Family Appreciation Weekend

Sept. 16–18, 2022

Christy Mathewson Memorial Gates

Family Appreciation Weekend is a fall tradition where parents and families are invited to learn about their students' home away from home and connect with other Bucknell families. It's one of the many ways we welcome our students' families into our own Bucknell family.

Save the date and plan to join us Friday, Sept. 16–Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. Registration will open in summer 2022. Enjoy the highlights of the Family Appreciation 2021 celebration below.

Family Appreciation Weekend 2021 Highlights

Family Appreciation Weekend 2021 Photos


Bucknell Football Game

Go Bison football

Pep Band playing during Football Game

Pep Band playing for Hero Appreciation during Football Game

Family at the Hero Appreciation standing in front of the American flags

'ray Bucknell at the Hero Appreciation celebration

A Cappella Concert

Christy's A Cappella Concert

Three boys at Family Weekend

Enjoying Family Appreciation Weekend

Bison girls and family group shot at the Tailgate

Tailgate Luncheon

Bison girls and family group shot

Celebrating the Bison Girls performance

Bucknell family at tailgate picnic

'ray Bucknell families!

Family at the Tailgate Picnic

Family Tailgate Lunch

Family group shot at the Tailgate Lunch

Tailgate Lunch

Families sitting in chairs on Malesardi Quad

Families relaxing on Malesardi Quad

Parents Board President John McDermott P'20 '22 standing at podium

Parents Board President John McDermott P'20 '22 welcomes guests

Parents greeting each other

Parents greeting each other during Family Appreciation Weekend

Students with their families at the Global Education Expo

Learning about Global Education at Bucknell

Students and Families at the Global Education Expo

Global Education Expo

Family at the Hero Appreciation

Celebrating at Family Appreciation Weekend

Family sitting

Capturing the moment during Family Appreciation Weekend

Families sitting in the Trout Auditorium

President's Update in Trout Auditorium

Women's playing soccer

Women's Soccer game

People at Family Bingo

We love the Bison!

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COVID-19 Protocols for Visitors & Guests

Bucknell's campus is open, and we welcome visitors. At this time, all guests on campus, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a face covering inside public and academic buildings. Masks are not required outdoors. Additional restrictions may apply. Please always have a mask available when you are on campus. Please see the link below for the latest updates before visiting campus.

Information for visitors and guests

Contact Details

Parents & Families


Post Office Building