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. 

Take the Next Step

Are you thinking about grad school? Looking for career opportunities? Join us at our Graduate Open House and Career Fair to learn how you can take the next step in your education and career!

Thursday, October 27
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Science Hall

Learn how to build your professional brand at three career seminars; Resumes that Get Results, Leveraging LinkedIn for Career Success and It all starts with a Handshake: Job Search Tips, Tools and Tricks.

After the seminars, meet with Canisius faculty from our 35 graduate programs, and alumni from top WNY employers looking to hire talented individuals - like you! Connect with companies like Ingram Micro, Rich Products, Fidelis Care, the NYS Police and don't want to miss this great event!

Click here to register

Be a Virtual Volunteer!!!!

The Rochester Canisius Alumni Chapter invites you to participate in this volunteer effort with St. Joe's House of Hospitality, 402 South Ave., Rochester 14620.  You may participate by donating items to the shelter and dropping them off on Saturday, November 5th between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm or you may donate items through Amazon on the shelter's website:

You can go to the shelter's website for more information

Should you have any questions, kindly contact Chapter President, Brigid Randisi at

Building PoWerful Partnerships

The Women’s Leadership Council and the Griff Center invite you to meet your mentor at Building PoWerful Partnerships.

Wednesday, November 9
5:30-7:30 PM
Science Hall Commons

The event will offer attendees the opportunity of a unique evening of “speed mentoring” and networking with accomplished, high profile Canisius alumnae and friends through one-on-one brief coaching sessions.

The evening will begin with a presentation by Maureen Hurley, Co-Chair of the Women’s Leadership Council, about the endless opportunities that can arise for both mentors and mentees through this experience.

Throughout the evening, each attendee has 4-5 minutes to meet with a mentor before you will be indicated when to move on to the next. Participants will receive a roster of the mentors ahead of time to review and decide with whom they will spend their encounters with. The evening will be fun, fast paced, and most importantly, an opportunity to make valuable connects with influential leaders across Canisius and our community.

For more information and bios on the Building PoWerful Partnership mentors, click here.

Click here to register.

Thanksgiving Mass

The Offices of Alumni Engagement and Campus Ministry invite you, your family and friends to attend our   

Mass of Thanksgiving and Continental Breakfast

Thursday, November 24, 2016
Christ the King Chapel
Canisius College
10:00 a.m. Mass

*Continental Breakfast (coffee and pastries) immediately following in the Palisano Pavilion

As an expression of gratitude, we invite those attending to bring a non-perishable item(s) for St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy,
who serve 400-600 meals a day to those in need.

If you would like to participate in the Mass as a Reader, Eucharistic Minister, Gift Bearer, or Hospitality Minster (Greeter) please contact us.

Alumni are invited to offer their special intentions, which will be placed at the altar during Mass.

RSVP by calling the Office of Alumni Engagement at 888-2700

Kindly RSVP by Monday, November 21st

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.

Thursday December 15, 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, February 10, 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.