January 2014 New Student Orientation

Welcome! Our mandatory one-day New Student Orientation (NSO) program for new first year and transfer undergraduate students enrolled for the Spring 2014 semester will be on Friday, January 10, 2014.  January NSO will take place in the Grupp Fireside Lounge, Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center – 2nd floor.  (Please note, January Orientation 2014 is for students only.Please arrive to check in at 9:45am, and the program will start promptly at 10:00am.


Registration for New Student Orientation will only be available online through myCanisius, the new student portal.  You will need your Canisius username and password that was issued to you at the time of your acceptance by the Admissions department.  If you do not know or have misplaced your username or password, please contact the Information Technology Services (ITS) Help Desk at 716-888-8340.  

Once logged in select the box titled “New Student Orientation” on the right hand side of the screen and follow the directions listed on the page. In order to accommodate the needs of all students, it is important that you register online by Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

Orientation Fee

The fee for January New Student Orientation is $50.  This fee will be applied to your spring tuition bill and is non-refundable.


All students and guests are asked to park in the Science Hall Parking Ramp (corners of Jefferson and Delavan Avenues). The entrance to the ramp is on Jefferson Avenue. A parking permit is not required during January Orientation. Please click here for directions to Canisius as well as a campus map.

Canisius College Student ID Cards

All students are required to have a Canisius College Student ID Card.  You are required to submit/upload your photo for your student ID.

To submit your photo log into myCanisius with your username and password, “click” on the ID Card Photo button located on the left hand column of the portal page, and follow the directions listed.

You will be notified by email once your photo has been approved.  Your student ID card will be available for pick up at January New Student Orientation.

Attention all International (non-Canadian) and Exchange students: 

Please DO NOT REGISTER for New Student Orientation via the portal.  Orientation for all International (non-Canadian) and Exchange students will begin on the evening of Monday, January 6, 2014. For more information on International Student Orientation, please contact the office of International Student Programs (ISP) at 716-888-2784 or visit the ISP website.


Please note that all Canisius College students must submit a Physical Examination and Immunization form to the Student Health Center. For more information on these requirements, visit the Student Health Center website.

For more information on New Student Orientation for January 2014, please contact us at 716-888-2175 or by email at orientation@canisius.edu.