Aug 06, 2020  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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

The offices of the President, the Provost, Admissions, and Student Financial Services are located in McSpedon Hall. The Office of Student Development is located in Robert V. LaPenta Student Union. The Advancement Office is located at 91 Beechmont Drive. The offices of the Dean of Arts and Science are located in the Murphy Science and Technology Center. The offices of the Dean of the Hagan School of Business are in Hagan 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 department of Fine and Performing Arts, its faculty offices, classrooms and studios dedicated to 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. 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 and Security

The Department of Campus Safety and Security 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 and Security.

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 120 servers and 1,433 workstations. Seven hundred thirty-eight (738) of these workstations are available on campus for student use.  One third of the systems are dual boot iMac computers and the rest are Windows based computers. 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. State-of-the-art projection systems and workstations are located in 84 classrooms. All classrooms in New Rochelle are equipped with access to the campus network and the Internet. Network connectivity is provided via wireless, category 5 & 6 wiring, fiber optic cable, a 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet Backbone, a high speed 100 Mbit point to point connection to the Rockland Graduate Center and a 500 Mbit connection to the Internet. 

The student computers on the New Rochelle campus are housed in 44 facilities including the two campus libraries. Most facilities are connected to the campus backbone via a high-speed gigabit Ethernet 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. The computer lab at the Rockland Graduate Center is open Monday through Friday.

Wireless connectivity is available throughout the campus to all students. All student residence halls are fully connected to the wireless network. Students need to purchase laptops and wireless cards to connect to the wireless network. Up-to-date details are available on the College’s website or by contacting the Ryan Help Desk on the New Rochelle campus. 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. 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. E-mail may also be used to request information on computing related topics. 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 their first registration and remain active while they are registered at the College.

Purchasing a Computer

Iona College recommends that students purchase a laptop for use on campus. Please note this is NOT a requirement as there are computers available on campus for student use. Iona is a wireless campus. Special pricing on laptops and related accessories has been arranged by the College through Apple, Dell and Lenovo. Students must have Microsoft Security Essentials, Kaspersky, AVG, Symantec, or McAfee antivirus software installed on their personal computers. If they do not have one of these antivirus products installed, Iona College will install Microsoft Security Essentials on their personal computer. Iona’s recommended laptop configuration is posted on the Information Technology web page at and is updated annually in May. Please direct any questions to Adrianna DiLello at or contact the Helpdesk at (914) 633-2635.

Computer systems and equipment for faculty and staff for departmental use must be purchased through PC Acquisitions: (914) 633-2651

Council on the Arts

The Iona College Council on the Arts is dedicated to sponsoring artistic and cultural programs for the enrichment of the Iona College community, particularly the student body.  With an endowment from the Baron Lambert Fund for the Arts established by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Murphy, the Council exists to make the arts more present and visible-providing the unique awareness, inspiration and participation that the arts promote. Consisting of Iona College faculty, administrators, students and alumni, the Council on the Arts seeks to expand and deepen the cultural life of the student body. The Council produces and coordinates events whereby students, faculty, administrators and community members may experience the arts communally. The Council sponsors performing arts events and exhibitions in the Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery.

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.

Hynes Athletics Center

The Hynes Athletics Center, with its multi-purpose courts, aerobics/dance center, free weight center, cardiovascular center, lockers, and other facilities, is available to graduate students who have a validated ID card.

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 and Security 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 more than 250,000 volumes, 700 periodical subscriptions, audiovisual materials and microforms, have been developed to support Iona’s curriculum and special interests. With more than 80 electronic databases, students have online access to millions of articles from over 15,000 full-text journals.  These are readily available from on-or off-campus.

In addition, the libraries have approximately 130 networked state-of-the-art workstations, as well as a wireless environment. There are more than 400 seats for group and private study, audiovisual viewing spaces, three multimedia classroom, 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 open approximately 99 hours a week and 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 problems.

The library at the Rockland Graduate Center houses over 4,000 volumes and 40 periodical subscriptions. It is also a wireless environment, and the electronic databases are readily accessible. Students also have access to all the resources at the main campus.

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.  Furthermore, the libraries’ Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Service enable students to borrow materials from collections around the world.

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.

School Closings

Class cancellations due to inclement weather will be announced after 3:00 pm on the following stations and on the Iona website at

Westchester New York Rockland
WVOX - 1460-AM WOR - 710-AM WRCR - 1300-AM
WFAS - 1230-AM WINS - 1010-AM  
News Channel 12 - Cablevision TV  

Science Laboratories

Science laboratories are housed in Cornelia Hall. The biology laboratories are equipped with teaching    and research microscopes, a photo-micrography and  photo time-lapse apparatus, physiographs, UV and IR spectrophotometers, a distillation apparatus, incubators, microbiology prep room with hospital-type sterilizers, ecology sampling equipment and student research facilities.

Among the instruments utilized in the chemistry laboratories are a Varian 360L nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, a Dupont 900 differential thermal analyzer, a model 1242 Parr bomb calorimeter, PAR and IBM polographic analyzers, a Nicolet FT-IR spectrophotometer, a variety of specific ion and pH meters, and a number of gas chromotographs and visible and ultraviolet spectrophotometers. The laboratories are equipped with advanced microcomputing facilities.

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.

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).

Rockland Graduate Center

Iona College’s Rockland Graduate Center is a full-service branch campus offering graduate programs in business administration.

Located in Rockland County, the campus can be reached conveniently from Westchester, Orange and Bergen counties and all areas of Rockland County by major New York roadways.

The campus has administrative offices, computing facilities, a library, faculty offices and classrooms. For further information, contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Iona College
Rockland Graduate Center
2 Blue Hill Plaza - Concourse Level
PO Box 1522
Pearl River, NY 10965-8522
(845) 620-1350