Tent Party 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.

Changes to the Spring 2021 Semester Schedule

Bucknell will offer in-person classes for the spring 2021 semester with the following changes to the previously announced schedule:

  • Spring semester classes for all students will begin on Monday, Feb. 1
  • There will be no Spring Break
  • Spring classes will end on Friday, May 7
  • Finals will take place May 10–17

This new schedule is intended to help the Bucknell community minimize potential exposure to COVID-19.

Fall 2020 Semester Schedule, At a Glance

  • Fall semester classes for all students began on Monday, Aug. 17
  • Fall classes will end on Nov. 20, the Friday before Thanksgiving break
  • There will be no Fall Break
  • Finals will take place remotely beginning Nov. 30

See the complete academic calendar

Bucknell is taking steps to protect our community in response to the coronavirus.

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

Relive the Memories from Family Weekend 2019

Remember your visit to Bucknell or see what you missed in this video and photo gallery. 

See photos and video

  • 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.

  • Graduate at Commencement

    Congratulations, 2020 Parents!

    Honor your graduate and their accomplishments by making a gift to Bucknell. You can choose to make a gift in honor of someone who has made an impact on your student at Bucknell. This may be a professor, a coach, a campus employee or a fellow student.

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

The Center for Alumni & Family Engagement

Location

Alumni House
90 University Avenue

Hours

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.