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
Bona’s Warming House sees increase in need; continues offering hope, hot meals during pandemic Nov 23, 2020 | As the spread of COVID-19 continues and some area families struggle to put food on the table, St. Bonaventure University’s Warming House is there to help.
A safety message from SBU's Health Center doctor Nov 21, 2020 | I know this has been a challenging semester, but I want to thank you for the efforts you’ve made to keep our campus community safe.
SBU@SPCA provides students a chance to serve the community with a homey feeling Nov 20, 2020 | Each week, a group of St. Bonaventure University students visit Cattaraugus County’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a place many abandoned or relinquished animals call home. At the shelter, the students walk dogs, play with cats and help clean animal cages, among other things.
University to go to remote instruction after classes Nov. 20 Nov 19, 2020 | Despite being under the 100-case threshold required by New York state to close, St. Bonaventure University has decided to end its in-session portion of the fall semester after classes on Friday, Nov. 20.
Residence hall closing moved from Nov. 25 to Nov. 22 Nov 19, 2020 | Residence halls close for the Fall 2020 semester on Sunday, Nov. 22, at noon. As you prepare to leave campus, there are several essential procedures you MUST follow.
SBU’s Franciscan Institute publishes new book on St. Bonaventure Nov 18, 2020 | The Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University has published a new volume of articles on the theology, philosophy and spirituality of St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio.
Mother of seven, substitute teacher and full-time student discusses non-traditional education at Bona’s Nov 18, 2020 | With seven children, a husband, a job, and a full-time class load, LaDonna Freundschuh, a senior childhood education major at St. Bonaventure University, packs a lot into every day.
St. Bonaventure offering two D.O. pathways with NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Nov 18, 2020 | St. Bonaventure University has added another dual-degree program to its suite of Franciscan Health Care Professions programs.
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  • Virtual Group Information Session

    An admissions representative will guide you through a virtual campus tour, present information on academics, student life, admissions & financial aid and answer questions. These Group Information Sessions are perfect for students and parents at the beginning of their college search. So, join us from the comfort of your home and get ready to learn about a school we hope you'll love as much as we do!

  • Warming House Volunteer Days

    The Warming House is seeking alumni volunteers to help distribute meals to our neighbors while the students are on break for winter recess. This is a socially-distanced volunteer opportunity including meal prep, cooking, serving meals, cleaning up and dishwashing. Gloves will be provided, but please bring your own face mask. Dress comfortably in jeans and sneakers. Up to six volunteers are needed for a 1:45 to 5 p.m. shift on the following dates: December 4, 6, 11 and 13, 2020. 

    Select a volunteer day and register here

  • Virtual Beer Tasting & Brewery Tour

    Take a break and join Bona alumni, parents and friends for an interactive virtual beer tasting and brewery tour led by John Urlaub, '81, founder of Rohrbach Brewing Company. Urlaub will take you behind the scenes of the brewery's operations and guide you through a tasting session. To register for this event, click here.

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