St. Bonaventure University proudly welcomes our nation's veterans and military-affiliated families. Learn why our military-friendly institution is a top-ranked school for veterans.
We appreciate the selfless service that the U.S. armed forces provide our country, and we try to reflect our appreciation in the benefits and services we provide to our military-aligned students.
Our mission is to provide a seamless transition for our nation's veterans, from military life through their education experience and into a meaningful career, by providing high-quality services and opportunities for academic success, personal and spiritual growth, and professional development.
Empowering student veterans to achieve excellence beyond service.
St. Bonaventure is recognized as a military friendly school because we offer many benefits for veterans and, in many cases, spouses and children are also eligible for certain services and education benefits.
We welcome veterans, active military, and their spouses to apply to St. Bonaventure's undergraduate and graduate programs.
While the application and admission process for veterans is a bit more involved than that for the typical student, our Veterans Services Office is eager to guide you. We'll ensure you don't miss out on any opportunities specific to you.
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The Veterans Wellness Pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy, is a 9-day Franciscan pilgrimage where student veterans are given time for reflection, conversation, and leisure and while visiting sacred Franciscan places in Assisi and Rome.
Assisi is the birthplace of St. Francis, founder of the Franciscan order and one of the patron saints of the university. Prior to devoting himself to God, he served as a knight, was captured by a rival city and imprisoned for more than a year. The experiences led him to a life focused on developing loving relationships.
“Not every veteran is given the opportunity to fully deal with the complexities of combat, and not every wound is visible,” said Frank Morales, a retired Army master sergeant and director of St. Bonaventure’s Veterans Services Program.
Too often, the return to civilian life cuts off former warriors from receiving the “battle buddy” support they have learned to count on. “The pilgrimage is structured to help heal the veteran’s soul,” Morales said.
For more information about Bona Vets to Assisi, contact Frank Morales by email or phone, (716) 375-2105.