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. 

College Search 101

As a benefit to our alumni, faculty, staff, and friends who have current high school aged children, we would like to offer a night to hear from our in house experts on the college search process. Join us as we walk you through the basics of the search process, the dos and don’ts of financial aid and scholarships, and what exactly to look for in the services that an institution provides based on the individual needs of your student.  

Monday, December 5th
Science Hall Commons

The night will begin at 6pm and will be broken up into three sessions that will run simultaneously, giving you the chance to attend all three in various order. Afterwards, join our presenters and field experts for a light reception.
Our presenters:

Justin Rogers, Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Annie Dobies, Assistant Vice President & Director of the Griff Center for Academic Engagement

Sean Hudson, Assistant Director of Student Records & Financial Services

Click here to register

Boston Pre-Game Reception

Canisius is coming to Boston!

Join alumni, family and friends for the Men’s Golden Griffins vs. Boston University pre-game reception on December 7th!

T's Pub Boston
973 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA, 02215

Reception will be held from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Game time is 7:30 p.m at 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA, 02215

Tickets to the basketball game are $12 and will be distributed at the reception.

Click here to register and purchase game ticket.

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.

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.