New Student Advising

Welcome! Please follow these steps to begin your Bucks experience.

1. Placement Testing

First, new students must complete placement testing or have testing waived.

Placement Testing
Testing Waivers

2. Important Information

Next up, please complete these eight modules online that will cover those items you need to start strong at Bucks.

Important Information

3. Schedule Advising Session

Once you have gained access to your Bucks account, please attend one of our virtual advising and registration events.

New Student Advising Session

New & Returning Students

Schedule Advising

"Walk-In" Advising Sessions in person or virtually

First Come, First Serve / No Appointment Necessary

  

  • For online, students will first enter a Zoom "Waiting Room" and be assisted in the order they arrive.



  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the end of a session to be seen.

 

  • The schedule listed below does not apply to High School Enrichment Students and the following majors: Fire Science, Studio Arts (excluding Communications and Art History), Historic Preservation, Paralegal and Technical Entreprenuership.

Monday August 15th is a scheduled campus electrical shutdown. No in-person/on-campus events; staff and support will be available remotely

 

Epstein Campus at Lower Bucks

Date

Time

Location

August 4, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Front Desk OR Virtual Link

August 9, 2022

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (In person)

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Online)

Front Desk OR Virtual Link

August 18, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Front Desk OR Virtual Link

August 23, 2022

2:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Front Desk OR Virtual Link

Main Campus at Newtown

Date

Time

Location

August 1, 2022

1:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Linksz Pavilion OR Virtual Link

August 2, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Linksz Pavilion OR Virtual Link

August 3, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Linksz Pavilion OR Virtual Link

August 4, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Linksz Pavilion OR Virtual Link

August 8, 2022

1:00 – 7:00 p.m. (In person)

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Online)

Linksz Pavilion OR Virtual Link

August 10, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (In person)

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Online)

Linksz Pavilion OR Virtual Link

 

August 16, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Linksz Pavilion OR Virtual Link

August 17, 2022

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (In person)

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Online)

Linksz Pavilion OR Virtual Link

August 18, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Linksz Pavilion OR Virtual Link

August 19, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (In person)

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Online)

Linksz Pavilion OR Virtual Link

August 22, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Linksz Pavilion OR Virtual Link

August 23, 2022

2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Linksz Pavilion OR Virtual Link

Upper Bucks Campus

Date

Time

Location

August 11, 2022

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (In person)

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Online)

North Building – Front Desk OR Virtual Link

August 17, 2022

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (In person)

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Online)

North Building – Front Desk OR Virtual Link

August 23, 2022

2:00 – 7:00 p.m.

North Building – Front Desk OR Virtual Link

What kind of student are you?

  • Studio Arts

    Students in the following majors must contact Susan Cafiero directly to schedule advising: Cinema Video Production, Fine Arts, Fine Woodworking, Graphic Design, Music, Multimedia & Digital Arts, and Photography.

    susan.cafiero@bucks.edu (215) 968-8088

  • Paralegal


    Walk-In dates and times for the Paralegal major can be found below:

    Thursday, August 11th from 12:00 - 4:00pm in Grupp Hall, Room 427 (Newtown Campus)

    Students pursuing a Paralegal degree or certificate should contact the coordinator of that program, Prof. Brenda Seibert, for advising.

    brenda.seibert@bucks.edu (215) 968-8277

  • Culinary Arts


    Walk-In dates in times for Culinary Arts/ Baking & Pastry Arts majors can be found below:

    Tuesday, August 8th from 4:00 - 8:00pm in the Gateway Center Lobby (Newtown Campus)

    Tuesday, August 16th from 1:00 - 5:00pm in Grupp Hall, Room 429 (Newtown Campus)

    Monday, August 22nd from 4:00 - 8:00pm in the Gateway Center Lobby (Newtown Campus)

    Students pursuing a degree or certificate in the Culinary Arts should contact the coordinator of that program, Chef John Angeline, for advising.

    john.angeline@bucks.edu (215) 504-8541

  • Fire Science

    Students pursuing a degree or certificate in Fire Science should contact the director of that program, Rob Freese, for advising.

    earl.freese@bucks.edu (215) 968-8190

  • Historic Preservation

    Students pursuing a certificate in Historic Preservation should contact the coordinator of that program, Prof. Matthew Metcalf, for advising.

    matthew.metcalf@bucks.edu (215) 968-8286




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