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Canisius College Student Life

Canisius College is on a 72-acre campus in an urban setting in Buffalo, New York, not far from Buffalo-Niagara Falls. Canisius College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Canisius College also has fraternities and sororities.

Canisius College has a thriving Residence Hall Association. In fact, more students participate in Residence Hall Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Canisius College include Project Conservation, Unity (GLBTQ+), Fusion Gaming Society and Hiking Club.

Canisius College students' favorite campus events are Griff Fest, Global Fest and Annual Wellness Day.

Canisius College Housing

Canisius College offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Canisius College students live off campus. In 2021, 33% of undergrads at Canisius College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 67% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Canisius College. There are 900 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,980 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 645 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 33% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Canisius College offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Safety at Canisius College

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Canisius College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Canisius College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Canisius College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Canisius College

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Canisius College, take Interstate 90 to Buffalo, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Buffalo-Niagara International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in New York you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Canisius College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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