Housing

Deadline for Questionnaire: June 15

Bucknell's residential learning environment is one of its most distinctive features. It's a source of intellectual stimulation, social interaction, friendship and personal support.

As an undergraduate student at Bucknell, you're guaranteed housing for all four years. 

To help you make the most of your Bucknell experience, we do our best to honor your preferences when we assign your room. You can tell us about those preferences, along with your living style and habits, on the Academic Year 2020-2021 application in myHOME. Please understand that many variables affect roommate and room assignments, making us unable to meet every preference.

If you have questions about housing, please call 570-577-1195 or email housing@bucknell.edu.

Floor or Hall Groups

As a first-year student, you will be assigned to live in one of two types of floor or hall group:

  • Coed by alternating room (men in one room, women in the next, with separate bathrooms)

    or
     
  • Single-gender hall group (men and women on distinct floors/wings with separate bathroom facilities).

For those who identify as a man or a woman, housing assignments will be based on gender identity, if you have provided that information on your application. For those who chose not to enter gender identity information, we will house based on the sex marker indicated on your application.

If you have indicated that you identify in a way other than man or woman, a representative from the University will reach out to discuss housing assignment options. If there have been any changes to your gender identity, or you have concerns about receiving a housing assignment based on the information you have provided, please contact the director of LGBTQ Resources at lgbt@bucknell.edu or 570-577-3885 by June 9.

Residence Hall and Room Assignment

Your room assignment will be posted in mid-July in myHOME.

Residence hall assignments are made randomly within each class of students, except for those students participating in a special residential program such as a Residential College.

Most rooms are doubles. Others are triples, quads or singles. You will have an opportunity to indicate your preference for a type of housing assignment, but we cannot always meet everyone's preference.

First-year students are not able to submit roommate requests. In addition, first-year students from the same high school or hometown will not be assigned as roommates because learning to live with new acquaintances is an essential part of the residential learning experience.  

Housing Accommodation Request

If you have a need for a housing accommodation based on a documented disability, complete the Housing Accommodation Request form and return it to the Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) by June 9.

For accommodations questions, contact:

Heather Fowler
Director of the Office of Accessibility Resources
Phone: 570-577-1188
Fax: 570-577-1826
OAR@bucknell.edu

The University cannot guarantee that it will be able to meet accessibility housing requests. For the best consideration, it is essential to submit your request by the June 9 deadline.

Before Completing the Housing Questionnaire

Residential Colleges

These themed first-year living-learning communities are a terrific way to begin your education at Bucknell. In a Residential College, you'll be housed with other students based on a common interest, such as the arts, social justice, humanities, the environment and more.

Together, you'll take a shared foundation seminar and participate in theme-related activities outside of the classroom. You sign up for a Residential College when you register for fall courses. 

Foundation Seminar Groups

All students enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences are required to take a foundation seminar during their first semester. Sometimes students enrolled in the same foundation seminar are housed together on a floor or in a hall group at the request of the professor, even if they are not members of a Residential College.

Housing Accommodation Requests

If you have a need for a housing accommodation based on a documented disability, complete the Housing Accommodation Request forms (both student and professional) and return them to the Office of Accessibility Resources by June 9.

The University cannot guarantee that it will be able to meet accessibility housing requests. For the best consideration, be sure to submit your request by the June 9 deadline.

If you have questions about management of food allergies at Bucknell, please visit the Office of Accessibility Resources website

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