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Commencement 2021

Though the traditional pomp and circumstance had to be curtailed, Canisius concluded its academic year on a high note, hosting several socially-distanced and sized-down commencement ceremonies for the graduating classes of 2021 – and 2020. The hybrid format included fully-virtual graduation ceremonies and multiple in-person graduation walks, which allowed for graduates to celebrate with their classmates.

The college is grateful to all those who volunteered throughout the past two weeks to make Commencement a success for its students. Canisius also extends its congratulations to those employees who earned degrees from the college in the past year:

Lisa Fischer, associate registrar for student records and financial services; master’s degree, higher education and student affairs administration (HESAA);

Ryan Louis, head coach for women’s soccer, master’s degree (online), sport administration.

Kelly Schultz, associate controller, master’s degree, business administration (MBA);

Jenyia Wilson, coordinator of academic support services in the COPE Office, master’s degree, higher education and student affairs administration (HESAA);

Submitted by: College Communications

Summer Hours Update

As announced earlier this year, the college will continue to offer summer hours for 2021 starting Friday, June 4 and running through Friday, July 30. 

These are the hours for that period: Monday – Thursday: 8:30 – 4:30 p.m. Friday: 8:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Depending on New York State’s public health directives, we may have the ability to extend the program through the beginning weeks of August. A decision will be made as more information becomes available. Some offices may be required to staff their offices on Friday afternoons to meet the needs of students. As we have in past years, alternative scheduling options will remain available. Please contact the Human Resources Department with any questions.

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance

Considering a Master’s in Higher Education?

Are you looking to further your higher education career?

The MS in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESAA) program has spots available for the fall semester. Part-time study for employees in the HESAA program is flexible to fit your schedule and long-term goals. Click here to visit the program webpage or contact Brandi Banks at for more information.

Submitted by: Brandi Banks, senior graduate admissions counselor, Graduate Admissions