Information for Families about Undergraduate Commencement

To The Family of Undergraduate Graduation Candidates,

One of the most important days in your child's life is fast approaching.  The 2015 Undergraduate Commencement Exercises will be held in the Koessler Athletic Center on campus Saturday, May 16, 2015.  The events are listed for this exciting and rewarding time.

  •  Friday, May 15th at 5:00 pm, the Baccalaureate Mass in Celebration of the Class of 2015 will be held on in the Koessler Athletic Center
  • Saturday, May 16th10:00 am, the General Commencement Ceremony for the entire graduating class at which time there will be the commencement speaker, recognition of honorary degrees and LaSalle medal recipients, ROTC and Service recognition will take place.  Each graduate will receive up to four (4) for this ceremony, with two (2) additional alternate viewing location tickets.
  • Saturday, May 16th12:30 pm, Ceremony for students in the School of Education and Human Services and the Wehle School of Business at which time degrees will be conferred and students will receive their diplomas. Each graduate will receive up to six (6) tickets for this ceremony.
  • Saturday, May 16th3:00 pm, Ceremony for students in the College of Arts & Sciences at which time degrees will be conferred and students will receive their diplomas.  Each graduate will receive up to six (6) tickets for this ceremony.

Students who do not need all of their tickets will be encouraged to take the tickets that they will not need to the Academic Affairs Office, Bagen 205.  Students will be able to check at that office to see if additional tickets are available for distribution.

Each student will have to sign for the number of tickets they receive at check-out.  Tickets will not be mailed.  The graduating student must appear in person at the Student Records Office to pick-up and sign for the Commencement tickets.  Lost or forgotten tickets cannot be replaced.

Announcements if desired can be purchased at the bookstore. A link to the answers to frequently asked questions, can be found on the commencement website: canisius.edu/commencement

Your son or daughter will receive information in their myCanisius graduation portal.  This will provide information on how to checkout, indicate to us whether or not they will be attending the graduation ceremonies and the number of tickets they are requesting.

If you have any questions at all regarding Commencement or the Baccalaureate Mass, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 716-888-2120 or the Student Records and Registration Office at 716-888-2990.

 

Sincerely,

Blair W. Foster

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs