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Set up your Bucknell account and Duo Security

How do I claim my Bucknell account?
You will receive your account claim email in your personal email account. The message will come from techdesk@bucknell.edu and direct you to Bucknell Account Management, bam.bucknell.edu. Follow the instructions in the email to claim your account and create your Bucknell password. Next, set up your recovery phone number, recovery email address and friendly email alias.

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How do I set up Duo Security?
Duo Security is Bucknell's multi-factor authentication service. Follow these instructions to self-enroll in Duo. You must complete this step to access your Bucknell account.

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How do I check my Bucknell email and calendar?
You can access your Bucknell email account, or Bmail, by visiting mail.bucknell.edu from a computer or by setting up the Gmail app on your smartphone. For additional information or assistance, please contact the Tech Desk at 570-577-7777 or techdesk@bucknell.edu.

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By June 1, 2024: Register for housing accommodations, if needed

Students requesting housing accommodations for a disability should submit documentation by June 1. Please request accommodations through the Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) by completing the Disability Accommodation Request form (https://bucknell-accommodate.symplicity.com/public_accommodation/) and providing appropriate supporting documentation. OAR will review all information and documentation you submit, and may ask to speak with you for additional information. If your accommodation is approved, Housing Services will be in communication as needed and will utilize the information provided to OAR to provide your housing assignment. For more information, visit the OAR website. Questions may be directed to 570-577-1188 or OAR@bucknell.edu. More information https://www.bucknell.edu/life-bucknell/diversity-equity-inclusion/acces…

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By June 14, 2024: Complete fall course registration

Registration for fall classes is due by June 14. Prepare by learning about your college's summer advising process.

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By June 14, 2024: Upload your ID photo

Please provide a recent photo for your Bucknell ID Card and the University directory. Your photo must meet a set of specifications.

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By June 14, 2024: Complete fall course registration

Registration for fall classes is due by June 14. Prepare by learning about your college's summer advising process.

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By June 14, 2024: Complete your Housing Questionnaire

Fill out your housing questionnaire by June 14 (this includes athletes). The Housing Services Staff utilizes the responses to provide the incoming first years a housing assignment and a roommate. Your housing assignment will be available in mid-July.

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By June 14, 2024: Submit your Medical Record Form

Important: All new students must complete a medical form and have it signed by a medical provider. Please review the form as soon as possible and schedule a physical exam if needed. Without a complete medical record on file, students arriving on campus will be unable to receive their room key until all medical requirements are satisfied.

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By June 14, 2024: Plan to participate in a summer academic advising session

Plan your summer academic advising in preparation for completing fall course registration. Each college has its own advising program - start at your myBucknell dashboard.

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By June 14, 2024: Sign up for a Residential College (optional)

The "Res Colleges" are themed living-learning communities for first-year students ¿ you sign up when you register for fall classes. Learn more about this great way to jump-start your Bucknell experience.

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By June 30, 2024: Provide your parent or guardian information

Complete this survey with your family information. Bucknell sends various communications directly to parents and guardians throughout the year, including a monthly newsletter, campus updates, and information about major campus events such as Family Weekend. If you have any questions please contact records@bucknell.edu.

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By June 30, 2024: Did you play an instrument or sing in high school?

Please be sure to use your Bucknell email when responding to our brief music survey.

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By June 30, 2024: Register for a Pre-Orientation program (optional)

Want to jump-start your Bucknell experience? Take a look at our themed "Pre-O" programs, which happen right before Orientation in August - reserve your spot now.

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By July 5, 2024: Set up your authorized users in B-bill

Your fall 2024 semester bill will be available in B-bill on or around July 9, and payments are due on or before Aug. 9. Students can grant access to multiple authorized users to view, print or pay their B-bill. Please note: Federal privacy regulations prohibit Bucknell from releasing financial information without student consent.

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By August 1, 2024: Complete updates to your name, pronoun and/or gender identity

We recognize that you may wish to use a name, pronoun and/or gender identity other than those affiliated with your legal name or sex assigned at birth. As part of our efforts to foster an environment of inclusiveness and to support students' self-identification, we encourage you to review and update, this information. To update your information, go to myBucknell and click the Profile icon in the top left corner. For instructions, click here.

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By August 5, 2024: Complete your First-year Common Reading

Each year, Bucknell selects a common reading for the incoming class. New students discuss the book with each other, faculty members and staff at New Student Orientation. The Common Reading for the Class of 2028 is Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead. You should receive a copy of the book in July. Some international shipments may take longer.

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By August 8, 2024: Check whether you need to take placement exams or preparatory courses this summer

In order to assess your high school experience and ensure you are placed in an appropriate level course, first-year classes in some subjects have placement exams or preparatory courses. If you are planning to take any of these subjects this academic year, you should plan to complete the following: Students planning to take MATH 201: Calculus I should complete the ALEKS Prep for Calculus Course by Sept. 3. This review course will be available in Moodle on July 24. It is recommended that you begin taking the course by Aug. 6. Students planning to study French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish in the fall should have taken the language placement exam by June 14. If you plan to study one of these languages at a later time, you should still complete the exam as soon as possible to help us assess your experience with the language. You should plan to take this exam even if you have taken AP foreign language exams. Students planning to take chemistry should take the Chemistry Placement Survey in Moodle by July 31.

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By August 12, 2024: Complete the Academic Responsibility Orientation

Complete Academic Responsibility Orientation In order to demonstrate your understanding of the principles of academic integrity, you need to successfully complete the Academic Responsibility Orientation tutorial for your college in Moodle by Aug. 13. The tutorial can be found in the Required Pre-arrival Courses section of your Current Course List in Moodle. You can start the orientation and return to it later by indicating when prompted that you'd like to resume where you left off. Note: An academic hold will be placed on your account if you do not complete the orientation by the deadline. This hold will affect your ability to register for spring semester classes.

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By August 12, 2024: Complete alcohol education course and exam

Bucknell is committed to educating students about making healthy and safe choices about alcohol and other drugs. As part of this commitment, you are asked to participate in an online educational program. The program will provide you with valuable information and resources regarding responsible decision making related to alcohol and other drug use. Following the course, you will need to complete an exam about the information you learned. You must complete Part I of the course with a passing score of 75% by Aug. 12.

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By August 12, 2024: Download the Bucknell app

The Bucknell app connects you with University information and resources ¿ be sure to install it before you arrive on campus so that New Student Orientation updates are at your fingertips.

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By August 14, 2024: Register with the Office of Accessibility Resources if you need to request disability accommodations

Please request accommodations through the Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) by completing the Disability Accommodation Request form and providing appropriate supporting documentation. For information about academic, housing or dining accommodations, in addition to documentation requirements, visit the OAR website. Questions may be directed to 570-577-1188 or OAR@bucknell.edu. Accommodation requests for the 2023-24 academic year will be reviewed beginning May 1. Please note that the deadline for housing accommodation requests is June 1.

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By August 16, 2024: New Student Orientation begins

After a series of afternoon programs on Wednesday, Aug. 21, family and friends are asked to depart between 5 and 6 p.m. Orientation ends the night of Sunday, Aug. 25; classes begin on Monday, Aug. 26.

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