New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation: Ignite Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

Welcome to the Canisius College!  We are excited that you have chosen to become part of the Canisius College family, and we’re looking forward to providing you with a solid beginning to your undergraduate education. To this end, we have designed a New Student Orientation program to take care of this all-important first step in your college success.


Our mandatory New Student Orientation (NSO) program for all incoming undergraduate first year and transfer students will take place in August, prior to the start of classes. Specific dates and details for Fall 2021 semester be made available in early spring. Stay tuned for more information!


Registration for the incoming Fall 2021 first year and transfer students will open mid-March 2021. Students will access their orientation registration in their myCanisius portal.

Family Orientation for Fall 2021

We will continue to monitor our county and state guidelines regarding community members on campus. Information regarding our Family Orientation for Fall 2021 will be announced at a later time to ensure we will be compliant with expectations and keeping our community safe.