Commencement Ticket Information

TICKET INFORMATION FOR COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES

Graduate Commencement

The Graduate Commencement Exercises will be held on campus in the Koessler Athletic Center on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.  Tickets are not required for the Graduate ceremony.

Undergraduate Commencement

The Undergraduate Commencement Exercises will be held on campus in the Koessler Athletic Center on Saturday, May 18, 2019.  Listed below are the various ceremonies for the day:

  • 10:00am - The General Commencement Ceremony is for the entire graduating class at which time there will be the commencement speaker, recognition of honorary degrees and LaSalle medal recipients, ROTC and Service recognition.  Each graduate will receive up to four (4) tickets for this ceremony.
  • 12:30pm - The Ceremony for students in the School of Education and Human Services & the Wehle School of Business  will take place. During this ceremony degrees will be conferred and students will receive their diplomas. Each graduate will receive up to six (6) tickets for this ceremony.
  • 3:00pm - The Ceremony for students in the College of Arts & Sciences will take place.  During this ceremony degrees will be conferred and students will receive their diplomas.  Each graduate will receive up to six (6) tickets for this ceremony.

All graduating students will receive information in their myCanisius graduation portal.  This will provide information on how to checkout for graduation (that is, indicate to us whether or not you will be attending the graduation ceremonies) and the number of tickets you are requesting.  You will also have the opportunity to request additional tickets when you check out.  However, additional tickets are not guaranteed.

The graduating student must appear in person at the Student Records and Financial Services Center (Bagen Hall, Room 106) to pick-up Commencement tickets. Tickets cannot be mailed and lost or forgotten tickets cannot be replaced.

Announcements if desired can be purchased at the bookstore. A link to the answers to frequently asked questions, can be found on the commencement website.

If you have any questions at all regarding the Graduation Checkout process or tickets, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Records and Financial Services Center at 716-888-2600 or email studentservices@canisius.edu. All other questions regarding Commencement week activities, please call the Office of Event Services at 716-888-2180 or email commencement@canisius.edu.