How many students live on campus?
St. Bonaventure University is a residential campus with 75 percent of its student population living on campus. Campus housing can accommodate approximately 1,750 students.
Are single rooms available?
Yes, there are single occupancy rooms depending on availability. Senior students have "Make your own Place at St. Bonaventure" priority on rooms during the room selection lottery for upperclassmen. Francis Hall consists of all single rooms, whereas the other residence halls are limited in single rooms.
How do I choose a roommate?
We encourage all new students to use the RoomSync application, linked to their Facebook account, to identify potential roommates for their first year. The RoomSync application uses your existing Facebook profile, along with your answers to select questions about your housing and lifestyle preferences, to suggest other students who may be a good roommate. Once you have contacted these students and chosen a roommate, you can make your roommate and housing request offficial available on the MySBU student portal. You will be provided with a passcode to access the St. Bonaventure network on the RoomSync app.
How are room assignments made?
Students are asked to select their preferred living and learning community so that clusters of students with similar interests and experiences will live together in their first year at SBU. You and your preferred roommate should coordinate to select the same living and learning community. You will enter your preferences on your MySBU student portal
When will I know my room assignment?
Room assignments will be mailed out the first week of July. If you do not receive a room assignment in the mail please, contact us at (716) 375-2512.
Can room assignments be changed?
Room changes are not available during the first three weeks of the fall semester. If there are roommate conflicts, students must work with the Residence Life staff to resolve the conflict. Room changes can be made - but only with the approval of the Residence Director and the Coordinator for Residential Education and Housing.
What is a Resident Assistant?
Resident Assistants (RA) are upperclassmen (sophomore, junior, senior or graduate students) who are hired by the Office of Residence Life to serve in leadership roles in the residence halls. Each residence hall has an RA assigned to each floor. The RAs work to create a sense of community within the residence halls through programming, helping students in need, and enforcing campus policies.
What is a Residence Director?
Residence Directors (RD) supervise the RAs in the buildings they oversee. In addition to supervising the RAs, RDs also oversee the day-to-day operations of the residence halls by acting as a liaison to the maintenance staff to report maintenance problems; working with the Ministers-In-Residence program; and enforcing University and Residence Hall regulations.
What size are the beds?
The standard University mattress is an extra-long twin that measures 36-by-80 inches. For extra comfort, students may want to bring foam egg crates or mattress covers.
May I bring a microwave oven and a refrigerator?
Students may bring one refrigerator per student but it must not exceed 4.5 cubic feet. Microwave ovens, however, are not permitted. Microwave ovens are available in residence hall lounges for student use.
Will I be allowed to hang items on the walls?
Students are permitted to hang tasteful items on the walls of their room. However, they cannot cover more than 10 percent of the wall space (per state fire codes). There are to be no holes in the walls. We suggest using tacky clay to hang items.
What should I bring?
In addition to personal items to make your room feel like a home away from home, we encourage students to review this list when they are packing to come to campus: What to Bring. We also suggest students contact their roommate to discuss sharing larger items, like the refrigerator or TV.
What items are not allowed?