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
SBU Theater student’s capstone project expresses pain, hope of extraordinary year Jun 14, 2021 | Undaunted by COVID-19 limitations, the students of SBU Theater produced a video production this spring expressing the power of theater to inspire and revive.
St. Bonaventure hosts inaugural White Coat Ceremony for Physician Assistant Studies students Jun 8, 2021 | Twenty-four graduate students made history at St. Bonaventure University Friday as the university held its first White Coat Ceremony for the inaugural class of its Physician Assistant Studies program.
New St. Bonaventure University programs equip future teachers with STEM-related bachelor’s degrees Jun 8, 2021 | Four new programs at St. Bonaventure University enable students who want to teach secondary biology, chemistry, mathematics or physics to earn a bachelor’s degree in one of those subjects while completing initial New York state teaching certification requirements.
More than 100 attend funeral service for former Bonnies basketball star George Carter Jun 5, 2021 | On a pristine summer day, George Carter came home, thanks to the generosity of a foundation and the big hearts of St. Bonaventure alumni.
Simpson's research looks at 'molecular corking' as a way to store hydrogen for use as an energy resource Jun 4, 2021 | Dr. Scott Simpson, assistant professor of chemistry at St. Bonaventure, is the sole author of a published research article that looks at ways to store and release hydrogen, a clean and renewable energy resource that many feel might one day lessen the world's dependence on fossil fuels.
Barb Questa named interim AD at St. Bonaventure University Jun 1, 2021 | Barb Questa has been named interim Director of Athletics at St. Bonaventure University, Dr. Joseph Zimmer, acting president, announced June 1.
Hudson, Brown, DeSimone honored with MLK Justice Awards at St. Bonaventure ​ May 26, 2021 | Three members of the St. Bonaventure University community have been honored with Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Awards.
Five employees at St. Bonaventure win Presidential Staff Excellence Awards May 21, 2021 | Five devoted staff members were honored Tuesday, May 18, with Presidential Awards for Staff Excellence at St. Bonaventure University.
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  • Albany Chapter Volunteer Day

    The Albany Alumni Chapter is seeking volunteers for a service day at the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. This is a socially distant event. We are limited to 15 volunteers on our shift. Register quickly, no later than June 11.

    Register here

  • 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.

  • Little Three Golf Tournament

    Don't miss the 70th Annual Little Three Scholarship Golf Tournament in Grand Island, New York; the oldest continuous intercollegiate alumni golf tournament in the nation. This friendly competition between Niagara, Canisius and St. Bonaventure is open to alumni and friends for golf, dinner or both! 

    Get the details 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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