Residence halls have been set up to reduce density.
Residence halls have been set up to reduce density so that there are no more than two people per room. Housing assignments were sent via Iona email on July 10. Multiple residential spaces have been reserved for students who need to quarantine or isolate.
Loftus Hall will consist of mostly four-person suites with two double rooms and a shared suite bathroom.
East Hall will consist of double rooms with two occupants and traditional common bathrooms shared by about 12 students each.
Conese Hall will consist of six- and eight-person suites with double rooms and two shared suite bathrooms (four people per bathroom).
Rice Hall will consist of single and double rooms with traditional common bathrooms shared by 14 to 20 students each.
Honors students will be housed on two floors in Loftus Hall.
Residence halls, including lounges and common spaces, will be restricted to use by residential students and occupancy will be reduced. Masks must be worn outside of student rooms/suites. Spaces will be cleaned regularly and disinfecting will take place throughout the day. An electrostatic sprayer will be utilized to disinfect spaces. In addition, a starter pack of disinfectant spray and/or sanitizing wipes will be provided for occupants with private bathrooms. Instructions on occupancy, distancing and wearing masks will be posted.
Common restrooms shared by all students in a residence hall floor will be cleaned regularly and disinfecting will take place throughout the day. An electrostatic sprayer will be utilized to disinfect spaces.
By the start of the semester, all students will need to have prepared a short safety plan that details what they will do should they need to quarantine or isolate, or in the event of a campus closure. Resident Assistants (RAs) will receive special training on safety protocols.
Move-in will be conducted in staggered slots from August 4 to August 9.
To promote social distancing and minimize exposure, Residential Life will carefully conduct “move-in” from Tuesday, August 4 through Sunday, August 9. Based on their building, floor, and travel distance, students will be assigned a specific date and a 2.5-hour move-in assignment. Move-in times will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 7:30 p.m.
Those students assigned to August 4, 5, and 6 will be asked to utilize the move-in window to drop off their belongings and set up their rooms, returning to take up residency on Friday, August 7 after 1 p.m. Those travelling from farther distances will be assigned to August 7, 8 and 9 and be allowed to fully move in. All new students can return to the halls on August 7 after 1 p.m.
During move-in, residents can be accompanied by two guests. These two guests are not required to have a COVID-19 test, but facial coverings and social distancing must be practiced at all times. Failure to comply with these protocols will result in removal from the campus.
Residents who require special assistance moving in should contact the Office of Residential Life. Move-in assignments have been distributed along with resident housing assignments and clear instructions for where to go and park to facilitate a smooth move-in process. Requests to move these assignments will be granted under extraordinary circumstances. All students and guests assisting with move-in processes will be required to wear face coverings at all times during the move-in process, including in the buildings and parking lots.