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Dr. Nyre with students

Parent & Family Orientation Schedule

8:30-10 a.m.: Registration
Location: Robert V. LaPenta Student Union
Welcome to Orientation! Students can check-in, get their photo I.D. picture taken, change their student account password and register for classes.

8:30-10 a.m.: Breakfast
Location: Mulcahy Gymnasium
Head into the gym to enjoy breakfast and coffee.

10-10:30 a.m.: Family Orientation Leader Introductions & Meet the Community
Location: Hegarty Room, Hynes Athletics Center 
Get to know the Orientation Leaders (OLs) who will be guiding you around throughout the day. Following that, you will have the chance to visit tables around the room and meet representatives from various departments on campus. 
 
10:45-11:15 a.m.: An Iona Welcome
Location: Mulcahy Gymnasium, Hynes Athletics Center 
Time to welcome the Class of 2021 and family members to campus.
 
11:30 a.m.-noon: Residential Life 
Location: Murphy Auditorium, Murphy Center
Learn more about living on campus. Meet the Residential Life staff and hear about residence hall policies and important information you need to know as you help your students move into their new home. You will also learn more about Campus Safety and Security on campus.
 
11:30 a.m.-noon: Commuter Life 
Location: Romita Auditorium, Ryan Library
Meet the staff of the Office of Off-Campus & Commuter Services to learn more about what it is like for your students to commute to Iona and some helpful tips for their first semester. In addition, you will hear about various services offered to assist commuters in their transition to Iona and learn more about Campus Safety and Security on-campus.
 
12:10-12:40 p.m.: Financial Planning 
Location: Murphy Auditorium, Murphy Center
Learn more about financial aid, payment plans and resources available to ensure you are prepared with a financial plan that works for you.

12:45-1:30 p.m.: Student Financial Services Consultations/Explore Iona
Location; Hegarty Room, Hynes Athletics Center 
You will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with a financial aid counselor as needed. You may also take this time to visit the bookstore or any on-campus offices.
 
1:30-2:15 p.m.: Lunch 
Location: Mulcahy Gymnasium, Hynes Athletics Center 
Enjoy lunch with other Iona families!
 
2:30-3:15 p.m.: Counseling Services
Location: Mulcahy Gym, Hynes Athletics Center
Meet the staff of our Counseling Center and learn about the services offered to assist your students’ with their transition and throughout their Iona experience. 
 
3:30-4:15 p.m.: Rotation I
Group A, Academics at Iona
Location: School of Business -- Romita Auditorium, Ryan Library
Location: School of Arts & Science -- Murphy Auditorium, Murphy Center
Meet representatives from Iona’s academic schools. They will speak about offered programs, requirements, the core curriculum and academic calendar as well as provide time to answer your questions. 
 
Group B, Support Services 
Location: McGrath Room, LaPenta Student Union
Hear from various departments on-campus that will be integral to your students’ success during their first year at Iona. These include Career Development and the Samuel Rudin Academic Resource Center.
 
4:20-5:05 p.m.: Rotation II
Group B, Academics at Iona
Location: School of Business -- Romita Auditorium, Ryan Library
Location: School of Arts & Science -- Murphy Auditorium, Murphy Center
Meet representatives from Iona’s schools. They will speak about offered programs, requirements, the core curriculum and academic calendar, as well as provide time to answer your questions.
 
Group A, Support Services 
Location: McGrath Room, LaPenta Student Union
Hear from various departments on-campus that will be integral to your students’ success during their first year at Iona. These include Career Development and the Samuel Rudin Academic Resource Center.
 
5:10-5:40 p.m.: Family Send-Off
Location: Spellman Portico
Join other Iona families for a send-off reception to conclude your first day as a member of the Iona community.