Thanksgiving Break Residence Closing Information

In recognition of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the residence halls will officially closing for Thanksgiving Break.

Residence Halls close: 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Residence Halls reopen: 12 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, 2015

Residence Halls consist of Loftus, South, Conese, East, and Rice Halls, as well as the Apartments at Eastchester and all on-campus houses.

All students must leave the residential living areas by 6:00pm on Tuesday, November 24th.

Before you leave for Thanksgiving break you must do the following:
  • leave room clean
  • empty all trash
  • lock doors
  • lock windows
  • pull all shades down/close blinds
  • turn all lights off
  • turn the heat off
  • leave your sink empty
  • take home all important medications
  • take home all valuable possessions

Please take everything that you will need over the break, as your room will not be accessible while the College is closed.

Residential students who:

  • need to stay late for any reason (no transportation, night class, etc.)
  • need to stay for the entire break
  • need to return early (no transportation, etc.)
must click on the link below to submit a request. Please note that submitting this form does not guarantee you may stay or return early. If you are approved, you will receive an e-mail from Jeff Barker, Coordinator of Housing Operations ( with this information beginning Wednesday November 18thRequests to stay/ extend your stay or return early must be submitted via this form no later than Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 at 5:00pm. Email requests for extensions or early arrivals will not be honored.

Submit Your Thanksgiving Break Request Here

Please note that students wishing to stay for non-Iona commitments will be charged a fee of $40 per night. This does not include international or long-distance students. The fee can be paid cash or check in the Office of Residential Life located in LaPenta (2nd floor).

Any student who remains in the residence halls, apartments or houses after 6:00pm on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 without approval  from Jeff Barker (  are in violation of policy  and are subject to disciplinary action.


  • All halls, apartments and houses are closing for Thanksgiving break on: Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 at 6:00pm
  • Requests to stay past 6:00pm on Tuesday, November 24th must be submitted by: Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 at 5:00pm
  • All halls, apartments, and houses will reopen: Sunday, November 29th  at 12:00pm