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.

Campus Life at a Glance

DJ Kellz spins at a GaelGate on Murphy Green.

GaelGates are the Iona way to have fun and get excited before home games!

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.

Killian plays against Jean Louis in cornhole.

Killian is always up for a round of cornhole!

Two Iona Players cast members raise their arms in song at Into the Woods.

The Iona Players put on stellar performances twice a year!

Students enjoy the Killian chair at an event.

"Don't mind us, we're just enjoying the most comfortable seat in the house!"

Rob Kissner and a student work with the Maker Bot.

All students are encouraged to dream, create and lead at the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

Shema dunking at the 2022 NIT.

Iona students receive free tickets to home games. Go Gaels!

Dancers at the Exchange & Interchange recital.

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

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!

The Pipers play at the University birthday party.

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

Iona Campus Store

Visit the Iona Campus Store today!

Whether you are looking for books, school supplies or the latest Iona gear, the University’s bookstore, the Iona Campus Store, is the place for you!

Iona Campus Store

Killian raises his hands in celebration.

June 12 - June 13, 2023

  • Entire New Rochelle Campus
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm


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

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

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Our scenic campuses, located just 20 miles from midtown Manhattan, truly do offer the "best of both worlds." Let us show you around, answer your questions and give you a feel of our tight-knit community.

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Drone image of campus from Summer 2022.
Four students smile and laugh on the terrace of the LaPenta School of Business.