Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 19, 2023, 10 a.m.
Iona University celebrated our 79th annual Iona University Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 19, 2023, on our New Rochelle campus.
Celebrating the Class of 2023
The Class of 2023 will forever be known as the first graduating class of Iona University.
Iona Class of 2023: Senior Video
Iona Class of 2023: Commencement Slideshow
Guest Tickets and Seating
Each graduate will receive five guest tickets for the ceremony on Mazzella Field. Additional tickets can be requested at the Commencement Fair on April 18.
In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved indoors to the Hynes Arena and guests will be limited to two per graduate. Please note that due to capacity guidelines there may be a need to move indoor guests to a second location where the ceremony will be livestreamed.
Seating for the Commencement ceremony will be on a first come, first served basis. Accessible seating will also be made available for those requiring special accommodations.
Commencement Ceremony Accommodations
Iona University makes every effort to ensure an accessible campus experience for our students and guests. Guests in need of accommodations are asked to complete the form below so that we are best able to meet their needs. Students requiring accommodations are asked to visit the Accessibility Services Office webpage for instructions.
Students who have not yet ordered regalia may purchase it in the Campus Store the week of May 15.
Faculty who have not yet ordered regalia should contact the Campus Store at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Week Events
Theology on Tap: Senior Week Kick-off
Monday, May 15, 2023
1 – 4 p.m.
Yonkers Brewing Company
92 Main Street
Yonkers, NY 10701
Tickets are $30 and include beverage for 21+ and unlimited food!
Hosted by: The Office of Mission & Ministry and The Center for Student Engagement and Iona Alumnus John Rubbo
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Cocktail Hour: 7 - 8 p.m.
Dinner and Dancing: 8 p.m. – Midnight
Glen Island Harbour Club
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Attire: Black Tie/Formal
Please complete the 2023 Senior Formal Waiver before purchasing tickets.
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
2 – 5 p.m.
Check in begins at 1:30 p.m. at McSpedon Hall.
|Tuesday, December 20||Regalia Store Opens||Online|
|Friday, March 24||Deadline to Order Regalia||Online|
|Tuesday, April 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.||Commencement Fair
All graduates participating in the Commencement ceremonies will need to attend the Commencement Fair during the course of the day.
|Monday, May 15 - Wednesday, May 17||Senior Week
See Event Details Here
|Thursday, May 18, 10 a.m.||Honors Convocation
For eligible graduates and guests. Eligibility will be communicated by the Provost’s office.
|Thursday, May 18, 4 p.m.||Baccalaureate Mass
Open to all graduates and their guests, space permitting. RSVP in advance.
|Friday, May 19, 10 a.m.||79th Annual Commencement Ceremony||Mazzella Field|