President's Message

Canisius is making plans to welcome students back to campus for the fall semester. The college is proceeding with all the necessary planning and safety measures for students to return to classrooms and residence halls with the start of the fall semester on August 31. A personalized, on-campus experience is the foundation of a Canisius education and one that we have been committed to for 150 years.

The college’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is guided by our core Jesuit value of cura personalis (care for the whole person).  The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and their families, remains our top priority and continues to lead our decision-making regarding the reopening of the campus.

Making certain the college community is safe and healthy will require perseverance, compassion and teamwork - values that the Canisius community has shown in a multitude of ways throughout the pandemic.

The college plans a phased approach to reopening the campus in preparation for the fall semester.  All decisions continue to be made in adherence to state and federal regulations and health guidelines.  

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