2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Facilities and Services

New Rochelle Campus

Iona University’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 service programs. All facilities are open during the University’s regular schedule of operations. A brief overview of these facilities and services is provided below.

Administrative Offices

Major administrative offices (Admissions, Registrar, 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 LaPenta School of Business, Suite 100. The offices of the President and Provost are located in McSpedon Hall.


Auditoriums are located in Doorley Hall (Doorley Auditorium), Ryan Library (Romita Auditorium) and the Murphy Science and Technology Center (Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium).


Books, stationery supplies, clothing, greeting cards, film, souvenirs and other items are available in the University Bookstore. The bookstore is located in LaPenta Student Union. Students may sell used books back to the bookstore at any time during regular store hours. Students may purchase books online by going to the Iona University website, clicking on Current Students and proceeding to the Bookstore website. The bookstore is open additional evening and weekend hours at the beginning of each semester.

Campus Safety

The Office of Campus Safety is responsible for the safety and security of all members of the Iona community. The department’s goal is to maintain a campus atmosphere conducive to achieving the Iona University mission. The staff is encouraged to take a proactive approach to safety by maintaining positive interactions with our community on a daily basis in a form of “Community Policing”. The goal of this philosophy is to improve the overall safety of our campus through increased involvement, mutual respect, and fair treatment of all members of the Iona community.

The Office of Campus Safety issues ID cards and parking permits at LaPenta Student Union, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the fall and spring. Summer hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The administrative office can be reached at (914) 633-2245 during these times. The Campus Safety Annex can be reached at (914) 633-2560 24 hours a day.

All vehicles parked on campus must park in a legal space and display a valid Iona University parking permit. Yellow-lined spaces are for faculty and staff only. The tow policy is strictly enforced. This policy is intended to facilitate the flow of traffic and to improve pedestrian safety.

Campus Safety personnel are always willing to meet with students to discuss campus safety and personal security issues.

Parking regulations and the link to apply for a parking permit can be found at https://www.iona.edu/offices/health-wellness-safety/campus-safety/parking

The Department of Campus Safety will provide, upon request, all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education. This information is also available on the website of the US Department of Education at https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety/#/, and on the Iona University website at https://www.iona.edu/offices/health-wellness-safety/campus-safety or you may obtain a printed copy from the Department of Campus Safety.


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 a 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 an 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.

Information Technology

Information Technology enables the University community to realize the role of technology in transforming higher education in the 21st century. Through the use of technological resources, IT supports the University’s programs for instruction, research, student services, and administration. Information Technology also facilitates an environment that provides individuals with opportunities to achieve competence through experience.

Information Technology provides a robust, reliable, and secure information technology infrastructure to the University community. IT supports the use of information technology to enable academic innovation in teaching and learning. Classrooms are equipped with projection equipment, conferencing systems, and an instructor computer. Student computer facilities are located throughout campus and are equipped with PCs, printers, and a variety of software packages including Microsoft Office Professional, statistical analysis, graphics, programming languages, communications and discipline-related software. The majority of these software packages are available for students to use virtually on their laptops through AppsAnywhere.

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 University’s website or by contacting the Help Desk located in the Ryan Library.

Students are strongly advised to bring their own Windows based laptops to campus. In some majors and programs, a laptop may be required to complete coursework.  Laptop and software purchase recommendations are available on the IT laptop support website. IT issues computer accounts to students at the time of matriculation into the University. Computer accounts remain active while the student is registered at the University.

Iona University’s learning management system, student information system and email are accessible through the MyIona Portal (the self-service portal for the Iona Community).  The entire campus is equipped with wireless access points enabling students to connect to the Internet from anywhere on campus. 

All users are expected to abide by the University’s Computer Use Policy as well as other policies which include copyright and file sharing, information security and data privacy, and social media

Help & Support

The Help Desk, located in the Ryan library, posts its hours of operation at www.iona.edu/helpdesk.

IT Help Desk contact information:

Phone: 914.633.2635
Email: helpdesk@iona.edu

JoAnn Mazzella Murphy Arts Center

The JoAnn Mazzella Murphy Arts Center houses the The Fine and Performing Arts Program, 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 University Council on the Arts and The Fine and Performing Arts Program. The Council, with an endowment from the Baron Lambert Fund for the Arts, established through the generosity of JoAnn and Joseph M. Murphy, sponsors artistic and cultural programs for the enrichment of the Iona University community.

Language Laboratory

The Language Laboratory is located on the first floor of Doorley Hall (Rm. 114). It is equipped with 25 individual listening stations linked to a central console from which students can be monitored and helped as they listen to audio cassettes or CDs.  Each of the 25 lab stations is also equipped with a computer, and computer software for language learning is available. The lab also has a flat screen television for viewing films and videos. It is open 25 hours a week and is used by students in French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.

Library Facilities

The two campus libraries, Ryan Library and the Helen T. Arrigoni Library/Technology Center, house extensive collections and offer electronic access to collections worldwide. The on-site collections include approximately 240,000 volumes and audiovisual resources that have been developed to support Iona’s curriculum and special interests. With more than 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 150 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. Topical Research Guides developed by the librarians are also available from the library website. 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 having arranged access to other academic and public libraries in the region. In addition, students may borrow needed books and articles from other libraries through the libraries’ Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Service.

The Iona University libraries homepage is https://www.iona.edu/libraries.

Media & Strategic Communication

The Iona University Media & Strategic Communication Department is located in the Murphy Science and Technology Center. Its facilities include a television studio and control room, two radio labs, two digital multiplatform media labs and a video editing suite.

The department also has a continually-expanding collection of media-based software to complement all of its major concentration areas.

Murphy Science and Technology Center and the Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium

The Murphy Science and Technology Center houses classrooms and administrative and faculty offices, including the offices of the Dean of Arts and Science and the Chairs of the Computer Science, and Media & Strategic Communications departments.

In addition, several computer and media laboratories, two radio laboratories, a theater, a television studio and media resources are located in the Murphy Center. The center also features a 349-seat auditorium.

On-Campus Dining Services

Vitanza Dining Commons, located in Spellman Hall, is open Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., and 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., grab and go from 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., and on Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. The LaPenta Student Union Marketplace is open Monday - Friday from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. and is closed Saturday and Sunday.  In addition to the Commons and Marketplace, Starbucks is located on the lower floor of the LaPenta Student Union Building, Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Avenue C Market, located in LaPenta School of Business, is a checkout, micro-market that offers grab-and-go meals and beverages, open anytime the building is open.

Psychology Laboratories

The ground floor 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 analysis and experimentation. Each computer is equipped with statistical software for data analysis procedures.

Science Laboratories

Science laboratories are housed in Cornelia Hall. They include student laboratories for laboratory classes as well as research facilities for faculty and student research.  

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, 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, a Bio-Rad gel-imaging system for nucleic acid and protein gels and blots, basic molecular biology equipment, a microbiology prep room with autoclave, -70ºC deep freezer, laminar flow hood and tissue culture facilities, as well as anatomical models, physiographs, an Anatomage virtual cadaver, 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 activities and a computer electronics laboratory. A small shop area is used for apparatus repair and fabrication. Available instruments include: a four-inch electromagnet, a Bausch and 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. A Nucleus Corporation gamma ray scintillation spectrometer, which is equipped for radon studies, is also used for research. The electronics lab contains stations fully equipped with Tektronix and Keithley instruments and a large assortment of microcomputers for interfacing studies. The department also has a remote observing workstation to access the NASA Infrared 3-meter telescope located on Mauna Kea in Hawaii.

Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic

The Iona University Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic is a state of the art teaching facility that is open six days a week and offers a full range of speech, language and hearing services to children and adults. On-site and telehealth serviced are offered. Student clinicians are registered in our undergraduate and graduate Communication Sciences and Disorders program. All services are supervised by 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 (Formerly St. Mary’s Chapel)

Blessed Edmund Rice Chapel is the house of prayer for the Christian Brothers who live and work here at Iona.  It is open for use to the university community through daily mass (noon, Monday-Friday) and other prayer services. Members of the university community are welcome to visit the chapel at any time during the day for quiet prayer. The chapel can be found on the north side of the campus, behind the Columba parking lot, adjacent to the Social Work House on Beechmont Drive.


The performing art productions of The Fine and Performing Arts Program including the Iona University Dance Ensemble, the Iona University Music Ensembles and the Iona University Theatre Ensemble are held in Murphy Auditorium, Romita Auditorium and Doorley Auditorium. Additional performances by the Iona Players and the Singers are held in Arrigoni Center and Murphy Auditorium. There are a number of co-curricular activities and on-campus art exhibits, cultural events and performances sponsored by the Iona University Council on the Arts, all of which contribute to the intellectual, cultural and social development of the student.