Class of 2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement

Iona College celebrates its 77th Annual Commencement with In-Person and Virtual Ceremonies

Commencement, Academics

On Saturday, May 22, Iona College held two socially distanced, in-person recognition ceremonies honoring the achievements of the Class of 2021. Students, families, faculty and friends gathered to celebrate the conclusion of the Class of 2021’s undergraduate and graduate programs as well as a successful yet unprecedented academic year for all. During these ceremonies, over 600 Gaels had the opportunity to proudly wear their academic regalia and have their name called in this special moment with family and friends. An official virtual Commencement ceremony was held on Sunday, May 23, which included student speeches, remarks from the President and Provost, student honors and faculty awards. More than 1,000 graduate and undergraduate degrees were conferred at the virtual Commencement ceremony.

Photo Gallery: In-Person Recognition Ceremonies

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Graduates walk down the aisle at the 2021 in-person recognition ceremony.
Four graduates hold their degrees and smile at the 2021 in-person recognition ceremony.
A student looks with confidence at the camera during the 2021 in-person recognition ceremony.
The Pipe band plays at the 2021 in-person recognition ceremony.
A graduate shakes hands with President Carey at the 2021 in-person recognition ceremony.
A student raises her hand in celebration while confetti comes down behind her.
A student walks with her diploma at the 2021 in-person recognition ceremony.
Students stand and applaud at the 2021 in-person recognition ceremony.
A graduate in a motorized chair in the procession at the 2021 in-person recognition ceremony.
Two drummers from the pipe band play at the 2021 in-person recognition ceremony.
A student celebrates with a fist bump with Carl at the 2021 in-person recognition ceremony.
A student raises his hand at the 2021 in-person recognition ceremony.

ABOUT IONA
Founded in 1940, Iona College is a master's-granting private, Catholic, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers. Iona's 45-acre campus is just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. With a total enrollment of nearly 4,000 students and an alumni base of over 50,000 around the world, Iona is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona is highly accredited, offering undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs. Iona’s LaPenta School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a prestigious recognition awarded to just five percent of business schools worldwide. The Princeton Review recognized Iona’s on-campus MBA program as a “Best Business School for 2021.” Iona College also recently launched a new, fully online MBA program for even greater flexibility.