May 05, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Facilities and Services

New Rochelle Campus

Iona College’s main campus is located in New Rochelle, New York. Iona’s major administrative offices, physical facilities, and specialized services are provided at this location to support all academic and student services programs. All facilities are open during the College’s regular schedule of operations. A brief overview of these facilities and services is provided below.

Administrative Offices

Major administrative offices (Admissions, Student Financial Services) are located in McSpedon Hall. The Office of Student Development is located in the Robert V. LaPenta Student Union. The Office of Advancement & External Affairs is located at 33 Pryer Terrace. The office of the Dean of Arts and Science is located in the Murphy Science and Technology Center. The office of the Dean of the LaPenta School of Business is located at 91 Beechmont Drive. The offices of the President and Provost are located in McSpedon Hall.

Academic Resource Center

The Samuel Rudin Academic Resource Center (ARC), located in Amend Hall, is available to graduate students who wish to improve their learning skills or who need help with their studies. Working on a one-to-one basis or in small groups, professional staff and peer tutors assist students in acquiring, improving or refreshing skills related to their course of studies.

Arts Center

The Iona College Arts Center houses The Fine and Performing Arts Department, its faculty offices, classrooms and studios dedicated to theatre, visual art, sculpture, music and dance. The Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery is host to a variety of faculty, student, invitational and juried art exhibitions sponsored by the Iona Council on the Arts and The Fine and Performing Arts Department. The Council, with an endowment from the Baron Lambert Fund for the Arts, established through the generosity of JoAnn and Joseph M. Murphy ‘59, sponsors artistic and cultural programs for the enrichment of the Iona College community.


The College bookstore is located in the Robert V. LaPenta Student Union on the New Rochelle campus, students may purchase textbooks and other supplies. Additional evening hours are posted during the beginning of each semester or trimester. Call the bookstore for hours at (914) 633-2356. Students may purchase books online by going to the Iona College website, clicking on Current Students and proceed to the bookstore website.

Campus Safety

The Department of Campus Safety is responsible for the safety and security of all members of the lona community. Upon request, Campus Safety will provide all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education. This information is available on the website of the US Department of Education at, and on the Iona College website at life/safety/safety.pdf, or you may obtain a printed copy from the Department of Campus Safety.

Career Development

The Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development, located in Spellman Hall, provides students with career counseling and job search assistance.

Program highlights include: career counseling, career information library, career panels, internships, job postings, mock interviews, resume referral, special interest programs and workshops.

Computing Facilities

Information Technology supports both academic and administrative computing activities throughout the campus. The campus network consists of 164 virtual or physical servers and 1,961 workstations. Five hundred seventy five (575) of these workstations are available on campus for student use. These systems are in the libraries, public and departmental facilities. Each workstation supports various academic and administrative software, provides Internet access, and access to Iona College’s Library databases. Laser printers and multimedia capability are located in most laboratories. All classrooms have state-of-the-art projection systems, workstations and Internet access. Network connectivity is provided via wireless, category 6 wiring, fiber optic cable, a 10/40 Gb Ethernet Backbone.

The student computers are housed in 23 facilities including the two campus libraries. Most facilities are connected to the campus backbone via a 10Gb fiber connection. Two of these facilities are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Other facilities are open for approximately 16 hours a day during the week and 12 hours a day on the weekends. Departmental labs are open at the discretion of each individual academic department.

Wireless connectivity is available throughout the campus to all students. All student residence halls are connected to the Internet via the wireless network. Students can connect laptops, phones, tablets and other personal devices to the Wi-Fi network. Up-to-date details are available on the College’s website or by contacting the Help Desk located in the Ryan Library. The Help Desk can be reached by calling (914) 633-2635.

Computing Software and Services

A variety of software packages are currently available in the computing lab facilities including Microsoft Office Professional, statistical analysis, graphics, programming languages and compilers, communications and discipline-related software.

Microsoft Office 365 email and OneDrive cloud storage is available to all students, faculty, administrators and staff at Iona College. Students and all Iona employees can download Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus free of charge on their personal devices. A full range of Internet services, databases and electronic resources may be accessed from the computing laboratories and all networked campus locations. Computer users can visit Iona’s web site at

Students can view their financial aid package, schedules, grades, and transcripts via the web using PeopleSoft administrative software. They can also register for future terms and pay bills on-line. Detailed instructions on accessing the above services are available on the College website.

Technical assistance on hardware and software is provided to the students in the public laboratories via the Help Desk. Labs may be reserved by faculty for online demonstrations. Consultation services are available to faculty, staff and administrators at the Ryan Help Desk.

Computing Accounts

Computing accounts are available to all students, faculty, administrators and staff at Iona College. The accounts provide access to the College’s e-mail, network, administrative systems, the Internet, the Library’s electronic databases and to a variety of application software packages. Computing accounts are created for students at the time of matriculation and remain active while they are registered at the College.

Purchasing a Computer

Iona College strongly recommends that students purchase a laptop for use on campus. Students in the LaPenta School of Business should have Windows based computers while students in the School of Arts and Science can bring Windows based laptops or Macs. In addition, there are computers available on campus for student use. Iona is a wireless campus. Students must have Windows Defender enabled on their personal computers in order to access the student wireless network.  Iona’s recommended laptop configuration is posted on the Information Technology web page and is updated annually in June. Please direct any questions to Adrianna DiLello at or contact the Helpdesk at (914) 633-2635.

Counseling Center

Graduate students at Iona are encouraged to take advantage of the psychological support offered through the Counseling Center. Therapists are available for individual and group counseling concerning personal issues that may be interfering with academic success. Examples include: stress management, depression, anixety disorders, relationship problems, family concerns, eating disorders and academic concerns. The Counseling Center is located on the second floor of Spellman Hall. All counseling sessions are confidential within the guidelines of legal and ethical standards.

Dining Services

Vitanza Dining Commons, located in Spellman Hall, is open Monday-Thursday from 7:30 am - 2:30 pm, and 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm, grab and go from 2:30 pm-5:30 pm; and on Friday from 7:30 am - 2:30 pm. The LaPenta Student Union Snack Bar is open Monday - Friday from 11:00 am - 10:00 pm, closed Saturday and Sunday.  In addition to the Commons and Snack Bar, Starbucks is located on the lower floor of the LaPenta Student Union Building, Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday closed and Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.


GaelVentures is the coworking and community incubator space of the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. It is located on 748 North Avenue and is designed to be collaborative workspace where Iona students and entrepreneurs in the community can incubate and launch their entrepreneurial ideas and ventures.

Hynes Athletics Center

The Hynes Athletics Center houses the offices of the director of Athletics and coaches of Iona’s intercollegiate teams. The Hynes Center is home of Iona’s basketball and volleyball programs, seats 2,500 spectators for athletic events and 3,000 for concerts. Also contained in the building is a swimming pool, an aerobics/dance center, a free-weight center, a cardiovascular center, in addition to other facilities.   Mazzella Field is home to Iona’s soccer, lacrosse and rugby programs and seats 2,400 spectators.  The softball program competes at Donald E. Walsh Field on Rice Oval in the northeast corner of campus, the baseball program plays their home games at Flowers (City) Park in New Rochelle, the rowing program competes and trains off Glen Island Park while the nationally ranked cross country team hosts its home meets at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

Hynes Institute

The Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is located on the second floor of Spellman Hall. It is designed to be collaborative workspace for all Iona students who are interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. It also houses the administrative and faculty offices of the Hynes Institute, as well as the majority of our courses and co-curricular programming (e.g., coworking hours, lunch & learn seminars, student workshops and speaker series). At the Hynes Institute students of all majors can immerse themselves in a diverse community of innovators to discover their entrepreneurial passion and develop and entrepreneurial mindset. Hynes Institute is the go-to place on campus for sharing and working on entrepreneurial ideas, collaborating with fellow students and alumni, and networking with faculty, staff and our growing network of mentors.

ID Cards

A student who wishes to borrow from the library, use the Hynes Athletics Center, receive a student discount, or utilize other services must have a valid ID card with a bar code label. The card is recognized as long as the student is in good standing at lona. The ID card may be obtained from the Campus Safety Office located in the Robert V. LaPenta Student Union.

Library Facilities

The two campus libraries, Ryan Library and the Helen T. Arrigoni Library/Technology Center, house extensive collections and offer computer access to collections worldwide. The on-site collections including approximately 250,000 volumes 350 periodical subscriptions, and audiovisual resources that have been developed to support Iona’s curriculum and special interests. With approximately 200 electronic databases, students have online access to millions of full text articles from 100,000 journals. These are readily available from on or off campus.

In addition, the libraries have 160 networked state-of-the-art workstations, as well as a wireless environment. There are more than 400 seats for group and private study, three multimedia classrooms, and a 200-seat lecture hall. In addition, Ryan Library has a seminar room and six group study/work rooms with technology-equipped hardware. Ryan Library is staffed by library professionals who are experienced in providing individual and group research instruction. The Information Technology Help Desk is located in Ryan Library at the main desk where staff can assist students with software and hardware issues.

Reciprocal agreements with other libraries expand the libraries’ resources. Iona students are welcome at the New Rochelle Public Library, as well as at many other academic and public libraries in the region. In addition, the libraries’ Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Service can borrow materials needed by students from collections held nationally and internationally.

Family Therapy Center

The Family Therapy Center is operated by the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy. Individual, couple, and family therapy are available to members of the Iona College community and local neighborhoods. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm. Limited times available on Saturday. The Center is located in Egan Hall, 45 St. Paul’s Place, New Rochelle, NY. There is no fee for members of the Iona community. For more information or an appointment, please call (914) 633-2074 or (914) 633-2418.

Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services

The Office for Off-Campus Housing is located on the second floor of the Robert V. LaPenta Student Union. Students are strongly encouraged to work closely with this office in planning their transition from on-campus residents to off-campus students and New Rochelle community members. The office teaches students how to locate off-campus housing, educates students about off-campus needs and concerns, and establishes relationships with students, neighbors, and city officials to enhance the quality of life in our surrounding neighborhoods. The office acts in an advisory capacity and conducts educational seminars related to important issues for off-campus living.  This office also serves as a resource for traditional commuter students.

Psychology Laboratories

The ground floor level of Doorley Hall houses the Department of Psychology. A behavioral testing laboratory is available to faculty and student researchers (under faculty supervision) for the study of human behavior and cognition, including learning and memory, perception, social cognition, decision-making, language, personality, and more. A computer laboratory with a projector system and 15 computer workstations is also available to faculty and students for course- and research-related projects, including data analyses and experimentation. Each computer is equipped with statistical software for data analysis procedures. Psychology graduate students have access to a testing library within the Department that contains a wide variety of current cognitive, achievement, social-emotional, personality, and vocational assessment measures. Students are able to borrow these materials in order to gain practice in the administration and scoring of the measures under faculty supervision throughout their course of study. Students also have access to the online scoring for many of these assessment instruments.

School Closings

Class cancellations due to inclement weather will be announced after 3:00 pm on the homepage of the Iona College website at in addition to official social media accounts. College students who have signed up for the Emergency Text Message System will receive a text notification. Students may also call 914-633-2000.

Science Laboratories

Science laboratories are housed in Cornelia Hall.

The biology laboratories are equipped with Zeiss Primostar and Nikon E200 teaching microscopes, a Nikon E600 epiflurorescent and DIC research grade microscope with DSQI1 CCD camera and image analysis, automatic X-ray film processor with dark room, Leitz microtomes, a Tissue Tek embedding station, automatic tissue processor, spectrophotometers (including UV, and 96 well plate reader), a deionizer for filtering water, luminometers (including a 96 well plate reader), incubators, thermocyclers, including a Real Time PCR system, basic molecular biology equipment including a agarose electrophoresis gel-imaging system, a microbiology prep room with autoclave, -70ºC deep freezer, laminar flow hood and tissue culture facilities, anatomical models, physiographs, ecology sampling equipment and student research facilities.

Among the instruments utilized in the chemistry laboratories are: FT-NMR Spectrometer (Anasazi); UV-2600 UV-Vis Spectrometer with TCC-240 Temperature Controller (Shimadzu); AA240 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer; Varian 2000/3900 Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer with NIST spectral search library; Fluoromax 4 Fluorescence Spectrometer (Horiba); Attenuated Total Reflectance FT-Infrared Spectrometer (ThermoFisher); Q2000 Advanced Research Grade Differential Scanning Calorimeter (TA Instrument); Waters Breeze 2 System High Performance Liquid Chromatography (Waters); Isolera One Flash Purification System (Biotage); CHI-630E Electrochemical Workstation (CH Instruments, Inc.). The Surface/Analytical chemistry lab has two research grade inverted microscopes (Olympus IX51, bright field/epifluorescence/polarized microscope and Nikon Eclipse Ti−S with halogen lamp) with high resolution digital camera (Olympus DP70 and Andor Zyla sCMOS) combined with two hydraulic micropipet manipulators (Narishige), supported on vibration isolated workstations (Newport VH3048). Additionally, the lab houses an Inverted Confocal Raman Microscope System (XploRA INV from Horiba) consisting two lasers of 532 nm and 785 nm with micromanipulation system.  The Computational Chemistry lab houses multiple compute nodes with the Q-Chem program package for quantum chemical calculations and CHARMM molecular simulation program for molecular dynamics simulations.

The Physics Department maintains two laboratories for physics and a computer electronics laboratory. A small shop area is used for apparatus repair and fabrication. Available instruments include a four-inch electromagnet, a neutron source for sample activation, a Bausch & Lomb grating spectrograph, a Tel-X-Ometer x-ray spectrometer and a variety of lasers. A GCA McPherson 0.3 meter grating monochrometer and a Stanford Research Systems lock-in amplifier are used for research on optical properties of materials. The electronics lab contains stations fully equipped with Tektronic and Keithley instruments and a large assortment of microcomputers for interfacing studies. The department also has a Sun workstation and a number of other microcomputers equipped with hardware and software for data logging and analysis, CAD and desktop publishing.

Speech-Language Hearing Center

The Iona College Speech, Language & Hearing Clinic is a state of the art teaching facility that is open five days a week and offers a full range of speech, language and hearing services to children and adults. Undergraduate seniors and registered Communication Sciences and Disorder graduate students are eligible to conduct speech and language services. These services are under the supervision of state licensed and certified speech-language pathologists. The clinic houses the most up-to-date diagnostic and treatment materials using an electronic medical record system for charting, and a video monitoring system in each therapy room. The clinic is conveniently located right off the main campus at 83 Clove Road.

Blessed Edmund Rice Chapel

Blessed Edmund Rice Chapel (formerly St. Mary’s Chapel) is the house of prayer for the Christian Brothers who live and work at Iona College. The chapel is open to the College community through the offering of daily Mass (noon, Monday - Friday) and other prayer services. Members of the College community are welcome to visit the chapel at any time during the day for quiet prayer. The chapel is located on the north side of the campus, behind the Columba parking lot (adjacent to the Social Work House on Beechmont Drive).