January Orientation

Ignite Your Mind Body and Spirit

January 2020 Orientation

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

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a mandatory program for all incoming first year and transfer students in January and will take place on Friday, January 10, 2020. Programming for Orientation will be for students only. If parents or families have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact orientation@canisius.edu

The New Student Orientation program includes presentations from various offices, staff members, and students that is beneficial to your transition to Canisius College.

Registration for January Orientation begins November 15th. To register go to the checklist on your myCanisius portal.

January NSO will take place in Grupp Fireside Lounge, located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (80 Hughes Avenue). Please arrive by 9:00am for check-in. The orientation program will begin at 9:30am. Lunch and campus tours will be provided.

Accommodations for Students

  • Residents: Residence Halls open on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at noon for the spring semester. To request an early move in please contact the Student Life Office by calling (716)888-8300 or emailing housing@canisius.edu.
  • Commuters:  All incoming commuter students will need to commute to campus for New Student Orientation.

Parking & Directions:

  • All students are asked to park in the Science Hall Parking Ramp (corner of Jefferson and Delavan Avenue). The entrance to the ramp is on Jefferson Avenue.
  • A parking permit is not required during New Student Orientation. For directions to Canisius as well as a campus map, please click here

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us by calling (716)888-3781 or via email at orientation@canisius.edu.