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. 

Alumni Happy Hour

Please join alumni currently living in the DC-Metro area for the Western New York College Happy Hour. Enjoy appetizers and a cash bar as you meet new people, make new connections, and relive your glory days as a student in the Western New York area!!

Participating schools include:

  • Canisius College
  • University at Buffalo
  • Buffalo State College,
  • Fredonia State College
  • Hilbert College
  • Daemen College
  • Niagara University
  • D'Youville College

Show your school pride by wearing your alma mater logo and colors!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Cost is $5.00

Beacon Bar & Grill
1615 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

Click here to register

If you have difficulties accessing the link above then paste the following in the address bar of your browser: https://secure.www.ub-connect.org/olc/pub/BUF/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=189824

Griffs at the Ballpark

Friday, July 31, 2015
Game time - 7:05 pm

Bisons take on Pawtucket Red Sox
Cost: $15 per person

Join Canisius alumni, family and friends for a Canisius Night with the Buffalo Bisons at Coca Cola Field. Cost includes ticket, coupon for a hot dog and soft drink. Then enjoy the fireworks after the game!

Also, please join members of the Buffalo chapter for the Bison's happy hour from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the Craft Corner (Swan Street entrance) before the game. The Bisons are hosting the post-game "Family Camp-Out" that evening. If anyone is interested please contact the Buffalo Bisons.

Your payment is due at the time of reservation. Tickets will be mailed to you. Any registrations made the week before the event will have to picked up in the Alumni Office.

Please note that the Alumni Office will not issue any refunds 72 hours before the event

Click here to REGISTER!

Blue & Gold Golf Classic

August 3, 2015

Lancaster Country Club

The Canisius Athletic Department is hosting its 18th Annual Blue & Gold Golf Classic on Monday, August 3. The cost is $175 per golfer, or $700 per foursome.

Lunch Buffet: 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Shotgun Start: 1 pm

Open bar and sit down dinner once action on course comes to an end.

Click Here to sign up

PHOTO CREDIT:TOM WOLF IMAGING

Griffs at Darien Lake

Join alumni, family and friends from the surrounding areas of Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse for a fun filled day at Darien Lake theme park. Event details are as follows:

Thursday, August 20, 2015
2:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Registration | 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Meals

3 – 5:30 p.m. drinks
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. food

Price

$25 per person** (children under two are free)
$14 per person** (if you already have a season’s pass)

Enter the park at any time during the day! The price for the event includes your admission in to the theme park and water park, one and one half hour of all you can eat food buffet, two and one half hours of unlimited soft drinks and parking into the park. Please RSVP by August 14.

**Per Darien Lake contract, no refunds will be given within 72 hours of the event.

For more information contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 1-800-201-4952.

Click here to RSVP!

 

Homecoming 2015 - September 25-27

The Golden Griffin Weekend will run from Friday, September 25, through Sunday, September 27.

All alumni, parents and friends are invited to participate in Homecoming, which replaces the traditional Alumni Weekend and will now include a broader array of events and people, including Family Weekend, which will bring parents and families of current students to campus.

Homecoming Weekend will be filled with events, gatherings and celebrations as alumni come back to campus and share their memories and achievements.Homecoming Weekend 2015 will be celebrate nine of the college’s most treasured classes--1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010.

In addition, affinity groups being celebrated this year are DiGamma Honor Society, Football Alumni, and Masters of Sport Administration.

To be updated on the events for Homecoming click here

Checkout the video from last year's Homecoming Celebration:

NEW GRAD GAME PLAN

      1. BUILD YOUR PROFESSIONAL NETWORK
        Join the CANISIUS COLLEGE ALUMNI GROUP on LinkedIn.

      2. CHECK OUT THE GRIFF CENTER 
        The Griff Center for Academic Engagement offers various career assistance services.

      3. LEARN MORE ABOUT ALUMNI BENEFITS AND SERVICES
        Check outcanisius.edu/alumni for more information.

      4. ATTEND ALUMNI EVENTS
        Canisius Alumni orgnize events in Buffalo and across the nation.

      5. CANISIUS.EDU EMAIL
        Keep your Canisius email powered by Google for life.

      6. GIVE BACK
        Canisius has volunteer and mentoring opportunities.

      7. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
        Get updates by following CANISIUSALUMNI on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn.

      8. SHOW YOUR PRIDE
        Come back to campus for the Homecoming Tent Party on 9/25.

      9. STAY INFORMED
        Read CANISIUS ONLINE for information about Griffins making a difference in the community.

      10. LET’S STAY CONNECTED
        Keep us informed of new milestones in your life.