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
Four ROTC cadets commissioned as second lieutenants in ceremony at St. Bonaventure University May 10, 2024 | Four graduating seniors who served as cadets in the U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) at St. Bonaventure University were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army on Friday, May 10.
SBU to celebrate 164th Commencement Exercises May 12 on campus May 7, 2024 | As the seniors at St. Bonaventure University prepare to conclude their collegiate journey, the distance that once separated them has now transformed into an unbreakable bond, symbolizing their shared experiences and growth throughout their time together.
State Assembly internship leads to full-time job for St. Bonaventure’s Percy Arthur May 7, 2024 | Percy Arthur didn’t have a clue who Carl Heastie was, even though the Speaker of the New York State Assembly lived only seven blocks from his home in the Bronx.
St. Bonaventure’s annual Move Out Sale scheduled for May 14-16 at Richter Center May 6, 2024 | St. Bonaventure University’s annual Move Out Sale will be held on campus May 14-16 in Richter Center. The sale will first be open to university employees from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14. Employees must show their university ID card.
St. Bonaventure students win AAF district competition for second straight year May 6, 2024 | For the second year in a row, St. Bonaventure University students won their district in a national advertising competition.
SBU’s Jandoli School of Communication earns reaccreditation May 3, 2024 | The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) voted to reaccredit the undergraduate and graduate programs in St. Bonaventure University’s Jandoli School of Communication on Friday, May 3.
Retired St. Bonaventure professor’s new book examines ‘The Creation of Modern Buenos Aires’ May 2, 2024 | A new book by Dr. Joel Horowitz, professor emeritus of History at St. Bonaventure University, examines the impact of civic associations on the culture and society of Buenos Aires and their ties to politics in the first decades of the twentieth century.
SBU students show initiative in solving records-storage problem May 1, 2024 | Determining a way to manage inactive records wasn’t part of his job description, but Jacob Brockel, a junior Accounting major from Allegany, New York, tackled the problem anyway.
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  • Bona Day at the Buffalo Bisons

    Join other Bona alumni before the game, then cheer on the Buffalo Bisons as they battle the St. Louis Saints. $16 includes a game ticket, pizza, and water. 

    Register here

  • Attend an Occupational Therapy virtual info session; Next session:

    Learn about the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program at SBU by attending an upcoming virtual info session.

    All sessions:

    Registrants will be sent a Zoom link.

  • Attend our Master's Entry to Practice info session

    The Master's Entry to Practice program is an efficient way to become a registered nurse while also achieving a Master of Science in Nursing. Learn more by attending one of our virtual info session, Register now for the June 6 info session. Registrants will be sent a Zoom link.

  • 2024 Alumni Reunion Weekend

    We're proud of St. Bonaventure University's more than 31,000 alumni and each year we welcome back to campus members of celebrated classes for a chance to reconnect with friends and relive their favorite traditions. Join us for our 2024 Alumni Reunion Weekend as we honor the classes of 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014, and 2019.

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  • Golf with the Bonnies in Rochester

    The St. Bonaventure Athletics Department invites you to the annual Golf with the Bonnies in Rochester, N.Y. at Ravenwood Country Club on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 (note, the next day is a federal holiday). Join your fellow Bonnies alumni and fans for a great day of golf and comradery, all to benefit the Bonnies Athletic Fund. Follow the link for pricing including a special young alumni rate. Register now as the field will be capped at 120 golfers.

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  • Bona Day at Saratoga Race Course

    Alumni and friends are invited to gather along the rail for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Feel the ground shake as the horses round the final turn and race toward the finish line. Witness the thrilling crack of the whip and the thoroughbreds' incredible acceleration as jockeys compete for position. Friends and family are welcome! The cost is $50 per person. 


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