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 Over Cocktails - California

Registration is now open! 

San Diego

September 14, 2015
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tequila Terrace of the Old Town Tequila Factory Restaurant and Cantina
(located atop the Hacienda Hotel in Old Town San Diego)
2467 Juan Street
San Diego, CA 92110

$25 per person includes heavy appetizer buffet featuring Buffalo Chicken with Anchor Bar Sauce. A cash bar will be available.

Special Degree Presentation by President Hurley to Michael Weinholtz, Chairman and CEO of CHG Healthcare Services, Inc.

Los Angeles/Orange County

Hosted by John ’79 and Stacy Schaus

September 16, 2015
6 pm – 9 pm

Shady Canyon Country Club
100 Shady Canyon Drive
Irvine, CA 92603

Complimentary cocktail reception including appetizers.

Los Angeles/Pasadena

Hosted by Jim ’73 and Susan Nelson

September 17, 2015
6 pm – 9 pm

Home of Jim ’73 and Susan Nelson
1916 Windover Road
Pasadena, CA
(Additional parking will be available on Sierra Madre Villa)

Complimentary cocktail reception including appetizers.

San Francisco - Luncheon

September 19, 2015

Time: 12 pm to 2 pm

$25/person includes heavy hors d’oeuvres
Cash Bar

Jillian’s at Metreon

175 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Click here to Register

Buffalo Nite in D.C.

Join fellow alumni and friends on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015, for Buffalo Nite in DC. This year Megan Smith, The United States CTO and fellow Buffalonian will be honored!

As you may know, each year there is a celebration in the Dirksen Senate building honoring Buffalo, NY and promoting Buffalo-D.C. connections. The event begins at 6:00 pm. The cost per person is $35 for current NYSS members. The cost will increase to $45 beginning August 3rd. Please click here to register.

The annual celebration of Buffalo pride and tradition right in the heart of our nation’s Capital. The City of Good Neighbors legacy attracts hundreds of local Buffalo people and fellow New Yorkers, coming together with some of your New York legislators, and further promotes Buffalo-D.C. connections. Friends, food, fun, reminiscence, camaraderie, and conversation are sparked by great Buffalo memories and a few thousand pounds of authentic Buffalo food and drink.


After the Buffalo Nite event, Canisius Alumni are invited for a meet up at the Dubliner. Please click here to RSVP.

The Dubliner is located at the Phoenix Park Hotel, 4 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001 |  Phone:(202) 737-3773

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.

For more Information and Registration click here

Checkout the video from last year's Homecoming Celebration: