Commencement Ticket Information


Canisius will host commencement as a hybrid event, to include a fully-virtual commencement ceremony and multiple in-person “Graduation Walk” events for the graduates of 2020 and 2021.

Virtual Ceremony - Tickets not available

For the virtual component, we will produce an event that truly honors the mission and traditions of Canisius, and of course, appropriately celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of our graduates and honorees.  This includes commencement and student speakers, conferral of honorary degrees and awards, and formal degree conferral.  It will also include a student slide show for graduates who have applied and checked-out for graduation.  For a list of dates for the 2020 and 2021 virtual ceremonies, please visit the Graduate Commencement and Undergraduate Commencement pages.

Graduation Walk Events

Canisius will offer our master’s and bachelor’s degree recipients the opportunity to cross the commencement stage in smaller “Graduation Walk” events in the company of their classmates. For a schedule of the Graduation Walk events, please visit the Graduate Commencement and Undergraduate Commencement pages.

With new CDC guidance enacted in New York State this week, we are pleased to announce that we will allow two of your guests to join the graduates in the venue of their Graduation Walk.  Groups of guests will be socially distanced and face coverings are required for all in attendance. Tickets are not required. Volunteers will be stationed at the entrance checking in guests. Space is limited and, if necessary, guests may be directed to a screening room with socially-distanced seating in the Student Center where they can watch a live-stream of the event.  

The pre-recorded Virtual Ceremony and the live “Graduation Walk” events will be streamed on the college’s website.

If you have any questions regarding the Graduation check-out process, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Records and Financial Services Center at 716-888-2600 or email All other questions regarding Commencement, please email