The Iona College Campus Quad

2021 Homecoming & Reunion Weekend
Schedule of Events

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Friday, October 15, 2021
(Events dedicated to our ’71 Jubilarians and Golden Gaels)

Event

Time & Location

Description

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Iona College Campus Tour Noon
LaPenta School of Business
   
Reunion Weekend Welcome Toast 1 p.m.
Portico, LaPenta School of Business
  Registration required
Fireside Chat with President Carey 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.
Room 105, LaPenta School of Business
Join President Seamus Carey, Ph.D. as he gives an update on the College and welcomes alumni back to campus.  
Planned Giving/Retirement Lecture 2:45 – 3:15 p.m.
Room 105, LaPenta School of Business
   
Reunion Weekend Alumni Reception

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Portico, LaPenta School of Business

   
Class of 1971 Robing of the Jubilarians 3:15 p.m.
Portico, LaPenta School of Business
The Class of 1971 will dress for the Jubilarian Mass, robing in their caps and gowns and be presented with their 50th anniversary gold medals by members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and members of the Christian Brothers. The Class of 1971 will then take a class picture of the steps of the Robert V. LaPenta Student Union. Registration required
Class of 1971 Jubilarian Mass 4:00 p.m.
Hagerty Room, Hynes Athletics Center
The Class of 1971 will take part in a Mass, as honored guests of the College, celebrating their golden anniversary. All Golden Gaels are welcome to this Mass. Registration required
Class of 1971 Jubilarian Dinner 5:00 p.m.
Thomas J. Burke Lounge, Spellman Hall
Following Mass, at a sit-down dinner, Jubilarians will receive their special Golden Gael pins and their 50th reunion certificates. Registration required
Mission & Ministry Alumni Reception 7 - 9 p.m.
Atrium, LaPenta School of Business
  Registration required
GAELS Choice Cabaret 7 p.m.
Murphy Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the Iona Players, the Iona Singers and the Council on the Arts  
Men’s Basketball Maroon & Gold Scrimmage 7:30 p.m.
Arena, Hynes Athletics Center
   
Lacrosse Alumni Kick-Off Event TBD    
Softball Alumni Event TBD    

 

Saturday, October 16, 2021
(Celebrating our Reunion class years ending in 1’s & 6’s)
(All alumni of all class years are welcome to these events)

Homecoming & Reunion Weekend Hub 9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Patio, LaPenta Student Union
  Registration required
History of Iona Lecture 10 a.m.
Hynes Institute, Spellman Hall
   
Golden Gaels Brunch (classes prior to 1970) 10 a.m.
End Zone, LaPenta Student Union
Join fellow alumni for this year’s Golden Gaels Brunch, which will include special celebrations for the classes of 1966, 1961, 1960, 1956 and 1951! Registration required
Softball Alumni Game

11 a.m.
Don Walsh Field at Rice Oval

   
Gallery Exhibit 11:30 a.m.
Brother Kenneth Chapman Art Gallery
   
Swimming & Diving Meet 11:30 a.m.
Hynes Athletic Center
Meet vs. Sacred Heart & Wagner   
Iona College Campus Tour 11:45 a.m.
To begin in the center of campus
   
Women’s Soccer vs. Fairfield Noon
Mazzella Field
   
Charles O’Donnell Lecture Series  Noon – 1 p.m.
Romita Auditorium, Ryan Library
“Why Reputation Matters Even More Today!"
Featuring Raymond F. Kerins Jr. ’92, ’94MS
Senior Corporate Affairs Advisor
Chairman, Global Innovation Policy Center for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
 
Baseball Alumni Game Noon
City Park, New Rochelle, NY
   
Spirit Exhibition (Halftime of the soccer game) 1 p.m.
Mazzella Field
   
Food Truck Festival & Beer Garden 1 – 5 p.m.
Montgomery Parking Lot
   
Fall Family Carnival & Pumpkin Patch 1 – 5 p.m.
Ginkgo Tree (Weather Permitting)
   
Golden Hour Golden Gaels Gathering (’70, ’71, ’60, ’61) 1:30 p.m.
Dining Area, LaPenta Student Union
  Registration required
Reunion Class Lawn Party 2 p.m.
Brother's Lawn
  Registration Required
Women’s Basketball Alumni Game TBD    
Young Alumni Gaelgate 2 – 4 p.m.
Portico, LaPenta School of Business
   
Men’s Rugby Game vs. Indiana University 3:30 p.m.
Mazzella Field
   
Swimming Potluck Dinner Post Race 4 p.m.
Hynes Athletic Center
   
Reunion Awards Ceremony
(Celebrating 2020 & 2021 Award Recipients)
6 p.m.
Thomas J. Burke Lounge, Spellman Hall
Enjoy a spectacular dinner and dance the night away at an evening celebrating Iona College and its exceptional alumni. Special recognition will be given to the Class of 1970 & 1971 who are celebrating their 50th anniversary, and the Class of 1996 who are celebrating their 25th anniversary. We will also present the alumni awards on behalf of the Iona College Alumni Association. Registration Required 

 

Sunday, October 17, 2021
(Events dedicated to our ’70 Jubilarians)

Event

Time & Location

Description

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Conversation & Campus Updates from President Carey 9 a.m.
Portico, LaPenta School of Business
Join President Seamus Carey, Ph.D. as he gives an update on the College and welcomes alumni back to campus and enjoy a continental breakfast.  
Iona College Campus Tour 9:45 a.m.
To begin on the Patio of the LaPenta School of Business
   
Class of 1970 Robing of the Jubilarians 10:30 a.m.
Portico, LaPenta School of Business
The Class of 1970 will dress for the Jubilarian Mass, robing in their caps and gowns and be presented with their 50th anniversary gold medals by members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and members of the Christian Brothers. The Class of 1970 will then take a class picture of the steps of the Robert V. LaPenta Student Union. Registration required
Class of 1970 Jubilarian Mass 11:30 a.m.
Hagerty Room, Hynes Athletics Center
The Class of 1970 will take part in a Mass, as honored guests of the College, celebrating their golden anniversary. All Golden Gaels are welcome to this Mass. Registration required
Class of 1970 Jubilarian Lunch 12:30 p.m.
Thomas J. Burke Lounge, Spellman Hall
Following Mass, at a sit-down luncheon, Jubilarians will receive their special Golden Gael pins and their 50th reunion certificates. Registration required