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
St. Bonaventure to share progress, updated facilities during Aug. 19 Community Day Jul 30, 2021 | The public is invited to attend Community Day on Monday, Aug. 19, to learn about the university’s new facilities, academic programs and partnerships.
SBU student arrival information and fall expectations Jul 29, 2021 | Important reminders about tasks students need to complete before returning, and information about COVID protocols for vaccinated and unvaccinated students.
St. Bonaventure’s Franciscan Institute hosts hundreds at its summer 2021 programs Jul 23, 2021 | The Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University welcomed more than 420 people at its courses, seminars and workshops this summer.
Dr. David Hilmey named acting provost, VP for Academic Affairs at St. Bonaventure Jul 23, 2021 | Dr. David Hilmey has been named acting provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at St. Bonaventure University.
Two St. Bonaventure graduates part of News21 team that earned prestigious RFK Journalism Award Jul 23, 2021 | Two recent graduates of St. Bonaventure University were part of the nationally acclaimed Carnegie-Knight News 21 Initiative that won a 2021 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.
St. Bonaventure’s Franciscan Institute appoints Franciscan Research Fellow Jul 20, 2021 | The Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University has appointed Dr. Luke Togni as a research fellow in Franciscan studies in the institute.
New Master of Public Health degree now available from St. Bonaventure University Jul 12, 2021 | A Master of Public Health degree is now available from the School of Health Professions at St. Bonaventure University. The new graduate-level program prepares students for rewarding careers in the rapidly expanding public health field.
SBU’s Warming House to resume indoor meal service beginning Tuesday, July 13 Jul 9, 2021 | The Warming House, the student-run soup kitchen in Olean, will resume indoor meal service beginning Tuesday, July 13.
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  • Occupational Therapy Info Session

    Join us on Zoom to learn how SBU can prepare you for an exciting and gratifying career as an occupational therapist. Applicants for fall 2021 are now being accepted. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants.

  • Buffalo Harbor Cruise

    Set sail with fellow Bonnies aboard the Miss Buffalo II! The cost is $25 per person, which includes pizza, wings, beer, wine and soft drinks. All registrants must be 21 years of age. Proof of ID may be required. 

    SOLD OUT! Registration is closed

  • Syracuse Chapter Welcome Party

    Join fellow Bonnies in Syracuse for a casual mix and mingle to welcome our newest alumni, the Classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021, to the Bona alumni family. This event is located at Coleman's Irish Pub, 100 South Lowell Avenue, Syracuse, NY. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be provided along with door prizes and giveaways. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

    Register here

  • Robert Peraza Memorial Golf Outing

    The friends of Rob Peraza are hosting the 20th annual Robert Peraza Memorial Golf Outing at Dunwoodie Golf Course in Yonkers, New York. This is a fundraising event to send young men to St. Bonaventure on a rugby scholarship.

    Register or make a contribution here


  • Buffalo Chapter Welcome Party

    Join fellow Bonnies in Buffalo for a casual mix and mingle to welcome our newest alumni, the Classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021, to the Bona alumni family. This event is located at Thirsty Buffalo, 555 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be provided along with door prizes and giveaways. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

    Register here

  • Fr. Mychal Judge, O.F.M, 9/11 Walk of Remembrance

    Join the Bonaventure alumni family as we honor the memory of those lost on 9/11. In a spirit of prayer and remembrance, we will trace the path of Fr. Mychal Judge, O.F.M., ’57, along with members of the FDNY. All are welcome to participate. We plan to meet at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 135 W. 31st Street, and walk as a group with a Bona banner. Prior to the walk, there will be a rosary in the church at 9:30 a.m. 

    Register here

  • Charleston Classic

    The Bonnies are invading Charleston this November! The 2021 Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic will be played at TD Arena in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

    Pre-game gatherings and a sunset cruise are available to Bonnies fans during the Charleston Classic. Make plans now to join us for either or both of these events. Early registration is encouraged due to capacity limits. Please note that game tickets are not included in the event packages.

    Get more information and register here

  • Charlotte Shootout

    Pre-sale tickets are now available for the Charlotte Shootout at the Charlotte Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Select areas of Section 106 and 107 have been designated the St. Bonaventure section. Once all available seats in Sections 106 and 107 sell out, the Spectrum Center Box Office has agreed to open up additional seats in Sections 108 and 109 to St. Bonaventure fans. Bonnies fans are encouraged to purchase seats as soon as possible for the best seat location options. All seats in the arena will be made available to the general public on October 1.
     Please note that tickets are only available directly through the Charlotte Spectrum Center and cannot be purchased through the SBU Ticket Office.

    Pregame event location is TBA.

    Purchase tickets here (you will need password - BONNSB)

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