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Visit Canisius

Visit Canisius

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Our 72-acre campus rests atop a labyrinth of tunnels. The underground network runs from Dugan Hall to Old Main, from Iggy's in Palisano Pavilion 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. Our tunnels keep us connected, in more ways than one.

Specialty Information Sessions

Nothing beats first-hand experience. It’s the best way to learn about and choose a college. We’d love to show you around (and show off a little, too). Our Information Sessions begin at 10:00 am, and include an admissions presentation and a campus tour. On select Saturdays, certain departments will be represented to answer questions and give a presentation. All students are welcome to attend any Information Session. This year, you’re invited to visit on the following dates:                                      

September 10 *Special presentation from Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation

September 17

October 10 (Columbus Day)

October 29 *Special presentation from Pre-Med

November 5

November 11 (Veteran’s Day) *Special presentation from Biology

November 19

December 10

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Take a virtual tour

Virtual Tour

Canisius Summer Overnight 

 Monday, July 11 – Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Rising seniors here is your chance to come spend the night at Canisius College! Join us in July for a two day overnight visit that will help you get the information and experience you need to start thinking about college. Sessions will include leadership activities, information on applying to Canisius, exploring all Canisius has to offer, plus fun games and activities throughout the days. This event is for prospective students that are entering their senior year of high school this fall. 

Thank you for your interest in the Canisius Summer Overnight! Unfortunately, this event has been filled to capacity. If you would like to be added to a wait list, please call the Admissions Office at 716-888-2200. You can check out our visit page for other visit opportunities as well.

Weekday Visits

To get the full Canisius experience, sit down for a one-on-one conversation. Get your questions answered in person. Spend half-an-hour getting to know an admissions counselor. See our state-of-the-art campus for yourself. This individualized approach is a lot like a Canisius education.

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Group Visit

Canisius offers group visits that typically include a tour of campus and an admissions presentation. Visits are offered weekdays throughout the year at 9:30AM and at 1:00P. Please contact us at least three weeks in advance to schedule your visit.

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Fall Open House

Join us for one of our Fall Open House events, a chance for students to learn more about Canisius College. You will be able to speak with faculty in your major of interest, meet with the financial aid staff and learn more about campus clubs and activities. You can also take a tour of campus and speak with current students.

Our Fall Open House dates are:

Saturday, October 22
Sunday, November 13

Registration begins at 9:30 am and the event will begin at 10:00 am. 

Please complete the form below to register for this event.

Click to Register for Fall Open House

Transfer Information Day

We’d love to show you around (and show off a little, too). Our Transfer Information Day begins promptly at 9 am and includes a meeting with the Transfer Admissions Counselor, financial aid (upon request), academic departments (upon request), and a campus tour at 11:30 am. All potential transfer students are welcome to attend this informational session. This year, you’re invited to visit on:

Friday September 30th.

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Transfer Instant Application Day

The college application process can be complicated when transferring institutions. Why go through the hassle and wait to receive your acceptance letter in the mail?! At Transfer Instant Application Day, you can bring all of your application materials, sit down with the Transfer Admissions Counselor, complete your application, and be informed of your next steps all in one appointment. You may also tour the campus with a tour guide at 11:30 AM or 2:30 PM.

Click to Register for Transfer Instant Application Day

Transfer Express Registration Day

We’d love to show you around (and show off a little, too). Our Transfer Information Days begin at 9 am and include a meeting with the Transfer Admissions Counselor, financial aid, academic departments (upon request), and a campus tour. All potential transfer students are welcome to attend. This year, you’re invited to visit on the following dates: 

Monday, August 15th
Monday, December 19th
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Click to Register for Transfer Express Registration Day

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