Alumni Events

Reunite with your fellow Griffs at our numerous alumni events held throughout the country!


CONSIDER JOINING YOUR REUNION COMMITTEE! 

This year we are celebrating reunion classes ending in 3's and 8's (1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, and 2018)!

We need as many classmates as we can to be a part of their reunion committees in an effort to make this the best Tent Party ever! If you are interested, please email us at alumni@canisius.edu or call 716-888-2700.


#CANISIUSGIVINGDAY 2018
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

 

This year's Giving Day will celebrate Canisius' 2,398 undergraduate students by striving to reach a goal of 2,398 donors in 24 hours. One donor for every student!

 

We need your help! Please consider helping by signing on as one of the first 2018 Giving Day Ambassadors. Giving Day Ambassadors have simple, yet very important missions - spread the word about #CanisiusGivingDay to your social media networks and former classmates.

 

You can sign up by clicking the button below! Once you've signed on, you'll receive follow-up communication that includes access to our Ambassador Toolkit where you'll find content, graphics, suggested social media posts and more. You can also request a list of your former classmates!

I want to be a Giving Day Ambassador


BUFFALO CHAPTER NOTE WRITING PARTY
Monday, April 30, 2018

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Lyons Hall, Room 203

Come join members of the Buffalo Niagara Alumni Chapter as we gather for a "note" writing party. The chapter will be writing welcome notes to the Class of 2018, welcoming them into the alumni association and inviting them to become part of the Buffalo chapter, along with an invitation to the upcoming networking event in July!

Please come and help out the Leadership team in getting the word out to the new graduates and also become informed on the new programs happening at the College. Refreshments will be served!

Kindly rsvp by April 23rd
RSVP


AFRO-AMERICAN SOCIETY 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
April 19-22, 2018

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Afro-American Society, alumni, students, and friends are invited to a celebration that includes events and gatherings dedicated to the mission and traditions of the society. For more information about the weekend's events, click here.

RSVP for April Events


JESUIT LEADERSHIP SERIES
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

7:30 - 9:00 AM

Old Warson Country Club
9841 Old Warson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63124

We've partnered with Rockhurst University to invite our St. Louis alumni to the Jesuit Leadership Series.

All Jesuit alumni and friends in St. Louis are invited to come together for an annual breakfast leadership conversation. The keynote speaker, Rev. Michael J. Sheeran, S.J., Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities president, will lead a discussion on the future and value of Jesuit education, the advocacy work he is doing on behalf of Jesuit Universities in Washington, D.C. and trends in higher education we should be taking note of at this time.

Tickets are $35 per person and includes breakfast.

Register


CLEAN SWEEP ROCHESTER 
Saturday, May 5, 2018

8:00 AM - Noon

Join Rochester Alumni Chapter members and friends as they volunteer for Clean Sweep along with Mayor Warren, the Rochester Red Wings and volunteers to give Rochester its annual spring cleaning!

Please gather at the Oak Street lot by 7:30 AM, so that all Canisius volunteers can walk over to the site together. If you would like to volunteer, please email Brigid Randisi to let her know you are volunteering, at randisib@gmail.com.

All volunteers must register online, by clicking here.
Each volunteer will receive a t-shirt, coffee, muffins and Danishes, a game ticket for the Rochester Red Wings v. Lehigh Valley game at 1:05 PM and a voucher for a hot dog and drink at the game. (Game parking is in the Oak Street lot).

If you have any questions, please contact Brigid Randisi.


REGENTS BALL
Saturday, May 5, 2018

6:00 PM

Hyatt Regency Buffalo
2 Fountain Plz
Buffalo, NY 14202

The evening will begin with cocktails, followed by a brief program during which the Board of Regents will confer the Regents Distinguished Citizen Award upon Dr. Candace S. Johnson, President and CEO of Roswell Park Cancer Institute. In addition to the awards presentation, guests will enjoy dinner, an open bar, entertainment and dancing, and a raffle featuring a variety of exciting prizes.

The Board of Regents Scholarship Ball offers four table levels: Magis, Ignatian, Griffin, and Young Alumni (2008 - 2017 graduates), as well as individual tickets. Special sponsorships are also available. All proceeds benefit the Board of Regents Scholarship Fund, which provides vital financial assistance to deserving Canisius students.

For more information, you can click here.


GOLDEN JUBILEE 50TH REUNION
May 18-20, 2018

This year the class of 1968 will be celebrating their Golden Jubilee 50th Reunion. See below for a detailed schedule of the weekend's events.

Friday, May 18, 2018

10:00 AM: ROTC Commissioning Ceremony 
ROTC alumni are invited to attend the 2018 ROTC Commissioning Ceremony where 1968 graduates will be recognized.
If you plan to attend the ceremony, please email alumni@canisius.edu.

5:00 PM: Campus Tours
For those who wish to come back and see the campus, campus tours will be offered.

6:00 – 10:00 PM: Reunion Class Social
A fun-filled evening at The Pan American Grill & Brewery at the Lafayette Hotel. A time to reminisce about your time at Canisius with the rest of the class of 1968 along with faculty/staff from your time as a Griff. Enjoy an open bar and Buffalo favorites (Buffalo style wings, boneless wings, mini roast beef on weck, check and vegetable trays, cheese and pepperoni trays, pizzas, loaded pub fries, celery, carrots and creamy stilton).

$50 per person. Valet parking is available, and a keepsake DVD will be distributed.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Commencement Ceremony
A class photo will be taken with Canisius President John J. Hurley. The class of 1968 will then be invited to lead the class of 2018 in the academic procession. Please arrive at 9:00 AM for registration and robing.

Regalia must be pre-ordered. Contact the Alumni Office at alumni@canisius.edu or 716.888.2700 if you plan to attend. 

6:00 – 10:00 PM: Reunion Dinner
Join other 1968 alumni and their guests for cocktails and a sit-down dinner, followed by dancing.

$85 per person, includes hors d'oeuvres, open bar and sit-down dinner.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Golden Plus Mass & Brunch
A reunion celebration for all alumni who graduated prior to 1969. Golden Plus Mass will take place in Christ the King Chapel at 11:00 AM. Brunch will begin at 12:00 PM in the Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center.

Spouses of deceased alumni and their guests are also welcome at the Golden Plus Mass & Brunch. Business Attire. $25 per person, includes buffet and refreshments.

RSVP


CLASS OF 1963 REUNION 
May 19-20, 2018

This year the class of 1963 will be celebrating their 55th Reunion. See below for a detailed schedule of the weekend's events.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Reunion Dinner
5:00 PM: Cocktails - Chester Hon '01 & Diane Stranczek Science Hall Commons
5:30 - 7:30 PM: Dinner - Chester Hon '01 & Diane Stranczek Science Hall Commons

Join other 1963 alumni and their guests for cocktails and a sit-down dinner, in the Science Hall Commons. Business Attire.
$55 per person includes hors d'oeuvres, open bar and sit-down dinner. 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Golden Plus Mass & Brunch
11:00 AM: 
Golden Plus Mass - Christ the King Chapel
12:00 PM: Golden Plus Brunch - Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center

A reunion celebration for all alumni who graduated prior to 1969. Spouses of deceased alumni and their guests are also welcome at the Golden Plus Mass & Brunch. Business Attire.
$25 per person includes buffet and refreshments. 

Kindly RSVP by May 4, 2018
RSVP


CLASS OF 1958 REUNION 
May 19-20, 2018

This year the class of 1958 will be celebrating their 60th Reunion. See below for a detailed schedule of the weekend's events.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

2018 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
10:00 - 11:00 AM: Commencement CeremonyKoessler Athletic Center

A class photo will be taken with Canisius President, John J. Hurley. The class of 1958 will then be invited to lead the Class of 2018 in the academic procession. If you plan to walk in the commencement ceremony, regalia must be pre-ordered (please arrive at 9:00 AM for registration and robing).

Reunion Dinner
5:00 PM: Cocktails - Chester Hon '01 & Diane Stranczek Science Hall Commons
5:30 - 7:30 PM: Dinner - Chester Hon '01 & Diane Stranczek Science Hall Commons

Join other 1958 alumni and their guests for cocktails and a sit-down dinner, in the Science Hall Commons. Business Attire.
$55 per person includes hors d'oeuvres, open bar and sit-down dinner.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Golden Plus Mass & Brunch
11:00 AM: Golden Plus Mass - Christ the King Chapel
12:00 PM: Golden Plus Brunch - Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center

A reunion celebration for all alumni who graduated prior to 1969. Spouses of deceased alumni and their guests are also welcome at the Golden Plus Mass & Brunch. Business Attire.
$25 per person includes buffet and refreshments.

Kindly RSVP by May 4, 2018
RSVP


CLASS OF 1953 REUNION 
May 19-20, 2018

This year the class of 1953 will be celebrating their 65th Reunion. See below for a detailed schedule of the weekend's events.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Reunion Dinner
5:00 PM: Cocktails - Chester Hon '01 & Diane Stranczek Science Hall Commons
5:30 - 7:30 PM: Dinner - Chester Hon '01 & Diane Stranczek Science Hall Commons

Join other 1953 alumni and their guests for cocktails and a sit-down dinner, in the Science Hall Commons. Business Attire.
$55 per person includes hors d'oeuvres, open bar and sit-down dinner.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Golden Plus Mass & Brunch
11:00 AM: Golden Plus Mass- Christ the King Chapel
12:00 PM: Golden Plus Brunch - Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center

A reunion celebration for all alumni who graduated prior to 1969. Spouses of deceased alumni and their guests are also welcome at the Golden Plus Mass & Brunch. Business Attire.
$25 per person includes buffet and refreshments.

Kindly RSVP by May 4, 2018
RSVP


REUNION WEEKEND
Thursday, June 7 - Saturday, June 9, 2018

The classes of 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2018 will celebrate milestones during Reunion 2018.

THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018

Favorite Professor Reception
6:00 – 8:00pm

Science Hall Commons
$20 / person

FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018

Tent Party
7:00 – 11:00pm

Main Quad
Featuring live music by A List, dinner provided by local food trucks (Lloyd, Frank’s Gourmet Hot Dogs, Chef’s, Sassi Cakes and Fat Lady Cakes and Pies), drinks provided by 21 Brix Winery, Bootleg Bucha and more!

$35 / person ($40 after June 1, 2018)

SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018:

Campus Tours
1:00 – 2:30pm

Tours depart from the Old Main at 1:00pm

Undergraduate Student Research Symposium
1:00 - 3:00pm

Science Hall 1013A and 1013B
Students will present results from research conducted during the academic year under the guidance of the Biology faculty.

Alumni Mass
4:30pm

Christ the King Chapel
Alumni, family and friends are invited to attend.

Alumni Picnic
5:30 – 7:30pm

Palisano Pavilion - Bart Mitchell Quad
Alumni, family and friends are invited to attend a picnic dinner with fun for all ages, including a bounce house and balloon artist.

$20 / adults ($10 / children 10 & under). Cash bar (beer/wine/soda).

We are bringing back on-campus housing in the dorms for Reunion. Linens will be provided. Please see registration page below.

For more information – including reception details, local accommodations and to see who’s already planning to attend – please visit canisius.edu/class-reunions.

Please rsvp by June 1, 2018
RSVP


FILM SERIES & JESUIT ALUMNI MASSES
March 3 - June 10, 2018

Rectory Dining Room
6657 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

For dates and times of screenings, film discussions & Masses please see below. The film series is meant to teach concepts of Ignatian spirituality. All screenings, discussions & Masses are free to attend. For more information, click here.

March 3, 2018: 2:15 - 5:15 PM
Screening: The Social Network

March 10, 2018: 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Film Discussion: Disorders Seen through Mercy of God

March 18, 2018: 3:15 - 5:00 PM
Screening: Lady Bird

March 18, 2018: 6:45 - 8:15 PM
Film Discussion: Transformative power of relationships

April 8, 2018: 2:15 - 5:15 PM
Screening:  Julie and Julia

April 15, 2018: 11:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament School/Jesuit Alumni Mass

April 15, 2018: 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Film Discussion:  The Call and Vocation

May 6, 2018: 11:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament School/Jesuit Alumni Mass

May 6, 2018: 2:15 - 5:15 PM
Screening: The Dark Knight

May 13, 2018: 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Film Discussion: The Betrayal

June 3, 2018: 11:00 AM
BSC/JA Mass (Corpus Christi – parish titular feast)

June 3, 2018: 2:15 - 5:15 PM
Screening: Invictus

June 10, 2018: 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Film Discussion:  The Gift of the Spirit


CANISIUS OVER COCKTAILS WITH PRESIDENT JOHN J. HURLEY
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

6:00 - 8:00 PM

The Algonquin Club
217 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Please join our host, John R. Connolly '72, for the Boston area alumni reception, featuring Canisius College President, John J. Hurley.

Complimentary valet parking is available. Please RSVP by June 1, 2018.
RSVP


68TH ANNUAL LITTLE THREE GOLF TOURNAMENT
June 18, 2018

11:00 AM - Registration and lunch
12:00 PM - Shotgun start (scramble format)

River Oaks Golf Club
201 Whitehaven Blvd.
Grand Island, NY 14072

Come be a part of a tradition as Canisius College, Niagara University and St. Bonaventure University host the 68th annual Little Three Golf Tournament.

The Little Three proudly holds the title of the oldest continuous intercollegiate alumni golf tournament in the nation. This friendly competition between the three schools is open to alumni and friends alike for golf, dinner or both!

For more information, contact Howard Morgan, hmorgan@niagara.edu - (716)286-8772.