Arts & Humanities Open House

Saturday, Sept. 21

Painting class in the Art Barn

On Saturday, Sept. 21 2019, discover just how far your creativity can take you.

At Bucknell University's Arts & Humanities Open House, you'll explore what it's like to live and learn in this community of creative thinkers. Because we know that world-changing discoveries aren't just for scientists. Every day, our arts and humanities students break new ground by breaking the mold. 

This open house is for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in performing arts, visual arts, literature, history, philosophy, religion, writing, languages or cultures.

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    What You Can Do

    • Talk informally with faculty and students who share your passions.
    • Customize your perfect morning by choosing two of the following overview sessions: 
      • Arts
      • Humanities
      • Languages
      • Financial Aid
    • Tour our beautiful campus and exceptional facilities.
    • Learn about Bucknell and its admissions process.
    • Explore the Samek Art Gallery in downtown Lewisburg.
    • Witness a live rehearsal hosted by the Bucknell Opera Theatre program.
    • Tour the Art Barn, a converted dairy barn built in 1890 that houses classrooms and studios for art students.
    • Discover historic Lewisburg, a thriving community with easy access to outdoor activities, diverse restaurants and charming shops. 

    Schedule Overview

    You'll receive a more detailed schedule when you arrive.

    • 8 a.m.: Check-in and continental breakfast
    • 8:15 a.m.: Financial aid session and campus tours
      • Each is offered later in the day, as well
    • 9:15 a.m.: Welcome to Bucknell from our Dean of Admissions
    • 9:45 a.m.: Arts & Humanities overview from our Associate Dean of Faculty for Arts & Humanities
    • 10:30 a.m.: Breakout session 1 (choose one of the following)
      • Arts
      • Humanities
      • Languages
    • 11:15 a.m.: Breakout session 2 (choose one of the following)
      • Arts
      • Humanities
      • Languages
      • Financial Aid
    • 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.: Lunch and Activities Fair
    • 12:30 p.m.: Campus and Art Barn tours
      • Full campus tours at 12:30 1 and 1:30 p.m.
      • Art Barn tours at 12:30 and 1:15 p.m.
    • 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.: Samek Art Gallery open 
    • 1:30–2:30 p.m.: Open rehearsal for Brundibár Opera, Bucknell Opera Theatre program

    Before you head home, visit historic downtown Lewisburg to see why our students and alumni love their college hometown. Browse the three-story Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University bookstore, uncover a hidden gem at a clothing boutique or grab a bite at a locally owned restaurant. You'll find coupons for many downtown merchants in your folder.

    Office of Admissions


    One Dent Drive


    Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed (though we host campus visits many Saturdays)