We look forward to welcoming you to Bucknell so you can experience our beautiful campus and exceptional facilities up-close. Learn more about our visit options below, including the campus Preview, campus and facility tours, lunch visits, A Day in the Life, group tours and special events.

Preview Session

Join one of our admissions counselors for a first-look at how a Bucknell education can change your life.

Learn about:

  • Our academic approach
  • Campus life
  • Alumni outcomes
  • How to apply for admission and financial aid
  • The application review process

After the 30 minute Preview, you’ll have the opportunity to tour the campus with a student Admissions Ambassador. You and your family are welcome and should plan to spend around 2 hours on campus.

Campus Tour

Bucknell is beautiful and has exceptional facilities. Your student Admissions Ambassador will show you campus and answer your questions about life inside and outside the classroom.

The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Facility Tour

In addition to our regular tours, Bucknell also offers special facility tours so you can get a more in-depth understanding of our programs and facilities.

We offer facility tours for the following areas: arts, athletics, science and engineering.

  • Arts Facility Tour
    Interested in the performing or visual arts? Join a tour guide on a backstage look at the Samek Museum, Harvey Powers Theatre, the keyboard music lab, the Natalie Davis Rooke Recital Hall and the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Meet your tour guide in the Office of Admissions lobby in Freas Hall. This tour is offered Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and lasts approximately 30 minutes.
  • Athletics Facility Tour
    The Kenneth G. Langone Athletics and Recreation Center (KLARC) is home to a wide variety of facilities available to all students (it's also where we house our trophies!). Whether you play on an intramural, club or Division I team, work out on your own, take a class or cheer on the Bison, the KLARC is for you. The tour includes a walk through of the Gerhard Fieldhouse, Davis Gym, Krebs Family Fitness Center, Kinney Natatorium and Sojka Pavilion. Meet your tour guide in the Office of Admissions lobby in Freas Hall. This tour is offered daily and lasts approximately 20 minutes.
  • Science Facility Tour
    If you're interested in pursuing a major the sciences, this tour will give you a glimpse of our extensive facilities and resources. The tour visits several lab spaces in the O'Leary Center (geology & environmental geosciences and psychology), Olin Science Center (mathematics and physics & astronomy), and the Rooke Science Center (biology, cell biology & biochemistry and chemistry). Other science disciplines will be discussed during the tour, including animal behavior and neuroscience. Meet your tour guide in the Office of Admissions lobby in Freas Hall. This tour is offered Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and lasts approximately 40 minutes.
  • Engineering Facility Tour
    Learn about the benefits of an engineering education at a liberal arts university and see some of our impressive facilities on this student-led tour of the College of Engineering. Meet your tour guide in the first-floor lobby of the Dana Engineering building during the academic year (September-May). This tour is offered daily and lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Lunch Visit

Meet a current student for lunch at Bostwick Marketplace, Bucknell’s main dining hall. You’ll eat, enjoy a casual conversation and experience everyday student life. Lunch visits are for prospective students only, but your family or other guests can have lunch in the Bison (our a la carte facility) or in downtown Lewisburg. Feel free to ask for suggestions at the Admissions office.

A Day in the Life

Are you a high school senior who wants to see what a typical day at Bucknell is like? Attend class, meet faculty, have lunch with a current student and take a personalized campus tour.

A Day in the Life visits are available Monday through Friday when classes are in session. Plan on being on campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., however, depending on class availability, your visit could start as early as 7:30 a.m., and end as late as 5 p.m.

Specific academic interests are featured on select days. If you cannot visit on the day your interest is featured, please consider our other daily visit options.

Note: A Day in the Life must be scheduled a minimum of two weeks in advance of your visit.

Group Tour

We are happy to arrange special tours for groups of 10 or more. You will need to make arrangements at least 10 days in advance of the requested tour date.

Start by filling out our Group Tour Request Form.

More Ways to Visit


a spring tour in Malesardi Quad

Attend an Open House

Visit campus and talk directly with students, faculty and staff. Find out what life is really like at Bucknell. Hear about our expectations and atmosphere. Learn about the possibilities that await you after you graduate.

Take a Virtual Tour

Be inspired to plan your first visit or remember how it feels to be on Bucknell's campus. From the beauty of Bucknell's Malesardi quad to the gorgeous architecture in the Rooke Science Building (be sure to look up!) to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts and our well-used athletics fields, this 360 degree tour is a great way to see yourself at Bucknell.

Start Touring

Save the Date


Bucknell Academy Summer Experience

If you want to develop creative problem solving skills that will help you make an impact on the world, then the Bucknell Academy Summer Experience (BASE) is for you.

June 25 -29, 2017

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Arts & Humanities Open House

Student Art Exhibit

Are you interested in performance and visual arts, literature, history, philosophy, religion, writing, languages or cultures?

Then this open house is for you. Join us Friday, Aug. 11.

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Fall Open Houses

We invite you to attend an open house next fall to find out what life is really like at Bucknell.
 

  • Saturday, Sept. 16
  • Saturday, Oct. 21
  • Monday, Oct. 30
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Journey to Bucknell

This overnight program is designed to expose high-achieving, culturally diverse high school seniors to Bucknell.

Oct. 29-31, 2017

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Gateway to Bucknell

Whether you've been researching colleges for months or are at the very beginning of your search, there's no better place than our junior and sophomore open house to explore Bucknell.

April 2018

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