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
Fr. Gregory Boyle, Jesuit priest and founder of Homeboy Industries, to speak at SBU Sept. 14 Aug 15, 2022 | Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J., founder of the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation, and reentry program in the world, will discuss the transformative work of Homeboy Industries in a September talk at St. Bonaventure University.
Jandoli Institute examines whether history can predict the future Aug 12, 2022 | A new Jandoli Institute research essay explores whether the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic will be similar to the Roaring Twenties that emerged after the 1918 influenza pandemic.
SBU seniors explore international journalism in Italian internship Aug 5, 2022 | Two rising senior journalism students at St. Bonaventure University have finished their fourth week interning at Positano News in Piano di Sorrento, Italy.
The Franciscan Institute attracts more than 600 people to its summer 2022 classes Aug 5, 2022 | As a new academic year at St. Bonaventure University approaches, the Franciscan Institute closes its summer season of Franciscan learning with a record number of participants in a variety of classes, seminars and workshops.
Alumnus visits SBU students at Oxford to share advice on resumes, networking Aug 3, 2022 | “I once sat exactly where you did,” Joshua Popsie, vice president of marketing at 1-800Accountant, told the St. Bonaventure University students assembled in the Trinity College Auditorium for a seminar preceding a weekly high table dinner.
Jandoli Institute explores ethical question about COVID-19 treatment Aug 3, 2022 | A new Jandoli Institute article explores whether hospitals would be morally justified to refuse to treat COVID-19 patients who have chosen not to be vaccinated.
Two St. Bonaventure graduates pass ASBMB certification exam with distinction Aug 2, 2022 | Katie Heitzman and Claire Schaef didn’t just pass the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology certification exam. They did so with distinction.
Franciscan Institute graduates 12 individuals as Franciscan mission officers and leaders Aug 1, 2022 | Twelve individuals from various Franciscan institutions across the world have graduated from the Franciscan Institute’s Padua Program for the training of Franciscan mission officers and leaders.
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  • Get a tour and more during our SBU Preview Days

    Learn all there is to know about St. Bonaventure University from one of our admissions counselors and take a campus tour by signing up for one of our Preview Days. Morning and afternoon sessions are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 19 (focus on sciences),  Saturday, Nov. 19, and Saturday, Dec. 3
     


  • Dr. Jeff Peterson Memorial Golf Outing

    Join us to remember Dr. Peterson and support Students in Money Management (SIMM) through a Golf Outing at St. Bonaventure University Golf Course. The cost is $125 per person and includes greens fee, cart, lunch and dinner in the Doyle Hall Conference Center on campus. 

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  • The campaign for A Bolder Bonaventure Tour Stop: Buffalo, NY

    Join us as we celebrate the beginning of Dr. Gingerich's tenure as president and launch the Campaign for A Bolder Bonaventure, the largest fundraising campaign in the university's history. The reception for Buffalo-area alumni and friends will be held at Highmark Stadium in the Dunn Tire Club. 

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  • Twin Cities Alumni & Friends Gathering

    Join alumni & friends in the Twin Cities for a gathering at The Lexington, 1096 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN, 55105. Michael Hickey, '84, St. Bonaventure Board of Trustees Chair, will provide a brief university update.

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  • Fr. Gregory Boyle Keynote

    Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J., founder of the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation, and reentry program in the world, will discuss the transformative work of Homeboy Industries in a September talk at St. Bonaventure University. The program will be held in the Reilly Center Arena on campus and is also available virtually. The event is free and open to all alumni. 

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  • The campaign for A Bolder Bonaventure Tour Stop: Rochester, NY

    Join us as we celebrate the beginning of Dr. Gingerich's tenure as president and launch the Campaign for A Bolder Bonaventure, the largest fundraising campaign in the university's history. The reception for Rochester-area alumni and friends will be held at the Country Club of Rochester, 2935 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14610. 

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