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
SBU’s Franciscan Institute appoints Dr. Krijn Pansters as general editor of Franciscan Studies Feb 28, 2024 | Fr. David B. Couturier, O.F.M. Cap., executive director of the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University, has appointed Dr. Krijn Pansters as the new general editor of the institute’s premier academic journal, Franciscan Studies.
Senecas, St. Bonaventure launch committee to strengthen ties between Nation, university Feb 23, 2024 | Leaders of the Seneca Nation and the St. Bonaventure University community met this month for the first time since the two institutions agreed last fall to rekindle their relationship.
Educator and DEI leader Lori V. Quigley to discuss indigenous perspectives during visit to SBU Feb 23, 2024 | St. Bonaventure University is pleased to welcome alumna Lori V. Quigley, ’81, as the Spring 2024 Lenna Visiting Professor, March 11-22.
Hart addresses Alabama Speech-Language Hearing Association Feb 23, 2024 | Dr. Pam Hart, CCC-SLP, director of the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program, was invited to speak at the Alabama Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, held Feb. 7-9 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Bynoe invited to present paper; To serve as section editor for new series Feb 23, 2024 | Dr. Tyrone Bynoe, associate professor and director of the educational leadership programs leading to advanced supervisory licensure, has been accepted — in an invited and blind review — to present a paper on the “Historical Origins of School Finance Equalization” at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on April 10.
Perkins and Buttafarro accompany students on lobbying visit Feb 23, 2024 | Dr. Connie Perkins, founding director of nursing, and Tom Buttafarro, director of the Office of Government & Community Relations at SBU, lobbied with Master's Entry to Practice nursing students at the Olean office of state Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio on Feb. 16.
Perkins and Kent present MHFA certification course Feb 23, 2024 | Dr. Connie Perkins, founding director of nursing, and Dr. Darla Kent, clinical assistant professor of occupational therapy, both national Mental Health First Aid trainers, presented a course to help OT and Master's Entry to Practice nursing students complete their MHFA certification.
Soltysik presents at update course for EMS instructors Feb 23, 2024 | Dr. Suzanne Soltysik, clinical assistant professor of nursing, presented Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning to the New York State Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Certified Instructor Update Course for EMS instructors, which took place on Feb. 13.
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  • Mountain on the Road in Phoenix

    Please join us at 6:30 p.m. in The Casa/Franciscan Renewal Center for our “Mountain On the Road”. Light food and beverages will be provided.

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  • Mountain on the Road in Las Vegas

    Please join us at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Mike,'02, and Elizabeth Britt for our “Mountain On the Road”.  Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

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  • Attend an Admissions Preview Day; Next Session:

    Learn all there is to know about SBU from one of our Admissions counselors followed by a one-hour campus tour. Morning and afternoon options are available. Some Preview Days feature an academic presentation. Upcoming Preview Days include morning and afternoon sessions on March 2 and April 13. 

    Learn more at Visit SBU.

  • Mountain on the Road in Denver

    Please join us at 2:30 p.m. at St. John Francis Regis Chapel at Regis University for our “Mountain On the Road”. 

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  • Bonnies vs. GW Pre-Game Gathering

    Join the Washington, D.C. alumni chapter at Tonic prior to the Bonnies vs. GW game!

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  • Hilton Head Watch Party: St. Louis

    Join us at the Bank microbrewery in Hilton Head Island, SC to cheer your St. Bonaventure Bonnies on to victory! Don't miss out on this watch party during the St. Bonaventure vs. St. Louis men's basketball game.

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  • Florida Gulf Coast Alumni Chapter: Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training

    Join the Florida Gulf Coast alumni chapter at the Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training as the Pirates take on the New York Yankees at LECOM Park in Bradenton, FL.

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  • BOLD Visions: Jandoli School of Communication

    For 75 years, St. Bonaventure has produced some of the nation’s most respected journalists and communicators. How do we do it? Let us show you.

    We invite you to visit the Jandoli School of Communication to see our students in action – and learn how we will make this legendary school bolder in the years to come.

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