Have a question for Undergraduate Admissions? Contact us.
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box D
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, N.Y. 14778
Phone: (716) 375-2400
Toll-Free: (800) 462-5050
Fax: (716) 375-4005
Have a question for Graduate Admissions? Contact us.
Phone: (716) 375-2021
Toll-Free: (800) 462-5050
Fax: (716) 375-4015
In addition to personal items to make your room feel like a home away from home, we encourage students to review this list when they are packing to come to campus: What to bring. We also suggest students contact their roommate to discuss sharing larger items, like the refrigerator or TV.
How many students live on campus?
St. Bonaventure University is a residential campus with 75 percent of its student population living on campus. Campus housing can accommodate approximately 1,750 students.
Yes, there are single occupancy rooms depending on availability. Single rooms are available to upperclassmen that choose to live in Devereux Hall, and a select amount of single rooms are also available in Doyle.
Students should fill out the Room Preference Survey that is sent to their Bonaventure email account upon confirming at SBU. Within this survey, students can tell us who they prefer to live with - the potential roommate should note that student's name as well in their own survey. From there, we also ask roommates to try and agree on a list together of which Living Learning Communities they prefer. Both potential roommates can also individually email firstname.lastname@example.org requesting to live with each other.
Students are asked to select their preferred living and learning community so that clusters of students with similar interests and experiences will live together in their first year at SBU. You and your preferred roommate should coordinate to select the same living and learning community. You will enter your preferences on your MySBU student portal.
Room assignments will be mailed out in early August. If you do not receive a room assignment in the mail please, contact us at (716) 375-2512.
Room Assignments can be changed by working with your Resident Assistant or Residence Life Staff Member, and with approval from your Residence Director.
Resident Assistants (RA) are upperclassmen (sophomore, junior, senior or graduate students) who are hired by the Office of Residence Life to serve in leadership roles in the residence halls. Each residence hall has an RA assigned to each floor. The RAs work to create a sense of community within the residence halls through programming, helping students in need, and enforcing campus policies.
Residence Directors (RD) supervise the RAs in the buildings they oversee. In addition to supervising the RAs, RDs also oversee the day-to-day operations of the residence halls by acting as a liaison to the maintenance staff to report maintenance problems; working with the Ministers-In-Residence program; and enforcing University and Residence Hall regulations.
The standard University mattress is an extra-long twin that measures 36-by-80 inches. For extra comfort, students may want to bring foam egg crates or mattress covers.
Students may bring one refrigerator per student but it must not exceed 4.5 cubic feet. Microwave ovens, however, are not permitted. Microwave ovens are available in residence hall lounges for student use.
Students are permitted to hang tasteful items on the walls of their room. However, they cannot cover more than 10 percent of the wall space (per state fire codes). There are to be no holes in the walls. We suggest using tacky clay to hang items.
Each residence hall has a laundry area equipped with coin-free washers and dryers available for student use 24 hours a day.
Application forms, procedures and additional information
There are many ways to experience
St. Bonaventure for yourself
Learn more about the programs that interest you