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
Victoria Vega of Hornell to give student address at St. Bonaventure Recognition Ceremony Dec 2, 2022 | Graduate student Victoria Vega of Hornell will give the student address during St. Bonaventure University’s December Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 17.
Successful #GivingTuesdayatBonas supports social justice and service programs Nov 30, 2022 | The incredible generosity of the St. Bonaventure University community was on display during the Nov. 29 #GivingTuesdayatBonas.
Camoin, ’88, working on documentary about history of St. Bonaventure basketball Nov 30, 2022 | Mike Camoin, '88, is determined to tell a story more than 100 years in the making.
Bonnies square off with Brown Saturday with trip to rugby national title game on the line Nov 30, 2022 | St. Bonaventure can return to the scene of their 2021 national title by defeating Brown, the unbeaten Liberty Conference champions, Saturday in the semifinals of the National Collegiate Rugby D-1 tournament at Penn State-Berks.
St. Bonaventure students make presentations at physical education and sport studies state conference Nov 30, 2022 | Students at St. Bonaventure University presented at the 84th annual conference of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, held Nov. 18 at the Turning Stone Convention Center in Verona, New York.
DePue Brothers Band to remember deceased brother Alex in concert at St. Bonaventure’s Quick Center Nov 28, 2022 | The internationally acclaimed DePue Brothers Band will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in the fourth presentation of the 2022-23 Friends of Good Music performance season.
SBU Theater hosts workshop for teachers, students on acting, directing and theater design Nov 21, 2022 | SBU Theater hosted a professional development workshop for Cattaraugus County teachers on Nov. 16.
Bona’s SBU@SPCA program benefits dogs, cats and humans alike Nov 21, 2022 | Through SBU@SPCA, a service program operated by the university’s Franciscan Center for Social Concern, students take a weekly trip to the Cattaraugus County SPCA where they spend time walking and playing with homeless dogs and cats. Emily Gustafson, a senior biology major from Smethport, Pennsylvania, shares what it's like to be a volunteer and coordinator with the program.
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  • The campaign for A Bolder Bonaventure Tour Stop: Atlanta, GA

    Join us as we celebrate the beginning of Dr. Gingerich's tenure as president and launch the Campaign for A Bolder Bonaventure, the largest fundraising campaign in the university's history. The reception for Atlanta-area alumni and friends will be held at the Delta Flight Museum in the 747 Experience. 

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  • Attend our Dec. 6 Occupational Therapy info session

    Learn about our Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program in this virtual information session available by Zoom. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.


  • Attend our Dec. 8 Educational Leadership virtual info session (New Date!)

    Learn about our MSED in Educational Leadership, as well as our School Building Leader and School District Leader certificate programs, in this virtual info session. (This event was initially scheduled for Dec. 7)

    REGISTER  NOW (Zoom instructions to be sent to registrants)

  • Bonnies Pre-Game Party: Iona

    Join us in Brooklyn to cheer your St. Bonaventure Bonnies on to victory! Don't miss out on this EXCLUSIVE Bonnies Pre-Game Party prior to the St. Bonaventure vs. Iona men's basketball game at Fulton Hall. Space is limited, so register today. 

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  • Buffalo Chapter Advent Volunteer Event

    The Buffalo Alumni Chapter is looking for volunteers for a service day in support of Ss. Columba-Brigid Church on Sunday, December 11, 2022.

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  • Bonnies Pre-Game Party: Siena

    Join us in Albany to cheer your St. Bonaventure Bonnies on to victory! Don't miss out on this EXCLUSIVE Bonnies Pre-Game Party prior to the St. Bonaventure vs. Siena men's basketball game at City Beer Hall. Space is limited, so register today. 

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  • Homecoming 2023

    Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for the 48th annual Basketball Homecoming Weekend.

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  • 80s Weekend

    80s Weekend is back for its 11th year! Join us as the Bonnies take on George Washington on Bob Lanier Court. The RC will be rockin’ and it will be great to see your friends from the 1980s. The cost is $130 per person and includes a game ticket.

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