About Canisius

About Canisius


Canisius College is located between the historic Hamlin Park neighborhood and Delaware Park in the city of Buffalo, N.Y. More than 1.5 million people live in and around the Western New York city, which boasts two major league sports teams and a host of businesses, employers, arts and culture. Nearby are two Great Lakes, the city of Toronto, and one of the world’s greatest attractions, Niagara Falls.

Our 72-acre campus rests atop a labyrinth of tunnels. The underground network runs from Dugan Hall to Old Main, from Street Side Café to Bouwhuis Library. The tunnels serve a practical use—they keep us warm through Western New York winters. But there’s more to it than that. They’re vibrant. You can’t walk 10 feet without hearing a welcoming ‘hello.’ Bright posters adorn the walls—invitations for upcoming events. Friendships form on the pathways to class. Snacks are shared. Courses are taught. Clubs rally. The tunnels keep us connected, in more ways than one.

The campus above and around the tunnels has been transformed in recent years. More than $150 million in capital investments have been made to eight major residence halls and the newly opened Science Hall.

Canisius sits in the one of the safest neighborhoods of Buffalo and is patrolled day and night by the college’s department of public safety.