Our on-campus Orientation programs, held in August, focus on academic and social expectations, learning University traditions and providing opportunities for students to meet their new classmates.
Orientation begins Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020.
“Pre-O” is a great way to settle into the University community, connect with classmates and enhance your leadership skills in a program of activities designed to jump-start your Bucknell experience. Whether you explore the arts, the outdoors or any of our other themes, you’ll expand your mind, discover valuable Bucknell resources and have a lot of fun as you settle into college life.
Final dates for pre-O programs will be announced soon.
Explore Pre-orientation programs
Other Key Dates
Aug. 23, 2020: Convocation and Candlelighting
Aug. 24, 2020: Classes begin
Curious about future semesters? Explore the Academic & Planning Calendar
Visit Options for Admitted Students
We offer special visit options designed exclusively for admitted students. Tour campus, experience a classroom environment, meet faculty and students, and get a sneak peek at student life.
March 21, 2020: Enrolled Student Open House for students who have accepted admission into the Class of 2024 and paid their enrollment deposit.
April 18, 2020: Admitted Student Open House for any students admitted into the Class of 2024.
Check your acceptance packet to learn how to register for one of these special events.