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 biochemistry program receives national accreditation through 2027 Jan 14, 2021 | The biochemistry program at St. Bonaventure University has been approved for accreditation by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) through 2027.
Alumna Julie Sheedy receives 2020 PR NEWS Top Women in PR Award Jan 8, 2021 | St. Bonaventure alumna Julie (Kalata) Sheedy has been recognized by PR NEWS for her communications work during the pandemic as the chief marketing and engagement officer at Loretto.
President DePerro decries violence in Washington, D.C. Jan 6, 2021 | The violence that erupted today in Washington, D.C., is unconscionable.
UPDATED: Spring 2021 return information and quarantine options available to St. Bonaventure students Jan 6, 2021 | Classes for the Spring 2021 semester will begin for undergraduate and in-person graduate studies (excluding the Physician Assistant program) on Monday, Jan. 25. Vaccination status does not impact the requirements below.
Kellogg is the featured guest on the Forensic Lunch podcast Jan 6, 2021 | Brian Kellogg, director of technology infrastructure and security for Technology Services at the university, was a guest on the Dec. 11 broadcast of Forensic Lunch, a live podcast about digital forensics and incident response (DFIR).
International journal accepts paper co-authored by Jahed Jan 6, 2021 | "Towards a Comprehensive Model of SCM Adoption and Practice in the Fast Fashion Apparel Industry," a paper co-authored by Dr. Mohammed Abu Jahed, assistant professor of management, has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management.
Walker publishes chapter on social flow in psychology series Jan 6, 2021 | Dr. Charles Walker, professor emeritus of psychology, published a chapter on “Social Flow” this month in the Advances in Research in Psychology series edited by Corinna Peifer & Stefan Engeser.
Pientka and collaborators publish peer reviewed articles Jan 6, 2021 | Dr. James M. Pientka, associate professor and Department of Physics chair, and his collaborators published two peer reviewed articles in 2020.
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  • Personal Campus Tours

    Personal campus tours Monday - FridayExperience a modified campus tour and a brief follow-up with an Admissions Counselor. Please understand walk-in visitors cannot be accommodated - all students visiting campus must have an appointment at least 24 hours in advance and are limited to two guests (in addition to themselves).

  • Saturday Preview Days

    Looking to visit campus on a Saturday morning or afternoon? Reserve your spot to join us for a socially-distanced group information session and campus tour. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance and students are limited to two guests (in addition to themselves).

  • Virtual Group Information Session

    An admissions representative will guide you through a virtual campus tour, present information on academics, student life, admissions & financial aid and answer questions. These Group Information Sessions are perfect for students and parents at the beginning of their college search. So, join us from the comfort of your home and get ready to learn about a school we hope you'll love as much as we do!

  • History Happy Hour

    Grant's Last Battle: The Story Behind The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
    Host: Chris Mackowski, Ph.D.

    Facing financial ruin and struggling against terminal throat cancer, Ulysses S. Grant fought his last battle to preserve the meaning of the American Civil War. His war of words, The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, would cement his place as not only one of America's greatest heroes but also as one of its most sublime literary voices. Chris's virtual talk is based on his book Grant's Last Battle: The Story Behind the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, published by Savas Beatie. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

    Register here

  • Virtual '80s Weekend

    This year’s '80s Weekend will be a virtual celebration of the heart — appropriately on February 13 & 14, 2021. Your love for St. Bonaventure and support of the Bonnies Athletic Fund are needed more this year than ever. 

    View the '80s Weekend schedule and register here.

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