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/Siena Research survey reveals 70% of Americans are sports fans, 21% avid; football clearly king Feb 3, 2023 | Seventy percent of Americans say they are sports fans, according to a new national survey of more than 3,200 United States residents released today by the Siena College Research Institute and St. Bonaventure University’s Jandoli School of Communication.
The Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure publishes a new book on Franciscan ethics Feb 1, 2023 | Ten years after the release of its groundbreaking work on Franciscan ethics (“The Franciscan Moral Vision”), the Franciscan Institute has published a new volume titled “Lesser Ethics: Morality as Goodness-in-Relationship.”
St. Bonaventure, Siena partner to launch American Sports Fanship Survey Feb 1, 2023 | The Siena College Research Institute and St. Bonaventure University’s Jandoli School of Communication today announced the launch of a new nationwide “American Sports Fanship Survey.”
St. Bonaventure receives $147,000 grant for Seneca Nation educational initiative Jan 31, 2023 | St. Bonaventure University has been awarded a $147,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities to bolster its relationship with the Seneca Nation of Indians.
Spanish theological journal publishes article by Couturier Jan 26, 2023 | Fr. David Couturier, associate professor of theology and Franciscan studies and director of the Franciscan Institute, published an article this month on racial justice in a Spanish theological journal, Carthaginensia.
Article by Matz published in Yearbook of Semiotic Society Jan 26, 2023 | Dr. Lauren Matz, professor of English, recently published a peer-reviewed article, “Tea and Temperance in Charles Dickens’s 'Hard Times.'” (pp. 115-126 in "Semiotics 2020/2021: Signs of Ambiguity and Uncertainty", ed. Farouk Y. Seif, Yearbook of the Semiotic Society of America, Charlottesville, VA: Philosophy Documentation Center, 2022.)
Article by McDivitt published in special edition of AFCU Journal Jan 26, 2023 | Dr. Heather McDivitt, philosophy lecturer, recently had an article published in the Association of Franciscan Colleges and University's Special Edition Journal, published in December 2022.
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  • NYC Alumni Chapter Watch Party: Dayton

    Join us at Jack Doyle's to cheer your St. Bonaventure Bonnies on to victory! Don't miss out on this watch party during the St. Bonaventure vs. Dayton men's basketball game.

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  • The campaign for A Bolder Bonaventure Tour Stop: Jupiter, FL

    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 Jupiter-area alumni and friends will be held at the Loxahatchee Club. 

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  • Buffalo Alumni Chapter Watch Party: Duquesne

    Join us at Thirsty Buffalo to cheer your St. Bonaventure Bonnies on to victory! Don't miss out on this watch party during the St. Bonaventure vs. Duquesne men's basketball game.

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  • Rochester Alumni Chapter Watch Party: Duquesne

    Join us at Rohrbach Brewing Company (Railroad Street) to cheer your St. Bonaventure Bonnies on to victory! Don't miss out on this watch party during the St. Bonaventure vs. Duquesne men's basketball game.

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  • Bonnies Post-Game Party: Duquesne

    Join us in Pittsburgh to cheer your St. Bonaventure Bonnies on to victory! Don't miss out on this EXCLUSIVE Bonnies Post-Game Party following the St. Bonaventure vs. Duquesne men's basketball game at Cafe Fifth. Space is limited, so register today. 

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  • Bonnies Post-Game Party: Fordham

    Join us in the Bronx to cheer your St. Bonaventure Bonnies on to victory! Don't miss out on this EXCLUSIVE Bonnies Post-Game Party following the St. Bonaventure vs. Fordham men's basketball game at Fordham University. 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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