Campus Ministry Immersion (CMI)

CMI is a special five-day introduction to Canisius, Campus Ministry, Buffalo and the spirit of our Jesuit, Catholic University.  It is open to the freshmen class of 2022.

Saturday, August 18-Thursday morning, August 23, 2018

The Campus Ministry Immersion is a chance for select freshmen from the class of 2022 to start college five days early and receive a special orientation to the activities and spirit of Canisius. This is a great opportunity for the incoming class to meet their classmates and experience our campus community.

Campus Ministry Immersion will give students the opportunity to partake in the essence of Campus Ministry through local service, justice activities, prayer and a retreat. Campus Ministry supports the religious, spiritual, and service aspects of the college. The office organizes domestic and international service-immersion experiences, local service activities, religious services, spiritual retreats, peace and justice activities, and other great things.  The students also get acclimated to Buffalo including the surrounding neighborhood, Canalside, Elmwood Village and Niagara Falls.  Lastly, students are able to develop a close relationship with a cohort of their classmates early.

Resident students will move in during the first day. Commuters will commute. The program precedes orientation and ends with breakfast on the morning Orientation begins. Freshmen then immediately transition into Orientation. All meals and program transportation will be provided. Participants are expected to abide by the Canisius Community Standards and be present for all activities.

A $125 fee will be required of participants to cover the cost of food and transportation. The fee is due upon acceptance to the program. Scholarships are available.

Applications for the 2018 CMI experience are available on the Accepted Students' Portal.

Students participating the ULLC program or Bio Bootcamp are not eligible because of conflicting schedules.

Questions? Contact Mike Hayes at 716-888-2487 or