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. 

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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. 

MAAC 2015 Tournament

March 7th at 5 PM

C.H. Evans Brewing Co. at the Albany Pump House, 16 Quackenbush Square
The reception will be following the Men’s Basketball game that starts at 2:30 pm.
Reception begins at 5 pm and includes free appetizers & a cash bar.

Click here to RESERVE


$30 per session
Please reserve your ticket by 9 pm on March 6 to receive this rate

For ticket information for all games throughout the tournament, email Todd Hummel (Ticket Manager) at or check


Frozen Finale at RiverWorks
Saturday, March 21

Say goodbye to winter at the coolest place in Buffalo.

Spring is just around the corner. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy skating, curling and frozen fun at the all-new Buffalo RiverWorks. Mark your calendar for March 21 and join the Canisius College Buffalo/Niagara Alumni Chapter as they invite alumni, family and friends to celebrate the end of the season.

Buffalo RiverWorks
327 Ganson Street, Buffalo, NY
Curling: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Skating 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Pearl Street Grille and Brewery
Canal View Room
5:30 p.m.


The “Works”
Includes skating, curling & reception: $30

Skating & Reception
Adults: $20
Youth (Ages 5-10): $10
Children 4 and Under: Free

Reception Only: $20

Click HERE to Register

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Accepted Students and Alumni Receptions

Join students, Parents and alumni for refreshments and great conversation at our Accepted Students and Alumni Receptions 


Thursday, March 19 - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Market Garden Brewery, Cleveland, OH
For more information or to REGISTER


Tuesday, March 24 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Crowne Place Syracuse, Syracuse, NY
For more information or to REGISTER


Wednesday, March 25 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar, Rochester, NY
For more information or to REGISTER


DiGamma Honor Society Annual Dinner

Di Gamma Annual Dinner

Friday, March 27, 2015

Hotel Lafayette - Grand Ballroom
391 Washington Street, Buffalo, NY

6:00 pm - Cocktails
7:00 pm - Dinner

Valet parking available at Washington Street entrance

$80 Alumni
$65 Young Alumni (2010-2014) - Formal Attire Required

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Kindly make your reservation on or before March 2, 2015

Palm Sunday Mass and Continental Breakfast

Palm Sunday Mass and Continental Breakfast

Sunday, March 27
Mass – 10:30 am – Christ the King Chapel

Continental Breakfast immediately following in Palisano Pavlion

Click Here for more information or to make a reservation.

Canisius Over Cocktails - NYC

Canisius Over Cocktails

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Cliff Young LTD. at the New York Design Center
200 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

Join your hosts Christopher Zarra '90 and Leslie Young for the Greater New York City alumni reception, featuring Canisius College President John J. Hurley.

Click HERE to Register

Shoes for Shelter - 5K

Shoes for Shelter - 5K

Sunday, April 19, 2015, at 10 a.m

Patrick Lee Center - 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

$25 Pre-registration | Adults
$30 Day-of-race | Adults 
$15 pre-registration | Children (14 and under), Canisius students &Independent Health employees
$20 Day-of-race | Children (14 and under), Canisius students &Independent Health employees
$20 Pre-registration | Canisius College faculty and staff 
$25 Day-of-race | Canisius College faculty and staff

For more information CLICK HERE

Little Three Golf Tournament

Little Three Golf Tournament

June 22, 2015
Brierwood Country Club

For more information contact:
Little Three President
Howard Morgan, '86
Niagara University

For registrationCLICK HERE