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
Biochemistry senior Anna Hu accepted into competitive ASBMB Honor Society Apr 19, 2021 | St. Bonaventure University senior Anna Hu is one of only 31 students nationwide who have been accepted into the competitive American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Honor Society for 2021.
Fairway View Pavilion at SBU Golf Course opens to public April 19 Apr 15, 2021 | The new Fairway View Pavilion at the St. Bonaventure Golf Course opens to the public Monday, April 19.
Counselor education professors present at conference Apr 15, 2021 | Drs. Heidi Henry, Whitney McLaughlin, Jaimie Stickl Haugen and Alison Bourdeau, assistant professors who teach in the online graduate counselor education program, presented at the 4th Benjamin V. Cohen Peace Conference, held virtually on April 9 and 10.
Mackowski hosts Civil War series taped for C-SPAN3 Apr 15, 2021 | The American Battlefield Trust, the country’s largest battlefield preservation organization, offered a special Preservation Edition of "Hell Itself: The Battle of the Wilderness" (Savas Beatie, 2016), a book by Dr. Chris Mackowski, professor of journalism and mass communication, as part of an effort to preserve a parcel of ground on the Wilderness battlefield.
Fisher and Brawdy present at annual AERA conference Apr 15, 2021 | Dr. Paul Brawdy, associate professor of physical education, and Dr. Anne-Claire Fisher, associate professor of inclusive special education, presented a paper at the 2021 virtual annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, held April 8-12.
St. Bonaventure announces detailed Commencement plans for Class of 2021 Apr 15, 2021 | St. Bonaventure University has announced its plans for Commencement next month, culminating with six ceremonies on Saturday, May 15, for the Class of 2021 to walk across the stage and receive their degrees.
Students in schools of Health Professions, Communication collaborate on short films Apr 14, 2021 | the big screen on the green Thursday, April 29, as the School of Health Professions presents the inaugural Bonnes Film Festival.
Jandoli Institute will explore role of ticket companies in the music industry Apr 14, 2021 | The Jandoli Institute will explore the role of corporate ticket companies in its next music and social justice online forum.
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  • Personal Campus Tours

    Personal campus tours Monday - FridayExperience a modified campus tour and a brief follow-up with an Admissions counselor. All visiting students must have an appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Attendance limited to student and two guests.

  • Saturday Preview Days

    Reserve a Saturday morning or afternoon socially distanced group info session and campus tour. Reservations required at least 24 hours in advance. Student and two guests only.

  • Master’s in Business Analytics Virtual Info Session

    Add highly desired business analytics skills to your professional portfolio. Join our webinar for SBU's 100% online Master of Science in business analytics to learn how it can further your career in any area of business. Faculty will answer your questions.

  • Inclusive Special Education Virtual Info Session

    Learn more about our 100% online Inclusive Special Education graduate program.

  • Educational Leadership Virtual Info Session

    Virtual info session to learn more about our 100% online graduate degree and certificate Educational Leadership programs.

  • History Happy Hour - Mark Twain: The "Roughing It" Years

    In April 1861, 25-year-old Sam Clemens (alias Twain) was “livin’ large” in New Orleans and working his dream job as a riverboat pilot. And then, in the blink of an eye, his life changed forever. With the outbreak of the Civil War, the Mississippi River closed to commerce. Sam lost his lucrative career, and, being somewhat faint-hearted, feared that if he stayed in New Orleans he would be coerced to join either the Union or Confederate Navy. What to do?

    Join us to find out! Enjoy a glass of your favorite brew while Jim Maurer, ’77, tells us about Sam’s next five years including his experiences in the wild west, run-ins with outlaws, his get-rich-quick schemes, and how he accidentally became the most famous man in America.

    Register here

  • Robert Peraza Memorial Golf Outing

    Save the date! The friends of Rob Peraza will be hosting the 20th annual Gringo Open at Dunwoodie Golf Course in Yonkers, New York. This is a fundraising event to send young men to St. Bonaventure on a rugby scholarship. Full details to be announced soon.

    Get more information or make a gift to the Rob Peraza Annual Scholarship here


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