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. 

"Always a Griffin" Homecoming Weekend 2014
Alumni Tent Party Video

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. 

"Last Lecture" by Mick Cochrane

Dr. Mick Cochrane

Monday, March 30th, 7 pm

Science Hall Commons

Dr. Mick Cochraneone is one of the most accomplished members of the Canisius faculty and a regular instructor in the All-College Honors Program. The idea for this series comes from a lecture by Carnegie-Mellon University computer science professor Randy Pausch, who was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer and gave, literally, the last lecture of his short life. It was his chance to inspire his audience with the experience, wisdom, and humor that he had gathered. Honors does not want to wait until there is some health calamity for our faculty to dispense wit & wisdom.

This event is free & open to the public and refreshments will be available

For more information, contact Dr. Bruce Dierenfield at


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

Community Day

Community Day

Saturday, April 18

10:00 – 12:30 pm


Join fellow alumni, Canisius students, faculty and friends for the annual Spring Community Day! Organized by the Office of Campus Ministry, the college community comes together for a day of service throughout Buffalo.

Everyone will meet in the West Wing of the Dining Hall within the Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center at 10:00 a.m. before heading to their various volunteer sites. Around 12:30 p.m. you are invited back to campus for lunch

Please contact Joe VanVolkenburg in Campus Ministry or 716-888-2875

As an incentive for signing up ahead of time, t-shirts will be provided to individuals who show up and to groups that have 75% of their expected group.

Click here for Registration

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