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Resources for Commencement Weekend

Whether you are looking for a bite to eat, flowers for your favorite graduate or even a ride from the train station, we’ve got you covered!

Please explore the resources that will be available on- and off-campus during Commencement weekend below.

On-Campus Resources


Ground floor of the LaPenta Student Union

  • Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Iona College Bookstore

Main floor of the LaPenta Student Union

  • Friday, May 20: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 21: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Crimson Rose Florist

Crimson Rose Florist will be on campus for all of your floral needs! If you would like to reserve a bouquet ahead of time, please call (914) 664-4666.

Gael Express Shuttle

Getting to the Ceremony

The Gael Express will begin running shuttles from the New Rochelle train station starting at 8 a.m. Shuttles will depart from the station as they are filled and will run continuously throughout the day.

Getting to New Rochelle Train Station

After each ceremony, shuttles will run to the New Rochelle train station. The pick-up location will be up the road from Mazzella Field toward the main North Avenue entrance of campus in front of McSpedon Hall, across from the Advising Center. See walking directions here.

If you have any questions, please call (914) 633-2560.


We invite those who can’t attend in person to join us in celebrating the Class of 2022 via the livestream.

Local Businesses & Special Discounts

Please support our local businesses offering discounts on Commencement day!

Beechmont Tavern

Free desserts for the table with code IONAGRAD2022
750 North Avenue, New Rochelle
(914) 636-9533 (call for reservations)
Hours: Sun-Sat 11am-2am
Indoor seating only; street parking

Rocbody Fitness Cafe

10% discount with code IONAGRAD2022
620 North Avenue, New Rochelle
(914) 365-2000
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-9pm

Crotty’s Cheesesteaks

10% discount with code IONAGRAD2022
8 Eastchester Road, New Rochelle
(914) 636-7000
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm and Fri/Sat 11am-midnight

Mirage Restaurant

Free dessert with code IONAGRAD2022
690 North Avenue, New Rochelle
(914) 740-5755
Hours: 9am-11pm
Indoor & outdoor seating; parking behind restaurant

Buffalo Wild Wings

10% discount with code IONAGRAD2022
33 Lecount Place, New Rochelle
(914) 637-9453 (Reservations through OpenTable)
Indoor seating only; municipal parking