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New Student Orientation FAQs: Summer

  • When is Orientation?

    The Summer 2020 Orientation sessions will be held on the following dates:

    Session 1: Monday, June 8-Tuesday, June 9, 2020

    Session 2: Thursday, June 11-Friday, June 12, 2020

    Session 3: Tuesday, June 16-Wednesday, June 17, 2020
  • Where can I register for Orientation?

  • How do I know if my registration went through?

    You will receive an email confirmation which will provide you with any additional information. If you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

  • I can no longer go to the session I registered for, how do I change my orientation dates?

    Simply revisit www.iona.edu/orientation and re-register with the changed date or updated information. Our system will automatically change the session date or update numbers of guests or family members that may be joining you. If for some reason you cannot change your session date, please email us at orientation@iona.edu.
  • Is there a deadline to register for orientation?

    We encourage students to register ASAP so they are able to reserve a spot for Orientation. If you need additional assistance please feel free to email orientation@iona.edu or call (914) 633-2360.
  • What do I do if online registration is already closed?

    If you need to change your orientation date please feel free to email your full name, contact number and new date requested to orientation@iona.edu.

  • When is Registration & Check-In? Where do I check in once I arrive at Iona?

    Registration & Check-In will be taking place on the first day of your Orientation session at 8:30 a.m. in Loftus Hall on North Avenue. Breakfast will be provided to students and their families beginning at 9 a.m. There will be student Orientation Leaders stationed around the campus to direct you. Be certain to check your email and revisit this website for updated information as the date of the event gets closer.
  • Can I bring my car to orientation? Where do I park my car?

    Yes, you may bring your car to campus for Orientation. Students and parents must then park their cars in the parking garage. The garage is located near the Hynes East Gymnasium.
  • Do students have to stay overnight at orientation?

    All students attending a June Orientation session spend the night on campus in the Residence Halls. Orientation activities run late into the evening and start up again early in the morning. Staying on-campus for the night, even if you plan on commuting to Iona in the fall, allows you to meet many other students and gain a better understanding and feel for the Iona campus community. Plus - it's FUN!
  • What should I bring with me?

    • picture ID
    • sunscreen
    • comfortable shoes
    • print out of your class schedule
    • Health Immunization forms

    All students will be staying in the Residence Halls overnight. Be certain to bring the following:

    • sleeping bag or twin bed linens
    • blanket
    • pillow
    • towel
    • toiletries
    • pajamas or clothes to sleep in
    • any needed medicine

    The attire for New Student Orientation is casual but neat. An orientation shirt will be provided at check-in and all will be encouraged to wear it, but please bring the following with you:

    • pants, jeans, and shorts (of appropriate length)
    • comfortable shirts as you may be moving around and in them for most of the day
    • a sweater or sweatshirt as sometimes the rooms are cool
    • closed toe shoes/sneakers (in addition to any sandals and/or open toe shoes)
    • a change of clothes for the evening activities
    • a change of clothes for Day 2 of orientation

    Optional: Your laptop, so you can connect your device to Iona's wireless network before class begins.

  • My ID/Password is not working.

    Please feel free to contact the Iona help desk to assist you at (914) 633-2635.
  • When is Parent/Family Orientation and is it mandatory?

    Parent and Family Orientation is only on the first day of each orientation session starting at 8:30 a.m. We anticipate the Parent and Family Orientation session to conclude at latest 3 p.m. While the Parent/Family Orientation is not mandatory, it is strongly recommended. This orientation provides parents with campus information including, but not limited to, wellness and safety, financial services, and campus resources.
  • Do parents stay on campus?

    No, parents do not stay on campus. Please visit: https://www.iona.edu/student-life/housing-living-environments/neighborhood-information/restaurants-hotels.aspx for a list of hotels in the area, if you will be needing a place to stay for the first day of orientation.