Students jumping in excitement on Malesardi Quad with welcoming signs for the Class of 2027.

Class of 2027

Welcome to Bucknell University, Class of 2027!

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.

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Explore Your Opportunities

  • Residential Colleges

    Living-learning Experience

    Sign up when you choose your first-semester courses.


    Residential Colleges are living-learning communities for first-year students. They're tied to a first-semester class, so you'll get to live and learn with students who share your interests.

    Residential Colleges are open to all students. You can sign up to join whichever Residential College interests you, regardless of what you plan to major in.

  • 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.

    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 for registering for your first semester classes will be available in early April. You can view an overview of the registration and advising process below.

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Move-in Dates

Move-in day for incoming first-year students is Wednesday, Aug. 16. First-year students traveling from a distance are able to check in on Tuesday, Aug. 15, between 1 and 4 p.m. Students participating in Pre-Orientation will move into their residence hall on the day their program begins.

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Other Key Dates

Aug. 16, 2023New Student Orientation
Aug. 20, 2023Convocation & Candlelighting
Aug. 21, 2023Classes begin
Sept. 22–24, 2023Homecoming & Family Weekend
Oct. 9–10, 2023Fall break
Nov. 17–26, 2023Thanksgiving recess
Dec. 5, 2023Classes end for semester
Dec. 14, 2023Finals end
Curious about future semesters?Explore the Academic & Planning Calendar
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