Academic Major/School Houses
Sharing living space with others having the same academic major and/or interests boosts academic success. These communities are clusters of students with the same major, or within the same schools. Opportunities will be available to interact with faculty outside the classroom, create study groups with students in your classes, and explore extra-curricular activities related to your major.
Students seeking to make the practice of their religious and spiritual traditions a larger part of their lives can choose to live in this community. Opportunities will be available for faith-based, spiritual reflection and celebration. Additionally, we will provide opportunities for students to deepen their understanding of a variety of faith-based traditions.
Building relationships with other students in the honors cohort helps lay a strong foundation for your future success in the program. Given the academic rigor and high expectations of honors program students, those whom have been invited to participate in the honors program can select to live in this community. They will work with a faculty mentor to explore the additional academic activities the
honors program offers.
Students desiring a peaceful, calm and quiet atmosphere can opt to live here. They will have the opportunity to develop their own community living agreement that could include extended quiet hours for weeknights, common study and review session times, etc.
Service & Leadership House
In the Franciscan tradition, leadership and service are strongly connected. Students can actively discover and reflect upon this connection by choosing to live in this community. Students living in this house will participate together in activities offered through the leadership center, including membership in the National Society for Leadership and Success (NSLS).
Substance Free House
At St. Bonaventure University, we value respect for self, others and the environment. This house is a healthy living option for students whom also hold these values in high regard by agreeing to abstain from all forms of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs. Those living in this community will have the freedom to engage in social activities throughout the University without the added pressures of alcohol and drug use.
Wellness is not just about physical fitness, but also emotional, environmental, intellectual, spiritual and social growth. Activities within this community will be geared towards journeying through all aspects of wellness, and discovering ways to live well with one another as freshmen and beyond.