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

  • Bonnies vs. Buffalo Pre-game Party

    The Bonnies will host Big Four Rival Buffalo on Saturday, December 4 at 4 p.m. in the Reilly Center. Before the game, get ready to rally with fellow alumni and fans at a pre-game party in the Richter Center. Enjoy gameday food and an open bar (ages 21 and up) with appearances by Athletics Director Joe Manhertz, Bona Wolf and St. Bonaventure Cheerleaders. Admission is $10 per person. Children ages 12 and under are free.

    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).


  • Buffalo Alumni Chapter Volunteer Day

    The Buffalo Alumni Chapter is seeking volunteers for a service day in support of Ss. Columba-Brigid Church. Volunteers will be asked to sort and distribute Christmas gifts to Buffalo-area families in need, or pick up and deliver gifts to Ss. Columba-Brigid Church, located at 75 Hickory Street in Buffalo. 

    Register here

  • New Jersey Mass & Reception

    Join New Jersey-area alumni & friends for Mass celebrated by Fr. Dan Riley, O.F.M., at DePaul Catholic High School, 1512 Alps Rd., Wayne, NJ 07470. Reception to immediately follow with coffee and bagels. Family and friends are welcome.

    Register here

  • Charlotte Road Rally Reception & Pre-game Party

    The St. Bonaventure men's basketball team will face Virginia Tech in the Charlotte Shootout on Friday, December 17 at the Charlotte Spectrum Center, N.C. The Bonnies matchup against Virginia Tech is part of a quadruple header in a packed day of hoops at the home of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets. Before the game, St. Bonaventure is hosting two opportunities for alumni and fans to gather and connect: Charlotte Road Rally Reception and Pre-game Party.

    Register here

  • Albany Chapter Volunteer Day

    Join the Albany Alumni Chapter for a service day at the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.  The Bonaventure shift is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at 965 Albany-Shaker Rd, Latham, NY.

    Register now

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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