Our Traditions

IE University’s contagious spirit and pride have grown tremendously over the years, bolstered by exciting campus-wide events and programs.

Join in, have fun, and become a part of IE’s lively events and longstanding traditions. Remembering where we came from unites us as a community and an institution, and helps us understand how we got where we are today. Though we honor the past, we are also defined by innovation, so we’re always looking for new ideas and connections. Bring your friends along and help us keep our rich campus traditions alive and strong.


IE Day


IE Day is a celebration of the #iespirit. Campus Life invites the entire IE Community to come together and celebrate why #weareie. On this day, we all turn blue! Held directly at the IE Madrid Center, IE Day is a social event, gathering students, staff, faculty, and alumni, who come together, participate in fun activities, share their favorite moments at IE, and of course create new moments together. An afternoon filled with GAMES, FOOD, RAFFLE PRIZES and many more surprises.


On this day, experts from around the world offer insight into how they’ve pioneered sustainable change over the course of their professional careers. Through a series of informative panels, they’ll advance our understanding of the mind and detail the skill sets necessary for leadership, decision making and entrepreneurship.

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IE China Club organizes this event to celebrate the arrival of the Chinese New Year. The celebration includes traditional Chinese art forms such as dances, martial arts, Changing Face, the Beijing Opera and Chinese instrumental and vocal performances.

IEU Spring Ball

Every year in March or April, the IEU Student Government hosts the IEU Spring Ball, inviting all undergraduate students to a memorable gala full of surprises and awards, as well as food, drinks and music. The party doesn’t stop ‘til dawn.
Make Art Work

Make Art Work Conference

IE Make Art Work conference is a joint effort between IE Arts & Business Club and IE Campus Life that aims to celebrate the value of Humanities at IE and bring together renowned companies, experts of the arts world and students interested in non-conventional business models and willing to deepen their knowledge in diverse arts fields.

Theater Performance

IEU Theater is a student-led initiative that puts on annual productions. Students work with professionally-trained teachers who encourage them to explore their artistic sides and help them in the learning process.

Doñana Trip

Since 2013, IE has helped reforest nearly 25 hectares of the Doñana National Park. IE was also named the biggest donor in WWF's 100 Empresas Por Los Bosques project. Every year, a group of 30 students travels to Doñana to donate the proceeds from the school’s Print On Demand Service. The students also make a direct impact by planting trees in the valley themselves.

Orientation Week

At IE, we like to welcome our first-year students with an orientation week full of memorable activities and events. The week kicks off with an opening ceremony and our club fair. These events are followed by various workshops and an exciting closing party meant to create lasting bonds between students.


A group of students organizes this annual, independent TED event at IE. Every year TEDxIE Madrid returns with a new theme and the promise of an unforgettable and inspiring experience for all involved. More information is available at



After completing a public speaking course offered each October, IE students can join the IEU Debate team. The team participates in several different competitions, including The Academic, British Parliament and MUN (Model United Nations). These take place throughout the year, both in Spain and abroad.

Tech IE


Once a year, all undergraduate and master’s tech clubs at IE come together to share knowledge about the current trends in artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, cybersecurity, the Internet of things and robotics together with companies such as, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Cabify, Deliveroo, Sephora, Revolut or BCG amongst many others.

IE Creativity Day

This day highlights the importance of creativity and innovation in our everyday lives. It takes place at IE Creativity Center in Segovia on the last Wednesday in January.


The IE Africa Club, comprised of both African and non-African students, aims to increase awareness of opportunities on the African continent. Through IE Africa Day, the club aims to bring the continent’s rich cultures to the fore and challenge myths about Africa’s role in our increasingly global world.


IE Global Village

Global Village, one of IE’s most traditional festivals, celebrates the wealth of cultural diversity on campus. Throughout the event, students from around the world share information about their home countries’ cultures and organize traditional music and dance performances.

IE Humanities Week

This week-long celebration of the humanities takes place in the spring. The event offers members of the IE community an important chance to reflect on one of the university’s core values, and on their personal journeys of discovery and thinking.

IE Sports Day

This is the perfect afternoon for any sports lover. Don’t miss your chance to visit a sports pavilion in Madrid or Segovia, all while taking part in all types of sports and obstacle courses.

Ignacio Llopis and Octavi Oliu

Ignacio Llopis and Octavi Oliu are two IE University students who study at the Segovia campus. Ignacio’s parents are from Valencia, but he’s lived in Brazil, Canada and Madrid. Octavi is from Barcelona and has studied in England and the US. These two 20-year-old students, enrolled in the BBA + BIR and BBA + LLB programs, respectively, have different hobbies and different tastes. However, both are curious, active and love to travel. That’s why they decided to embark on a very special adventure called UniRaid: a 2,500km trek throughout the Moroccan desert without GPS in order to raise money for charity.

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Represent IE University in a wide range of team and individual sports, in both competitive and recreational atmospheres.

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IE Clubs

With over 120 student clubs and organizations, students have the opportunity to connect with peers over shared interests, or dive into something totally new.

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IE Creativity Center

Segovia’s historic Casa de la Moneda has been transformed into a space dedicated to the exchange of ideas, and projects related to culture, art and entrepreneurship.

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Calle Cardenal Zúñiga, 12 - 40003 SEGOVIA
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