Welcome to Bucknell University, Class of 2023! We're excited to have you join our community, and we're looking forward to your ideas, your creativity and your contributions.

Below, we've linked to some of the information you'll need as you begin your journey to Bucknell this fall. 

Orientation Dates

Bucknell's orientation programs focus on academic and social expectations, learning University traditions and providing opportunities for students to meet their new classmates.

Aug. 16–20Pre-orientation

Aug. 16–20: International Student Orientation

Aug. 21–25: New Student Orientation

Aug. 22–25: Transfer Student Orientation

Other Key Dates 

July 12: Bills for the semester are available on B-bill

Aug. 25: Convocation

Aug. 26: Classes begin

Curious about future semesters?

Explore the four-year Academic & Planning Calendar


See what to do before move-in day

  • Class of 2023 FY Common Reading - Station Eleven

    Station Eleven

    First-year Common Reading

    By Emily St. John Mandel

    The first-year common reading selection for the Class of 2023 is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.

    Students in the Class of 2023 will receive their books, along with additional instructions, in a summer mailing.

    During New Student Orientation, first-year students will have the opportunity to meet in small groups with other members of the Class of 2023 to discuss the book with professors, staff and upperclass students.

    Learn more
  • View of Malesardi Quad

    Class of 2023 Facebook Group

    Social Media

    Meet your fellow classmates, ask questions and become a part of the Bucknell Community before you even arrive on our campus.

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Orientation Highlights


Move-in Day

Convocation and Candlelighting