Fall Semester Begins!

September 1, 2023
New Student Convocation

It’s an exciting time on campus as we embark on a new academic year, our first as Canisius University!

Canisius welcomed more than 600 new students (first-year and transfer students) to campus this fall, representing the most diverse class in Canisius history, coming from over 10 countries and 28 states. The incoming class is expected to be the largest first-year class in the last four years.  In addition, the university welcomed a large graduate class representing a 10 percent growth over last year. 

Students returned to campus to see the university’s new brand identity come to life including blades adorning Science Hall along Main Street, light pole banners and new swag available in the bookstore.

Undergraduate students are now able to earn a bachelor of arts degree in anthrozoology and graduate students can pursue a master of arts degree in informal education and interpretation. Both are new programs for the fall 2023 semester.

New projects completed in time for the start of classes include new A-Turf for the Demske Sports Complex and renovations to the Economou Dining Hall and Market at Old Main.  The Office of Admissions has a new home on the 3rd floor of Science Hall complete with updated office and meeting spaces, new reception area and lounge for students and families.

In the coming weeks, Canisius will introduce a strategic plan for the university.  The six-year plan sets forth a bold vision for the future of Canisius; one that is firmly grounded in justice and leadership and is distinctly Jesuit.