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
State of the College with President Carey 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.
Room 105, Henry Lecture Hall, 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, Henry Lecture Hall, 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.  Registration required
Class of 1971 Jubilarian Mass 4:00 p.m.
Hegarty 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. The Class of 1971 will then take a class picture on the steps of Spellman Hall. 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
GAELS Choice Cabaret 6 p.m.
Murphy Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the Iona Players, the Iona Singers and the Council on the Arts. All welcome!  
Mission & Ministry Alumni Reception 7 - 9 p.m.
Atrium, LaPenta School of Business
Join the Office of Mission & Ministry as they honor:

Deacon Donald Gray, '80, '83MBA
Kelli Ann Barry-Jennings '99
Nathan Smith '00
Registration required
Men’s Basketball Maroon & Gold Scrimmage 7:30 p.m.
Arena, Hynes Athletics Center
For season ticket holders & students. Proof of vaccine required; masks required, regardless of vaccination status    
Lacrosse Alumni Kick-Off 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)

Lacrosse Alumni Game 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Mazzella Field
   
Homecoming & Reunion Weekend Hub 9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Montgomery Lot
  Registration required
History of Iona Lecture 10 a.m.
Hynes Institute, Spellman Hall
All welcome! Registration required
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
Baseball Game 11:00 a.m.
City Park, New Rochelle
Baseball vs. Monroe College  
Gallery Exhibit 11:30 a.m.
Brother Kenneth Chapman Art Gallery
All welcome!  
Swimming & Diving Meet 11:30 a.m.
Hynes Athletic Center
Meet vs. Sacred Heart & Wagner. All welcome!  
Iona College Campus Tour 11:45 a.m.
To begin in the center of campus
   
Women’s Soccer vs. Fairfield Noon
Mazzella Field
All welcome!  
Charles F. O’Donnell, Ph. D. '60 Lecture Series  Noon – 1 p.m.
Hynes Institute, Spellman Hall

“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

All welcome!

 
Spirit Exhibition (Halftime of the soccer game) 1 p.m.
Mazzella Field
All welcome!  
Food Truck Festival & Beer Garden 1 – 5 p.m.
Montgomery Parking Lot
All welcome!  
Fall Family Carnival & Pumpkin Patch 1 – 5 p.m.
Ginkgo Tree (Weather Permitting)
All welcome!  
Golden Hour Golden Gaels Gathering (’70, ’71, ’60, ’61) 1:30 p.m.
End Zone, LaPenta Student Union
  Registration required
Reunion Class Lawn Party 2 p.m.
Brother's Lawn
  Registration Required
Young Alumni Gaelgate 2 – 4 p.m.
Portico, LaPenta School of Business
   
Men’s Rugby Game vs. Indiana University 3:00 p.m.
Mazzella Field

With Hall of Fame Induction of Ray Marten ’85 at 2:40 p.m.

 

Please come celebrate Ray Marten, his family and his contribution to Iona Rugby.  

And Cheer on the Iona College Rugby Team as they take on Indiana University

All welcome!
 
Reunion Awards Ceremony
(Celebrating 2020 & 2021 Award Recipients)
6 p.m.
Thomas J. Burke Lounge, Spellman Hall
Enjoy a spectacular 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. 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.  Registration required
Class of 1970 Jubilarian Mass 11:30 a.m.
Hegarty 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. The Class of 1970 will then take a class picture on the steps of Spellman Hall. 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