St. Bonaventure University


Homecoming 2023 Schedule

Friday, February 17

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Bonnies4Bonnies – Join alumni to share your career path with current students and expand their network of support. Meet in the San Damiano Room of Francis Hall.

7:30 p.m. – Quick Center Performing Arts – Music by Fire & Grace with internationally known Flamenco dancer Fanny Ara. To purchase tickets, call 716-375-2494.

All Evening – Enjoy specials, new sound system and screens at The Burton, hosted by alumni owners Brian Attea ’89, John Flanagan ’89, Kevin Patwell ’88 and David Przesiek ’88. See if you can stay up for last call and “Piano Man.”


Saturday, February 18

Experience what’s new, and learn about what’s in the works, across campus:

10 a.m. to Noon – Activities include:

  • Friedsman Memorial Library: Rare Books Tour and Open House with Senior Special Collections Librarian Paul Spaeth
  • Café La Verna: Career & Professional Readiness Center Open House – learn how alumni can support students through the Center
  • University Chapel: Secrets of the Stained-Glass Windows with Fr. Ross Chamberland, OFM at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • Jandoli School of Communication: Open House with Dean Aaron Chimbel; Tours at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. plus renderings of the makeover
  • Hall of Fame Room: Athletics Update at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., including Reilly Center improvements and plans for a new 10,000-square-foot Athletics Performance Center.
  • Francis Hall: Tours at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. of the state-of-the-art DePerro School of Health Professions.

9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. – All Day – Richter Center: Check in at the desk and enjoy free access to three gyms, weights, cardio, walking track and more. Invite your old rivals for a game.

All Day On-Campus Dining Options: Hickey Dining Hall has breakfast from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. ($6 per person) and brunch from 10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. ($9.51 per person). Pay at the door. The RC Café is open from Noon to 8 p.m., now with deli and grill options plus grab-and-go items.

1:00 p.m. – Men’s Lacrosse Game: Watch the Bonnies, led by Head Coach Randy Mearns, against Binghamton; Marra Sports Complex. No ticket needed.

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Presidential Happy Hour: Before the women's basketball game, get to know new President Jeff Gingerich and his wife Betsy for a casual reception in the Athletics Hall of Fame. Dr. Gingerich will share a brief campus update and a cash bar will be available. 

4:00 p.m. Women’s Basketball Game – Watch the Bonnies led by Interim Head Coach Erica Morrow, against Atlantic 10 rival VCU; Bob Lanier Court at the Reilly Center. Digital ticket for general admission will be sent in advance. St. Bonaventure University Athletics and the women's basketball program will honor Bonnies greats Kathy Lynch, '81 and Hilary Waltman, '99 with the unveiling of a No. 22 banner, representing the jersey worn by both players at SBU during the game.

7:00 p.m. till Midnight – Allegany After Dark – Hop on the Bona Bus and join fellow Bonnies for a night out on the town at the Burton and the OP. Pick up your 3 drink tickets in the Hall of Fame room on the Richter side between 2:30 and 4:00 p.m. Drink tickets can also be picked up from Jack Steger ’22 at the Burton starting at 7:00 p.m. The Bona Bus will be running from campus and making stops in Allegany and at 4 Mile Brewery.

Sunday, February 19

10:00 a.m. – Pre-Game Mass in the Rathskeller led by Fr. Ross Chamberland, OFM

11:00 a.m. – Mass: University Chapel or Mt. Irenaeus. 

11:30 – 1:30 p.m. Pre-Game Reception & Grand Re-Opening of the Rathskeller with pregame snacks and open bar. 

2:00 p.m. – Men’s Basketball Game – Watch the new-look Bonnies, led by Head Coach Mark Schmidt in his 16th season, host A10 opponent George Washington; Bob Lanier Court at the Reilly Center.  Digital ticket will be provided.


Homecoming Package:
$70 per person includes: Tickets to men's and women's basketball games, drink tickets to the OP and Burton, Open Bar at the pregame, and bus transportation. No refunds will be issued for Homecoming.