Canisius Celebrates its Sesquicentennial Anniversary!

June 13, 2019


Canisius is planning its biggest birthday celebration ever – and you’re invited!

The college will commemorate the Sesquicentennial 150-year anniversary throughout the 2019-20 academic year with a series of events and speakers that showcase the college’s academic distinctions, social justice initiatives and its Catholic, Jesuit identity. The milestone celebration will also include a community service project, a signature basketball game, a concert with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and a Blue & Gold Gala. 

Beginning this summer, the campus banners will be updated with Sesquicentennial-themed images and graphics. A mural is scheduled to be unveiled in Old Main in early 2020. Sesquicentennial merchandise and apparel will be available in the Canisius Bookstore and online. And watch your mailboxes in fall 2019 for the release of Canisius College: Celebrating 150 Years, a commemorative publication that pays tribute to the people and programs that have made Canisius the premier, private institution it is today. 

* Canisius College: Celebrating 150 Years will be mailed in lieu of the fall 2019 and winter 2020 editions of Canisius Magazine.