World-class musicians, dancers and actors. Internationally recognized speakers. Acclaimed poets and writers. Four film series exploring such genres as classics, experimental, international and environmental. You can find an ever-changing choice of events  every night of the week.

Selected Lecture Series


Literary Luminaries

Elizabeth Kolbert

The Janet Weis Fellow in Contemporary Letters is an award given bi-annually to honor and recognize an individual who represents the very highest level of achievement in the craft of writing within the realms of fiction, non-fiction, or biography. Author Elizabeth Kolbert was the 2016 recipient.

Janet Weis Fellow in Contemporary Letters

The Bucknell Forum

Anderson Cooper

Since 2007, the Bucknell Forum speaker series has featured nationally renowned leaders, scholars and commentators who have examined various issues from multidisciplinary and diverse of viewpoints.

The Bucknell Forum

On Campus Events


Arts & Performance

The arts are everywhere at Bucknell. You'll have your pick of professional performers at the Weis Center, evenings of jazz at Bucknell Hall, student theatre and dance showcases, poetry slams and more.

Arts & Performance at Bucknell

Events & Calendars

World-class musicians, dancers and actors. Internationally recognized speakers. Acclaimed poets and writers. Four film series exploring such genres as classics, experimental, international and environmental. You can find an ever-changing choice of events  every night of the week.

Events & Calendars

Chrysalis Ball

The last Friday night in April is like a University-wide prom for our campus. Everyone — including some of your professors, staff members and even a few trustees - dresses to the nines and dances the night away to live music. Pat Benatar, the Village People, KC and the Sunshine Band — they've all rocked the fieldhouse.

Chrysalis Ball
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