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Parent & Family Orientation Schedule

Day One

Monday June 13, Thursday June 16, Wednesday June 22

8-9 a.m.
Orientation Registration & Check-In

Location: Conese and East Halls

Welcome to Orientation! Check-in your student at their designated Orientation hall to get their key and drop off their belongings!

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Breakfast for Parents & Families and Resource Fair

Location: Upper Gym, Hynes Athletics Center

A complimentary breakfast is available. You will have the chance to visit tables around the room and meet representatives from various departments on-campus.

9:30 a.m.
Parent and Family Welcome and OL Introductions

Location: Upper Gym, Hynes Athletics Center

Get to know the orientation leaders that will be guiding you around throughout the day.

9:40–10 a.m.
Getting Started: Letting College Happen (Counseling Center)

Location: Upper Gym, Hynes Athletics Center

Your student’s Iona College journey begins today! This session takes you through this important adjustment period step by step, and offers valuable tips on how to support your student’s growth.

10:10-10:45 a.m.
Welcome to Gael Nation

Location: Upper Gym, Hynes Athletics Center

An opportunity for campus leaders to formally welcome the Class of 2026 and all incoming new students! While this is a joint session for students and families, students will be sitting with their Orientation groups.

11-11:30 a.m.
Student Life Support Services

Location: Romita Auditorium

Join us for an overview of campus life and the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs support services. This session will include important information ranging from social and spiritual engagement opportunities, campus security, housing, mental and physical health, student conduct, parental expectations, alcohol policies and notifications, Title IX, and more.

11:30–12:15 p.m.
Career and Professional Development: Gael Ready!

Location: Romita Auditorium

Learn how the Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development supports students at every stage of their professional and career development through direct engagement and providing access to outstanding programs and resources with the goal of developing lifelong skills leading to successful and meaningful career outcomes.

12:15-1 p.m.
Academic Resources for Success

Location: Romita Auditorium

Learn about the offices working together to provide students guidance and support along the journey to academic success. Today you will meet the staff of the Center for Advising and Academic Services, the Samuel Rudin Academic Resource Center, Trio, and the Accessibility Services Office. Each office provides services that every student may need or use in their first year at Iona.

1-1:30 p.m.
Student Financial Services

Location: Romita Auditorium

Understand your student’s account and learn how to make the most of convenient online account services!

1:30 p.m.
Closing Lunch

Location: Burke Lounge, Spellman Hall

Get to know fellow Iona parents and families over lunch before heading out for the day. Offices will be open on campus if there are any remaining questions.

2-2:30 p.m.
Accessibility Services Office (ASO) (optional)

Location: Faculty Reception Room, Spellman Hall

This presentation will inform parents/guardians about academic adjustments and services that are available at Iona for students with diagnosed learning disabilities, chronic medical conditions, and physical and mental impairments. Important information about how to apply for these services will be provided. ASO staff will be available until 5:00pm to answer questions and schedule individual meetings with students and their families as needed.

The ASO office is located in Amend Hall, Lower Level, GR-05, call (914) 633–2366 during the hours of 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. or email:

Financial Aid Questions:
Visit with a financial aid administrator and get your questions answered.
Student Financial Services
Location: SFS Office, 2nd Floor McSpedon Hall
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: (914) 633.2497
Make a zoom, in-person or phone appointment via DaySmart Appointments here.