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 University’s School of Education approved for CAEP accreditation May 18, 2023 | The School of Education at St. Bonaventure University has received accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), an internationally recognized accrediting body that works to ensure excellence in education preparation programs.
Ayushi Jain and Caroline Rozanski named Ideal Bonaventure Students for the Class of 2023 May 14, 2023 | Two aspiring physicians – Ayushi Jain and Caroline Rozanski – have been named Ideal Bonaventure Students for the Class of 2023.
Fr. Dan Riley honored with doctorate at St. Bonaventure’s 163rd Commencement May 14, 2023 | Fr. Dan Riley, O.F.M., the charismatic face of St. Bonaventure for more than 50 years, received an honorary doctorate of humane letters at St. Bonaventure University’s 163rd Commencement Exercises Sunday, a day that saw more than 800 students receive bachelor’s or master’s degrees.
ROTC cadets commissioned as second lieutenants in ceremony at St. Bonaventure University May 13, 2023 | Graduating seniors who served as cadets in the U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) at St. Bonaventure University were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army on Friday.
St. Bonaventure’s AAF team takes first place in district advertising competition May 9, 2023 | St. Bonaventure University students won their district in a national advertising competition for the first time Friday in New York City.
Four St. Bonaventure University students inducted into English honor society Sigma Tau Delta May 8, 2023 | Four St. Bonaventure University undergraduate students have completed membership requirements for 2023 induction into Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. They were formally recognized at an induction ceremony on May 2.
Seven SBU students inducted into National Spanish Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi May 5, 2023 | Seven St. Bonaventure University students were inducted into the Xi Delta Chapter of the National Spanish Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi.
Journal for counselors accepts manuscript by Branco May 4, 2023 | A manuscript by Dr. Susan Branco, assistant professor of counselor education, was accepted by the Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision.
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  • Attend a Master's Entry to Practice (MSEP) nursing info session.

    Learn more about the Master's Entry to Practice program in this virtual information session. 


    Zoom instructions will be sent to virtual program registrants.


  • Attend a virtual info session for our Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program. Next session:

    Choose a session that fits your schedule:

    A Zoom link will be sent to info session registrants.

  • 2023 Alumni Reunion Weekend

    We're proud of St. Bonaventure University's more than 31,000 alumni and each year we welcome back to campus members of celebrated classes for a chance to reconnect with friends and relive their favorite traditions. Join us for our 2023 Alumni Reunion Weekend as we honor the classes of 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, and 2018.

    Register here

  • New York City Volunteer Day

    Join us for a volunteer service day in support of Crossroads Pantry @ The Parish of Holy Cross - St. John the Baptist (392 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036)

    Register here

  • Robert Peraza Memorial Golf Outing

    The friends of Rob Peraza are hosting the 22nd 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

  • Little Three Golf Tournament

    Don't miss the 72nd 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

  • Dr. Jeff Peterson Memorial Golf Outing

    Join us to remember Dr. Peterson and support Students in Money Management (SIMM) through a Golf Outing at St. Bonaventure University Golf Course. The cost is $125 per person, including greens fee, cart, lunch and dinner at the Fairway Pavilion. 

    Register here

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