Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Join other students, faculty, staff, and community members and take a dip in the mighty Susquehanna River to benefit the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership at the annual Polar Bear Plunge.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014
at the St. George Street ramp (map).

How to Register

  • Register and pay online with a credit card.
  • Register and pay with check by completing the online registration form and entering the promotional code PLUNGE during the check out process. Please make the check out to the Office of Civic Engagement with “Polar Bear Plunge” in the memo line. Drop off the registration form and payment in 119 Bertrand Library or mail to: Office of Civic Engagement, Bucknell University, 1 Dent Drive, Lewisburg PA 17837.
  • Register onsite the day of the Plunge starting at 12:30 p.m. Cash or check ONLY.

Registration Fee

The early registration fee is $15 until January 21st when it increases to $20.

Get a T-shirt

The first 300 registrations, paid in full, regardless of registration method, will receive a commemorative shirt. A registration and payment must be received before a t-shirt is mailed. All t-shirts are mailed to the address supplied during the registration process.

Buy a Polar Bear Hat

Polar Bear hats are $20. All proceeds benefit the Lewisburg Community Garden. One size fits all. These can be purchased during the registration process. As supplies last, hats will be for sale at the Plunge. See a picture of the hat.

Cancellation Policy

The Lewisburg Downtown Partnership relies on the guidance of the Lewisburg Fire and Rescue Squad to determine river safety. In the event of unusually high water or swift currents, the LDP will cancel the Plunge rather than risk participant safety.

Cancellation Policy: Any participant who has prepaid the registration fee prior to cancellation of the event will be issued a registration voucher for the next year’s event. No refunds will be issued. Questions regarding this policy, please contact the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership.


For questions regarding registration, please contact Lynn at lcp008@bucknell.edu or 570-577-1292.

All other questions, please contact the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership at lsterling@lewisburgpa.com.

A few inspirational pics from recent Plunges:

Safety First: The Safety Crew at the Plunge The queue to get to the water
It's easier to go in with friends ... On the way back to land!

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