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 professor’s new Civil War book focuses on overlooked north battlefield at Gettysburg Oct 4, 2023 | Most attention at the Civil War battle of Gettysburg focuses on iconic landscapes like Little Round Top, Devil’s Den, the Wheatfield, and the open fields where Pickett’s Charge took place. A new book co-authored by Dr. Chris Mackowski, professor of journalism and mass communication at St. Bonaventure University, looks at a lesser-known but just as pivotal sector of the battlefield.
McAllister Business Scholars Program funds opportunities for St. Bonaventure business majors Sep 25, 2023 | The newly created Brian and John McAllister Business Scholars Program Endowment will provide a pathway to professional careers for business majors at St. Bonaventure University.
Bonnies hold off late Army push to seal landmark victory in rugby program history Sep 23, 2023 | What looked like heartbreak turned into jubilation as St. Bonaventure narrowly held off Army, 29-26, Saturday afternoon in a Rugby East heavyweight bout, giving the Bonnies their biggest regular-season win in program history.
St. Bonaventure’s 2023 Kearns Business Lecture to focus on ‘Improving Our Financial IQ’ ​ Sep 22, 2023 | St. Bonaventure University alumnus and global businessman Richard P. “Dick” Kearns, ’72, returns to his alma mater in October, bringing along a panel of international business executives for the 10th annual Kearns Global Business Lecture.
Paper by Case, King and Case in conference proceedings Sep 21, 2023 | Dr. Carl J. Case, professor of business information systems, Darwin L. King, professor of accounting, and Julie A. Case, Esq., adjunct instructor of business law, had their paper titled “The Electronic Resources Policy and Ethical Undergraduate Business Student Behavior: COVID-19 Pandemic Effects" published in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Economics, Finance, and Business (held in Prague) of the International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences.
Public invited to lecture, Transitus, Mass during Francis Week events at St. Bonaventure Sep 21, 2023 | St. Bonaventure University will celebrate the life of St. Francis of Assisi during Francis Week, Sept. 26 to Oct. 4. This year’s theme is “Care for Creation.”
Conklin presented Program of the Year award by Arts Council Sep 21, 2023 | Sean Conklin, assistant curator and museum educator of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, was recently presented the 2023 Program of the Year award at the Tri-County Arts Council's annual Celebration of the Arts.
Hager in documentary selected for international film festivals Sep 21, 2023 | Dr. Audrey Hager, visiting assistant professor of psychology, is featured in the documentary "Tradition, Trauma, & Tenderness" that has been selected for submission into three different film festivals: The 2023 Buffalo International Film Festival, the Cannes World Film Festival and the Stockholm City Film Festival.
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  • 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. 

    All upcoming sessions:

    • Saturday, Sept. 23: 10:15 a.m. or 1:15 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 18: 10:15 a.m. or 1:15 p.m.
    • Saturday, Dec. 2: 10:15 a.m. or 1:15 p.m.

    Learn more and register at VISIT SBU.

  • Swim & Dive Alumni Weekend

    All Swim & Dive alumni are invited to Swim & Dive alumni weekend. The weekend will include a gathering at the Burton, a Dual Meet vs. Youngstown State, golf at Bartlett Country Club, dinner at Bartlett Country Club, and brunch in the Hickey Dining Hall.

    Register here

  • BOLD Visions: The Intersection of College Athletics and Media

    You don’t have to be a diehard sports fan to recognize how fast college athletics is changing, including how we consume sports – watching, reading and interacting with fellow fans about it all. To break down the rapid developments in NIL, media rights, conference alignment and more, the Bonnies most in the know are ready to share their insights from the Athletics Department, media world, academic research and the classroom. Join us to learn more about the future of college athletics and media at Harris Beach PLLC in Rochester, NY.

    We will also share how you can help support the Jandoli School of Communication and Department of Athletics as we build A Bolder Bonaventure.

    Register here

  • Attend our Fall Open House for prospective students and their families

    Our Fall Open House is the perfect opportunity for prospective students and their families to get the complete picture of what life is like as a Bonnie. You'll learn about our academic programs, financial aid, and the admissions process. You'll have the opportunity to talk with current students, tour campus, and enjoy lunch in our dining hall. Join us and discover the endless possibilities that await you at St. Bonaventure University.


  • Bonnies Pre-Game Events: Legends Classic

    Join us in Brooklyn, NY to cheer your St. Bonaventure Bonnies on to victory! Don't miss out on these EXCLUSIVE Bonnies Pre-Game Events prior to the Legends Classic men's basketball games at Fulton Hall. Space is limited, so register today. 

    Register here

  • One Year BOLDER and counting: Boston, MA

    Join us as we celebrate the first year of Dr. Jeff Gingerich's presidency at St. Bonaventure University. Dr. Gingerich will reflect on the past year, and share his vision for the university's future.

    Registration coming soon

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