, 154 from the College of Engineering, and 144 from the Freeman College of Management.

Enjoy snapshots from Commencement Weekend!

Commencement Highlights

Pre-Commencement Events 2019


Senior Sunset

New Student Orientation Photo Galleries

Moving In

Orientation Assistants on hand to help first-year students settle in.

University Welcome Reception

President John C. Bravman and representatives from many academic and administrative departments welcomed our new students and their families to Bucknell.


Saying Goodbye...

Matriculation Ceremony

This ceremony officially marks the entrance of the Class of 2019 into the Bucknell community.


New classmates meet during this elaborate team-building exercise.

Rock on the Block

Bring on the fun!

Chips Off the Ol'Block

GenFirst! @ Bucknell

Color Games

Fields games, relay races, various colors of washable paint. You get the idea!

Library Unbound

They played bingo, listened to blues music, were entertained by Bucknell’s comedy improv group, and had a chance to win prizes. Most importantly, they learned about Library & IT’s services and resources.

Bison Rec Open Gym

Department Meetings

Late Night at the 7th Street Studio

Welcome to the Neighborhood

'ray for the Orange and the Blue

The Sojka Pavilion was overrun with orange and blue as our new students learned about Bucknell pride and spirit through this University tradition.

Activities Unlimited

Students had to the opportunity to explore more than 150 student clubs and organizations offered by Bucknell.

Convocation and Candlelighting

Convocation officially opens the academic year at Bucknell. After Convocation, our traditional candlelighting ceremony takes place on the Academic Quadrangle.

International Student Orientation

First Night

First Night is a celebration for members of the first-year class to mark the successful completion of their first semester and the beginning of their lifelong journey as Bucknellians.