E-Board & Club Mixer

The Undergraduate Student Association is holding its first-ever E-Board & Club Mixer for an evening of connection and collaboration. Clubs in attendance will be entered to win $150 towards their initial allocation. 

Dining Program Surveys, We need your Feedback!

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Its fall survey time again. We are dedicated to continuously making our program better and more accommodating.  If you would, please take a few minutes to complete the survey by following the link below.  Your feedback is extremely important to us and will be used to help us reinvent your dining experience here on campus.

Here is the link to this year’s Voice to Vision Survey:

Before you start the survey, there are a few important items to note:

  • It’s We do not release individual data to anyone; survey answers are entirely anonymous.
  • It’s The survey should take less than 7 minutes to complete.
  • Take it before it The deadline for completing the survey is October 31st. However, please take it at your earliest convenience.


Questions? If you have any questions about the survey process, email hamdys@canisius.edu .

On behalf of Chartwells, we thank you for taking the time to participate in this very important initiative and sharing your valuable insights!


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Looking to make some extra cash? Do you not qualify for workstudy and would like an on-campus job? Apply to the Canisius Fund Call Center today!

When submitting a voicemail interview before to leave an email address for us to contact you.

HUGHES CLUB-Louisiana Style Surf &Turf and Live Music by Sam Marabella and His Band – Economou Dining Hall OCT 16th


Chartwells Dining is proud to announce the first  ever Hughes Club premium night in the Richard E Winter Student Center- Economou Dining Hall.

On Wednesday October 16th Chartwells will be featuring Louisiana Style Surf –n- Turf and Bayou Flavored Vegan Entrées. In addition, we will be having Live Music with Sam Marabella and His Band performing New Orleans style Blues from 5 to 7pm.

Sam Marabella and His Band offer authentic roots music performed by seasoned professional musicians with a strong focus on New Orleans Blues & Jazz, Bluegrass, Country and More. A band with the versatility and Musicianship to suit the entertainment to any room.

When asked about his players, bandleader and founder Sam said, “I’m so very lucky to be performing the caliber of players I work with. These guys are so good, they never know the songs on the set list they just know the key, and they nail it night after night.”

This evening of food, culture and fun is open to all Students, Faculty and Staff of Canisius College.

If you have any questions please contact the Chartwells Marketing Department by emailing Sharif Hamdy at hamdys@canisius.edu.




Kairos 64 Now Taking Registrations

Canisius Students:

I’d like to formally invite you to sign up for our first Kairos retreat of the semester on October 25-27, 2019.   It’s a three day weekend where we spend time away together relaxing on beachfront property in Angola, NY at Cradle Beach Camp.  

So what do we do on the Kairos Retreat?

The retreat is run by students for student with the help of some faculty and staff members from Canisius.   You’ll simply get to listen to real conversations about real life and the intersection of our lives with one another. St. Ignatius, the Jesuit’s founder believed that we can see “God in all things” and that’s what many come to discover on the Kairos weekend.   Simply put, you’ll get to make some great friends, have some intense and moving conversations and think a bit more about the life you are leading as a college student.   Simply looking at all of that, are ways that you can find the spirit of the living God working in your every day.

But what if I don’t do “the religion thing”?

No worries.   We accept all people where they are, as we are all on a journey together.  Conversion to a particular religion is not the goal of the weekend.  Rather, creating community and finding space to reflect on the great mystery of life, is where we hope you can connect with what we do.

But what if I DO like the whole religion thing?

Again, great!  You are welcome to join us wholeheartedly.  Kairos is open to all people from all perspectives, religious or otherwise.  If you are a religious person, we hope Kairos will strengthen your religious faith.  This retreat, doesn’t presume that you are religious, but is based in the first week of the spiritual exercises of St Ignatius—where we simply concentrate on seeing God’s love for us.  If you are Catholic, some material will be familiar to you and you’ll hopefully see some of your faith experience in a new way too.   We ask that even the most practicing of religious proponents simply be open to the experience of others and try to see God working in those relationships.

How much does it cost to go?

We ask for a $50 fee to cover all your expenses including transportation, housing and food.   If money is a problem, DO NOT make this the reason that you can’t attend.  I will work out some kind of deal with you and we have a lot of scholarship money for Kairos.

What have others said about Kairos?

Funny you should ask.   Kairos boasts a 99% approval rating.  And we’re not kidding—that’s an actual stat.  It’s often hard to get someone to say a bad word about the Kairos Retreat experience.   Recently a panel of students at an open house were asked what was in their top 5 Canisius experiences.  Kairos ranked in the top experiences for the entire panel and a majority of the panel said that Kairos ranked in their top 5 life experiences as well.

So where do I go from here?

You sign up!   Go on the portal and sign in.  Then go to Student Services > Campus Ministry Events Registration>Kairos 64.

Hope to see you there.

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Director of Campus Ministry

Lights, Camera, Action!

Be part of the 2020 #CanisiusGivingDay Video! Bring a roommate with you and dress in your Canisius gear or something blue & gold!

Filming takes place Tuesday, October 1 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the Quad. Rain date is Wednesday October 2!

Western New York Teacher Residency Information Happy Hour





















Do you have a passion for education? Are you thinking about grad school? Did you know Canisius provides an innovative new way for you to become a teacher?  Get all your questions answered at this happy hour information session.  Faculty, current students, and admissions counselors will be on-site to help you take the first steps towards this graduate program.  Join Graduate Admissions at Resurgence Brewing Co. Wednesday, October 9th from 5:30pm-7:30pm to learn more about the Western New York Teacher Residency Program.

C-Block Membership 2019-2020

Attention all Griffs!

If you would like to be an active member of C-Block this year, you NEED to pay your membership fee of $10 for new member and $5 for returning members.

All paid members will receive a gold sticker for their student IDs that gives them access to discounts at the athletics merchandise stands as well as concession stands.

There will also be EXCLUSIVE C-Block member giveaways, but you MUST be an active, paid member!

Finally, to be eligible for the trip to Atlantic City for the MAAC tournament, you MUST be an active and PAID member.

That’s all for now, have a great day and most importantly GO GRIFFS!

MUNDO General Body Meeting

On Wednesday, September 18th at five o’clock in Room 101 of the Library, we’ll be having a Model UN meeting to practice debate procedures with some fun and unusual topics! All are welcome to come! Bring friends and anyone you think will enjoy debating world topics and global issues!


Come to Canisius College’s Annual Fall Fest on Saturday September 21, 2019! The event runs from 11am-3pm and will have Dicky’s BBQ, Frank’s Hot Dogs, Fat Lady Cupcakes, a zipline, jousting, and more!

Constitution Trivia Contest

In celebration of  Constitution Day, Phi Alpha Delta and The Frank G. Raichle Pre-Law Center will be hosting a Constitution Trivia Contest on Tuesday, September 17  at 2:30 pm in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. All are invited to attend and participate.

Intramural Sports

Intramural Sports will be starting Monday September 16th. Use your school email to register with IMLeagues.com. Through this website you can join a league as a team or free agent, and see which team picks you up! Make sure to vote for which sports you want offered. Poll can be found on IMLeagues. Please see attached document for how to register and sign up for a league using IMLeagues.


Sustainability Spot At Canisius


As part of our ongoing and growing efforts in ecologically sound best practices and sustainability, we have created The Sustainability Spot at Canisius College.

We are now offering reusable dining utensils, straws, bags, and cups on sale. These sleek and trendy items will be on sale at all of our dining locations and branded with the Canisius Dining logo.

Our goal is to encourage the culture of reusability and to influence the next generation of leaders to avoid using single-use items as much as possible.

Keep your eye out for the Sustainability Spot racks at The Dining Hall and Market as well as coming to Science Café.

If you have any questions, please contact the Chartwells Marketing Department by emailing Sharif Hamdy at hamdys@canisius.edu .

Adventure is Out Threre! Spend Spring Break 2020 in Germany!

Please join in the adventure as Profs. Margulis and Widenor lead a student trip in March 2020 to Berlin, Hamburg, and Leipzig, Germany where we will explore zoos and museums as well as historic spaces and street art. 30-minute information meetings will be held on the following days in LY 303:

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Friday, September 13 at 1:00 PM

If you can’t make a meeting, please email Prof. Margulis at margulis@canisius.edu or Prof. Widenor at widenory@canisius.edu for details.



Want to dive for the Griffs?

Canisius Diving is looking for male divers for this upcoming season. Gymnastic experience? 5th year of eligibility? No experience needed, just a willingness to try! Come to our information session on Friday, September 6th at the KAC pool at 5pm. 

Questions, contact Travis Wright