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Student Union

The Robert V. LaPenta Student Union is a hub of activity at the center of Iona's campus. The Student Union provides enhanced dining opportunities with a food court and bistro where students share meals and conversation; a commons/lounge area for relaxing between classes; a campus store; a state-of-the-art media center; and offices for student services and campus organizations where students can discover opportunities for joining, serving and broadening their perspectives.

The Student Union is the direct result of tremendous generosity to the University from Robert V. LaPenta '67, '00H in the amount of $6 million.

Student Union Directory


  • Starbucks

Student Offices


  • Computer Labs A & B (Open 24 Hours)
  • Conference Room 4 & 5
  • Game Room
  • TV Room (Open 24 Hours)
  • Vending Lounge (Open 24 Hours)


  • LaPenta Marketplace


Exterior of the LaPenta Student Union.

Students enjoy gathering at the Student Union between classes.

A close up shot of the LaPenta Student Union that faces the Celtic Cross on East Hill.

A closer look at LaPenta Student Union, East Hill and the Iona Cross.

Several members of the Delta Theta Beta sorority sell chocolate covered strawberries to raise money for charity.

Delta Theta Beta Sorority hosts their annual Strawberries for Strength fundraiser in the lobby of LaPenta Student Union every year!

Students are gathered for an event in the EndZone.

The Endzone is the perfect place for any organization or club to host events!

The Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development hosts an event in the McGrath room.

Sometimes members from the Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development offer presentations to our students to ensure their current and future success with internships and jobs!

Students wait in line at Starbucks.

Located on the lower level of LaPenta Student Union, Starbucks is a hotspot where many students get drinks, do homework, and meet with friends!

Two students sit on a round couch in the LaPenta Student Union.

Along with a prayer room and many influential offices, a lounge area can be found on the third floor of LaPenta Student Union.

A club hosts an event in the McGrath room in LaPenta Student Union.

Organizations and clubs are free to reserve our multi-purpose room to host events, gatherings and more!

Two students sit talking in the LaPenta Marketplace.

Grab a bite to eat in the LaPenta Marketplace! There is much to choose from like pizza, pasta, sandwiches and more!