Parents walking with student

Parents & Families

At Bucknell, we're like a family, bound by the experiences we share and the new discoveries we make together. 

You are an important member of the Bucknell family, too, and we're eager for you to connect with Bucknell parents, explore our campus, learn alongside your student and join the lifelong community of Bucknellians.


Celebrate Bucknell in your neighborhood this fall!

  • Family Weekend under the tent

    Family Weekend

    Visit your student

    Family Weekend is an annual fall tradition when families can visit their students, explore our newest buildings, meet other Bucknell families and get an inside view of their student’s life at Bucknell.

    Registration is now open!

  • Parents board

    Parents Association

    By sending your student to Bucknell, you have already joined the Bucknell Parents Association. Learn more about your voice at Bucknell and the exclusive benefits you gain as a Bucknell parent.

  • Poetry Workshop class

    Parents Fund

    The Parents Fund supports Bucknell University's top priority: our students. When you make a gift to Bucknell, you provide the vital resources that make our academic programs so strong, our residential programs so engaging, our financial aid packages so substantial, and our campus such a beautiful and effective space for learning.

More Opportunities to Connect with Bucknell and Bucknell Parents


As a Bucknell parent, you are one of our most valuable ambassadors. Represent Bucknell at Admissions events, hire or offer internships to Bucknell students, serve on a career panel and more. By volunteering for the University, you can share your Bucknell story with an even wider audience, enhance the University's reputation and help increase the value of your student's degree.

Learn how you can help

Attend a Bison Gathering

Bison Gatherings are held at the homes of Bucknell parents and families across the country during the summer. These gatherings offer a great opportunity for incoming first-year students and their families to meet one another and interact with current Bucknell students, parents and alumni.

Find a gathering near you

Parents & Families


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