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Information and Updates for the Iona Community on Coronavirus

Orientation FAQs

Summer 2021

We are looking forward to holding the next orientation sessions during summer 2021!

The January orientation will take place on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Orientation will be offered in-person and virtually on this date. Each incoming student must register ASAP to reserve their spot.

Register for Orientation now

Register for Orientation now

Reminder, if you are attending an in-person Orientation session you will need submit a negative COVID-19 test result to Health Services prior to your Orientation date.

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.

Simply revisit 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

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 or call 914-633-2360.

Register for Orientation now

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

For in-person orientation:

  • Registration & check in will be taking place from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. in Burke Lounge located on the first floor of Spellman Hall (underneath the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship). Please refer to the campus map for locations. Once you are checked in, parents and students will enjoy coffee and breakfast before the first session. There will be student Orientation Leaders stationed around the campus to direct you. All students and guest are required to wear a face mask at all times.

Yes, you may bring your car to campus for Orientation. You may park your car in our parking garage. The garage is located in the back of campus, near the Hynes East Gymnasium.

The New Student Orientation in January is a one-day orientation and does not require students to stay overnight.

  1. Sweater or sweatshirt
  2. Picture ID
  3. Umbrella
  4. Comfortable shoes
  5. Print out of your class schedule
  6. Health Immunization forms


  • Laptop (you can connect your device to Iona's wireless network before class begins.)

If you are living on campus, please refer to the guide provided to you by the Office of Residential Life.

Please feel free to contact the Iona help desk to assist you at (914) 633-2635.

Families are welcome to attend Orientation with their students on January 28. There will not be a separate family orientation. Please note that due to COVID protocols we may limit the number of guests each student may bring to campus. Orientation provides families and students with campus information including, but not limited to, wellness and safety, financial services, and campus resources.

No, parents do not stay on campus. Please visit our "Life in New Rochelle" page for a list of hotels in the area, if you will be needing a place to stay for the first day of orientation.