Campus Visits

    Schedule A Visit

    By choosing a guided tour of campus or live virtual visit experience from home,
    you can get to know Bucknell whenever and however you want.

    On-Campus Visits

    The best way to get to know Bucknell is to see it for yourself. Your on-campus visit can include both an admissions information session and a guided tour of campus, or just a campus tour — it's up to you.

    Hosted by admissions counselors and current student(s), these on-campus visits start in the Office of Admissions located in Freas Hall (One Dent Drive). Register by selecting an available date from the calendar below. Due to space restraints, available times are only visible after you select a number of guests on the registration page for each event.

    Class Visit

    Are you a potential member of our next incoming class? Join a live class and experience academic life at Bucknell. If you have any questions about class visits, please email classvisit@bucknell.edu. Register by selecting an available date from the calendar below.
    Note: It is important that the time or duration of the class you select fits into the campus visit option(s) you register for, or else we will not be able to accommodate your class selection and we will have to cancel your class visit registration.

    Engineering Facility Tours

    Are you a prospective engineer? You can explore the innovative spaces, state-of-the-art equipment and supportive environment that Bucknell engineers simply call home. Offered most Mondays through Fridays at 12:30 p.m. EST and Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. EST. Register by selecting an available date from the calendar below.

    Athletics Facility Tours
    Step inside the Kenneth G. Langone Athletics & Recreation Center, one of the finest collegiate athletics and recreation venues of its kind. The expansive center includes a large workout room, a natatorium and state-of-the-art training facilities open to all students, including members of our 27 Division I sports teams. Offered on most Mondays through Fridays at 12:30 p.m. EST and Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. EST. Register by selecting an available date from the calendar below.

    Safety Protocols
    Before coming to campus please be sure to check out the latest COVID-19 safety protocols that are currently in place, including face coverings. Additional procedures include the following:
    • Registration: Advance registration is required. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate unregistered guests during information sessions and tours. (For these visitors, we suggest our self-guided audio tour or driving tour.)
    • Location and parking: Once on campus, please park in a visitor-designated parking lot and make your way to the Office of Admissions at Freas Hall (One Dent Drive) or, if visiting from May 23 to August 11, head to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts (525 Weis Drive) (Access a parking map here.).
    • Capacity: Each tour group will be small and socially distanced according to state and federal health guidelines.
    Fall Open Houses
    At a Fall Open House, you'll experience what it's like to live and learn at this place we call home. Tour state-of-the-art facilities, meet professors and students, and get answers to your most pressing questions.

    Our Fall Open Houses are open to high school seniors (and their families) interested in any of our three colleges: Arts & Sciences, Engineering and the Freeman College of Management.

    When: Sept. 10, Oct. 15 and Nov. 12, 2022

    Register here

    Journey to Bucknell
    Our Journey to Bucknell program seeks out the brightest leaders, learners and innovators and invites them to learn more about Bucknell's welcoming, world-class campus. The program is designed to introduce high-achieving, traditionally underrepresented high school seniors to the endless possibilities that await at Bucknell.
    There are two ways you can participate:
    • No matter where you live, you can take part in Journey to Bucknell from the comfort of your home through a virtual program Oct. 2–3.
       
    • Or, if you live in one of a few select locations, you can take advantage of free transportation for you and one parent/guardian to campus for the Oct. and Nov. Open House.
    Students who participate in the virtual program and are later admitted to Bucknell will also be invited to campus for a special admitted student event in the spring.

    Journey to Bucknell is free for students who are invited to participate.

    More information here.
    Virtual Visits
    We continue to offer virtual information sessions, hosted by an admissions counselor and current student(s), as well as virtual tours hosted by current students Wednesdays, Thursdays and select Saturdays. With these options, you can ask questions and learn more about Bucknell from the comfort of your couch. (Please note that live transcripts are available for these sessions.) Also available in the fall are Build Your Bucknell sessions, a special way to create your own open house experience from home.
    • Virtual Information Sessions
      Hosted by an admissions counselor and current student(s), our virtual information sessions are live overviews presented via Zoom. Register by selecting an available date from the calendar below.
    • Guided Virtual Tours
      Watch as a current student shows you around campus through your screen. Register by selecting an available date from the calendar below.
    • Virtual student ambassador/staff chats
      Direct your questions to a group of our student ambassadors and/or staff and hear about their Bucknell experience. When available, register by selecting an available date from the calendar below. 
    • Build Your Bucknell
      From Sept. 13 to Nov. 11 you can select from the following ways to get to know specific aspects of Bucknell. Think of it as a custom virtual open house. Register by selecting an available date from the calendar below. All times are EST.
      • Virtual Tour: Sept. 13 or Oct. 18 @ 7 p.m.
      • Virtual Information Session: Sept. 14 or Oct. 12 @ 5 p.m.
      • Chat with a Student Ambassador: Sept. 19 or Oct. 24 @ 7 p.m.
      • Financing Your Bucknell Education: Sept. 27 or Oct. 26 @ 6 p.m.
      • Freeman College of Management Overview: Sept. 28 or Oct. 18 @ 6 p.m.
      • College of Arts & Sciences Overview: Sept. 28 or Oct. 20 @ 4 p.m.
      • Family to Family: Oct. 11 @ 7 p.m.
      • College of Engineering Overview: Oct. 4 @ 4 p.m. or Nov. 2 @ 8 p.m.
      • International Student Overview: Nov. 11 @ 8 a.m. or 1 p.m.
      • Inside the Application Review (with Assistant Vice President and Dean of Admissions Kevin Mathes '07): Nov. 3 @ 8 p.m.
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