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. 

Happy Hour Hosted By Buffalo-Niagara Alumni Chapter

Thursday, June 9

The Buffalo Chapter invites you to join them for Happy Hour at Lloyd Taco Factory on Thursday, June 9th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

Lloyd Taco Factory
1503 Hertel Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14216

Includes a Signature Griff Drink (can be substituted for alternative drink) and one taco.

Click here to RSVP

Canisius Over Cocktails - Boston 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
6:00 - 8:00pm

Please join our host John R. Connolly ’72 for the Boston area alumni reception, featuring Canisius College President John J. Hurley.

The Algonquin Club of Boston
217 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA
Complimentary valet parking available.

Please RSVP by June 1

Click here to RSVP

Coaches' Huddle

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Resurgence Brewery|  1250 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY

Meet the Golden Griffin Coaches!
Rally around your favorite Golden Griffin head coaches as they host a meet-and-greet for Canisius family, friends and fans.
On deck for the event: Jim Baron, Dave Smith, Terry Zeh, and AD Bill Maher

All attendees will be entered to win Griff merchandise and game tickets.
Free admission & complimentary cocktail buffet (cash bar)

Click here to RSVP

Little Three Golf Tournament

The Little Three proudly holds the title of the oldest continuous intercollegiate alumni golf tournament in the nation. This friendly competition between the three schools is open to alumni and friends alike for golf, dinner or both!

Where: Diamond Hawk Golf Course
255 Sonwil Dr., Cheektowaga, NY. 14225

When: Monday, June 27, 2016

Time: 11 am. — Registration and lunch
Noon — Shotgun start

Dinner - $40.00
Golf and Dinner - $125.00
Little Three Club (foursome and hole sponsorship) - $575.00
In the guest field, please indicate the College Affliation of your foursome *
Cash bar and prizes

(Individual prices available for golf or dinner only)
Golf scratch or scramble format

For more information, contact:
Tournament Co-Chairs
David Wagner ’00
Glenn Weber ’92, MS ’15 -

Little Three President
Howard Morgan, ‘86—Niagara——716.286.8772

Click here to REGISTER

Rochester Chapter Happy Hour

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Join us for the Rochester alumni happy hour at 5:30 pm.

Genesee Brew House
25 Cataract St. Rochester, NY, 14605

Price: $10/person - Cash Bar Available

Click here to REGISTER

Canisius Family Day at Darien Lake

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Registration begins at 2:30 pm in Pavilion #12.

Cost per person is $30 (children two and under are free).

Price includes admission into all the parks (you may enter anytime during the day), parking, two and half hour of beverages (3:00 – 5:30 pm) and one and one half hour of food buffet (3:30 – 5:00 pm).

Click Here to Register

Canisius Day Buffalo Bisons 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Canisius Day at the Buffalo Bisons
Game time – 7:05 pm
Bisons v. Pawtucket
Costs per person is $15.

Price includes your game ticket, ticket for hot dog and soft drink

Click Here to Register

Homecoming Weekend 2016

Thursday, September 22 - Sunday, September 25

"Always a Griffin" Homecoming 2016 - 3nd Annual

Homecoming Weekend will be filled with events, gatherings and celebrations as alumni come back to campus and share their memories and achievements. Join classmates, friends, faculty, parents and families for a weekend of Golden Griffin fun.

Click here to register and for more information

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.