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 pavilion dedicated in memory of alumnus Ryan Marchiori, ’08, ’09 May 27, 2022 | From his passion for his alma mater to his devotion to family, friends and community, Ryan Marchiori forged a lifetime of strong bonds in 33 years. On Thursday, more than 140 people from the Marchiori family and St. Bonaventure University community honored his memory with the dedication of the Marchiori Pavilion.
St. Bonaventure's Fall in Love with Reading summer program open to students in grades 5 to 12 May 20, 2022 | The St. Bonaventure University Reading Center is once again partnering with Archbishop Walsh Academy/Southern Tier Catholic School of Olean to conduct its Fall In Love With Reading summer reading program aimed at improving children’s reading skills and making reading fun.
Medler to present seminar on how he created anatomy curriculum May 19, 2022 | Anatomage, a market leader in medical virtualization technology, will host a seminar this month with Scott Medler, associate professor of physician assistant studies at St. Bonaventure.
St. Bonaventure University awards undergraduate degrees at 162nd Commencement Exercises May 18, 2022 | St. Bonaventure University recognized 413 students who completed their undergraduate degree studies during the university’s 162nd Commencement Exercises Sunday.
St. Bonaventure University awards graduate degrees at 162nd Commencement Exercises May 18, 2022 | St. Bonaventure University recognized 324 students who have completed graduate studies during the university’s 162nd annual Commencement Exercises on Sunday.
St. Bonaventure graduates recognized for academic excellence in 2021-2022 May 15, 2022 | The following students were recognized for academic excellence in honors and awards events leading up to Sunday’s Commencement ceremonies at St. Bonaventure University.
Meghan Hall, Jack Steger named Ideal Bonaventure Students for 2022 May 15, 2022 | Meghan Hall of Buffalo and John “Jack” Steger of Webster have been named the Ideal Bonaventure Students for the Class of 2022.
ESPN's Wojnarowski addresses more than 700 St. Bonaventure graduates May 15, 2022 | One of the defining moments in Adrian Wojnarowski’s career came not when he was breaking news of another stunning NBA trade or free agent signing.
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  • Attend our Sport Administration info session

    Learn more about our graduate Master of Science in Sport Administration program in this Zoom information session. Login instructions will be sent to registrants

  • Attend our Educational Leadership info session

    Learn about our Educational Leadership programs in this Zoom information session. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

  • Robert Peraza Memorial Golf Outing

    The friends of Rob Peraza are hosting the 21st 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 71st 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

  • Young Alumni Buffalo Harbor Cruise

    Set sail with fellow Bonnies aboard the Miss Buffalo II! The cost is $25 per person, which includes pizza, wings, beer, wine and soft drinks. All registrants must be 21 years of age. Proof of ID may be required. 

    Register here

  • Get a tour and more at SBU Preview Days

    Take a campus tour and listen in on an information session from an admissions counselor. Morning (10:15 a.m. start) and afternoon (1:15 p.m. start) sessions are available on July 16, July 23, Aug. 13 and Aug. 19.

  • Bona Day at Saratoga Race Course

    Join us for Bona Day at Saratoga! Named one of the world’s greatest sporting venues by Sports Illustrated, Saratoga's historic grandstands come alive as fans experience not only the best in racing, but the unmatched ambience and charm of Saratoga Springs. The cost is $20 per person, which includes admission into the track, a program, and reserved seating at a table in the Festival Tent. Friends and family are welcome but tickets are limited to 4 per person.

    Register here

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