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Orange, Blue … and Green
At Bucknell, sustainability goes far beyond the LEED plaques on our buildings. From our reusable to-go containers at the dining hall to rain gardens where students conduct meaningful research, we’re committed to the health of our planet. Bucknell supports these efforts through a $400,000 Green Fund that allows students to apply for and receive money for their own sustainability projects.
Those gorgeous buildings?
They’re more than just pretty facades.
Inside, you’ll find innovative labs, cutting-edge classroom spaces and high-tech tools — all designed to help you make brilliant advances in the areas that interest you.

Design next-gen automobile technology in the car lab. Weld, 3D-print or craft at one of our three makerspaces. Dance, play music or act inside one of the most technologically advanced college theatres in the country.

And don’t worry about waiting your turn. You’ll have access to these resources from the day you arrive.

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Inspiring Brilliance
We don’t expect you’ll know how to use all these world-class resources when you get here. That’s why we pair you with our top-notch faculty (not graduate assistants) as, together, you make the next breakthrough. Our professors are some of the most impressive people you’ll meet. They’ve traveled to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to present in front of world leaders. They’ve discovered new ways to measure wind on distant planets. They’ve been quoted in every major newspaper.

They’ll get to know you, challenge you and help you work toward your success.

You could say it began in the third grade when Macy Albaitis ’22 dressed up as the legendary scientist Jane Goodall for a school presentation.

“I knew that whatever I would do as a career would involve animals,” she says.

From an early age, the native of Grand Rapids, Mich., was fascinated by the way animals think, evolve and interact.

Macy chose Bucknell because of its unparalleled on-campus primate lab featuring four different species of primates. As an animal behavior major, she observes those primates, asking questions that have the potential to advance our understanding of other species — and ourselves.

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Can a monkey use an iPad? Does a more-dominant animal hinder a less-dominant animal’s ability to learn? Will a female be more likely to select a soft, huggable toy or a hard, throwable one?

“You can directly contribute to the field at an undergraduate level, which is crazy,” Macy says. “I just never thought I would have that type of experience.”

Your First Weeks at Bucknell
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