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Confirm today & we'll make you proud!
If you make your confirmation deposit by May 1 you will receive an awesome Bonnies blanket and yard sign* so that you can show your Bona Pride.

*All deposited students will receive an SBU blanket. Due to shipping constraints, however, yard signs will be delivered only to select regions (and no later than June 1).


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 that 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.

Choose among these deposit options

  • Regular freshmen or transfer students (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

(Please note: The same deposit information displayed above is also available on our dedicated confirmation deposit website)

Virtual ways to explore St. Bonaventure University

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.

Becoming a Bonnie: Orientation & first-year programs

students at orientation 2019