Stream Graduate Commencement Live
Wednesday May 15th- 7pm
Graduate Ceremony - Koessler Athletic Center
7pm (doors open at 5:30pm)
During this ceremony, the president will confer the degrees for our honorary degree recipient. The commencement speaker will address the student body. Our students will walk across the stage to celebrate their accomplishments. Tickets are not required for the Graduate ceremony.
2019 Commencement Speakers
Undergraduate Commencement Speaker
Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo '77
U.S. District Court Judge
Judge Vilardo earned a BA, summa cum laude, in history and political science from Canisius in 1977 and a JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1980. He was nominated to the U.S. District Court in 2015 by President Barack Obama.
Mohamed Diyani MBA ’19
"Canisius College was the best thing that ever happened to me, I met some people that changed my life and they were willing to help me reach my goals even if they didn’t know anything about me or my background. I wasn’t just a number for them, and everywhere I went on campus people were receiving me with a huge smile and they did all what they could to help me not because I was a Canisius student but because I was a human being and that is what sets Canisius College apart from the rest of the school I have attended in my academic path."