Events & Traditions

Mara Fox Fun Run

In honor of a former Lyonite who was killed tragically in 1993 by a drunk driver, Lyons hosts one of its annual signature events: the Mara Fox 5K Run and 1 mile Fun Walk. The race raises funds for a scholarship in Mara’s name, which helps students aspiring to study abroad in Spain. In conjunction with the race, Lyons holds a semi-formal dance as part of this signature event.


Riley at the Rink

In March 2015 Lyons Hall held a new signature event to help benefit the Riley Children’s Hospital. Members of the Notre Dame Family and the children and families assisted by the Riley Children’s Foundation ice skated at the Compton Ice Arena. We’re looking forward to continuing this partnership moving forward!


On the last day of classes in the Spring Semester Lyons partners with O’Neill Hall to sponsor Recess on South Quad. All students are invited to relieve some stress and celebrate the end of classes by bouncing on inflatables and enjoying a free cookout.