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Intern Housing

During the summer months from May to August, the Office of Conference Services at Iona College provides residential housing on campus. Dates of Summer 2018 Intern Housing will be announced in the coming months. Summer Intern Housing at Iona College is ideal for:
  • College students (ages 18 years and older) who have internships in NYC, Westchester County and lower Fairfield County.
  • College students (ages 18 years and older) who are taking courses at local colleges or universities.
  • Professionals who need short-term housing while visiting the area to attend academic or professional conferences.
To be eligible for Summer Intern Housing, individuals must provide either proof of internship or enrollment in a local college or university or proof of registration for a conference. All guests must be over the age of 18; otherwise, they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Application Process

To be considered for summer intern housing, students will be required to complete an application. The new 2018 application will be posted in the coming months.


As of Summer 2017 the following requirements must be met in order to be considered for intern housing:
  • A minimum two-week stay is required. Dates of stay have to be submitted to Office of Conference Services no less than two weeks prior to your planned arrival date.
  • Proof of employment/internship or enrollment in courses at a local college or university (offer and acceptance letters) and registration for conference.
  • Full payment for the duration of your stay is required two weeks prior to your arrival date.

Rent and Payment Information

The following information is to provide you with an example of how much the intern housing program cost as of Summer 2017. Prices for the Summer 2018 Intern Housing season may vary.

Rent is $325 per person, per week, for a single room. For a double room, the rent is $275 per person, per week. Individual nights are $65 per person, per night for a single room. For a double room, the cost is $55 per person, per night.

Full payment can be made via check payable to Iona College or by credit card via the Office of Conference Services' online payment system by intern, company or place of employment.

In the event that additional charges are incurred during the intern’s stay at the College, including, without limitation, charges resulting from damage to College property or lost keys, the credit card on file will be charged accordingly.

Apartment Information

All interns will reside in Conese Hall unless specified otherwise. Each apartment holds between four and nine people. There are four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a kitchenette space in each suite. Interns will share the living area and kitchen within each apartment.

Interns are assigned room reservations on a first-come, first-served basis. Interns may request a roommate. If you have a preferred roommate, please list the individual’s name on the application. The Office of Conference Services reserves the right to make all housing assignments according to availability of space.

Iona College is located in New Rochelle, 20 miles from Midtown Manhattan. Housing accommodations include:
  • Private bedrooms available
  • Kitchens available on-site
  • Laundry located on-site
  • Air-conditioned accommodations
  • Free internet services
  • Cable-ready bedrooms
  • Close proximity to dining options
  • Vending machines on-site
  • 15 minute walk to New Rochelle train station which includes Metro North and Amtrak

Items to Bring

Individuals should consider bringing the following items, as they are not provided by the Office of Conference Services:

  • Kitchen appliances and utensils. In-suite and community kitchen supplies are not furnished by the College.
  • Desk or floor lamp to supplement in-room lighting
  • Standard twin-xl sheets, pillow, pillowcase, blanket, washcloth and towels
  • Power outlet strip (surge-protected only)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Television
  • Cleaning supplies

What Not to Bring

We invite you to bring items that will make your stay enjoyable, but the following items are prohibited:

  • Additional furniture
  • Pets
  • Non-surge protected extension cords
  • Halogen lamps
  • Candles and Incense
  • Flammable liquids
  • Explosives, including fireworks
  • Weapons, including switch-blade and butterfly knives, spears, swords souvenir weapons or chemicals
  • Firearms, including ammunition, tasers or pellet/BB/air/paintball guns
  • Alcohol, if underage
  • Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia 

Check-In Information

Interns must contact Robert DiSapia at two weeks prior to arrival and schedule a two-hour window of time to check in. 

Upon check-in, interns must provide photo ID (a valid driver’s license, passport or student ID). Interns will be issued a temporary ID and key to their assigned room.

Detailed information on check-in procedures, times and locations will be included in your registration confirmation email. Please print this email for your reference. Additional information will be provided via email during the summer to all intern housing guests.

Check-Out Information

A final apartment inspection with the Office of Conferences is mandatory before check-out. A scheduled date and time for inspection must be made at least three working days in advance of your departure. Interns must return the room to its original configuration. In addition, trash must be emptied and the room cleaned. ´╗┐Additional cleaning fees will be charged to individuals that do not return the room in the condition it was ´╗┐´╗┐received. Upon check-out, interns must return their key and temporary ID cards to the Office of Conference Services.

Cancellation Policy

For a refund of your housing payment (minus one week’s rent and the non-refundable service fee), notice of cancellation must be received in writing via email to Robert DiSapia at no less than three weeks prior to planned arrival date.

Refund Policy for Date Change

Any changes to dates of your internship that would result in a later arrival or earlier departure than your originally reserved dates must be communicated in writing via email to Robert DiSapia at no less than two weeks prior to planned arrival date. Any possible refund will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Be sure to discuss your internship and housing dates with your employer as soon as possible to avoid such situations.


Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside campus residential buildings. Those who are found smoking within the residence halls are subject to a $250 fine per room, per incident that will be assessed to the credit card on record. The Office of Conference Services reserves the right to initiate disciplinary procedures against any individuals found to be in repeated violation of this policy.


You must register your vehicle with the Office of Conference Services prior to move in. You will receive a parking permit to be displayed inside your vehicle while on campus. There is no additional charge for parking.


For health, sanitation, public safety and in consideration of others, pets of any sort are strictly prohibited. Should this policy be violated, a fine of $250 will be assessed to the credit card on record, and the intern will be instructed to remove the pet from Iona College’s premises within 24 hours. Should the intern fail to remove the pet, the animal will be removed by the College at the intern’s expense and the intern may face additional fines.  Any damage, cleaning or pest control costs associated with the presence of an unauthorized pet will be billed to the intern.

For more information or specific questions, please email Robert DiSapia at or call (914) 637-7736. We look forward to welcoming you to Iona College!