Orientation registration will begin during Spring into Bona's, an event hosted by Admissions in the spring of the year. At that time, a link to a registration form will be provided on our Freshman Orientation page. You will fill out a quick survey to sign up for one of four Orientation sessions. If you have trouble registering, or if you need to change your registration, please call us at 716-375-2692.
We host several orientation sessions during the month of July, each lasting a day and a half. Students sign up to attend one of these sessions. Orientation dates for the summer of 2018 are:
All new students will spend the night in one of our residence halls. Don’t forget to pack your bed linens! Parents do not stay on campus; they should make a reservation to stay at one of the local area hotels. Visit www.sbu.edu/accommodations for nearby hotel information.
First, you need to set up your my.sbu student portal and your student email account. After logging into your student email account, check for the Course Selection Survey email. Click on the link within that email to complete the survey.
We will register you for your first semester of classes based on your responses to the survey and the guidelines set by your academic department. Then, during Orientation, you will meet twice with faculty from your chosen academic area:
Moving in is the start to your Welcome Days program. For the 2019 fall semester, Move-In Day is Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Arrive any time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You should go directly to your assigned residence hall and the staff in Residential Education and Housing will help you check in. For questions about Move-In Day, please email email@example.com or call 716-375-2512.
Parents are invited to dinner and to attend the candlelight ceremony on Move-In Day Thursday. The ceremony will begin at 9 p.m. This ceremony officially welcomes your student to the Bonaventure family. Following the conclusion of the ceremony, we ask families to wish their students good luck, say good-bye, and allow them to begin their journey.
Confirmed students will receive a letter included in the packet sent by our Admissions team. This letter will inform you of your SBU ID number and provide directions for logging in to our portal for the first time. Please follow all directions carefully.
Once you have successfully followed all of the appropriate steps logging in the first time you will then be able to log into our my.sbu website at http://my.sbu.edu to begin using your student portal. If you have questions, you can contact the Technology Services Helpdesk by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 716-375-7600.
Initially you can complete your course registration survey, select your housing preferences, sign up for your meal plan, contact your admissions counselor and update your student profile.
Once you attend your orientation, your my.sbu account is opened up to view your full student portal. Your student portal provides links to access information such as viewing your schedule, registering your vehicle on campus, job opportunities, and many more important resources for students. The student portal will be a primary resource for you throughout your time at SBU!
Aug. 22-25, 2019
You will begin writing the first chapter of your Extraordinary Story at St. Bonaventure during Welcome Days, a program designed to help first-year students get settled, become comfortable with the campus, get to know their classmates and become a Bonnie before the rest of the SBU student body returns to campus. Participation in Welcome Days is required for all students.
Classes for fall semester 2019 begin Monday, Aug. 26.
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