The Bucknell wilderness experience known as BuckWild is a dynamic outdoor pre-orientation program held in Central Pennsylvania. 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.

BuckWild will be held on Aug. 10 - 14, 2018.
Move in date is Aug. 10 from 7 - 11 a.m.
Registration will open mid to late spring 2018.
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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.

BuckWild Registration

BuckWild Registration

Register for BuckWild

Registration will be available once you have received your BUID, email, and password. All students should receive the aforementioned information by the second week of May.
We will do our best to accommodate one of the top four trip choices that you choose. If you wish to participate, sign up quickly to be sure you have a space.
If you are sending in a check, please have the correct mailing address. If you are paying by electronic bank account, you will need routing numbers to the banking account before you can register.


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