Save the date and plan to join us Sept. 22-24, 2017!

Every fall, parents and families visit campus to get a firsthand look at the people, programs and places that have become home to their students.


Do you have questions about how to include your student when you register, where to park, what to wear, etc?

Check out the Family Weekend FAQs.


Still have questions? Contact us at or the Family Weekend Hotline: 570.577.7988.

When You Arrive

When you arrive on campus, please go to our Welcome Center, located in Gerhard Fieldhouse, to check in and receive your lanyard/name tag, schedule booklet and complimentary gift.

Pro Tip: Check in is much easier if you pre-register online by Sept. 14.

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Reserve Your Spot

Events requiring pre-registration include:

  • Friday dinner in the tent
  • Golf tournament
  • Tailgate Celebration
  • Mocktails & Masterpieces
  • WE DO. Celebration
  • Jazz Brunch

Weekend Highlights


  • Bucknell Institute for Public Policy Panel - Public Opinion Survey Results
  • Home Away From Home Reception
  • Dinner in the Tent


  • Career Development Center Open House
  • President's Address with Q & A
  • Family Reception with President Bravman
  • Faculty Snap Talks
  • Tailgate Celebration
  • WE DO. Celebration


  • Jazz Brunch


Explore the Full Schedule

You can view the weekend's activities day by day in the registration site.

Want to get outdoors during Family Weekend?

You can rent bikes, canoes, kayaks and more from the Outdoor Education & Leadership (OEL) Rental Center. Students can rent the equipment using their BU dollars or parents can pay with cash or check. Visit the OEL Rental Center online for more information or email

Three Suggestions

Dale's Ridge Trail – 1471 Strawbridge Rd. This 2 mile hiking trail begins at the historic Dale/Engle/Walker farmstead and has scenic views from the ridge. Look for trailhead kiosk with more information on this trail made possible by an easement with the Merrill W. Linn Land and Waterways Conservancy.

Buffalo Valley Rail Trail – Parking is available on N. 15th Street or you can walk/bike from campus. This 9.2 mile bike/pedestrian trail links Lewisburg and Mifflinburg.

Susquehanna River – Access the river at the Bucknell Landing, located near the Rental Center.

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Social Media

Share your memories with us this year by using #bucknellfamilyweekend


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