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Commuter Student Association (CSA)

Are you a commuter or off-campus student?
Feel like your not getting the full college experience?
Want to get involved?
Then join the Commuter Student Association!
We're here to help!

  • Stay in the know of what's happening on campus!
  • Get involved and participate in events!
  • Meet other commuter students!
  • Bond with residents!
  • Make IONA a better place by sharing your suggestions and concerns!


The Commuter Student Association (CSA) is an organization specifically for commuter and off-campus residents of the Iona College community. We are an organization that gives commuter students a place to go to state their comments and concerns about commuter life. We are also an organization that gives commuters and off-campus students a way to get involved in the Iona College community and the New Rochelle community at large. We are a unified coalition of students who work together to try and make positive changes to commuter life. We sponsor events to unify commuter and off-campus students to bridge the gap between residential life on campus and students who live outside of campus. In addition to all this, our goal is to have fun doing it!

To join the Commuter Student Association, send us your comments, or to find out about our meetings and events, please contact: Bear Winterroll.

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Meetings are at noon. Location: TBA

Fall Meeting Dates:
  • September 7
  • September 21
  • October 5
  • October 19
  • November 2
  • November 16
  • November 30

Executive Board:

  • President: Bear Winterroll
    Bear Winterroll is a junior majoring in Public Relations. He commutes from Scarsdale.
  • Vice President: Kathryne Gerol
    Kathryne Gerol is a sophomore majoring in biology. She commutes from Eastchester.
  • Secretary: Betsy Vuksanaj
    Betsy Vuksanaj is a sophomore majoring in finance. She commutes from New Rochelle.
  • Public Relations: Kathleen Kramer
    Kathleen Kramer is a sophomore majoring in business. She commutes from City Island.
  • Community Service Chair: Katie O’Brien
    Katie O’Brien is a senior majoring in accounting. She commutes from New Rochelle.
  • Club Advisor: Michele Nelson
    Director of Off-Campus and Commuter Services

Our Philanthropies

Justin’s Wings of Hope

Justin’s Wings of Hope: The Justin Samela Miceli Foundation is a non-profit organization with the goal of preserving Justin's life and memory. It was started in 2008 after his sudden passing. Justin had been a commuter student at Iona. 

Cards of Hope

CSA hosts Cards of Hope each fall to honor Justin's memory and legacy of community engagement. During this event, students write cards to members of the community who they want to recognize for their contributions to Iona and New Rochelle.

Peace OUTside Campus

Lindsey Marie Bonistall was a 20-year-old sophomore journalism major at the University of Delaware. Lindsey was murdered in her off-campus apartment while away at school on May 1, 2005. As CSA represents both commuters and Iona’s off–campus students, we work with Peace OUTside Campus, founded by Lindsey’s parents, to raise awareness about off-campus student safety.


  • Ice Cream Social
    Monday, August 21 at 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    Spellman Portico
  • SGA Luau
    Monday, August 21 at 5 p.m.
    LaPenta Lot
  • Welcome Breakfast
    Tuesday, August 22 at 8:30 – 10 a.m.
    Spellman Portico
  • GAB & Go
    Tuesday, August 22 at 5 – 6 p.m.
    Spellman Portico
  • Meet & Treats with the CAs
    Wednesday, August 23 at 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
    Spellman, Vitanza Commons
  • Freshman Convocation
    Tuesday, August 24 at Noon – 1 p.m.
    Hynes Athletics Center
  • Mass of the Holy Spirit
    Friday, August 25 at Noon – 1 p.m.
    Ginko Tree
  • GAB & Go
    Tuesday, August 29 at Noon – 1 p.m.
    Spellman Portico
  • Involvement Fair
    Thursday, August 31 at 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Mazzella Field (Rain Site: Mulcahy Gym)
  • GAB: Stuff-a-Bear
    Friday, September 1 at Noon – 1 p.m.
    LaPenta, End Zone
  • Meet & Treats with the CAs
    Wednesday, September 6 at 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
    Spellman, Vitanza Commons
  • Game Room Tournament
    Thursday, September 14 at Noon – 1 p.m.
    LaPenta, Game Room
  • Speaker: Fr. Greg Boyle
    Tuesday, September 19 at Noon – 1 p.m.
    Mulcahy Gym
  • Coffee House
    Wednesday, September 20 at 9 – 11:30 p.m.
    Spellman, Vitanza Commons
  • MADW: Cards of Hope
    Thursday, October 5 at Noon – 1 p.m.
    LaPenta, End Zone
  • Homecoming Weekend
    October 13 – October 15
    Stay tuned for the calendar of weekend events!
  • Commuter Thanksgiving
    Thursday, November 16 at Noon – 1 p.m.
    LaPenta, End Zone
  • Hospitality Supper
    Every Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
    Montgomery House
  • Student Government Legislation Meetings
    Every Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
    LaPenta, McGrath Room (2nd Floor)