People pose for a photo during Family Weekend

For 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, and we're eager for you to connect with other Bucknell parents, explore our campus, learn alongside your student and join the lifelong community of Bucknellians.

Location

Find parent and family events near you

2023 Bucknell calendar graphic

Make Great Things Happen

Year-end Giving

The collective gifts from alumni, parents and friends — like you — help create scholarships, fund academic programs, support faculty, provide leadership opportunities, enhance residential life and prepare undergraduates to change the world for the better.

Make your donation of $25 or more by Dec. 31 to receive your 2023 Bucknell Calendar!

Family Weekend 2022 Highlights

Parents & Families Have a New Home at the Center for Alumni & Family Engagement

The new Center for Alumni & Family Engagement brings together services and programming for alumni, parents and families in one place, helping us offer even more opportunities for you to connect to Bucknell professionally, intellectually and socially.

Explore all we offer

More Opportunities to Connect with Bucknell and Bucknell Parents

Volunteer

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

Anderson Cooper looks across the stage at the Weis Center to a capacity crowd during a Bucknell Forum event

The Bucknell Forum

National Speaker Series

The State of American Democracy

The 2022-23 Bucknell Forum will feature speakers from across the political spectrum offering their perspectives on the theme “The State of American Democracy.” Up next is Jake Tapper, lead Washington anchor for CNN, who will appear in person for a candid conversation with President John Bravman on Nov. 30 at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. 

The speaker series began Sept. 13 with Condoleezza Rice, 66th Secretary of State of the United States. In the spring, the series continues with a conversation with John Kasich, former Republican governor of Ohio, and David Axelrod, former senior adviser to President Barack Obama; and Barbara F. Walter '86, author of New York Times bestseller How Civil Wars Start (and How to Stop Them).

Event and ticket information

Contact Details

The Center for Alumni & Family Engagement

Location

Alumni House
90 University Avenue

Hours

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.