St. Bonaventure University

Freshman Orientation 2022:

Session I: July 11-12
Session II: July 14-15
Session III: July 18-19
Session IV: July 21-22
Online Session (international & long-distanced students): July 27
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Orientation at SBU


Orientation is an opportunity to learn about all things Bonaventure, from the interesting classes you'll be taking to the fun and rewarding clubs and organization you can join. It also marks the start of new friendships that you will cherish the rest of your life.

Separate orientation programs are conducted for each of the three groups of new Bonnies arriving on campus each year:
  • Freshmen
  • Fall transfer students
  • Students arriving at the start of the spring semester in January

Freshman orientation


Four two-day sessions for incoming freshmen and their parents are held each July.

All incoming freshmen and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend one of our two-day orientation sessions. Dates for summer of 2022 orientation sessions include:

  • Session I: July 11-12
  • Session II: July 14-15
  • Session III: July 18-19
  • Session IV: July 21-22
An additional session, July 27, will be held online for the convenience of international students as well as students in the U.S. who live far from campus and are unable to travel to one of the four in-person sessions.


Registration for summer 2022 sessions now open

Students may register to attend an orientation session at any time. Please note that sessions will fill up as summer approaches. Register early to ensure getting the session you prefer.






  • Fall & January transfer student orientation


    All incoming transfer students must attend orientation prior to the start of the semester. Participants will have the opportunity explore the academic, social and residential aspects of campus life. Family members are welcome to attend.