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Information and Updates for the Iona Community on Coronavirus


Welcome to Iona!

New Student Orientation Summer 2021

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Our orientation experience will be broken up into four parts in order to welcome our newest Gaels in the safest and most exciting environment possible:

  • Part 1: Virtual Orientation Welcome Kick Off Session
  • Part 2: Experience Gael Nation – In-Person, On-Campus (Optional Session)
  • Part 3: Orientation One-Credit Course
  • Part 4: New Student Welcome Days

Part 1: Virtual Orientation Welcome Kick Off Session

Iona looks forward to welcoming all our newest Gaels at New Student and Family Orientation! The safety and well-being of our students has always been Iona’s top priority. As such, we will be offering a robust online kick off Orientation program beginning in June.

Orientation Welcome Sessions:

  • Monday, June 7, 2021, 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 10, 2021, 5-6:30 p.m.

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Part 2: Experience Gael Nation: In-Person, On-Campus

Optional Session

Students have the opportunity to register for an optional, in-person campus experience as part of the Orientation program. Experience Gael Nation programs will be based on cohort interests and will allow an opportunity to connect to students and staff with similar interests, explore facilities, and engage in programs of interest.

Our Experience Gael Nation programs are tentatively scheduled to run from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Session Dates:

  • Experience Gael Nation – Performing Arts
    • Tuesday, June 15, 2021
  • Experience Gael Nation – Service and Leadership
    • Thursday, June 17, 2021
  • Experience Gael Nation – Service and Leadership
    • Monday, June 21, 2021

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Students will have opportunities to join together, share their passion for performance, and engage with professional and student leadership! Join us to learn more about Iona’s growing Performing Arts program. Offerings currently include Dance, Music (Instrumental & Vocal), and Theatre.

Thursday, June 17, 2021
Monday, June 21, 2021

Students will join together to learn more about fulfilling the mission of Iona College on campus, in the community, and throughout the globe. Gaels have a deep connection to many causes including but not limited to environmental sustainability, social justice, and food insecurities. Participants will learn about community partnerships and have the opportunity to take part in an active service project with one another.

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Part 3: Orientation One-Credit Course

Students will be able to participate in a free, one-credit course throughout the summer. Here students will engage with our orientation staff and campus partners to learn more about Iona College. All students will be instructed to register for their course during Summer Session III when they register for their Fall 2021 classes.

Students will utilize the GoOrientation online orientation program as a course supplement and “virtual textbook” for the course. The content includes helpful campus resources and tips that will remain available to students throughout the year!

Part 4: New Student Welcome Days - August 28-30, 2021

Iona College is looking forward to welcoming our new students at our Welcome Days at the start of the Fall semester. Students will get to meet their orientation leader, campus partners, and learn more about the Iona Community!

Please note all dates and details are subject to change.

Our Orientation Staff

Here at Iona, our orientation staff is made up of professional orientation coordinators as well as well as a group of Orientation Leaders.

Our orientation coordinators help manage the day to day operations of Orientation. Our coordinators are there to assist and aid families through the registration process, answer any questions and guide families in the right direction.

Our Orientation Leaders play a crucial role in assisting new students and families at the college. Orientation Leaders help new students and their families transition into the college experience and are here to answer any questions that you may have about Gael Nation!

Interested in becoming an Orientation Leader?

Help Iona welcome our new students into Gael Nation! Applications for Orientation Leaders are available now! Email for details on how to apply!

Resources for Past Orientation Attendees

Please find the Virtual Orientation Supplement for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 at

Questions? Concerns?

Visit our Orientation FAQ page and continue to check your Iona College email often for upcoming announcements. You may also contact our Orientation team at