NEW ROCHELLE, NY - Excitement about the new 2016-17 academic year began as Iona College hosted its annual move-in days for its student residents. On Sunday and Monday, August 21-22, more than 1,400 students moved into Loftus, Conese, South, East and Rice Halls in addition to the new, seven-story North Avenue Residence Hall.
The North Avenue Residence Hall broke ground in May 2015 and just shy of 15 months later opened for occupancy. With the doors now open, Iona increased the quality and quantity of residential housing options for students on campus and helped participate in the revitalization of North Avenue, an important New Rochelle thoroughfare.
The seven-story structure includes commercial use facilities on the ground floor and six floors of student housing. It was the second residence hall to open at Iona in four years, following East Hall in the center of campus. Plans for the street-level retail space are still in the works as the College searches for a partner to benefit both students and the New Rochelle and lower Westchester communities. The 300-plus students now living in the North Avenue Residence Hall have benefited from the tireless efforts of many at Iona working around clock to prepare for the move in day