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2022 Orientation ambient video

Class of 2026

Welcome to Bucknell University, Class of 2026! We're excited to have you join our community of explorers, artists and innovators who, like you, are driven to reshape the world.

Our students, faculty and staff look forward to supporting you as you engage inside and outside of the classroom, challenge long-standing assumptions and take bold steps in learning.

So what comes next? You'll receive information from various campus offices to guide you through the process of becoming a Bucknellian, including information on how to set up your new Bucknell email address. Once you have your @bucknell.edu account, be sure to check it regularly for more important updates as fall approaches.

Below, we've collected even more of the information you'll need as your Bucknell journey nears.

Orientation Highlights

Orientation Highlights

Welcome to Campus, Class of 2026!

The Class of 2026 Moves In

Pre-Orientation Highlights

Class of 2026 Welcome Video

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Explore Your Opportunities

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    Residential Colleges

    Living-learning Experience

    Sign up for a Residential College at the same time you choose your first-semester courses.


    Residential Colleges are living-learning communities for first-year students.

    They are open to all students — it doesn't matter what you plan to major in. Whether you want to be an engineer, an artist, a business leader, a writer, a physician — or anything else — you can sign up to join whichever Residential College interests you.

    The Residential Colleges are tied to a first-semester class, so you'll get to live and learn with students who share your interests. Students who have participated in them say they have been among the best experiences of their Bucknell education.

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    Global & Off-campus Education

    Study Abroad

    There's no substitute for the experience of exploring new places, meeting new people and the learning that happens through those encounters.

    At Bucknell, we give our students countless opportunities to learn about the world on and off campus with their own eyes and ears.

    Through our "Bucknell In" programs, exchanges and more than 450 partner programs, students can travel and explore the world around them while keeping their graduation requirements on track.

Fall Course Registration and Advising

Full instructions about academic advising and course registration are now available.

Get started here

Other Key Dates

Sept. 16 – 18, 2022: Family Weekend
Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2022: Homecoming
Dec. 6, 2022: Classes end for semester
Dec. 15, 2022: Finals End

Curious about future semesters? Explore the Academic & Planning Calendar

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