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's Food Pantry a huge success after one year of operation Oct 23, 2020 | After one full year of operation, St. Bonaventure University's food pantry has become a hit on campus. And its doors are open to all – students and employees.
Warming House, Bona Buddies programs at Bona’s sustained by United Way support Oct 22, 2020 | Of all the community outreach programs at St. Bonaventure University, The Warming House and Bona Buddies are among the most well known. For many years, United Way grants have generously supported these long-standing outreach programs of the Franciscan Center for Social Concern.
Three students named to St. Bonaventure Commission on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Oct 22, 2020 | Senior Rafael Quezada and juniors Marisol Woods and Trishelle Murphy were appointed by President Dr. Dennis DePerro based on recommendations from commission chairs Dr. Matrecia James and Dr. Kimberly DeSimone.
Jandoli Institute launches music and social justice project Oct 15, 2020 | The Jandoli Institute will explore the connection between music and social justice in a new project named “Sharp Notes, Sharp Thoughts.” The project will begin with an online roundtable discussion on Monday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m.
Plans for SBU's spring semester announced Oct 15, 2020 | Now that we’ve passed the midway point of the fall semester, it’s time to announce plans for the spring semester.
Harris earns honorable mention for her fifth picture book Oct 13, 2020 | The fifth picture book by Heather Lynn Harris, assistant professor and director of the integrated marketing communications program, has won two honorable mentions in the Purple Dragonfly Book competition.
Buttafarro named to United Way Board of Directors Oct 13, 2020 | Thomas Burrafarro Jr., director of Government & Community Relations at St. Bonaventure, has been named to the Board of Directors of the United Way of Cattaraugus County.
Journal of Healthcare names Scraba to review board Oct 13, 2020 | Dr. Paula Scraba, associate professor of physical education, has been named to the Review Board for the Journal of Healthcare.
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