Student Life and Housing

Canisius is your home away from home! Build life-long friendships with people your dorm, share late-night meals together at Iggy’s, stay up studying together (or watching movies) – you’ll find your friend group in no time. 

Campus Life at Canisius University

Student Life provides students with the opportunities and environment to extend their educational experience beyond the classroom.  Through on-campus programming, clubs and activities, and our residential communities, it is our goal to help students connect to the campus and to learn to live responsible, full, and purposeful lives in their time here at Canisius and beyond.

Student Housing

We offer housing options for students that provide a sense of community, as well as countless social and educational opportunities. Each of our 5 residence halls has a unique character and culture that offer new experiences and amenities to complete any student's college experience.

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Clubs and Organizations

Outside of your academics, we provide a vibrant campus environment full of exciting events and activities. There are over 90 student clubs and organizations for you to get involved in. Whether it's gaming, theater, or anything in-between, we have a club for you to enjoy.

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Commuter Life

Whether it's by metro, bike, or car, we offer a number of services to help ease your commute. Besides free lockers and metro passes, our campus also has a Commuter Lounge for students to enjoy and relax between classes featuring several comfortable couches, computers, and televisions.

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Campus Dining

We offer 5 unique dining locations with diverse menus that accomodate for your dietary needs. Our campus is also home to a Tim Hortons for students to enjoy. Our dining is committed to fostering sustainable business principles in the community.

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Matthew H. Mulville
Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Life
(716) 888-8300 | @email

Mark Piatkowski 
Associate Director of Student Life
(716) 888-8300 | @email

Al Pilato
Associate Director of Housing
(716) 888-8300 | @email

Elaine Mrugala
Administrative Associate 
(716) 888-8300 | @email