Fall Open Houses

Saturday, Sept. 7 & Monday, Nov. 4

Perspective student at open house

At a Bucknell Open House, you'll spend a day discovering all that makes Bucknell unique. Tour our campus, meet professors, get a taste of student life and learn how to navigate the application process.

The next general Open House begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, on our stunning campus in Lewisburg, Pa. It's designed for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in any of our three colleges: Arts & Sciences, Engineering and the Freeman College of Management.

Our Open House on Monday, Nov. 4, is identical and designed for families whose schedules don't permit them to visit on a weekend. 

Bring your questions, and we’ll bring our teams from academics, financial aid and admissions to answer them.

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What You Can Do

  • Tour our beautiful campus, visiting the labs and learning spaces where students make groundbreaking discoveries.
  • Explore Bucknell’s immersive approach to education during academic breakout sessions.
  • Talk to current students about life at Bucknell.
  • Learn about options for financing a Bucknell education.

Schedule Overview

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

  • 8 a.m.: Check-in and continental breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m.: Financing Your Bucknell Education 
    • Session offered again in the afternoon
  • 8:30 a.m.: Campus Tour
    • Departing from the lobby of the Weis Center for the Performing Arts
    • Tours also offered in the afternoon
  • 9:45 a.m.: Introduction to Bucknell from our Dean of Admissions
    • Weis Center for the Performing Arts
  • 10:15 a.m.: "Bringing Out the Best of Us"
    • Hear from students about how Bucknell's size, people, resources and opportunities equip students for success.
  • 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: Academic breakout sessions
    • Choose one or two of the following:
      • Arts, Humanities & Languages
      • Engineering
      • Management
      • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Social Sciences
  • 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.: Academic and Campus Resources Fair & Lunch
  • 12:15–2:15 p.m.: Campus tours
    • Hourlong tours departing at 12:15 p.m., 12:45 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.
  • 1:45 p.m.: Financing Your Bucknell Education

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


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