Student Life

Bring Your Curiosity, Find Your Community. 

Small enough that you won’t be able to walk across campus without seeing a friendly, familiar face. But also big enough that you couldn’t be bored if you tried. 

Just 20 miles north of Manhattan — in tranquil New Rochelle and Bronxville — exist tight-knit communities with endless opportunities.

Meet people and discover passions that bring out the best in you. Share the Gael spirit as you bring out the best in your peers too — across the hall, on the stage, in your favorite volunteering gig or out on the playing field.

Life at a Glance

A group of students pose at GaelGate.

GaelGate is the Iona way to have fun and get excited before a home game!

An esports player competes in a game.

The Iona University Esports team competes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).

The rowing team practices indoors.

When the rowing team isn't at beautiful Glen Island Park, they practice in the Hynes Athletics Center.

A student poses at the spring 2021 fashion show.

The Fashion Club hosts a fashion show every spring.

A student throws a cup of slime on another student.

Our "Slime-a-Gael" event is nothing but good, clean fun!

Tyson Jolly flys to the basket.

Men’s basketball guard Tyson Jolly defies gravity yet again!

Dancers at the Exchange & Interchange recital.

Nurture your creativity and express yourself through Iona’s Fine and Performing Arts programs.

Three gaels with face tattoos.

School spirit is strong on the Iona campus!

Students play cornhole at GaelGate.

Just a relaxing game of cornhole on a Saturday afternoon.

The Iona University pipe band plays at Fall Open House.

When you hear Iona’s award-winning Pipe Band you know you’re a part of #GaelNation.

Three members of the dance team smile.

The Iona Dance Team always brings the cheer!

Two sorority students smile and wave pom-poms.

With a vibrant campus life that is home to over 80 active clubs, groups and organizations, you're sure to find your place at Iona!

Campus Bookstore

Visit the Iona University Campus Bookstore today!

Whether you are looking for books, school supplies or the latest Iona gear, the Campus Bookstore is the place for you! Located in the LaPenta Student Union, the Campus Bookstore is your one-stop-shop for all things Iona.

Campus Bookstore

A student reads a book outside of the LaPenta School of Business.

September 26, 2022

  • Webinar 1
  • 8:00am - 12:00pm

September 26, 2022

  • Hynes Coworking Space (Spellman Hall)
  • 9:30am - 10:30am

September 26, 2022

  • Hynes Coworking Space (Spellman Hall)
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm


clubs, organizations and student programs on our New Rochelle campus

Student Clubs & Organizations


undergraduate students living on our New Rochelle campus

Housing Options


countries represented in the student population

International Student Services

Willow Lopez-Silvers

There's a place for everyone in sports or clubs or academics. No matter where you end up in life, you need a home to come back to.

Willow Lopez-Silvers '21

Visit Us

See For Yourself

Let us show you around campuses, tour our state-of-the-art facilities and get a taste of the Iona student experience. 

Schedule a Visit

Iona students sit on the steps of Spellman and smile and give each other one arm hugs around the shoulders.