Life at SBU

Some of your most memorable experiences will happen outside of the classroom. We encourage you to embrace all of the opportunities that SBU offers, and to become a well-rounded, active, community-focused citizen.

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Housing & Dining

With 75% of our students living on campus, residence and dining halls come alive with activity each day.

Housing & Dining
Student Services

We offer an array of academic and personal support services to help you find success and contentment in and out of the classroom.

Student Services
Health, Safety & Conduct

Our Center for Student Wellness attends to the physical and emotional health of our students, while our Office of Safety & Security is on the job 24/7/365.

Health, Safety & Conduct
Career Planning

Our Career and Professional Readiness Center's innovative programming helps students explore career options and equips them with the professional skills needed to succeed after college.

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University Ministries

We welcome students of all religious affiliations to participate in a variety of opportunities for spiritual growth, service learning, social action and community building.

University Ministries
Clubs & Organizations

Joining a club or organization, and we offer more than 50, is a great way to make new friends, develop leadership skills and pursue your passion.

Clubs & Organizations
Activities & Recreation

The Center for Activities, Recreation & Leadership provides plenty of opportunities to keep you active, engaged and playing the games you love.

Activities & Recreation
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We strive to walk in the footprints of St. Francis by cultivating a campuswide environment for celebrating multiculturalism and diversity.

Equity & Inclusion
Arts & Events

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts headlines a rich array of campus events and activities.

Arts & Events

Students Giving Back


A Bonaventure Tradition

Student Voices

"The best feeling you can ever get is when you show kindness to others."

2018 sport studies major and Ghana native, Paul Nana Afful, volunteered at SBU's Warming House soup kitchen, one of many service opportunities available at SBU.
Social Action Programs
News & Events
St. Bonaventure’s Move Out Sale is back, opening to the public at 6:30 p.m. May 17 May 7, 2021 | After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Franciscan Center for Social Concern will once again host a multi-day sale at St. Bonaventure University to raise funds in support of direct service programming.
Dick Kearns, '72, featured on first broadcast of 'Live from The Burton' May 5 at 6 p.m. May 4, 2021 | Dick Kearns, ’72, will be the featured guest on the inaugural “Live from The Burton” from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5.
Sign, pavilion projects at St. Bonaventure expected to be completed this summer May 3, 2021 | Work continues on two significant projects on the grounds of St. Bonaventure University.
St. Bonaventure University honored again as a Tree Campus USA by Arbor Day Foundation Apr 30, 2021 | St. Bonaventure University has again been honored with Tree Campus USA Higher Education recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Lee appears live on C-SPAN to discuss study done by class Apr 29, 2021 | Dr. Richard Lee, associate professor in the Jandoli School, appeared live on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" program on April 11 to discuss a project he assigned students in his Media and Democracy class.
Abkowitz and Fisher present sessions at ACRES conference Apr 29, 2021 | Dr. Pamina Abkowitz, assistant professor of childhood education, and Dr. Anne-Claire Fisher, associate professor of inclusive childhood education, copresented two sessions at the 40th annual national conference of the American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES), which was held online.
Bysiek presents case study at Business Research Consortium Apr 29, 2021 | Edward J. Bysiek, CPA, adjunct instructor of accounting, presented a case study featuring a simulated audit of a not-for-profit hospital at the Western New York Business Research Consortium, held virtually on April 24.
Chamberland earns certificate, leads weeklong conference Apr 29, 2021 | Fr. Ross Chamberland, O.F.M., Ed.D., associate vice president for Student Affairs, completed an online graduate certificate program from Cornell University, earning the Financial Success for Nonprofits certificate.
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  • Personal Campus Tours

    Personal campus tours Monday - FridayExperience a modified campus tour and a brief follow-up with an Admissions counselor. All visiting students must have an appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Attendance limited to student and two guests.

  • Saturday Preview Days

    Reserve a Saturday morning or afternoon socially distanced group info session and campus tour. Reservations required at least 24 hours in advance. Student and two guests only.

  • University Ministries Prayer Service

    University Ministries will conduct a prayer service in the University Chapel. The event is for invited students only, but may be watched on Zoom.

  • 25th Annual Candlelight Ceremony

    Ceremony officially welcomes graduates into the SBU alumni family. For graduating students only, but event is being livestreamed.

  • Baccalaureate Mass

    St. Bonaventure University's annual Baccalaureate Mass. Admission granted to registered students only, but is being livestreamed.

  • SBU Commencement Ceremonies

    St. Bonaventure University's 161st Annual Commencement Ceremonies. Event is for graduates and guests only, but is being livestreamed for all to enjoy.

  • Alumni & Friends Town Hall

    Join us virtually for an Alumni & Friends Town Hall. Dr. Joe Zimmer, acting president, and Bob Van Wicklin, vice president for university advancement, will share the latest campus news including: 

    • new academic programs
    • campus improvement projects
    • plans for the fall semester
    • the search process for a new university president 

    Attendees will be provided the opportunity to ask questions.

    Register here

  • Robert Peraza Memorial Golf Outing

    Save the date! The friends of Rob Peraza will be hosting the 20th annual Gringo Open at Dunwoodie Golf Course in Yonkers, New York. This is a fundraising event to send young men to St. Bonaventure on a rugby scholarship. Full details to be announced soon.

    Get more information or make a gift to the Rob Peraza Annual Scholarship here


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