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Transportation & Lodging

Olean, NY

St. Bonaventure University
Francis Hall Building
Clare Road
Olean, NY 14760


St. Bonaventure University sits on 500 acres in the town of Allegany, just over the line from the city of Olean.  Most campus buildings are designed in red brick with Italianate roofs, to reflect the architecture of St. Francis' native Italy. The campus has several residence halls, townhouses/apartments and academic buildings. Its expansive front lawn has been cited as the largest front lawn in America.  St. Bonaventure offers a full service restaurant and bar, golf course and fitness center.

The university is a large landowner in the Allegany area, as part of the original Devereux grant, and offers much to appreciators of nature. The south edge of campus lies on the Allegheny River. A small portion of the campus is wooded. Across the street from campus, the university owns a cemetery, nine-hole golf course, and restaurant.

About 25 miles (40 km) from the main campus, the university also offers the opportunity to experience the Franciscan eremitical tradition in the Allegheny Mountain foothills in western Clarksville, New York, at a community called Mount Irenaeus. "The Mountain", as it is referred to by students, faculty and alumni, provides a retreat for students. While not owned by the university, Mount Irenaeus has a shared mission with the university and primarily serves its population.

The average summer temperature in Olean, NY is 64– 83 degrees Fahrenheit (18-29 degrees centigrade)

If you request a single or a double occupancy room, the registration fee covers 5 nights of lodging (Sunday through Thursday night, checkout Friday morning).

If you arrive during normal office hours, Sunday 4–9 PM and Monday–Thursday from 7:30 AM–12 PM or 4 to 6 PM, use this map or Google Maps to navigate to registration site. If you arrive after normal office hours, please use this map.

If you plan to arrive early or stay beyond the conference dates, you must make your own reservations for the extra nights you require.  You are responsible for payment upon check out.
*Pets are not permitted at any of the lodges.

Airport Information

  • Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) is 1 hour and 30 minutes from the University.  
  • Erie International Airport (ERI) is 1 hour and 45 minutes from the University
  • Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) is 2 hours and 15 minutes from St. Bonaventure University.
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport is 167 miles or 3 hours from the University.  (A Valid Passport is required to enter the US from Canada.)

Driving Directions

GPS address: 3261 W. State St., Allegany, N.Y. 14706

From Buffalo Niagara International Airport (73.8 miles)

  1. Start out going east on Genesee St/NY -33.
  2. Make a U-turn onto Genesee St NY-33.
  3. Turn slight left onto NY-33 W/Kensington Expy W.
  4. Merge onto I-90 W/New York Trwy W toward Erie.
  5. Keep right via Exit 55 toward Orchard Park/Springville
  6. Merge onto US-219 Southern Expy S toward Orchard Park/Springville
  7. Take Peters Rd toward Ellicottville/Salamanca
  8. Turn left onto Route 219 N/US – 219 S.
  9. Turn right onto Route 242 E/US-219 S/NY242. Continue to follow US-219 S/NY-242
  10. Turn left onto Jefferson St/US-219S. Continue to follow US-219 S.
  11. Stay straight to go onto Humphrey Rd/county Hwy-18
  12. Turn left to stay on Humphrey Rd/County Hwy-18
  13. Turn slight right onto Humphrey Rd/County Hwy-51
  14. Turn right onto Five Mile Rd/County Hwy-19. Continue to follow County Hwy 19.
  15. Turn left onto W Main St/NY. Continue to follow NY-417
  16. 3261 W State St, Olean, NY 14760-1836, 3261 W STATE ST is on the right.

From Erie International Airport (101 miles)

  1. Start out going northeast on W 12th St/PA-5 toward Western Ln.
  2. Turn right onto PA-290/Bayfront Connector.
  3. Stay straight to go onto Station Rd/PA-290/PA-430.
  4. Merge onto I-90 E toward Buffalo.
  5. Merge onto I-86 E/Southern Tier Expy E via EXIT 37 toward Jamestown (Crossing into New York).
  6. Take EXIT 24 toward NY-417/Allegany/St Bonaventure Univ.
  7. Turn right onto W Five Mile Rd.
  8. Turn left onto Route 417/NY-417. Continue to follow NY-417.
  9. 3261 W State St, Olean, NY 14760-1836, 3261 W STATE ST is on the right.

Shuttle Services


COACH USA is the contracted shuttle service to take you from Buffalo International Airport to St. Bonaventure University (SBU) in Olean, NY.  You may purchase a roundtrip ticket for $100 or a single trip for $55.  A link will be provided to you on your payment receipt.  The bus trip is 1.5 hours and will depart each Sunday at 3:30 p.m. EDT and will arrive SBU at 5:00 p.m. EDT.  Please see the bus schedule below for departure times.

After you’ve retrieved your luggage from baggage claim, please go out the baggage claim doors and turn left.  Then walk to the end of the building, look for benches and there will be a sign for Tour/Coach bus pick up.  The bus will have a FASEB SRC sign with your conference title in the window.

Conference Title







Molecular Biophysics of Membranes

June 17, 2018 3:30 PM EDT June 22, 2018 12:30 PM EDT
Retinal Neurobiology and Visual Processing June 24, 2018 3:30 PM EDT June 29, 2018 12:30 PM EDT
Dynamic DNA Structures in Biology July 8, 2018 3:30 PM EDT July 13, 2018 12:30 PM EDT
Protein Folding in the Cell July 22, 2018 3:30 PM EDT July 27, 2018 12:30 PM EDT
The Lung Epithelium in Health and Disease July 29, 2018 3:30 PM EDT August 3, 2018  9:30 AM EDT


* Bus trip is 1.5 hours



If you are unable to join the shuttle bus for times above, please make your own shuttle arrangements with COACH USA.



Rental Cars

Car rental companies at Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) and Erie International Airport (ERI):

Offsite Accommodations

For those who choose to register as an “Off Site” attendee, (registration and meals only) it is your responsibility to make and pay for your own lodging arrangements.

Please Note: FASEB does not have a rate agreement with any of these hotels. The list is provided for information purposes only.

Best Western University
3051 West State Street
Olean, NY

Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott
3270 Nys Route 417
Olean, NY

Holiday Inn Express
101 Main Street
Olean, NY
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Olean/Allegany
3234 Nys Route 417
Olean, NY

Child and Family Care Resources

FASEB provides detailed information for each conference site on the Science Research Conference (SRC) website and also provides venue information directly to each attendee. Although FASEB does not directly provide child care services, attendees are welcome to have guests (including spouses, children, nannies and babysitters) accompany them to the conference to provide such care. FASEB offers an alternative off-site registration fee at all conferences, to accommodate those with special family care needs (the off-site fee includes the conference and all meals but enables attendees to book their own accommodations). Both the FASEB and venue websites include information on nearby off-site accommodations that may assist attendees with locating licensed child care providers and daycare services. The venue management may also provide any assistance to attendees regarding child/family care issues or concerns, if available. Please contact FASEB SRC staff with any special needs that they may have.


Please Note: Photographs or Video recording by attendees/speakers during any portion of a FASEB SRC conference is prohibited without prior written permission of the author/presenter, organizers and FASEB SRC staff.