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November 1, 2019
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- November 9, 2019
College News and Fun Facts: Bucknell University
Matriculation Ceremony. At the end of their first day on campus, first-year students gather for the Matriculation Ceremony to mark their official welcome to the Bucknell community. During the ceremony, they receive a pin to commemorate the event and to recognize their fundamental responsibility of being a contributing member of the community. Following the ceremony in Rooke Chapel, the students process along a pathway of luminarias and through the Christy Mathewson Memorial Gateway to symbolize their entrance into the Bucknell community. The gateway procession is repeated during commencement.
Convocation and Candlelighting Ceremony. The night before classes start, the campus community gathers in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts to mark the beginning of the academic year. The evening provides a context for the intellectual challenges that students will face over the course of the year. Following convocation, first-year students and faculty parade to the Malesardi Quad where the students stand side-by-side along the quad’s outer edges. The president lights a candle – representing the “Light of Knowledge” – and spreads that light to all the students, forming a circle of light. The candle-lighting ceremony comes to a close with faculty, staff, and students joining together to sing the alma mater, Dear Bucknell. The ceremony is repeated the night before commencement.
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- Color: Blue and Orange
- Mascot: Bucky the Bison
- Admit Rate: 33.0% (Class of 2022). Read more
- September 16, 2019
Boar’s Head Dinner. One of the University’s oldest and most beloved traditions, the Boar’s Head Dinner began in 1934 and is held annually in December. The dinner recalls the spirit of English court dinners, such as those served at Queens … More
- September 9, 2019
The first football game, between two different colleges, happened in November of 1869. It was Princeton vs. Rutgers. (Rutgers won, 6-4). Source The Bonfire. The bonfire is one of the most memorable, and sporadic, of all traditional Princeton activities, celebrating that the … More
- September 5, 2019
Oberlin College’s Art Museum rents out original paintings from the greats, such as Renoir, Picasso and Pollock, to its students for $5 a semester. Source. The first college to graduate women was the Oberlin College. Mary Caroline Rudd, Mary Hosford, and Elizabeth … More
- August 23, 2019
DAISY CHAIN. As far back as 1889, daisies were used to decorate the chapel for Class Day, the day before Commencement The sophomore class, “sister” class to the seniors, picked the daisies (from the field where the residential quad now … More