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. 

Big 4 Pre-Game Reception

Join alumni, family, and friends to cheer on the Golden Griffins at the Big 4 Pre-Game Reception before Canisius takes on UB!

Saturday, December 17, 2016
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Pearl Street Grill & Brewery
76 Pearl Street, Buffalo

Admission includes a buffet of your Buffalo favorites including wings, mini roast beef on wick, pizza, loaded pub fries, celery, carrots, and creamy stilton along with a cash bar.

Tickets are $20 per person.  Reception tickets do not include admission to the game.

Click here to register for the Pre-Game Reception

The Canisius vs. UB game begins at 3:30 PM at The Key Bank Arena.

Please contact the Canisius ticket office at 716-888-2885 to purchase tickets to the Big 4 Game while they remain available.

Serve as one of Santa's Elves!

St. Luke's Mission of Mercy and Campus Ministry invites you to serve as one of Santa's Elves this holiday season!

St. Luke's provides Christmas gifts for 2,600 families and needs thousands of wrapped toys moved from a secret location to St. Luke's Mission Mall.

Sunday, December 18, 2016
6:30 - 9:00 PM

Vans will leave for St. Luke's from the front of the college's Tower Lot at 6:15 pm.  You may choose to follow us over in your car so you may leave right from St. Luke's or meet us at St. Luke's at 325 Walden Ave, Buffalo.

St. Luke's will provide pizza for the volunteers in St. Luke's Dining Room.

This is open to students, faculty, staff, families, and friends of the college!

Click here to register.

2016 Sports Hall of Fame

The Canisius College Alumni Association and Department
of Athletics invite you to celebrate the 2016 Sports Hall of Fame Inductees.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Montante Cultural Center | 11:00 – 1:00 pm
$35 per person ($15 for children 10 years and under)
includes buffet brunch, beverages, and game ticket.

Koessler Athletic Center | 2:00 pm tip off
Inductees will be recognized during the half-time ceremony
at the men’s game versus our MAAC rival.

The 2016 Inductees:

Andrea L. Bunten ’05

Kevin M. Downey ’05, MBA ’07

James C. Lauffenburger ’60 PhD

Bryan J. Worosz ’05

Rebecca A. Zak ’06

The 1963 Men’s Basketball Team

Click here to register

Kindly RSVP by February 20, 2017

If you would like to purchase tickets to the game only please contact the Golden Griffin Ticket Office at 716.888.2885. Tickets may be picked up at the Koessler Athletic Center on game day.

DiGamma Honor Society Dinner

Save the Date for the DiGamma Honor Society Annual Dinner

Friday, March 3, 2017

6:00 PM

Venue to be determined

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.