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Campus Candids

As Welcome Week 2021 comes to a successful conclusion, here’s a look at some of the beloved campus traditions that engage both our new and returning students.

(Above) The C-Block Party was followed by its annual bonfire. The Canisius tradition calls for the burning of all things purple and white.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candids

Canisius’ first-year students are learning just as much outside the classroom as they are inside. With assistance from the New Buffalo Institute, New Griff Orientation leaders took students on a walking tour of the Hamlin Park neighborhood. The tour included stops at the Lincoln Memorial Church, the Freedom Wall, the Metamorphosis #5 mural, the Buffalo Black Achievers Museum, and many more historical and notable sites.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Canisius College English Professor Mick Cochrane is featured in the August 30 (online) edition of The Buffalo News. The story, penned by Canisius alumnus Erik Brady ’76, focuses on how Cochrane expresses his love for baseball through his writing.

Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

Parking Update

As you know, the ramp is closed while asbestos removal is taking place.  The college plans to begin demolition in October with completion scheduled for early December.  Work on the parking lot will resume in the spring when the weather improves, with completion slated for next summer. 

With the loss of parking spaces in the ramp, a parking plan was developed for the fall and spring semesters that prioritizes the need for students and faculty to have access to parking closest to campus. 

As promised, the college is closely examining parking patterns to keep abreast of any adjustments we can make to improve the parking situation.  The below lots listed for faculty and staff include a few adjustments.

The lots are marked on campus and are identifiable on the campus map. As some adjustments are being made, please allow for some additional time as we update the signage.

Faculty/Staff (A Permits) – Parking is designated in the following locations:

  1. Rear Health Science Lot (Lot CCC)
    1. Old Main Lot (Hughes Avenue) (Lot 2)
    2. Main-Eastwood Lot (Bagen) (Lot 3)
    3. Main-Jefferson Lot (M&T Courtyard) (Lot 15)
    4. Lyons Hall Lot #3 (Lot 9) **
    5. Limited spaces near Loyola Hall (Lot 4)

We ask that A Permit holders do their best to utilize the lots assigned to them.

  • Faculty/Staff (B Permits) – Parking is designated in the following locations:
    • Lower KAC (Lot 19)
    • Lyons Hall Lot #4 (Lot 25) **
    • Science Hall Main Street Lot (Lot 26) *temporarily available until demolition begins
    • Rear Health Science Lot (Lot CCC)

            ** Updated

The original communication sent to faculty and staff on Monday, August 30, indicated “B” permit holders would have limited use of the Main-Humboldt parking lot. With the building just sold, the college has not been able to finalize these arrangements. Therefore, this area of parking has been removed as an option until it can be confirmed that the college will have use of it. 

Thank you again for your patience and cooperation during the demolition.  If anyone needs to register for parking, please log in to the MyCanisius portal and select Purchase Parking under the Campus Services tab. 

By next summer, the surface lot will be finished providing a significant improvement over the ramp that contributes to the aesthetic of our historic neighborhood in Hamlin Park, is pedestrian-friendly, and significantly safer.

Submitted by: Timothy P. Balkin, vice president, Business & Finance

Campus Candids

Let’s all give a great big Thank You to our student-athletes and New Griffin Orientation leaders and volunteers, who helped welcome the Canisius College Class of 2025 to campus last week. Undeterred by the record-breaking temperatures and Covid protocols, they helped make our first-year students’ transition to college seamless. Thank you!

Submitted by: College Communications