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Iona College Prepares for Move-In Day


New Rochelle, NY (August 23, 2013) Preparations for the beginning of Iona’s fall semester 2013 reach a high point on Sunday, August 25, with new student Move-In Day.   Approximately 600 freshmen will be moving into campus residence halls between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

About 600 returning students, including most of Iona’s student athletes, will be helping freshmen and their families as well.  Other continuing students will move in on Monday, with nearly 1,400 students in total living in Iona residences this year.

Local business owners are also ready for the return of Iona’s more than 3,800 total undergraduate and graduate students as the fall semester official begins with the start of classes on Tuesday, August 27. 

Recently opened Gemelli’s will offer services to students for its first full year. Manager Nicholas Mancini says, “Iona students and faculty have been a main key to North Avenues success from the business side. Without Iona being in session, North Avenue isn’t the same.”

Blackboard Pizza owner Vincent Gentile says he is excited and ready for a lot of work: “During the school year, things get wild. But it’s an organized chaos.”

Founded in 1940, Iona College is a four-year private, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education. It is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona offers undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs.