Griff Benefits

Take advantage of the endless benefits of being a Griff for life with alumni discounts, education opportunities, career services, and more!

Blue & Gold Bookworms

The Canisius College Alumni and Friends only bookclub. The Blue & Gold Bookworms is a virtual, on your own time book club that you can be a part of anywhere in the world. Members are engaged through thoughtful discussion questions and insightful commentary on the featured books. On a recurring basis, members vote on what book to read in the upcoming months. Our first selected book is The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline. Sign up here to join!

Alumni Scholarships

For more information, call Financial Aid, 716-888-2300.

Canisius Community Family Program

The Office of International Student Programs sponsors a program that pairs an international or out-of-area student with American families from the Canisius College community.  The family should provide a support network for their international or area student. The student does not live with the family. Any faculty, staff member, alumnus, or friend of the Canisius community is welcome to join the program.

Career Development

Take advantage of the FREE, lifetime career development services for alumni, such as resume writing, mock interviewing, and evaluations on what career is best for you that are provided by The Griff Center for Student Success. To make an appointment, contact the Griff Center by phone at 716-888-2174 or by email at

Center for Professional Development

Canisius College undergraduate and graduate Alumni can receive a 20% discount on any Center for Professional Development program. Use this promo code at checkout: CALUM1870.

Class Auditing Program

Canisius offers a rate of $60.00 for alumni who are interested in auditing an undergraduate class. For those who wish to audit a graduate class, the rate is 50% of the tuition. To register, call the Registrar's Office at 716-888-2990.

Computer/Library Facilities

Alumni can use the computer lab and library at the college. To obtain a library card, contact the library directly at 716-888-2900. Alumni can obtain a computer pass (2wk. off-peak hours) through ITS, 716-888-2440.

Griffin Subscriptions

To subscribe to the Canisius College newspaper, The Griffin, please contact Leah Fallone at @email.

Online Job and Resume Posting

The Griff Center for Student Success is excited to announce the launch of a new recruiting platform for Canisius alumni and students. Handshake is a modern career portal that allows you exclusive access to opportunities that employers want Canisius talent for. Create your account at HandShake, by clicking on “Canisius Alumni Login.” You can also use this site as an employer to hire fellow Griffs! Go to and click on Employers.

Requests for Transcripts

Canisius College has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide an online ordering service for our students, former students, and alumni 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To order transcripts:

For Alumni with no current username and password, and Former Students:

  • Go to the National Student Clearinghouse website to order your transcript.
  • Select "I am an alumnus" from the menu select order a transcript...

The site walks you through placing your order, including delivery options and fees.  You can order as many transcripts as you like in a single session.

Although there is a nominal fee ($2.25) for each transcript recipient, you receive email confirmations of receipt, processing, and mailing of your transcript.  You can also track your order status or order history online.  Your credit card will only be charged after your order has been completed.

If you need attachments sent along with your transcript, you can upload the document as part of your request.

Wyndham Garden Discount 

Stay closer to Canisius for less during your next Buffalo visit. The newly renovated Wyndham Garden is offering a discounted rate to Canisius College alumni for $110.00 per night. The Wyndham Garden Hotel is 2.1 miles away from Canisius College and 9 miles away from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Use the code “Canisius College” to receive complimentary fitness center access and a hotel shuttle to the downtown area.  Call the front desk at 716-845-0112, or contact Sara Khalil, Sales Manager, at 716-845-2005 or