The Bucknell Wilderness experience known as BuckWild is a dynamic outdoor pre-orientation program held in Central Pennsylvania on Aug. 10-14, 2018.

BuckWild is the largest pre-orientation program on Bucknell’s campus. Students who participate find it is hands-down the most transformative experience of their first-year.

Important Dates

Feb. 19 - Early Decision Admitted Students Enrollment Is Open
April 1 - Regular Decision Admitted Students Enrollment Is Open
Mid-May to June-15 - Payment For The Program Is Collected
June 15 - Pre-Orientation Enrollment Deadline
July 27 - Waivers, Informational Sheets & Medical Disclosure Forms Due
Aug. 10 - 7 - Move In from 11 a.m.
Aug. 10-14 - BuckWild Trips

The goal of BuckWild is to help you transition into life at Bucknell. College can be tough because not only is it the first time for many students to have full control and freedom over their own lives but also have new experiences, meet new people and adapt to a new culture and community. To help with some of these challenges BuckWild aims to connect you with fellow classmates, introduce you to upperclassmen mentors and campus culture, build teamwork, enhance leadership skills, and broaden your perspectives. All of this contributes to the foundation of a support network for the rest of your time at Bucknell. We believe this experience will help you boost personal confidence and manage academic, social and personal challenges accordingly.

Bucknell University is known not only for providing its students with a world-class education but also with the tools to succeed outside of the classroom. Today's graduates will leave Bucknell with a tremendous education including strong leadership, communication, and problem solving skills whether in the backcountry, the classroom, the boardroom, or the lab.

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Get Outside on your own or with your friends using Outdoor Education & Leadership Equipment. A full rental center and student space is located in the Tustin Basecamp.

Rental Center

Get Outside on your own or with your friends using Outdoor Education & Leadership Equipment. A full rental center and student space is located in the Tustin Basecamp.

Rental Center

BuckWild Enrollment

BuckWild Enrollment

BuckWild Enrollment

Enrollment will be available for early decision one and two on February 19, 2018. Then for regular decision April 1, 2018. Payments will be collected once you have received your BUID, email, and password. All students should receive the aforementioned information by the second week of May. We will be in touch to explain the options you have in regards to how you plan to pay for the experience.

We will do our best to accommodate one of the top four trip choices that you choose.

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