Course registration for fall 2021 has begun. To get started, please read the information on this page and begin selecting your courses. Please submit your course choices by June 15.
How to select your first-semester courses
Move-in day for incoming first-year students is Wednesday, Aug. 18. 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.
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. 18, 2021.
Prepare for Orientation
"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.
Pre-O begins Aug. 12 or Aug. 13, depending on program
Learn about Pre-Orientation
Other Key Dates
Aug. 22, 2021: Convocation and Candlelighting
Aug. 23, 2021: Classes begin
Sept. 17–19, 2021: Family Weekend
Dec. 7, 2021: Classes end for semester
Curious about future semesters? Explore the Academic & Planning Calendar
Visit Options for Admitted Students
As you continue preparations to arrive at Bucknell, we invite you to explore virtual and in-person visit options and browse our Virtual Welcome Center.