Despite Bucknell’s isolated location, nobody can ever accuse Bucknellians of not knowing how to have a good time. Many weeks these “good times” happen every single night! Generally, though, the prime nights to go out at Bucknell are Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. There really is not much of a bar scene for students, except some upperclassmen who might be tired of the frat scene. The Bull Run Inn is where most students go when they say “the bar,” although there are a couple bars in downtown Lewisburg. As for clubs, there are a few sketchy ones in the area, but students don’t really take them seriously. The majority of a Bucknellian’s social life is spent attending registered parties at the fraternities or downtown parties at the houses owned by upperclassmen. The downtown parties are much more casual.
The party scene at Bucknell can sometimes be hit-or-miss for freshmen. The guys rarely get in anywhere, while the freshman girls can pretty much get in any guy's house, but usually not a girl’s house. At Bucknell, you can’t rush a fraternity or sorority until sophomore year. If you decide to go Greek, there will always be mixers and registers to attend. If Greek life is not for you, you can still attend any organization’s festivities. Occasionally, there might be a JUG (Just Us Girls) party or a brothers’ night, where nobody outside of that Greek organization will be let in. Overall, the Bucknell party scene is pretty intimate, and you’ll see a lot of people you know when you go out.