New Griff Orientation


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SAVE THE DATES: AUGUST 26 - 29, 2021

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 Griff Orientation program to take care of this all-important first step in your college success.


Our mandatory New Griff Orientation (NGO) program for all incoming undergraduate first-year and transfer students will take place August 26-29, 2021, prior to the start of classes. Stay tuned for more information!



The full schedule can be accessed by clicking the links below. *Please note: the schedule presented is subject to modification and the final schedule will be released close to New Griff Orientation. For more information regarding summer New Griff Orientation please do not hesitate to contact us by calling (716)888-3231 or via email at

Click here for the First-Year Students Schedule.

Click here for the Transfer Students Schedule.


Registration for the incoming Fall 2021 first year and transfer students will open beginning March 15, 2021. Students will access their orientation registration in their myCanisius portal. Students must log-in to their myCansius account, using their username and password found on their acceptance letter. One of the items in their checklist is to register for orientation. The form can be completed once they are logged in. Need help with registration? Email us at and one of our staff members will contact you to assist!

Parent & Family Orientation for Fall 2021

Welcome to our Fall 2021 Parent and Family Virtual Orientation! We have made an incredibly challenging decision to keep the Parent and Family Orientation program entirely virtual this year while we continue to transition back to a face-to-face, student-centered orientation program.  

Please click here to learn more about the Parent and Family Virtual Orientation program.


Contact Us!

Have questions regarding New Griff Orientation? Contact us by email, phone, or through direct messaging us on Instagram:

P: (716) 888-3231


Instagram: @canisius_ngo