ABOUT SBU

We believe education should be a transformational experience, one enriched by the tools to love more humanely, deeply and well in the world.

St. Bonaventure University

Mission & Values

Bonnies belong here. We are united by universal human values which are informed by our Franciscan tradition.

Mission & Values
History

Founded in 1858 to promote Catholic-Franciscan education, we continue to pursue academic excellence through personalized attention that reflects the Franciscan tradition of valuing human relationships.

History
Accreditations & Rankings

St. Bonaventure is recognized for academic excellence by distinctive accrediting organizations and is consistently rated as a top university in the Northeast.

Accreditations & Rankings
University Information

As an academic and spiritual community, we endeavor to prepare our students for the challenges they will face in their professional careers and personal lives.

University Information
Community Programs

We are an integral part of the Olean and Allegany communities and we take great pride in sharing our facilities and expertise with our neighbors.

Community Programs
Directories & Administration

We are a community. Our faculty and staff dedicate themselves to making connections - among themselves, their courses and, most importantly, our students.

Directories & Administration
Map & Directions

The St. Bonaventure University campus is spread over 500 acres in a valley surrounded by the Allegheny foothills of southwestern New York state, a region known as the Southern Tier.

Maps & Directions
University Strategic Plan

SBU’s five-year strategic plan (2021-2026) boldly commits to our Franciscan mission and heritage, continued innovation and a new culture of strategic thinking.

Strategic Plan
News & Events
St. Bonaventure University pavilion dedicated in memory of alumnus Ryan Marchiori, ’08, ’09 May 27, 2022 | From his passion for his alma mater to his devotion to family, friends and community, Ryan Marchiori forged a lifetime of strong bonds in 33 years. On Thursday, more than 140 people from the Marchiori family and St. Bonaventure University community honored his memory with the dedication of the Marchiori Pavilion.
St. Bonaventure's Fall in Love with Reading summer program open to students in grades 5 to 12 May 20, 2022 | The St. Bonaventure University Reading Center is once again partnering with Archbishop Walsh Academy/Southern Tier Catholic School of Olean to conduct its Fall In Love With Reading summer reading program aimed at improving children’s reading skills and making reading fun.
Medler to present seminar on how he created anatomy curriculum May 19, 2022 | Anatomage, a market leader in medical virtualization technology, will host a seminar this month with Scott Medler, associate professor of physician assistant studies at St. Bonaventure.
St. Bonaventure University awards undergraduate degrees at 162nd Commencement Exercises May 18, 2022 | St. Bonaventure University recognized 413 students who completed their undergraduate degree studies during the university’s 162nd Commencement Exercises Sunday.
St. Bonaventure University awards graduate degrees at 162nd Commencement Exercises May 18, 2022 | St. Bonaventure University recognized 324 students who have completed graduate studies during the university’s 162nd annual Commencement Exercises on Sunday.
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