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"Last Look at Bonnies" Admitted Student Event

Are you hoping to get a final, in-person look at SBU before making your college decision?

Join us on Sunday, April 11, 2021 for ‘Last Look at Bonnies’, an on-campus admissions program for admitted students only. The agenda will feature a brief introduction and welcome, a current student panel for students and a student life panel for parents, and a full campus tour. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance and students are limited to two guests (in addition to themselves).


Check out our virtual admitted student event, happening the entire month of April!

Our virtual Spring Into Bona's is your opportunity to hear from people across SBU about what makes our community so special.

You'll hear from staff in departments like student and residential life, clubs and activities, and study abroad. A few of our current students will share their experiences, as well.

Check it out today!

Congratulations on being #BonaBound!

Already know Bona's is the place for you? That's great! To officially become a Bonnie, all new and transfer students need to submit a confirmation deposit*.

Once your deposit is received, you will be granted entry to our Confirmed Student web portal where you will have access to orientation registration information, the housing preference form, the meal plan contract and other information to get you started on the road to becoming a Bonnie.

*We know that the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis are far-reaching. Please contact your Admissions Counselor to discuss the best time for you to confirm your enrollment.

Join us this fall! Choose from one of the options below to submit your deposit

  • Regular Freshmen (90% of the incoming class): CLICK HERE. Your confirmation deposit is $250.

  • Franciscan Health Care Professions programs students: CLICK HERE. Your total confirmation deposit is $500 to secure your seat in the program to which you've been accepted.

  • Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) students: CLICK HERE. Your confirmation deposit is $25.

  • International Students (Your confirmation deposit is $500):
    • CLICK HERE if you have an American bank account.
    • CLICK HERE if you do not have an American bank account.
If you wish to pay your confirmation deposit by check, please send your check to:
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box D
St. Bonaventure, NY  14778

Our gift to you!

If you deposit by April 15th, you'll receive an awesome blanket and yard sign* by May 1 - College Decision Day - so you can show your Bona Pride!

*All deposited students will receive the SBU sweatshirt blanket; however, due to shipping constraints, yard signs will be delivered to select regions prior to May 1.

Virtual ways to explore St. Bonaventure

At St. Bonaventure, we are learning, along with all of you, how to adjust and do the best we can under extraordinary circumstances. Opportunities to communicate virtually with our community continue to grow. Below is what is currently being offered. We hope you'll join us online for whichever opportunity meets your needs, and please check back often for updates.

Learn more about Orientation & First-Year Programs

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