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) until May 22. From May 23 through August 11 visits are held at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts (525 Weis 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.

    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 Monday - Friday at 12:30 pm EST and Saturdays at 11:30 am 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.
    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.)
    • 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. 
    Navigating Your College Search
    Summer is a popular time to start the college search process, and we want to help you start yours! Beginning in June with a session every other Thursday, join us for Navigating Your College Search: a virtual summer series. Our admissions experts will explore different pieces of the college search and application process. We'll give you insider tips to help you find and apply to the school of your dreams, with the following sessions:

    How to Nail Your College Essay

    • Thursday, June 9, 4 p.m. EDT
    • Do admissions teams really read your essay? Yes! Your application essay, whether it's the standard prompt on the Common App or Coalition App or a college-specific essay, can help set you apart. We'll share how to make your essay enhance your application. Register by selecting the date from the calendar below.

    Major Decisions: Will Applying "Undecided" Hurt Me?

    • Thursday, June 23, 4 p.m. EDT
    • One question causes a ton of applicants to pause: "What's your intended major?" Because college is such a great time to explore multiple paths, it's OK to choose "undecided." We'll cover how institutions use intended majors in their review process, offer ideas on how to narrow down your interests and discuss how you might be supported as an "undecided" student. Register by selecting the date from the calendar below.

    Understanding Financial Aid & Scholarships

    • Thursday, July 7, 4 p.m. EDT
    • When you pay for college, you're investing in your future. So how do you get the best return on that investment? This in-depth overview covers the application process and the different types of financial aid available, including grants, scholarships, loans and work-study. Register by selecting the date from the calendar below.

    How to Get the Most Out of Your Application

    • Thursday, July 21, 4 p.m. EDT
    • You've worked hard in high school; make sure your application shows it. We'll explore how to effectively approach the Common App and Coalition App to ensure you put your best foot forward. Register by selecting the date from the calendar below.

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