St. Bonaventure University

Alumni Events & News


Welcome, Bonnies, to your headquarters for alumni events and activities, as well as news for and about our Bona family.

Here you'll find information about upcoming events planned by alumni chapters across the country; scheduled visits to chapter cities by Office of Alumni Services representatives, including the popular Mountain on the Road series with Fr. Dan Riley, O.F.M.; as well as the latest news for and about our vast Bona family. 


Alumni Events


Upcoming Events

  • Buffalo Bills Volunteer Food Drive

    The Buffalo Bills Foundation and News 4 Buffalo WIVB-TV are teaming up with FeedMore WNY to present Huddle for Hunger! In support of this great event, volunteer to assist with the "contactless" food drive at Highmark Stadium. The St. Bonaventure shift is from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

    Register here


  • Alumni Parents Reception

    Enjoy coffee and danish as you connect with fellow alumni parents in the Hall of Fame Room at the Reilly Center. This special reception honors legacy families: St. Bonaventure alumni parents and their currently enrolled undergraduate students. 

    Register here


  • Chicago Mass & Reception

    Join alumni & friends in Chicago for Mass celebrated by Fr. Dan Riley, O.F.M followed by a reception. Family and friends are welcome. Mass is located at Catholic Theological Union, 5416 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago. A parking garage is available at no charge on the premises. 

    Register here


  • NYC Mass & Reception

    Join alumni & friends in New York City for Mass celebrated by Fr. Dan Riley, O.F.M., followed by a reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Family and friends are welcome. Mass is located at St. Francis of Assisi, 135 W. 31st St. After Mass, we'll gather at Jack Doyle's Restaurant, 240 W. 35th St., for the reception. Cost is $20 per person.

    Register here


  • Charleston Classic

    The Bonnies are invading Charleston this November! The 2021 Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic will be played at TD Arena in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

    Pre-game gatherings are available to Bonnies fans during the Charleston Classic. Early registration is encouraged due to capacity limits. Please note that game tickets are not included.

    Get more information and register here


  • Bonnies vs. UConn Pre-game & Ticket Package

    The St. Bonaventure men's basketball team will face UConn in the Never Forget Tribute Classic presented by United Rentals on Saturday, December 11 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The package includes a game ticket in the Bonnies Fan Section, refreshments and cash bar at the pre-game Bonnies Fans Reception at the Yuengling Bar and Grill Club located inside the Prudential Center. Cost is $150 per person (includes pre-game event and game ticket).

    Register here


  • Charlotte Shootout

    Pre-sale tickets are now available for the Charlotte Shootout at the Charlotte Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Select areas of Section 106 and 107 have been designated the St. Bonaventure section. Once all available seats in Sections 106 and 107 sell out, the Spectrum Center Box Office has agreed to open up additional seats in Sections 108 and 109 to St. Bonaventure fans. Bonnies fans are encouraged to purchase seats as soon as possible for the best seat location options. All seats in the arena will be made available to the general public on October 1.
     Please note that tickets are only available directly through the Charlotte Spectrum Center and cannot be purchased through the SBU Ticket Office.

    Pregame event location is TBA.

    Purchase tickets here (you will need password - BONNSB)



Past Virtual Events

Alumni & Friends Town Hall: May 26, 2021

View the virtual Town Hall hosted by Dr. Joe Zimmer, acting president, and Bob Van Wicklin, vice president for advancement, to hear the latest campus news and updates. (You will need this passcode: LEr%N367)


History Happy Hour: May 4, 2021
Mark Twain: The Roughin' It Years
Host: Jim Maurer, '77  

In April 1861, 25-year-old Sam Clemens (alias Twain) was “livin’ large” in New Orleans and working his dream job as a riverboat pilot. And then, in the blink of an eye, his life changed forever. With the outbreak of the Civil War, the Mississippi River closed to commerce. Sam lost his lucrative career, and, being somewhat faint-hearted, feared that if he stayed in New Orleans he would be coerced to join either the Union or Confederate Navy. What to do? Watch Jim's virtual talk to learn about Sam’s next five years including his experiences in the wild west, run-ins with outlaws, his get-rich-quick schemes, and how he accidentally became the most famous man in America. (You will need this passcode: bk!?Z1qz )

Leaving a Legacy through Planned Giving: April 14, 2021
 

An informal discussion with Bob Keenan, ‘74, associate director of planned giving, and Joe Flanagan, ’74, director of alumni services. Bob walks through some of the basic steps we all need to be aware of when creating or updating our estate plan. (You will need this passcode: BDP0^A1k)


Bonnies Basketball Trivia Night: March 17, 2021
 

Test your Bonnies knowledge during this fun and informal virtual trivia night covering a wide range of men's basketball facts. Tom Missel, chief communications officer at SBU, and Mike Vaccaro, '89, lead sports columnist at the New York Post, served as co-hosts sharing the answers and fun facts. (You will need this passcode: Bonnie$#1)


School of Health Professions Update: Feb. 23, 2021
 

Founding Dean Douglas Pisano, Ph.D. provided a preview of the major exterior and interior renovations to Francis Hall, including new classrooms, high-tech laboratories, and offices for the School of Health Professions. (You will need this passcode: %giFf*j8)


History Happy Hour: Feb. 4, 2021

Grant's Last Battle: The Story Behind The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
Host: Chris Mackowski, Ph.D.

Facing financial ruin and struggling against terminal throat cancer, Ulysses S. Grant fought his last battle to preserve the meaning of the American Civil War. His war of words, The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, would cement his place as not only one of America's greatest heroes but also as one of its most sublime literary voices. View Chris's virtual talk based on his book Grant's Last Battle: The Story Behind the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, published by Savas Beatie. (You will need this passcode: PPfR81Z$ )


Virtual Beer Tasting & Brewery Tour: Dec. 3, 2020

Enjoy a happy hour at home by viewing the virtual beer tasting and brewery tour led by John Rohrbach, '81, founder of Rohrbach Brewing Company(You will need this passcode: v12!0+KV)



Bona Trivia 2020: Oct. 21, 2020

If you missed our first-ever virtual trivia night, presented on Zoom, it's AVAILABLE HERE. (You will need this passcode: s*$MF0!c)



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