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
Nora Shalaway Carpenter, editor of ABR book ‘Rural Voices,’ to give public address at St. Bonaventure Oct 15, 2021 | Nora Shalaway Carpenter, editor of this year’s All Bonaventure Reads book, will visit campus and address St. Bonaventure’s first-year students at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in the Reilly Center Arena.
Invoke string quartet, international prize winners, to perform at St. Bonaventure’s Quick Center Oct 7, 2021 | The dynamic multi-string quartet Invoke, winner of the 2018 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, will perform at St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct 15.
Andrews leads focus group for new parent support program Oct 7, 2021 | Dr. Kathryn J. Andrews, assistant professor of childhood education, and Kathryn Mendell, LMSW, community schools resource coordinator for Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES, led a focus group with regional administrators and staff of elementary schools as part of a newly formed parent support & education program.
Swann publishes article in Career Convergence magazine Oct 7, 2021 | Dr. Whitney Swann (formerly McLaughlin), assistant professor of counselor education in the School of Education, published an article in the Career Convergence magazine titled "Natural hair is good hair: The CROWN Act and ending hair discrimination in the workplace."
Mackowski appears as guest on the 'Untold Civil War' podcast Oct 7, 2021 | Dr. Chris Mackowski, professor of journalism and mass communication in the Jandoli School, appeared as a guest this month on the podcast "Untold Civil War."
Branco provides training and presents at national symposium Oct 7, 2021 | Dr. Susan Branco, assistant professor of counselor education, provided a two-hour training titled "Knowing Your Why: Utilizing Your Passion in Counselor Education and Supervision" for the Minority Fellowship Program 2020 and 2021 doctoral fellows at the National Board of Certified Counselor Foundation's 2021 Bridging the Gap Symposium: Eliminating Mental Health Disparities.
Pierce presents at AACSB Global Accreditation Conference Oct 7, 2021 | Dr. Latoya Pierce, interim dean of the School of Education, presented at the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Global Accreditation Conference, held the week of Sept. 27.
Simpson and 2021 chemistry grad publish research article Oct 7, 2021 | Dr. Scott M. Simpson, associate professor of chemistry, and Jonathan P. Antle, who earned his B.A. in chemistry from SBU in 2021, have published a research article titled "Increasing Confidence in Unknown Identification in Wastewater and Surface Waters."
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  • Meet Joe Manhertz in Rochester

    Join fellow Bonnies and friends at Rohrbach Brewing Company in Rochester to meet new St. Bonaventure Athletics Director Joe Manhertz. There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested by October 12.

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  • Visit us for a Discovery Day

    The Admissions team is partnering with academics to present Discovery Days, campus visit opportunities with a focus on student life and academic programs. Upcoming Discovery Day visit events include: Oct. 22, with a focus on the Jandoli School of Communication; and Nov. 5, featuring the School of Health Professions.

  • MSED in Inclusive Special Education Info Session

    Learn about our master's degree program in Inclusive Special Education in this information session on Zoom. (Zoom login instructions will be sent to registrants.)

  • Attend our Oct. 30 Fall Open House

    Your day with us will include academic sessions with faculty, a student panel with current SBU students, an admissions and financial aid presentation, and a campus tour.

  • 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.

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  • Educational Leadership Info Session

    Learn about our MSED in Educational Leadership as well as our certificate programs in School Building Leader and School District Leader in this special Zoom presentation. (Zoom login instructions will be sent to registrants.)

  • MSED in Literacy Info Session

    Learn about our Master of Science in Birth-Grade 12 Literacy program in this special presentation on Zoom. (Registrants will be sent Zoom login instructions.)

  • An Evening with the Friars in Boston

    The Franciscan Friars at St. Anthony's Shrine cordially invite you to join us for the annual Open House with special guest Douglas Pisano, Ph.D., School of Health Professions Founding Dean. A reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will immediately follow Dr. Pisano's update. There is no cost to attend. 

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