New Student Orientation

Congratulations on your acceptance to Canisius College!  On behalf of the faculty, staff and students of Canisius, the GRIFF Center for Academic Engagement welcomes you to the campus community.  As you begin this new and exciting journey, we invite you to become more acquainted with Canisius by attending our mandatory New Student Orientation program.

Orientation at Canisius College is a very important first step in ensuring a successful college career.  With that in mind, time on campus during orientation will  give you the opportunity to take part in a number of activities that will introduce you to many aspects of college life.

Congratulations on choosing Canisius...we look forward to seeing you at Orientation!  Should you have any questions in the mean time, please do not hesitate to contact our the GRIFF Center or email us here.


Phil Ciallela ‘07
New Student Orientation Specialist /
Assistant Director, Griff Center for Academic Engagement

Orientation Leader Selection

Do you show pride in Canisius College?
Are you enthusiastic and outgoing?
Are you looking to enhance your interpersonal and leadership skills?

The Orientation Leader position is an exciting, active experience that can significantly impact the lives of new students.  You are responsible for setting the first impression that many students and parents have of Canisius College.  This is a tremendous opportunity and an important responsibility. For more information and to apply, please login to MyCanisius and visit the GRIFF Center portal page.