How do I claim my Bucknell account?

If you are new to Bucknell, follow these steps to claim your Bucknell account using Bucknell Account Management (BAM):

  1. From your computer, open the email titled Bucknell University Account Information. Take note of your username and authorization code because you will need this for the next step. Click on the link to Bucknell Account Management. Note: these instructions work best on a computer, not a smartphone.

  2. Enter the Auth Code and Username from the email message.  Enter your Birth Date. Type the Word Verification.  Press Submit.

    If you do not see the Submit button follow the steps below:
    - Use a computer to claim your account. The account claim process may not work on a smartphone
    - Type your user name using the keyboard. The account claim process may not work if you copy and paste your user name
    - Use the date picker to enter your date of birth. The account claim process may not work if you type your date of birth.
    - If the account claim does not work after following the steps above, go directly to, enter your user name, click next and select "Forgot your password?"
    - If you enter all your information correctly and you receive a message that your information cannot be verified, please contact the Tech Desk at or 570-577-7777 to confirm the information in account management. 
  3. Review and accept the Acceptable Use Policy.

  4. Press Next.

  5. Setup your secret questions.

  6. Create and confirm your new password.

  7. Verify your recovery information.

  8. Enter a recovery email address and a recovery mobile phone number.
    NOTE: The recovery email address should be a personal email address that you can continue to use.  Do not use your Bucknell email address. Do not use an email address from a former school or employer.

  9. Your account is setup!
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