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.

St. Bonaventure University

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
Top-seeded Bonnies down Kutztown; advance to rugby title game in Houston Dec 4, 2021 | The top-seeded Bonnies erased an early 7-3 deficit and rode a strong defense and kicking game to a 27-15 victory and a berth in next weekend’s NCR title game at AVEVA Stadium in Houston, home to Major League Rugby’s Houston Sabercats.
Jamie Peace finds strong foundation in lifelong Bona/Friar Family Dec 3, 2021 | Longtime Bona employee Jamie Peace discovered SBU and the friars when he was just a boy. “Now,” he says, “my family is very much a Bona friar family.
Successful #GivingTuesdayatBonas highlights Franciscan mission, community support Dec 1, 2021 | The importance of relationships and helping neighbors in need was the focus of the fourth annual #GivingTuesdayatBonas, where just shy of $78,000 was raised for St. Bonaventure University’s Franciscan Center for Social Concern (FCSC).
Food insecurity is all too real; Bona's food pantry offers help Nov 29, 2021 | A Bonnie believes no one should go hungry. That’s why the Franciscan Center for Social Concern created the SBU Food Pantry, which offers a variety of fresh, frozen and canned foods for those struggling with food insecurity.
No. 1 Bonnies drub Mary Washington, 39-7, to advance to semis in national rugby tourney Nov 20, 2021 | After a slow start and a narrow escape near the Eagles’ try zone, St. Bonaventure methodically beat down the Virginia university, 39-7, before more than 300 fans at the Marra Athletics Fields Complex in the first round of the National Collegiate Rugby Division I Tournament Saturday afternoon.
Highly acclaimed Frisson Ensemble to present holiday concert at St. Bonaventure University’s Quick Center Nov 19, 2021 | Frisson Ensemble, an 11-member group said to feature the best and brightest of classical music’s rising stars, will perform at St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3.
Bona’s Farm to Table program yields community Nov 19, 2021 | Each summer, the FCSC’s Farm to Table internship program allows students the opportunity to work at Canticle Farm in the mornings and serve nutritious meals in the afternoons at Bona’s student-run soup kitchen, the Warming House in downtown Olean. Through this service experience, students learn the progression of food — from planting to serving.
Top-seeded Bonnies preparing to host rugby playoff opener Saturday at noon Nov 18, 2021 | The Bonnies, who closed the season with signature wins over Penn State and Kutztown, host seventh-seeded University of Mary Washington at noon Saturday at the Marra Athletics Fields Complex in the first round of the National Collegiate Rugby Division I Championship.
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  • Bonnies vs. Buffalo Pre-game Party

    The Bonnies will host Big Four Rival Buffalo on Saturday, December 4 at 4 p.m. in the Reilly Center. Before the game, get ready to rally with fellow alumni and fans at a pre-game party in the Richter Center. Enjoy gameday food and an open bar (ages 21 and up) with appearances by Athletics Director Joe Manhertz, Bona Wolf and St. Bonaventure Cheerleaders. Admission is $10 per person. Children ages 12 and under are free.

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  • Dec. 7 MBA Info Session

    Learn more about the MBA at SBU in this first of two identical information sessions presented on the Zoom teleconferencing platform. Zoom login instructions will be sent to registrants.

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  • Dec. 8 MBA Info Session

    Learn more about the MBA at SBU in this second of two identical information sessions presented on the Zoom teleconferencing platform. Zoom login instructions will be sent to registrants.

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  • 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).


  • Buffalo Alumni Chapter Volunteer Day

    The Buffalo Alumni Chapter is seeking volunteers for a service day in support of Ss. Columba-Brigid Church. Volunteers will be asked to sort and distribute Christmas gifts to Buffalo-area families in need, or pick up and deliver gifts to Ss. Columba-Brigid Church, located at 75 Hickory Street in Buffalo. 

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  • New Jersey Mass & Reception

    Join New Jersey-area alumni & friends for Mass celebrated by Fr. Dan Riley, O.F.M., at DePaul Catholic High School, 1512 Alps Rd., Wayne, NJ 07470. Reception to immediately follow with coffee and bagels. Family and friends are welcome.

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  • Charlotte Road Rally Reception & Pre-game Party

    The St. Bonaventure men's basketball team will face Virginia Tech in the Charlotte Shootout on Friday, December 17 at the Charlotte Spectrum Center, N.C. The Bonnies matchup against Virginia Tech is part of a quadruple header in a packed day of hoops at the home of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets. Before the game, St. Bonaventure is hosting two opportunities for alumni and fans to gather and connect: Charlotte Road Rally Reception and Pre-game Party.

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  • Albany Chapter Volunteer Day

    Join the Albany Alumni Chapter for a service day at the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.  The Bonaventure shift is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at 965 Albany-Shaker Rd, Latham, NY.

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