July 18th, 2016

Meet: The Research Librarians

Research Services is your one-stop shop for help with research papers and projects.  All of the librarians on the Research Services team specialize in specific academic disciplines so they can help you find needed information and guide you through the research process for any topic.  Whether it’s your first paper this fall or your senior thesis, we are here to help! If you have a question about library resources over the summer, you can chat with a librarian via the library’s chat widget. Simply click on the “Chat with a Librarian” button during library hours and you will be connected with a librarian. […]

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July 14th, 2016

Think About: French and Francophone Studies

What does it look like to study French at Bucknell? Sabine Sellers ’17 and Haley Brown ’18 (who are both double majors in French and History) share their thoughts and experiences. Why did you choose your major? Sabine: French was something I more or less stumbled into. I started French in high school because my mother speaks a bit of it, and I figured that she would be able to help me learn the grammar. Despite the dreaded grammar lessons, I discovered that I enjoyed learning the language even if wasn’t all that great at it (my grammar is still […]

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July 12th, 2016

Tradition: Office Hours

Office Hours are a unique component of how university students interact with their faculty. Unlike high school teachers, professors often teach in many locations, and they are often scheduled to be somewhere else directly before or after your class. Sometimes you can stop in early or stay late to chat with them, but sometimes they truly don’t have the time. So how do you ask questions or seek guidance? Office hours are your answer! Professors are experts not only in your course content but also in their chosen field. You might stop into office hours to ask questions about the […]

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July 8th, 2016

Fact: AlcoholEdu and Medical Forms

Hello everyone and happy weekend! Two quick announcements – 1.) If you haven’t sent in your completed medical records yet, please get those on their way as soon as possible. Remember that you will not be able to move into your room in August until your records are on file. If you have already sent them – thank you! – the staff at Bucknell Student Health will review them and let you know if they need anything else. 2.) There has been some confusion about AlcoholEdu and the requirement to complete the course before arriving. The original posting on your “To Do” […]

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July 4th, 2016

Meet: Owen Parent ’19

Hometown: Stroudsburg, PA Major: Mechanical Engineering Class year: 2019 Favorite Orientation Memory: Having OAs that were the bomb diggity.  And also PlayFair. Campus Involvement: Engineering and Innovation Affinity House, Bucknell Rugby, Smith Hall Council, Global Residential College alumni Advice for the Class of 2020: Introduce yourself and say hi to as many people as possible as soon as possible. It is easiest to do this in the first couple of weeks.

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June 30th, 2016

Think About: First-Year Reading

We’re taking a break from our normal schedule of postings because we know that many of you have received Loving Day and are anxious to get started! In the next few days you will see additional information in the Reminders section of your myBucknell regarding where and how to upload your essay.  In the meantime, you can start reading with this essay prompt in mind: “It could be argued that a longing for home is the driving force behind Loving Day’s narrative.  Choose a character – Warren, Tal, Tosh or Spider – and consider the role racial identity plays in the way […]

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June 24th, 2016

Fact: Reminder to Submit Your Medical Records

Have you submitted your medical records yet? Yes?  Great!  The staff at Bucknell Student Health is reviewing your form and will notify you if they need anything else. No?  Click here to review the required documents, and submit your information as soon as possible.  Completed health records are required in order for you to move into your residence hall in August. If you have questions, please call Bucknell Student Health weekday mornings at 570-577-1401.

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June 22nd, 2016

What: Finding your BUID

Eventually remembering your BUID will come naturally, but right now it’s probably something that you’re struggling to remember.  This number serves as your ID for many university access points, so you don’t want to leave it in a public place.  Where do you find it when you need it again? Glad you asked: To find your Bucknell ID number follow these steps: 1. Go to my.bucknell.edu. 2. On the left tool bar at the top, click where you see your picture (labeled Profiles and Accounts). 3. Under Personal Information you will see a section the says Bucknell ID. If you hover […]

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June 17th, 2016

Fact: Pre-Orientation Deadline TODAY

Are you interested in a pre-orientation program?  The deadline to apply for BLINK, BuckWild, and ArtsFirst is today (June 17).  If you’re still considering, you can read about all the pre-orientation programs here.  Please note, if you are an international student, you must attend International Student Orientation during these dates.  

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June 15th, 2016

Microwave? Refrigerator? MicroFridge!

Whether you’ve started it or not, you’re probably going to have a long list of things to purchase and pack in preparation for arriving on campus in August. Bucknell has partnerships with a few vendors who might help make that task easier. You and your roommate will want to talk about whether or not you want to bring a microwave and/or refrigerator, and then you need to make sure they fit the residence hall requirements. (You can find that information and a packing list here.) Or – you might want to consider a MicroFridge.  A MicroFridge is a combination of […]

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