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
Former Department of Defense official to discuss ‘Unpredictable Consequences of Violence’ in Afghanistan in Sept. 22 campus talk Sep 17, 2021 | The Center for Arab & Islamic Studies at St. Bonaventure University will host author, commentator and activist Matthew Hoh for a lecture on Afghanistan Sept. 22
SBU gears up for fun-filled Family Weekend Sep 17, 2021 | The Campus Activities Board and the Center for Activities, Recreation and Leadership at St. Bonaventure will host several days of family-friendly fun during Family Weekend 2021, slated for Friday, Sept. 24, through Sunday, Sept. 26.
Physical Activity Club to dive into Polar Spray to raise money for Special Olympics Sep 16, 2021 | St. Bonaventure University’s Physical Activity Club and Special Olympics are one again teaming up to kick off the university’s Family Weekend with a Polar Spray.
U.S. News gives St. Bonaventure University high marks for value and teaching excellence Sep 14, 2021 | In U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 college rankings released Monday, St. Bonaventure is ranked among the nation’s best college values. SBU ranks No. 5 on the list of Best Regional University Values in the North, an 11-state region from Maryland to Maine.
SBU’s Franciscan Institute appoints associate editor of Franciscan Studies Sep 13, 2021 | The Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University has announced the appointment of Dr. Aaron Gies as associate editor of its academic journal, Franciscan Studies.
Osborne named director of rugby at St. Bonaventure Sep 10, 2021 | Tui Osborne has been named director of rugby at St. Bonaventure University. Osborne, along with men’s assistant Danny Neighbour, will coach the women’s team this fall as a search for a new head women’s coach begins.
Baritone Kenneth Overton to perform spirituals for opening of Friends concert season at St. Bonaventure Sep 10, 2021 | Internationally acclaimed baritone Kenneth Overton, together with pianist Gregory Thompson, will open the 2021-2022 Friends of Good Music performance season at St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts with an evening of spirituals on Friday, Sept. 24.
Remembering Fr. Mychal Judge and the early moments of 9/11 Sep 10, 2021 | A reflection on 9/11 by the late Br. F. Edward Coughlin, O.F.M.
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  • Buffalo Bills Volunteer Food Drive

    The Buffalo Bills Foundation and News 4 Buffalo WIVB-TV are teaming up with FeedMore WNY to present Huddle for Hunger! In support of this great event, volunteer to assist with the "contactless" food drive at Highmark Stadium. The St. Bonaventure shift is from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

    Register here

  • Don't miss out on this year's Family Weekend fun

    We're planning a jam-packed two days of family-friendly activities — games, contests, sports events, entertainers and lots more — for when students and their families reunite on campus for this special yearly event.

  • Alumni Parents Reception

    Enjoy coffee and danish as you connect with fellow alumni parents in the Hall of Fame Room at the Reilly Center. This special reception honors legacy families: St. Bonaventure alumni parents and their currently enrolled undergraduate students. 

    Register here

  • Chicago Mass & Reception

    Join alumni & friends in Chicago for Mass celebrated by Fr. Dan Riley, O.F.M followed by a reception. Family and friends are welcome. Mass is located at Catholic Theological Union, 5416 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago. A parking garage is available at no charge on the premises. 

    Register here

  • NYC Mass & Reception

    Join alumni & friends in New York City for Mass celebrated by Fr. Dan Riley, O.F.M., followed by a reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Family and friends are welcome. Mass is located at St. Francis of Assisi, 135 W. 31st St. After Mass, we'll gather at Jack Doyle's Restaurant, 240 W. 35th St., for the reception. Cost is $20 per person.

    Register here

  • Charleston Classic

    The Bonnies are invading Charleston this November! The 2021 Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic will be played at TD Arena in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

    Pre-game gatherings are available to Bonnies fans during the Charleston Classic. Early registration is encouraged due to capacity limits. Please note that game tickets are not included.

    Get more information and 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).

    Register here

  • Charlotte Shootout

    Pre-sale tickets are now available for the Charlotte Shootout at the Charlotte Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Select areas of Section 106 and 107 have been designated the St. Bonaventure section. Once all available seats in Sections 106 and 107 sell out, the Spectrum Center Box Office has agreed to open up additional seats in Sections 108 and 109 to St. Bonaventure fans. Bonnies fans are encouraged to purchase seats as soon as possible for the best seat location options. All seats in the arena will be made available to the general public on October 1.
     Please note that tickets are only available directly through the Charlotte Spectrum Center and cannot be purchased through the SBU Ticket Office.

    Pregame event location is TBA.

    Purchase tickets here (you will need password - BONNSB)

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