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. 

Canisius Family Day at Darien Lake

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Registration begins at 2:30 pm in Pavilion #12.

Cost per person is $30 (children two and under are free).

Price includes admission into all the parks (you may enter anytime during the day), parking, two and half hour of beverages (3:00 – 5:30 pm) and an hour and a half of food buffet (3:30 – 5:00 pm).

Click here to register

19th Blue & Gold Golf Classic

Canisius Day Buffalo Bisons 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Canisius Day at the Buffalo Bisons
Game time – 7:05 pm
Bisons v. Pawtucket
Costs per person is $15.

Price includes your game ticket, ticket for hot dog and soft drink

Click Here to Register

1st Annual max Charity Challenge

August 14, 2016

The 1st Annual max Charity Challenge will benefit the research programs at the Institute for Autism Research (iar) at Canisius College and reduce tuition costs for participating families of children with autism spectrum disorder. The iar is an interdisciplinary collaborative research center dedicated to understanding autism spectrum disorder and enhancing the lives of those affected and their families.

Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. Shot Gun start at 11:00 a.m. Scramble Format. Reception/awards ceremony begins at 5:30 pm.


Diamond Hawk Golf Course
255 Sonwil Dr
Cheektowaga, NY


Salvatore’s Italian Gardens
6461 Transit Rd
Depew, NY

Cost for the challenge is $135 for one golfer or $500 for a foursome. Reception only is $55.

Golf package includes greens fee with cart, one hour of range access, lunch at course provided by Nickel City Foods and a reception/awards ceremony following the day of golfing. Reception includes two hours of open bar with hors d'oeuvres and assorted food stations.  Basket raffles and auctions will be held during the reception.

Click here to register.

Canisius Day at Buffalo Bills Training Camp

Monday, August 15, 2016

Join fellow Griffs to watch the Buffalo Bills Training Camp at St. John Fisher College.

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Keating Terrace Tent
St. John Fisher College
3690 East Avenue
Rochester, New York 14618

Cost per person is $30
Price includes breakfast buffet

Click here to register

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

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.