First Night is held each January as a celebration for each first-year class to mark the successful completion of their first semester and the beginning of their life-long journey as Bucknellians.
In preparation for the event, each first-year class selects class colors and a motto and designs a class crest incorporating these symbols. In addition, each residence hall floor creates two pages with photos, drawings, and quotes to reflect their life as first-year students.
The ceremony includes the presentation of the crest, the submission of the hall pages into the class book, and the singing of the alma mater to the University president at his home.
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