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New Student Orientation 2018

Orientation Schedule

  • Session 1: June 7-8
  • Session 2: June 11-12
  • Session 3: June 14-15
  • Session 4: August 23-24

Day One:

Thursday June 7, Monday June 11, Thursday June 14, August 23

8:30-9:30 a.m.: Registration & Check-In
Location: Mulcahy Gym, Hynes Athletics Center

Welcome to Orientation! Check-in at Mulcahy Gym to receive the schedule for the day and a backpack filled with important information (and fun giveaways).

8:30-10 a.m.: Breakfast for Students
Location: Mulcahy Gymnasium, Hynes Athletics Center

After you’re finished checking in, enjoy breakfast and meet your orientation leaders.

9:30-10:05 a.m.: Meet your OL & Group
Location: Mulcahy Gymnasium, Hynes Athletics Center

Get to know the other students in your group and learn more about your orientation leader.

10:15-11 a.m.: An Iona Welcome
Location: Hynes East Gymnasium, Hynes Athletics Center

Welcome to Iona! Time to welcome the Class of 2022 to campus!
While this is a joint session for students and families, students will be sitting with their Orientation groups.

Maroon Schedule

Gold Schedule


11:10-11:55 a.m.:

Group Location Title Description
Maroon Hynes East Gymnasium, Hynes Athletics Center Class of 2022 Team Builder Join the Class of 2022 for fun filled games and activities to break the ice!
Gold Various Campus Computer Labs, Assigned by Group Get Connected Join your group in setting up your online community at Iona. Learn what you need to remain connected. In this session students will sign up for the Iona emergency text messaging system, enter emergency contact information in Peoplesoft, learn where to have access to financial statements, and more!


Noon-12:45 p.m.:

Group Location Title Description
Maroon Various Campus Computer Labs, Assigned by Group Get Connected Join your group in setting up your online community at Iona. Learn what you need to remain connected. In this session students will sign up for the Iona emergency text messaging system, enter emergency contact information in Peoplesoft, learn where to have access to financial statements, and more!
Gold Hynes East Gymnasium, Hynes Athletics Center Class of 2022 Team Builder Join the Class of 2022 for fun filled games and activities to break the ice!

All Groups

12:50-1:45 p.m.: Lunch with Academic Interest Groups
Location: Mulcahy Gymnasium, Hynes Athletics Center

Time for lunch! Each student will sit at the tables designated for the academic area they may be interested in and are intending to study. Tables will also be designated for students who are still exploring what they wish to major in. Look for your table, have a seat, and meet students within that major.

1:50-3:15 p.m.: Peer Theatre: The College Years
Location: Murphy Auditorium, Murphy Hall

We take care of each other in Gael Nation! Entertaining and honest performances address topics such as alcohol use, diversity, mental health, and sexual assault, to help you consider how to make smart choices in challenging situations.

3:20-4:30 p.m.: Keepin’ It Real
Location: Mulcahy Gym, Hynes Athletics Center

Keep it Real with your OL group as you learn more about each other and discuss diversity in your lives, while competing to win the title of Keepin’ It Real champion.

4:45-5:45 p.m.: Residential Life & Commuter Life

*Residential Students
The Real World…Life in the Residence Halls
Location: Mulcahy Gym, Hynes Athletics Center

Learn more about living on-campus. Meet the Residence Life staff and learn about Residence Hall policies and important information you need to know before moving into your new home.

*Commuter students
Road Rules…Commuting to Iona
Location: Romita Auditorium

Meet the staff of the Office of Off-Campus & Commuter Services and learn more about what it is like to commute to Iona and some helpful tips for your first semester.

5:45 p.m.: Schedule Adjustments
Location: LaPenta A, Ground Floor of the Student Union

Do you have questions regarding the schedule you made prior to Orientation? Speak with an academic advisor regarding adjustments. Please note additional advisement consultations as needed, will be available at the end of Day 2 of Orientation by appointment.
*Honors Program Advisors will be in LaPenta Lab B for questions pertaining to Honors schedule adjustments

5:45-7:15 p.m.: Dinner
Location: Mulcahy Gym, Hynes Athletics Center

Grab dinner with your group and your OL to debrief about what you learned throughout the day. Receive your Orientation t-shirt to wear Day 2 of Orientation.

6:30-7:30 p.m.: Fun on the Quad
Location: Gingko Tree, Rain Site: Mulcahy Gym

Relax, mingle, and prepare for the night ahead! There will be music, ice cream, and fun! Then meet your group members and OLs before heading to the next event!

7:45-9 p.m.: Game Show
Location: Murphy Auditorium, Murphy Hall

Compete against other members of the Class of 2022 in a trivia game show to win awesome prizes!

9-11:00pm: Iona After Dark: Blacklight Zone
Location: Hynes East Gymnasium, Hynes Athletics Center

Time to glow in the Blacklight Zone! Teams will compete in a Blacklight Dodgeball tournament. Challenge by choice, either play on the team or cheer on your teammates! Be sure to stop by the photo booth to take a photo with your group. There will also be basketball, a gaming arcade center, arts & crafts activities, and more!

Day Two:

Friday June 8, Tuesday June 12, Friday June 15, August 24

9:10-9:55 a.m.: Breakfast with OLs
Location: Mulcahy Gym, Hynes Athletics Center

Good Morning, Class of 2022! Enjoy breakfast with your OLs and your groups before heading into a full day of activities! Be sure to wear your new Iona Orientation shirt!

Maroon Schedule

Gold Schedule

10- 10:40 a.m.
Session 1

Group Location Title Description
Maroon Thomas Burke Lounge, Spellman Hall Academic Advising & Support Services Learn more about the offices working together to provide students guidance and support along the journey to academic excellence. Today you will meet the staff of the Center for Advising, the Samuel Rudin Academic Resource Center, the Student Accessibility and Disabilities Services Office, and the Office of Student Success. Each office providing services that every student will need or use in their first year at Iona.
Gold Romita Auditorium Career and Professional Development: Gael Ready! Your future starts now. Learn how the Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development works with students to help you assess your skills, interests, and values as you explore career options. We provide access to outstanding programs and resources with the goal of developing lifelong skills leading to successful and meaningful career outcomes.


10:45-11:25 a.m.
Session 2

Group Location Title Description
Maroon Romita Auditorium Career and Professional Development: Gael Ready! Your future starts now. Learn how the Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development works with students to help you assess your skills, interests, and values as you explore career options. We provide access to outstanding programs and resources with the goal of developing lifelong skills leading to successful and meaningful career outcomes.
Gold Thomas Burke Lounge, Spellman Hall Academic Advising & Support Services Learn more about the offices working together to provide students guidance and support along the journey to academic excellence. Today you will meet the staff of the Center for Advising, the Samuel Rudin Academic Resource Center, the Student Accessibility and Disabilities Services Office, and the Office of Student Success. Each office providing services that every student will need or use in their first year at Iona.


11:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Session 3

Group Location Title Description
Maroon Groups: 1-6 McGrath, LaPenta Student Union
Groups: 7-12 End Zone, LaPenta Student Union
Iona Community Take your ID picture, meet members of Campus Safety, and receive an overview of community standards at Iona.
Gold Romita Auditorium Living the Mission Learn how service and social justice work are at the heart of the Iona student experience. Find out how you can become involved and make a difference.


12:15-12:55 p.m.
Session 4

Group Location Title Description
Maroon Romita Auditorium Living the Mission Learn how service and social justice work are at the heart of the Iona student experience. Find out how you can become involved and make a difference.
Gold Groups: 13-18 End Zone, LaPenta Student Union
Groups: 19-24 McGrath, LaPenta Student Union
Iona Community Take your ID picture, meet members of Campus Safety, and receive an overview of community standards at Iona.


All Groups

12:55-2 p.m.:
Student Involvement Lunch

Location: Mulcahy Gym, Hynes Athletics Center
Meet current student leaders, learn about student life resources available to you, and explore some of the many ways to get connected outside of the classroom!


2:05-2:35 p.m.
Session 5

Group Location Title Description
Maroon Romita Auditorium Iona Fit Learn more about Iona’s wellness and health programs. Hear from members of the Counseling, Health and Athletic departments. Learn about our fitness center, intramurals, and wellness class offerings.
Gold Various Campus Computer Labs, Assigned by Group #ICFeedback&Fun How did we do and what do you do now? Tell us about your orientation experience, take the survey, and learn how to stay connected through online communities with the Orientation team and your new friends throughout the summer!


2:40-3:10 p.m.
Session 6

Group Location Title Description
Maroon Various Campus Computer Labs, Assigned by Group #ICFeedback&Fun How did we do and what do you do now? Tell us about your orientation experience, take the survey, and learn how to stay connected through online communities with the Orientation team and your new friends throughout the summer!
Gold Romita Auditorium Iona Fit Learn more about Iona’s wellness and health programs. Hear from members of the Counseling, Health and Athletic departments. Learn about our fitness center, intramurals, and wellness class offerings.


All Groups

3:15 p.m.:
Closing Session: Wrapping It Up with Killian
Location: Mulcahy Gym, Hynes Athletics Center

Time to wrap up Orientation! Say goodbye to your orientation leaders, learn more about Weeks of Welcome, view slideshows from Orientation. Learn the next steps for engaging with your group members over the summer! Following the closing, please head to the steps of Spellman Hall for a class picture.
 

4:15 pm: Move-Out from the halls 

4:15 pm: Optional: Individual Schedule Adjustment and Advisement Consultation* 
(*by appointment) Center for Academic Advisement