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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What does it cost to live on campus?

    The cost to live on campus can be found on the Student Financial Services Tuition and Fee Schedule.
  • Residence Hall Agreement Termination / Cancellation Information

    Once the Residence Hall Agreement is submitted it signifies an agreed commitment between the student and the College. The student is making the commitment to live in Iona College housing for the full academic year, and the College is committed to providing the student housing for the full academic year. If the Residence Hall Agreement is broken and the student leaves Iona College housing, (with the exception of a student’s graduation, documented serious illness or participation in an Iona College sponsored Study Abroad Program); the housing deposit is forfeited and a fee is assessed based on when notification is received by the Office of Residential Life.

    All students must provide notification to the Office of Residential Life that they will no longer be living in housing.

    Please contact the Residence Life Main Office at (914) 633-2336.

    The top of the Residence Hall Agreement reads:

    IMPORTANT
    By completing the Residence Hall Agreement, (the “Agreement”) the student recognizes that they are making a contractual commitment to Iona College housing for the entire academic year which includes both the fall and spring semester. Additionally, the student understands that the Agreement is binding when it is signed by the student, and delivered to the College accompanied with the non-refundable housing deposit. Early cancellation by applicant can only be made according to the terms and provisions cited herein. The Office of Residential Life houses students who complete and sign all forms and qualify for housing based on admission qualifications and as space permits. Only full-time (minimum of 12 credits) matriculated students enrolled at Iona College may occupy a room in a residence hall. Other students may be eligible if space is available and at the discretion of the Director of Residential Life or his designee. See detailed information regarding tuition and fees.
     

    The Residence Hall Agreement also states:

    4. LENGTH OF AGREEMENT
    This Housing Agreement is a binding document, which obligates a student to live in College residence halls for the entire academic year or the remaining portion thereof. This Agreement may not be cancelled at any time with the exception of a student's graduation, documented serious illness or participation in an Iona College sponsored Study Abroad Program. Students who cancel this agreement for reasons other than those set forth herein shall be responsible for the following schedule of fees associated with their cost of room for the length of this Agreement, including costs incurred to repair any damage to the Student's room and/or common area. This agreement constitutes a license for use of College accommodations and is not a lease. Resident students must vacate and return all keys no later than 24 hours after their last exam or 6 p.m. on the final day of the exam period. Residence halls are closed during the Thanksgiving, Winter Recess, Spring, Easter and Summer vacation periods, with exceptions based on the prior written approval of the Director of Residential Life. The fee schedule is as follows:
     
    Termination Charge Policy for Cancellation of this agreement:
    If you chose to leave college housing after submitting a Residence Hall Agreement, you forfeit your $250 housing deposit and a housing breakage fee will be assessed based on when notification is received by Residential Life and the following schedules:

    2017 - 2018

      Withdrawal from Housing:
    Fall 2017 semester
    Withdrawal from Housing:
    Spring 2018 semester
    Amount Charged Date(s) Residential Life receives official notification: Date(s) Residential Life receives official notification:
    $750 Fee Charge* Before 5/13/17 Before 10/14/17
    25% of term room charge* 5/14/17 to 5/31/17 10/15/17 to 10/31/17
    50% of term room charge* 6/1/17 to 6/30/17 11/1/17 to 11/30/17
    75% of term room charge* 7/1/17 to 7/31/17 12/1/17 to 12/31/17
    100% of term room charge* 8/1/17 or later (until move-in) 1/1/18 or later (until move-in)

    *All housing deposits are non-refundable. Students who can prove a significant change in academic, medical or financial circumstances since signing this agreement may petition for a waiver of this charge to a Hearing Board comprised of members from Student Financial Services and the Division of Student Life.

    To petition for a waiver and prove a significant change in academic, medical or financial circumstances since submitting the Residence Hall Agreement, fill out the following form: 
     
  • Can Incoming First Year and Transfer Students request a roommate, residence hall, or type of housing?

    The Office of Residential Life encourages students to meet as many new people as possible and do not discriminate when assigning roommates based on race, religion, sexual orientation, nationality or culture.

    Incoming First Year students who have completed and submitted the Residence Hall Agreement are given access to the Roommate Search tool following the June Summer Orientation sessions, with which they are able to request one roommate for the upcoming academic year. Requests for additional roommates can be made through the Roommate Search tool, but our department only guarantees placement with each student’s first confirmed roommate. Housing assignments are made manually for incoming first-year students and are typically sent out by email in early July.

    Incoming First Year students live in East HallLoftus Hall or Rice Hall.

    Incoming Transfer students live in the Apartments at EastchesterConese HallRice Hall or Hales Hall.

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  • What are the residence hall rooms furnished with?

    Each room has a bed (twin, extra long), desk, chair, dresser and closet space for each resident.

    For one stop shopping to find bed sheets and other supplies for your residence hall room please click here.
  • When will I receive information about my housing placement?

    The Office of Residential Life sends out housing assignments after the last Orientation session in July.
  • Can I request a room/housing assignment change?

    A professional staff member (a Residence Hall Director, the Assistant Director, or the Director of Residential Life) in the Office of Residential Life must approve all changes.

    During the first week of the fall and spring semester the Office of Residential Life verifies that students are here and in their proper housing assignment to confirm that our records are accurate.  It is for this reason that room/housing assignment changes are not permitted until after the first week of the fall and spring semester.  Changes are permitted after the first week of the fall and spring semester.  Students who would like to request a room/housing assignment change should contact their Resident Assistant or their Residence Hall Director.
  • Are freshmen and sophomore residential students allowed to have cars on campus?

    No, freshmen and sophomore residential students are not allowed to have cars or any other motor vehicles on campus.
  • Is housing available during break periods and when the college is closed (Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring, Summer, etc.)?

    Housing is available. The Office of Residential Life will always work to accommodate the needs of long distance and international students.

    Please contact our office for more information.

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