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, Residence Life & Dining

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

Housing, Residence Life & 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
SBU receives $953,000 NSF grant; launches BONAS-Teach Scholarship Jun 17, 2024 | St. Bonaventure University is the recipient of a $953,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to encourage and support aspiring Adolescence Education teachers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
St. Bonaventure’s Ed.D. program accepted into CPED Network Jun 14, 2024 | With its first course beginning in two months, the new doctoral program in Educational Leadership at St. Bonaventure University has been granted membership in the Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate (CPED) Network.
St. Bonaventure’s Franciscan Institute graduates cohort in Franciscan mission-based leadership Jun 13, 2024 | The Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University celebrated the achievement of 23 people today as they completed the Padua Program, the Franciscan mission-based leadership program, on the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua (June 13).
SBU’s Quick Center for the Arts closes for summer renovations Jun 11, 2024 | St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts (QCA) will temporarily close for renovations from June through the end of August 2024.
Fall ’24 freshman confirmations highest in 35 years at St. Bonaventure Jun 4, 2024 | Despite significant delays in the federal financial aid process, St. Bonaventure University has more than 600 incoming freshmen confirmed for the fall semester.
Le Moyne’s Bob Beretta named SBU’s VP and director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jun 4, 2024 | In 1984, Bob Beretta was named captain of the St. Bonaventure University baseball team. Forty years later, Beretta is being waved home, this time by the president, not the third-base coach.
St. Bonaventure’s Morales inducted into New York Senate Veterans Hall of Fame May 30, 2024 | Francisco “Frank” Morales, a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army and director of the Military Aligned Students Program at St. Bonaventure University, was inducted Tuesday into the New York state Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Albany.
Buzzards, Glennon and LaPlaca to be lauded with SBU’s distinguished 2024 Alumni of the Year Award May 29, 2024 | Influential, dedicated and passionate about their alma mater. These are just a few of the traits embodied by St. Bonaventure University’s 2024 Alumni of the Year: Jim, ’73, and Eileen, ’74, (McGowan) Buzzard, Mary Ann (Hickey) Glennon, ’79, and Chris LaPlaca, ’79.
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  • Golf with the Bonnies in Rochester

    The St. Bonaventure Athletics Department invites you to the annual Golf with the Bonnies in Rochester, N.Y. at Ravenwood Country Club on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 (note, the next day is a federal holiday). Join your fellow Bonnies alumni and fans as well as basketball coaches Mark Schmidt and Jim Crowley for a great day of golf and comradery, all to benefit the Bonnies Athletic Fund. Follow the link for pricing including a special young alumni rate. Register now as the field will be capped at 136 golfers.

    Register here

  • Attend an Office of Admissions Preview Day. Next session:

    Take a one-hour campus tour and learn all about SBU from an Admissions counselor. Morning and afternoon sessions available. Some dates feature an academic presentation.

    Learn more and register at VISIT SBU.

  • Bona Day at the Pittsburgh Pirates

    Join Pittsburgh-area alumni as the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Philadelphia Phillies at PNC Park. First pitch is at 6:40 p.m. Tickets are $41.

    Register here

  • 2024 Buffalo Harbor Cruise

    Set sail with fellow Bonnies aboard the Miss Buffalo II! The cost is $25 per person, which includes pizza, wings, beer, wine and soft drinks. All registrants must be 21 years of age. Proof of ID may be required. 

    Register here

  • Bona Day at Saratoga Race Course

    Alumni and friends are invited to gather along the rail for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Feel the ground shake as the horses round the final turn and race toward the finish line. Witness the thrilling crack of the whip and the thoroughbreds' incredible acceleration as jockeys compete for position. Friends and family are welcome! The cost is $50 per person. 


  • Attend an Occupational Therapy virtual info session

    Learn about the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program at SBU by attending our virtual info session.

    Registrants will be sent a Zoom link.

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