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2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 19, 2023

Congratulations to the Class of 2023!

Class of 2024 Senior Portraits: 10/17-10/20

Class of 2024 get your smiles ready! Senior portraits will be taken from Tuesday, October 17-Friday, October 20 in the LaPenta School of Business, Room 29-112A.

Schedule your spot at using school code 59063.

Please contact the Center for Student Engagement at with any questions.

Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 19, 2023, 10 a.m.

Mazzella Field

Iona University celebrated our 79th annual Iona University Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 19, 2023, on our New Rochelle campus.

Commencement videos

Commencement Program

Download Commencement Photos

Celebrating the Class of 2023

The Class of 2023 will forever be known as the first graduating class of Iona University.

Read more about this Historic occasion here

Download Commencement Photos

The class of 2023 sitting at the ceremony and clapping.
The 2023 Iona University Commencement stage.
Class of 2023 group photo.
Two 2023 graduates face the camera and smile.
The pipers at the 2023 Commencement.
A 2023 graduate gives two thumbs up.
2023 Candidates standing at Commencement.
A graduate in front of the stage smiles.
Five sorority sisters set off confetti canons outside of McSpedon.
Four 2023 graduates look at the camera and smile.
Three graduates at the 2023 Commencement.
A 2023 graduate raises her arms in celebration.
Two 2023 Iona graduates in regalia smile.
Two 2023 graduates smile at the Commencement ceremony.

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.

Guest Accommodations Form

Academic Regalia 

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

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

Purchase Ticket: $30

Senior Formal

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.

Submit Senior Formal Waiver

Purchase Ticket: Iona Class of 2023 Graduate, $100

Purchase Ticket: Non-Graduates/Guests, $120

Senior Toast

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
2 – 5 p.m.

Murphy Green

Check in begins at 1:30 p.m. at McSpedon Hall.

Four Seniors toast at a table.
Important Dates
Date/Time Action Item/Event Location
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.
Mulcahy Gym
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.
Hynes Arena
Thursday, May 18, 4 p.m. Baccalaureate Mass
Open to all graduates and their guests, space permitting. RSVP in advance.
Hynes Arena
Friday, May 19, 10 a.m. 79th Annual Commencement Ceremony Mazzella Field