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class of 2026 AND NEW GAELS, Welcome to Iona!

Save the Date: Sunday, August 28

First-year students, we have a special day planned just for you!

  • Move-In Day for First Year Students (See Assigned Times)
  • Welcome to the U! Murphy Green, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.
    • Stop by to take photos and more!
  • Move-In Mass and Reception at Holy Family Church, 3:30 p.m.
    • Light refreshments immediately following on the lawn
  • Move-In Evening Activities
    • New Student Residential Life Session, Hynes East, 7 p.m.
      • Meet Your RA on your floor and we'll head over together!
    • Hypnotist Show, Murphy Auditorium, 8 p.m.
      • Free Admission for all first-year students!

WELCOME DAY Monday, August 29

All incoming first-year and transfer students attend the New Student orientation Welcome Day program!

This longstanding campus tradition brings together new students to hear from campus leaders and take part in their official induction ceremony into Gael Nation. The schedule of the activities allows students to prepare for the academic year to begin, take tours of campus, learn the best routes to class and to have a great kickoff to the year!

Welcome Day Schedule



Please be sure to visit our Orientation FAQs page for more information.

If you don't find the answer you're looking for, please contact us at or call the Center for Student Engagement at (914) 633-2360.

All schedules 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 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. 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!

The 2022 orientation leaders.

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 from 2020 and 2021 at

Questions? Concerns?

Please contact the Orientation team at and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.

*Please note all dates and details are subject to change. Please monitor your Iona Student email address for updates. Email for more information.