Office of Alumni Engagement

The strength of the Canisius alumni network isn’t just that it’s 40,000 strong; the strength of our alumni network is that they stay connected.

They don’t forget Canisius after they graduate. They subscribe to The Griffin. They stop by to visit former professors. They volunteer on Community Day. When we battle Niagara, you’ll see business executives and entrepreneurs decked out in blue and gold, respected community leaders and esteemed academics cheering as loudly as undergraduates. 

Alumni Events

Exciting things are always happening at Canisius and at alumni programs around the country.  Join fellow graduates to cheer on the Griffs at a sporting event, or recognize distinguished alumni at the annual awards dinner. From reunions on campus to regional events across the country, there is something for everyone. 

Buffalo Nite in DC

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Join fellow alumni and friends for Buffalo Nite in DC, the annual celebration of Buffalo pride and tradition right in the heart of our nation’s Capital. This year Kim Keenan, President and CEO of Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council will be the recipient of the Charging Buffalo Award!

6:00 - 9:00 pm 

Dirksen Senate Building
Room SDG-50
1st and C Streets
NE, Washington, DC 20002

The cost per person is $35 for current NYSS members.  The cost will increase to $45 beginning August 3rd. 

Please go to to register.

Canisius Alumni will gather for a cash bar immediately following at:

The Dubliner
4 "F" Street, Washington, DC

Click here to reserve your spot at The Dubliner!

Homecoming Weekend 2016

Thursday, September 22 - Sunday, September 25

"Always a Griffin" Homecoming 2016 - 3nd Annual

Homecoming Weekend will be filled with events, gatherings and celebrations as alumni come back to campus and share their memories and achievements. Join classmates, friends, faculty, parents and families for a weekend of Golden Griffin fun.

Click here to register and for more information

Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner 2016

Saturday, Septemeber 24, 2016

Celebrate the accomplishments of your fellow Griffins at the Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner!

6:00 pm - Cocktails

7:00 pm - Dinner

Montante Cultural Center
Canisius College
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208

Cost per person is $80.  Evening includes open bar, dinner and presentation.

2016 Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees:

Michael N. Coppola '70
Retired President, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman
Advance Auto Parts

Nora McGuire MBA '08
Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
Independent Health

Mary V. Travers Murphy '80
Executive Director
Family Justice Center of Erie County

Ronald A. Raccuia '90
ADPRO Sports

Kenneth M. Sroka '65, PhD
Emeritus Professor of English
Canisius College

Click here to register

Be a Virtual Volunteer!!!!

The Rochester Canisius Alumni Chapter invites you to participate in this volunteer effort with St. Joe's House of Hospitality, 402 South Ave., Rochester 14620.  You may participate by donating items to the shelter and dropping them off on Saturday, November 5th between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm or you may donate items through Amazon on the shelter's website:

You can go to the shelter's website for more information

Should you have any questions, kindly contact Chapter President, Brigid Randisi at

Buffalo Spree Discount for Canisius Alumni

Canisius College alumni can receive 12 issues of Buffalo Spree and three bonus publications for just $13.00/year. This 25% discount is a great way to help your alumni stay connected and engaged with our city. Go to, click on "Subscribe," select "New Subscription" and enter the promo code "GRIFF2016" to receive your discounted rate.