Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Where are there campus computers for student use?

    You can access computers in both Ryan and Arrigoni Libraries. There are also computer labs in McSpedon Hall 16, Hagan 003 and 004, and in the Robert V. LaPenta Student Union on the ground floor.
  • I have a lot of classes in one day, so I have to carry a lot of books. Do you have locker rentals?

    You can rent lockers for $25/semester in the Office of Student Development, which is located on the second floor of the LaPenta Student Union. The lockers are located on the ground floor of the Robert V. LaPenta Student Union in the Vending Lounge.
  • Where can I spend my time between classes?

    In addition to spending time in any of the dining areas on campus including the Vitanza Commons, the Robert V. LaPenta Student Union Marketplace, or Castle Cafe, commuter students can also spend time in the Arrigoni or Ryan Libraries, in any of the computer labs on campus, in empty classrooms, or in the Robert V. LaPenta Student Union. The Robert V. LaPenta Student Union has a commuter vending lounge, computer labs, a game room, a prayer room, and a TV room. Iona wants its commuters to feel at home everywhere they go on campus!
  • How do I get involved on campus?

    Iona has so many ways for commuters to get involved! Here are a few tips:
    1. Be on campus on Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays when we have the “activity hour” built into the schedule at noon. No classes take place so students can attend campus meetings and events.
    2. Join the Commuter Student Association. CSA meets every other Thursday at noon. Contact the Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services to learn more.
    3. Attend the Involvement Fair at the beginning of the academic year to learn about all of the clubs and organizations on campus. Sign up to get email blasts about meetings and events. You can also visit the Office of Student Development on the second floor of the Robert V. LaPenta Student Union.
    4. Sign up for club leadership roles that require less time on campus. For example, sign up to help make posters or flyers, or manage their social media accounts.
    5. Keep an eye on your Iona email for "This Week at Iona," a weekly email of upcoming Iona events.
    6. Participate in service projects with the Office of Mission and Ministry or apply for an Iona in Mission immersion.  Contact for more information.
    7. Get a meal plan and spend at least one meal a day on campus with friends.
    8. Get a part-time job on campus to meet people in different offices or departments.
    9. Step out of your comfort zone and make the most of your commuter experience.
    10. Ask for help if you need assistance! Contact Off-Campus and Commuter Services because it would be our honor to help with your transition to Iona!
  • Where do I go if I want to participate in service projects?

    To learn more about service and civic engagement opportunities on campus, visit the Office of Mission and Minsitry on the second floor of the Robert V. LaPenta Student Union.
  • How do I get a job on campus?

    While some offices only hire students with Federal Work Study, you can review a list of campus jobs here.

    Students can also find part-time off-campus jobs on the Center for Career Development's here.

  • Can commuters have a meal plan?

    Off-campus and commuter students can have a meal plan, but they do not have to. The commuter meal plan is flexible and can be started with as little as $100. Students eating on-campus do not pay tax when using their meal plan. However, students can also eat at any of the off-campus eateries accepting the Iona meal plan. Learn more about the Off-Campus and Commuter Student Meal Plan here.
  • How can I save money on my commute?

    MetroNorth does not offer discounts to college students. You can buy discounted MetroCards for the Beeline Bus system and New York City Subway in the Office of Student Development on the second floor of the LaPenta Student Union. These cost $20 for eight rides. Students can also look for a "Ride Share" by registering for the "Ride Share" Blackboard course. Email Michele Sampson for more information. Finally, students can use the Gael Express, a free Iona shuttle to the New Rochelle Transit Center. Review the Gael Express schedule here.