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Annual Campus Events

At Iona, you never have to look far for something to do! With a full calendar of student activities and events, our vibrant campuses provide the ultimate college experience.

Iona students and other volunteers help to clear a log from a field.

Make a Difference Week

Fall Semester
Join hundreds of Iona students, staff, and faculty to engage in a variety of service, advocacy, and philanthropic events on campus and the surrounding areas!

Members of the Iona Dance team raise their arms in victory at homecoming.

Homecoming, Alumni & Family Weekend

Fall Semester
Homecoming, Alumni & Family Weekend is an annual tradition to celebrate all the good times at Iona University and to welcome our alumni, family, and friends to campus! There are many events planned throughout the weekend.


Members of the Iona Community hold hands in a circle and pray at the chapel

Week of the Peacemaker

Fall Semester
This annual observance honors the selfless dedication of veterans for the cause of peace, freedom, and justice. Each year the University chooses a theme for its Week of the Peacemaker and through lectures and activities coveys this theme in diverse and dynamic ways.

Baskets filled with food to donate for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Baskets

Fall Semester
The entire Iona community comes together to provide Thanksgiving food baskets for hundreds of families served by local community organizations in New Rochelle, Yonkers, and the Bronx.

A piper plays bagpipes with the Celtic cross in the background.

Heritage Week

Spring Semester
Every year, we celebrate the multi-layered history of the University and invite the Iona community to explore new ways of fulfilling the Founding Brothers' vision. The week offers presentations, films, liturgies, and round-tables, all focusing on a common theme.

Two students sit a table at starbucks, drink coffee and laugh.

Black History Month

In conjunction with the national celebration, the Iona campus hosts a series of events, lectures, and more to recognize the achievements of Black Americans and their history.

Members of the Hynes Institute staff sit at a table at Gael ventures and work with female students.

Women's History Month

In conjunction with the national celebration, the Iona campus hosts a series of events, lectures and more focused on the achievements of women and their history.

Victor Stanionis works with a student in the lab.

Thomas G. Bullen Ph.D., CFC, Memorial Lecture Series in Science and Technology

Fall and Spring Semesters

The Thomas G. Bullen Ph.D., CFC, Memorial Lecture Series in Science and Technology instills scientific awareness in Iona’s students and the general public so that they may confront scientific issues as informed citizens. Each year, the series brings the Iona community into contact with scientists who have achieved at the highest levels in their fields.

Iona Scholars Month April

Iona Month of Excellence in Scholarly & Creative Activities


The Iona Month of Excellence in Scholarly & Creative Activities features a variety of activities designed to showcase Faculty-Student accomplishments in academic research, performing arts, and creative work.

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Iona Scholars Day

April 18, 2024

Iona Scholars Day (ISD) is an annual event to celebrate the scholarship and creative activities performed by Iona students. The day showcases faculty-mentored student work and allows students in all disciplines to recognize and appreciate each other's work through oral presentations, panel sessions, performances, and poster presentations.

Three students sit under the ginkgo tree during the spring when it is in full bloom.

Spring Weekend

Spring Semester
Spring Weekend typically occurs the second to last weekend of spring classes (usually the end of April), and boasts a weekend of events, games, concert performance and more!

Three Iona graduates pose in their gowns outside of the commencement ceremony.


Spring Semester
Our annual Commencement ceremony celebrates the achievements of our graduating undergraduate and graduate students.

Three men enjoy cocktails, smile and catch up during the reunion weekend.

Reunion Weekend

Spring Semester
Reunion weekend welcomes our alumni back to campus –and celebrates those with milestone reunion years!