St. Bonaventure University

Alumni Engagement, Events & News

Welcome, Bonnies, to the Office of Alumni Engagement, 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

  • Bonnies vs. UB Pre-Game Gathering

    Join the Buffalo Alumni Chapter at Brickhouse Tavern + Tap prior to the Bonnies vs. UB game!

    Register here

  • Bonnies vs. Niagara Pre-Game Event

    Join us at Brickyard Pub & BBQ prior to the Bonnies vs. Niagara game to cheer your St. Bonaventure Bonnies onto victory!

    Register here

  • Live from the 'Skeller! A Chat with President Gingerich

    Join Dr. Jeff Gingerich virtually as he talks about his first year at Bona's and the opportunities and challenges that exist.

    Register here

  • Bonnies vs. FAU Pre-Game Event

    Join us at Smith's Billiards in Springfield, MA prior to the Bonnies vs. FAU game to cheer your St. Bonaventure Bonnies onto victory!

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  • 80s Weekend

    80s Weekend is back for its 12th year! Join us as the Bonnies take on Davidson on Bob Lanier Court. The RC will be rockin’, and it will be great to see your friends from the 1980s.

    Registration coming soon

  • Homecoming 2024

    Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for the 49th annual Basketball Homecoming Weekend.

    Registration coming soon

Past Virtual Events

Mastering Student Loan Repayment Webinar

View the Mastering Student Loan Repayment Webinar hosted by Betsy Gingerich to hear important information regarding student loan repayment and tips and tricks to make it an easy experience. (You will need this passcode: @*3#dFu.)

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)

Alumni News