June 14th, 2016

Tradition: Alma Mater

“I named it ‘Dear Bucknell’; and, after I’d sat down to the piano and sung it through, I felt confident of its ability to take care of itself and win a welcome wherever good fellows from Bucknell’s sacred fanes might congregate.” S.S. Merriman ’86 on writing Bucknell’s alma mater. Read the full story of the creation of “Dear Bucknell” here: http://www.bucknell.edu/Documents/ISR/SpecialCollections/University%20Archives/almamater.pdf   Alma Mater: “Dear Bucknell” Dear Bucknell, oft of thee we’re thinking, And Mem’ries fond come trooping by: The tireless stars may cease their blinking, But thoughts of thee shall never die; And though the years steal swiftly o’er […]

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June 10th, 2016

Fact: June 15 Deadlines

June 15 is a major deadline for many items on your To Do List. In case you’ve forgotten, we have a summary for you: The Housing Questionnaire can be found here.  Remember that completing this honestly and accurately will assist the University in placing you with a roommate and residential community. Ready to select your fall courses?  Start here.  If you are in the College of Arts & Sciences, including the School of Management, you must have already met with your SAC.  If you are in the College of Engineering, you  must have already completed the steps found here. Upload […]

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June 9th, 2016

Think About: Residential Colleges

The Res Colleges offer students the opportunity to live with other students who have similar interests.  This “living-learning” environment combines numerous social events with a first year foundation seminar.  Our goal is to weave together academic and social threads of university life, which in turn can create meaningful friendships among students.  Whether you intend to major in English or Engineering, you will meet students and faculty who share varied perspectives on a common theme. Past participants say the got to know more students, in a shorter period of time, and they consider the program to be a hallmark of their […]

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June 7th, 2016

Tradition: Christy Mathewson Gates

The Christy Mathewson Gates are an easy landmark as you arrive at the main entrance of campus.  They also signify your personal entrance into the university as you process through them on your first day after Matriculation.  Who was Christy Mathewson, and why do we have Gates named after him?  Check out this brief video for answers, and keep an eye out for a Mathewson quote stenciled on the wall in the fitness area at the KLARC.

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June 6th, 2016

Meet: Isabelle Roser ’19

Hometown: Boulder, Colorado Major: Undeclared (but probably going to declare Biology) Class year: 2019 Favorite Orientation memory: The discussion we had with our hall after Dr. Maura Cullen’s diversity presentation. We all became really close after engaging in deep discussion. Campus involvement: B-Fashion magazine, soccer club, nutrition club Advice for the Class of 2020: Don’t be afraid to create your own path and learn from your mistakes. This journey is yours and no one else’s, but you can take comfort in the fact that there are people surrounding you who are going through similar experiences. It’s not always going to be easy, […]

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June 3rd, 2016

Fact: Housing Questionnaire

Your Housing Questionnaire is not due until June 15, but if you take a look at your checklist, you’ll notice that there are quite a few things due that same day!  This is a great one to knock off your list. Remember to answer these questions realistically – if you’re a night owl who likes to listen to music while studying, don’t try to recreate yourself into a morning lark who studies in silence.  The information you provide will assist the Housing and Residential Education staff in matching you with a roommate.  Also remember that there are other factors to your […]

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June 2nd, 2016

Think About: Cool Classes

Part of Bucknell’s Mission Statement reads: “Bucknell educates students for a lifetime of critical thinking and strong leadership characterized by continued intellectual exploration, creativity, and imagination.” What does that mean for you? Well, for one thing, it means that there are some really cool classes available to you. Whatever your major, you’ll hear from faculty and peers that you should explore and branch out through a minor, your electives or as you fulfill your core requirements. We’re sure you’ve had some amazing teachers and classes already in your educational life, but we’re pretty confident in saying that you’ve never had […]

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June 1st, 2016

What: Bison Gatherings

What’s a Bison Gathering, and why should you go?  Easy!  A Bison Gathering is an opportunity for you get together with your soon-to-be-classmates, their families, some upperclass students, and Bucknell staff and alumni.  Not only will you meet some of your peers before arriving on campus, you and your family can ask questions related to New Student Orientation or Bucknell in general. Robert Fornshell, one of your Orientation Assistants, says, “Keep an open mind and ask questions about everything. You can learn so much through people who have experienced this before you.”  You have probably already met a lot of people […]

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May 31st, 2016

Tradition: Matriculation

The word “matriculation” means simply “to enroll in a college or university as a candidate for a degree” (www.dictionary.com) At Bucknell, Matriculation is a ceremony held on the first day of New Student Orientation where you will be officially recognized as the newest class.  You have probably already noticed that we refer to you as the Class of 2020.  You will always be referred to by your graduating year, and you will actually receive your class pin at Matriculation with “Class of 2020” printed on a representation of the Christy Mathewson Gates. (Come back next Thursday for more information about […]

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May 30th, 2016

Meet: Nneoma Ibezim ’18

“I applied to Bucknell as an engineer because I felt that environmental engineering best aligned with my hope to implement change in communities in need. I ended up finding that I was more interested in the hands-on, social side to creating this change rather than the technical side. By the end of my second semester, I had already taken four social science courses in political science, sociology, Latin American studies and education. The material that resonated with me most was sociology, but I liked that each of these classes challenged me in different ways and I wanted to continue to explore […]

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