Campaign Focus: Iona Experience
A central tenet of the Iona Forever campaign is to offer all of our students a fully realized Iona experience. At one time predominantly a commuter college, Iona’s current on-campus population comprises 43 percent of all students with the demand for on-campus housing rising every year. The College is committed to a goal of housing 60 percent of undergraduate students on campus.
Iona College recently acquired property adjacent to the campus, which has been identified as the perfect location for the new residence hall. The building, which opened in August 2016, houses about 310 full-time students, while the street level commercial space will provide property-tax income to the city and continue the revitalization of North Avenue.
The core of Iona’s mission is to serve students. This belief is manifested in our desire to provide a “living and learning” environment. This beautiful and technologically advanced residence hall will attract and retain more students desiring a living and learning Iona experience, and will strengthen and maintain our close ties to the surrounding community.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“I became a resident assistant so I could help make a difference in someone’s life – seeing them happy makes me happy. I’ve seen first-hand the value of a strong residential life, living-learning system and hope Iona can continue to expand what’s offered.”
Raymond Garo ’15, Business Management Major, Resident Assistant
“We are very excited to expand the College’s footprint on North Avenue. The additional property will provide more space for our students and allow Iona to become even more integrated into the New Rochelle community by establishing new businesses such as a bookstore and a restaurant for campus and public use, with very-much-needed student housing literally on top of it.”
Anne Marie Schettini-Lynch, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
“We look forward to working with Iona College in the implementation of their master plan. The proposed development of College facilities on North Avenue will enhance existing commercial uses, attract new businesses and encourage revitalization along the entire North Avenue corridor.”
Charles B. Strome III, New Rochelle City Manager