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Staying Busy at Bucknell

23 things to do during your fall ’23 semester
Lauren Medeiros, Co-Photography Editor / The Bucknellian

Each week most Bucknell students keep themselves busy in the library or on St. Catherine’s Street. On campus organizations and local Lewisburg attractions offer various activities for students to try this fall with any down time they may have.

1. Farmers Market

Every Wednesday the Lewisburg Farmers Market is open from 8am-3pm. With various stands from local vendors there’s always something new to try at the market whether its infamous PA pickles, pretzels or fresh produce.

2. Visit the Campus Theater

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Market Street is home to the Bucknell Campus Theatre. Hosting events and showing various movies, the theater is a great place for students to spend a rainy day or night this fall. Students and organizations also have the opportunity to rent out the theater or outdoor screening equipment for an event or movie showing. 

This Friday September 15, working with Bucknell’s CAP Center, CORE and First-Year Experience the campus theater will be hosting a free showing of the Barbie movie. Doors for the movie open at 9:30pm and the show begins at 10:00pm. Students are required to show Bucknell IDs for entry and will receive a free popcorn and drink. 

Saturday September 16 will also be opening night for Oppenheimer. The movie will be showing at the campus theater for almost a week until September 22.

3. Rail Trail

Just outside the borders of campus students can find the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail. As the seasons begin to change and the Lewisburg foliage starts to appear, a rail trail walk is a simple way for students to stay active and get outdoors. The trail is 10.3 miles long and starts on Market Street.

4. Career Fair

Networking and taking advantage of sponsored on campus career events is recommended to all students. Tuesday September 19 from 11:00am-2:30pm is the first career fair of the year. Over 80 companies will have representatives ready to talk and meet with Bucknell students. Students will also have the opportunity to take a free professional headshot at the event. Professional attire is recommended as well as bringing a copy of your resume. Specific details about the fair can be found online for students on Handshake. 

5. Bucknell Forum

The topic and focus of the Bucknell Forum this year is “Freedom of Expression”. The first speaker of this year’s series is political commentator George Will. The event will be hosted on Tuesday September 19 at 7:30pm in the Weis Center. Will has been a columnist for the Washington Post since 1974. He has published various books and is also a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. Students can get free tickets for the event online or at the campus box office.

6. Fall Fest

Year after year Fall Fest remains an exciting on campus event for students. Hosted by the CAP center Fall Fest features student performers, carnival rides and games, food and music. Fall Fest will take place on Saturday September 30. Students interested in performing at the event can visit the CAP Center instagram and fill out the google form posted in their bio.

7. Visit the new Freez: May’s Freez

The closing of the Freez devastated many Bucknell students last fall. Upon returning to campus this year new ownership took over the beloved ice cream shop. While the weather is still warm this semester students can enjoy the new ice cream menu at May’s Freez.

8. Pick up a book from Mondragon

Located off campus at 111 Market Street, Mondragon Books sells a wide variety of used books as well as a small selection of new books. The store regularly does sales including their “Two for Tuesday” a buy two get one free deal on all books and “Fiction Friday” for 20% off any fiction. 

9. MakerSpace

The MakerSpace welcomes all students to participate in their organized events throughout the year. Regularly advertised on their instagram and linked on their website are scheduled events for this semester. Taking place on week and weekend nights some events include glass etching, crew neck designing, magnet making, and more. 

10. Fall Sports

While supporting our Bucknell athletes is a year round activity, attending a soccer, field hockey, or football game is a simple way to show some school spirit on campus this fall. The Bucknell Athletics center keeps a running calendar of all fall sport events for students to attend during the week or on a weekend.

11. Wagging tail coffee

For coffee lovers looking to try something new this fall, just a fifteen minute drive from campus is the Wagging Tail Coffee Co. With high reviews from Bucknell Students their fall menu began on September 1 and introduced many seasonal coffees to try this year. Wagging Tail is located at 16409 US-15 Allenwood PA.

12. UpTown events

For students looking to stay busy on the weekends, UpTown, located on the ground floor of Swartz Hall, hosts various free events open to all students. Some events taking place this month include Fire Friday, Burgers and Blankets, a Robert Kuhn Performance, and a Night at The Office. Students can find more details for UpTown events on the GetInvolved Bucknell site.

13. Rainn Wilson

Coming to campus on October 17 for a Q&A with students is Rainn Wilson. This event hosted by the CAP center will feature the star from the infamous show The Office and allow students to submit questions. The event will be taking place in the Weis Center and students can attend for free. 

14. OEL

Bucknell’s Outdoor Education and Leadership organization hosts events and trips throughout the year and the fall season is a great time of year for students to partake. Kayaking, Camping, Biking, and Rope climbing are just some of the many activities the program offers to students. Located on the website students can find information, dates, details, and sign ups for this semester’s events.

15. Knoebels

For students looking to venture further from campus Knoebels is “America’s Largest Free Admission Amusement Park” and is a forty-five minute drive from campus. During the month of October Knoebels also hosts various Halloween inspired activities and rides. 

16. 7th Street Safe

New this year the campus 7th Street Cafe added bubble teas and drinks. During the fall semester students can visit the cafe for various seasonal menu items. 

17. Fall Dance Concert

During this fall semester the Bucknell dance department will put on their annual Main Stage Fall Dance concert as well as the student choreographed Fall Showcase. Tickets for all dance events can be found online for students, family, and friends.

18. Bucknell Theatre Performances

Each semester the Bucknell Theatre community performs various student and faculty directed performances. On September 20-23 the First Year Showcase “University: A New Generation” directed by Alice Jackins ‘25 will be performed in Tustin Studio Theatre. On October 20-23 the Main Stage “Men on Boats” directed by Anjalee Deshpande Hutchinson will be taking place in Harvey M. Powers Theatre.

19. Volunteer at the Bucknell Farm

Volunteering is a large aspect of many Bucknell Students’ lives. Students looking for new opportunities and all experience levels can sign up to assist at the Bucknell Farm and Lewisburg Community Garden. 

20. Ard’s Farm

The popular market and restaurant in the Lewisburg Area, Ard’s Farm, offers many fall activities and seasonal food. Their corn maze, pumpkin patch, and hay rides are just  some of the many festivities students can visit Ard’s for.

21. CafsGiving

It may seem far off in the future now but November will be here quicker than you may think and CafsGiving should be your reason to line up outside of Bostwick if you have not yet this year.

22. Quad Sunset

It’s easy to overlook simple activities, but with only four years spent on Bucknell’s campus it’s recommended by many students to enjoy Quad Sunsets as much as possible.

23. Join the Bucknellian

The Bucknellian staff is constantly looking for students interested in writing, photography, or even layout. Bucknellian welcomes all students and encourages those looking to get involved to contact Sal Iovino [email protected] or [email protected].


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