You'll find a town of 5,800 with beautifully preserved Victorian homes and a thriving downtown filled with restaurants and shops. Bucknell's close working relationship with the borough means a high quality of life for students and residents alike. Our award-winning renovation and repurposing of downtown buildings, for example, benefits the whole area economically, and our cultural events help keep it vibrant.
Leading the Way
As the leading university in the Susquehanna Valley and one of its biggest employers, Bucknell regularly partners with other major institutions and local and state government to improve our region. We do medical research with Geisinger Health System, take the lead in studying the Susquehanna River, and serve as a hub in a fiber-optic network that spans Pennsylvania. Bucknell invests in the community and makes it a better place to live, learn and work.
Clean Air, Starry Nights
Nearby mountains, forests and rivers provide unforgettable scenery and plenty of recreation. Strike out on your own, or let the Outdoor Education and Leadership Center be your guide — they host a range of trips, from local rock-climbing to canoeing the Everglades. The staff is ready with all the expertise and equipment you'll need to go caving, camping, hiking, biking, skiing and more.
The Four Seasons
You'll experience them all at Bucknell. Autumn explodes with color — it's a great time to hike or get lost in a corn maze. Go cross-country or downhill skiing in winter, join a snowball fight on the quad, or dare to take the Polar Bear Plunge. In spring, try your hand at fly-fishing, bike the country roads, kayak the river, run on the local rail-trail, and enjoy outdoor concerts and the annual Lewisburg Arts Festival. In the summer, cool off at the sandy beach along the lake in nearbyR. B. Winter State Park.
Get Outta Town
If you need to travel to an interview or just enjoy some urban adventure, New York City, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore are within a few hours' drive. No car? No problem. You have access to Zipcars, chartered bus trips, and ride-sharing. During school breaks, you can also take our shuttle service to regional airports.
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