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Move-in Day 2020


Bucknell Opens 175th Academic Year with Record Incoming Class

Class of 2024 has 991 new students, pushing opening enrollment to 3,724.

Wide shot of Class of 2019 Commencement on the Quad


A Year After Graduating, Bucknell’s Class of 2019 Shines Brightly

Meet six Bucknell Class of 2019 graduates who prove that Bucknell graduates are uniquely prepared to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Bertrand Library and 2024 sign on Malesardi Quad


Members of the Class of 2024, the University’s Largest Ever, Begin Bucknell Journey

As they begin their college journey, the students in Bucknell's Class of 2024 will discover they're united by more than Bucknell orange and blue.

Signs at the library


Bucknell Releases Comprehensive Fall Reopening Plan

Required COVID testing, enhanced cleaning, new classroom spaces, take-out dining are among changes to campus to mitigate the risk of infection.

President John Bravman speaks at podium dressed in regalia


‘Grit and Grace’: Commencement Speakers Honor Resilience of Bucknell’s Class of 2020 in Virtual Celebration

Intent on honoring the Class of 2020 despite physical distance, Bucknellians came together virtually for an online Commencement celebration on July 19.

View of Bertrand Library from Malesardi Quad


Bucknell Joins Schools Backing Harvard, MIT Lawsuit Over Student Visas

Amicus brief seeks immediate injunction to block Trump administration ruling.

Bucknell bat biologists and professors Ken Field and DeeAnn Reeder


Bucknell Awarded NSF Grant to Study Bat Tolerance to Coronaviruses

Faculty and students to determine why bats have immune tolerance to coronavirus, research that could contribute to more effective human treatment.

Portrait of Robert Stockland


National Science Foundation Grants to Fuel Student-Faculty Exploration

Thanks to grants from the National Science Foundation, Robert Stockland, chemistry, and Kelly Bickel, mathematics, will be working closely with students to navigate uncharted territory in their respective fields.

Two students walking on Malesardi Quad at Bucknell University


Bucknell to Return to On-campus Instruction in the Fall

Fall classes will begin a week earlier on Aug. 17 and end Nov. 20 with no Fall Break.

Bertrand Library in summer


Bucknell Employees Honored for Exemplary Service

Five Bucknell employees and an employee team were recently honored with awards that recognize faculty and staff who go above and beyond in their commitment to the success of the University and its students.

Aerial view of campus


Bucknell Adjusts Admissions Policies in Response to the Pandemic

The policies are designed to help students whose high school experience was disrupted due to COVID-19.

A plaque near the doorway into Academic West that reads LEED Platinum 2020


Proven Sustainable: Academic West Earns Highest Possible Certification for Sustainable Operations

The certification affirms Bucknell's ongoing commitment to sustainable operations.

Collage of students from the Class of 2024


First Wave of Test-optional Applicants Joins Bucknell

Meet four of the more than 1,600 applicants who chose to take advantage of Bucknell's test-optional admissions policy. The policy, which makes SAT or ACT scores optional for most applicants, was introduced in 2019 for students applying to join the Class of 2024 and beyond.

Student on a Zoom call with faculty and staff


Student Awards Uplift Bucknellians’ Extracurricular Accomplishments

More than 30 Bucknell students were recognized for their leadership in co-curricular activities across campus.

2020 Fulbright Scholars


Fulbright Grants Take Bucknellians Abroad

Three Bucknellians earned English teaching assistant awards through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, one of the world's most prestigious cultural exchange initiatives.

Bucknell's new fire pit, made from recycled material from past building projects.


Class of 2020 Announces Senior Tribute

Seniors present a fire pit as Bucknell's newest outdoor learning and gathering space, located steps away from the Bucknell Farm on South Campus.

A student at a laptop computer in a Zoom online class, with four other students onscreen


Bucknell Expands Summer Session Course Offerings

The University will offer nearly 50 courses to assist students whose summer plans have been disrupted by the pandemic.

An aerial view of Malesardi Quad on the Bucknell University campus

Bucknell Ranked Among National Top 20 for Return on Investment

The University earns U.S. News distinction in the same week it freezes tuition.

Portrait of Brishti Mandal '20


Meet Bucknell’s 2020 Commencement Student Speaker and Soloist

Lily Mitchell '20 will help kick off Commencement with a performance of the national anthem, and Brishti Mandal '20 will address the Class of 2020 as this year's Commencement student speaker.

Photos of faculty who've received tenure or promotion: Anjalee Despande Hutchinson, Mike Krout, Terri Norton, Eric Martin, Ashli Baker, Craig Beal


22 Bucknell Faculty Earn Tenure or Advance to Full Professor

The promotions recognize faculty teaching, scholarship and service.