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
SBU chemistry graduates eligible for automatic acceptance into UB doctoral program Feb 15, 2024 | Students who graduate with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from St. Bonaventure University are now eligible for automatic acceptance into the Ph.D. in chemistry program at the University at Buffalo.
St. Bonaventure professors collaborate on interdisciplinary hybrid journalism stories Feb 13, 2024 | The Jandoli Institute at St. Bonaventure University has launched a second round of its Hybrid Journalism Project in which professors from different disciplines will partner with faculty from the Jandoli School of Communication to develop and produce news stories.
Six St. Bonaventure alumni named to university’s Alumni Council Feb 9, 2024 | Six alumni spanning 50 years of St. Bonaventure history have been named to the university’s Alumni Council.
Lahaie to join Franciscan women in discussion of poverty issues Feb 9, 2024 | Franciscans International recently invited Dr. Myka Lahaie, assistant professor of theology and Franciscan studies, to participate in a cohort of Franciscan women who will engage in discussions and events at the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women in March.
Mackowski book illustrates the devastation of the Civil War Feb 9, 2024 | Dr. Chris Mackowski, professor of journalism and mass communication in the Jandoli School, has a new publication due out next week.
Article by Woodruff and former student published in journal Feb 9, 2024 | Dr. Russell Woodruff, associate professor of philosophy, and 2018 SBU graduate Cholavardhan Kondeti had their article "Robots, Eldercare and Meaningful Lives" published in the December 2023 issue of Humana.Mente, Journal of Philosophical Studies.
Two articles by Gavin accepted for publication by two journals Feb 9, 2024 | Two articles by Dr. Samantha Gavin, assistant professor of sociology and criminology, have been accepted for publication.
Paper by Zhu is published in peer-reviewed academic journal Feb 9, 2024 | Dr. Jinjing Zhu, assistant professor of management, co-authored a paper titled "The Evolutionary Game of National Park Tourism Development and Governance: Public Supervision, Government Regulation and Tourism Enterprise" that was published by Environment, Development and Sustainability, a peer-reviewed academic journal.
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  • Bonnies vs. LaSalle Pre-Game Event

    Join us at Deke's Garage Roadhouse BBQ in Philadelphia, PA prior to the Bonnies vs. LaSalle game to cheer your St. Bonaventure Bonnies onto victory!

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  • Bonnies vs. UMASS Pre-Game Gathering

    Join the fellow alumni and friends at the Hangar Bar & Grill prior to the Bonnies vs. UMASS game!

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  • Mountain on the Road in Phoenix

    Please join us at 6:30 p.m. in The Casa/Franciscan Renewal Center for our “Mountain On the Road”. Light food and beverages will be provided.

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  • Mountain on the Road in Las Vegas

    Please join us at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Mike,'02, and Elizabeth Britt for our “Mountain On the Road”.  Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

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  • Attend an Admissions Preview Day; Next Session:

    Learn all there is to know about SBU from one of our Admissions counselors followed by a one-hour campus tour. Morning and afternoon options are available. Some Preview Days feature an academic presentation. Upcoming Preview Days include morning and afternoon sessions on March 2 and April 13. 

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  • Mountain on the Road in Denver

    Please join us at 2:30 p.m. at St. John Francis Regis Chapel at Regis University for our “Mountain On the Road”. 

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