Homecoming 2016 - Schedule of Events

Homecoming Weekend 2016 will be filled with events, gatherings and celebration as alumni come back to campus and share their memories and achievements.

Join classmates, friends, parents and families September 22 - 25 for a weekend of fun.



You must register for each individual event that you will be attending to get an accurate count.


Favorite Professor Event | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Science Hall Commons 

Catch up with your favorite professors including:

Dr. Dewey Bayer 
Dr. Joseph Bieron
Dr. Bob Butler
Dr. Thomas Caulfield
Mr. Nelson Civello
Dr. Ray Clough
Dr. John Dahlberg
Dr. David Devereux
Dr. David Dietz
Dr. Sandy Estanek
Dr. Barbara Irwin
Dr. Larry Jones
Dr. George Kermis
Dr. Jim Lauffenburger
Dr. Christopher Lee
Father Patrick Lynch
Dr. Margaret McCarthy
Dr. Jeffrey McConnell
Dr. Nancy Rosenbloom
Dr. Walter Sharrow
Dr. Ken Sroka
Dr. Melissa Wanzer
Price per person is $20 and includes hors d'oeuvres, wine, and beer.


Griffin Statue Dedication | 4 pm
Science Hall

Please join your fellow Griffs as we dedicate the bronze Griffin Mascot sculpture, gift from the Undergraduate Student Association, and now permanent home for alumni and students to show their Canisius pride!

Reunion Class and Affinity Group Celebrations | 5 pm - 7 pm
Science Hall Commons and Atrium
Complimentary to Reunion Years and Affinity Groups

Class Years Celebrating include: 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, & 2011.

Affinity Groups Celebrating include: All College Honors, Club/Varsity Football, Women of Canisius, College Student Personnel, Counseling and Human Services, International Students, and UNITY Alumni.

There is a charge of $5 for Guests who are not an affinity group alumni or celebrating their reunion year.

Tent Party | 7 pm - 11 pm
Main Quadrangle
Price per person: $40
Class of 2016 alumni: $25

There will be live music, dinner buffet, open bar of beer and wine, food trucks, and more!

Christopher Carter: Mentalist | 8 pm 
Montante Cultural Center

A Christopher Carter performance is the closest thing to pure mind reading you’ll ever see. But it’s more than just amazing, it’s also really funny!

Christopher starts each performance with a demonstration of his skill at reading body language. The audience is thrilled as he ‘reads their minds’ by reading their nonverbal behavior, then they’re amazed as he explains a few of the ‘tells’ that allowed him to read them so easily. From here things take a turn to the surreal. Soon Christopher is reading not just one, but dozens of members in the audience, revealing secrets and details about them that he simply should not be able to know.

But Christopher does much more than read minds. He makes predictions about audience members that come true in detail during the performance. He identifies borrowed objects, even though his eyes have been sealed shut with duct tape. He plants thoughts into the minds of audience volunteers, and even causes them to ‘see’ things that don’t exist!


Java with the Jesuits | 10 am  - 11 am
Loyola Hall

Join members of the Jesuit community for a tour of Loyola Hall.

Club Football Brunch | 10 am  - 12 pm
Grupp Fireside Lounge

Price per person: $20

Open to members of club football alumni and football alumni.

Women's Lacrosse - Griffs vs. Niagara | 10 am - 1 pm
Demske Sports Complex

Alumni game begins at noon.

Undergraduate Student Research Symposium | 10 am  - 12 pm
Science Hall Atrium

Students will present results from research carried out during
the academic year under the guidance of the Biology faculty.

Campus Tours | 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Depart from Old Main
Men's Lacrosse - Canisius Varsity vs. Young Alumni | 1 pm - 4 pm
Demske Sports Complex

Alumni game begins at 2pm

Fall Fest (Sponsored by Student Life) | 11 pm - 3 pm

Price per person: $10

Join the Student Programming Board for their 4th Annual Fall Fest!  Hosted in the campus quad, this year’s event will feature the 716, Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs, and Ru’s Pierogi food trucks, Barrett Brother’s kettle corn, and an ice cream truck.  Event activities will include pumpkin decorating, Henna tattoos, balloon artist, caricatures, inflatable activities, photo keychains, and more!  This year we will have a vendor’s corner featuring Buffalo artisans including Retro Bflo shirts, Dramatik Pozy, Peg’s Hardware, Sew-Redi, and the WNY Book Arts Center.

Volleyball | 1 pm
Koessler Athletic Center

Golden Griffs vs. St. Peter's

Alumni Mass | 4:30 pm
Christ the King Chapel

Homecoming Mass for alumni, students, parents, family, and friends.

Men's Soccer | 7 pm 
Demske Sports Complex

7 pm | Griffs vs. Rider

Class of 1971 Reunion Dinner | 6 pm - 11 pm
Templeton Landing

6 pm | Cocktails
7 pm | Dinner

Price per person: $45

Evening includes buffet dinner and cash bar.

Distinguished Alumni Dinner | 6 pm 
Montante Cultural Center

6 pm | Cocktails
7 pm | Dinner

Price per person: $80

Evening includes open bar, dinner and presentation.


Architectural Pedal Tour of Buffalo | 11 am - CANCELED
Buffalo RiverWorks 

Price per person: $35

Enjoy a side of the city never seen before or visit your old favorites with fantastic style. Load your music, bring friends, and get ready for a fun-filled morning across amazing architectural and historical gems. 

Seating is limited (21 and older only)

In conjunction with:
Buffalo Pedal Tours and Explore Buffalo

We will be meeting at Big Ditch Brewery, 55 E Huron St, Buffalo at 10:30 am.

Volleyball | 1 pm

Griffs vs. Rider


College Student Personnel 20th Anniversary

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of CSP with your fellow alumni with these special events:
For College Student Personnel Alumni only.
Friday, September 23rd:
CSP Reunion Celebration

5 pm to 7 pm
Science Hall Commons and Atrium

Saturday, September 24th:

CSP Anniversary Symposium on Current Issues in Higher Education

10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Science Hall Commons

Price per person: $15

As student affairs professionals we are facing a number of sensitive and emerging issues on our campuses. We want to use this anniversary celebration to share our expertise and experience with each other in this professional development opportunity. Current CSP students will join us for this event, which will be combination of panel presentation and round table discussion.

Complying with Federal Laws and Regulations
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Science Hall Commons
Jason Cassidy, Ph.D., Class of 1999
Associate Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students
Furman University (SC)

Lunch Buffet
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Science Hall Commons

Group Photo
1:15 pm
Meet by the new Griffin statue (outside of Science Hall on Main Street) for a CSP anniversary group photo.

Student Activism and Free Speech on Campus
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Science Hall Commons
Gerry Muir, J.D., Class of 1999
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Boston University School of Law

A Taste of the New Buffalo

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Thin Man Brewery
492 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

Click here to register!