Move-in Day for First-year Students

You should arrive on Wednesday, Aug. 16 between 8 a.m. and noon. Go directly to your building for move-in.

If you are traveling to Bucknell from a great distance, early move-in is available on Tuesday, Aug. 15 from 1-4 p.m. Go to Vedder Hall.

International Students should arrive on Thursday, Aug. 9. Check in with International Student Services in 064 Elaine Langone Center.

2017-18: Move-In, Breaks and Closings


Upperclass Students: check in at your hub from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Aug. 19 or Aug. 20.

Roberts Hall Front Patio
(Rain Location: Roberts Lobby)

  • For Roberts Hall, Trax Hall, Kress Hall, Gateways, and Corner House

Harris Harris Hall Quad
(Rain Location: Harris Ground Floor Lounge)

  • For Larison Hall, Larison Cottage, Harris Hall, Hunt Hall, Kappa Sigma, 23 University Avenue, 400 St George Street, 7th Street House, Edwards House, Hulley House, Leiser House, Galloway House, Taylor Street House, Martin House, and Carey House

MODS (Bucknell West) Outside of MOD 22
(Rain Location: Inside MOD 22's Laundry Room)

  • For MODS (Bucknell West)

South Campus Apartments Center Quad Area
(Rain Location: Building 4 Lounge)

  • For South Campus Apartments, Swartz Hall, McDonnell Hall, Summit House, 125 Strohecker House, Lambda Chi Alpha, Kappa Delta Rho, Sigma Chi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

From 4-11 p.m., contact the RA on Duty for your building/area to obtain keys. We will not accommodate any check-ins between 11 p.m and 8 a.m.

aerial view of smith hall


To request permission to stay in your room during a break period, you are REQUIRED to pre-register on myHOME. 

Fall Break

  • At 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017,
    campus housing closes.
  • At noon on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017,
    campus housing opens.

Thanksgiving Break

  • At 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017,
    campus housing closes.
  • At noon on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017,
    campus housing opens.

Spring Break

  • At 5 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018,
    campus housing closes.
  • At noon on Sunday, March 18, 2018,
    campus housing opens.


Winter Closing

  • At noon on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017,
    campus housing closes.
  • At noon on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018,
    campus housing opens.

May Closing

  • At noon on Thursday, May 10, 2018,
    campus housing closes. All students who are not graduating are expected to vacate their rooms by this time.
  • By Sunday, May 13, 2018,
    students staying for summer programs must be pre-registered and must move to temporary housing. (Keys will be available starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 12.)
  • By 10 a.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018,
    all students required to stay due to Commencement activities must vacate their rooms.

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