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. 

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, hosted by the Buffalo Canisius Alumni Chapter. 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 need to be picked up at will call.

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

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.


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.


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


$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. This event is hosted by the Buffalo Canisius Alumni Chapter.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!

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.

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: