General Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome to Canisius College! As a new graduate student, you may have many questions that are specific to your program. It is recommended that you reach out to your program advisor. His or her name and contact information may be found in the Graduate Student Checklist below. It is also noted in the email you received upon your acceptance to Canisius.  If your program offers an orientation, you will be notified of the details by your program's director or coordinator.

For graduate students in all programs, click here for a helpful recording about our online learning management system, Desire2Learn.

If you have more general questions about student services, such as financial aid, parking permits, student I.D. cards, etc. you may find many of the answers in the Graduate Student Orientation Checklist at the link below.

Have questions?

Stop into the Griff Center for Academic Engagement-Old Main 013(Lower Level)

or call us at: 716-888-2170

Contact: Donna Ortolani

We look forward to introducing you to the Griff Center for Academic Engagement where our goal is to provide you with the support and resources you need to be successful in your program of study. We welcome your questions and look forward to getting you off to a great start!  You may contact the Griff Center at 716-888-2170 or