The Culinary Institute of America

  • Technology on Campus for Students

    The CIA at Greystone currently has a state of-the-art network infrastructure that supports LAN, WAN, wireless network, high-speed Internet connection, and 14 PC workstations in one computer lab on campus available for student use. The computers run a variety of applications such as MS Office, ESHA Food Processor, Internet, and other applications used to support the curriculum. Residence halls and other locations on campus—such as the teaching kitchen, the Ventura Foods Center for Menu Research and Development, the Williams Center for Flavor Discovery, and the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies—are equipped with an 802.11 a/b/g compliant wireless network.

    Within their first week on campus, students will be provided with access to CIA Main Menu (the student web portal), e-mail, and the online learning system. Information available through CIA Main Menu includes campus events, announcements, departmental web pages, links to other educational resources, and information personalized to the individual student (i.e., Student Account, Financial Aid, and Grades information). e-mail is another avenue for sharing campus related information from faculty, staff, and student clubs. It’s also available for students to take with them after graduation, enabling them to maintain contact with their alma mater as they move forward in their careers. Course guides, as well as other supporting materials for classes, are posted via an online course management system. All of these Internet resources are available from both on- and off-campus locations for all currently enrolled students.

    Information Technology (IT) staff members are available to advise students on a wide variety of technical issues. For questions about account information, students may e-mail or call IT support in Hyde Park at 845-451-1698 from 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. or 2–6 p.m. Pacific Time. Students are helped during our support hours on a first-come, first-served basis. When coming to Greystone IT for support, students must stay while we work on their computer. We will only look at a machine if it is the student's own. We cannot fix hardware issues, but will look over the computer to give advice on getting it repaired.

    It is highly recommended that students bring a personal computer when enrolling in classes to take full advantage of the available electronic resources used during their course of study. The computer lab is available to anyone without this equipment and provides printing services.

    Student Computer Lab

    Greystone's computer laboratory is located on the southwest corner of the third floor of the main building next to the Education Office. The computer lab is equipped with a wide variety of software programs and also provides services such as printing.

    Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

    Peer-to-peer file sharing is not allowed and is blocked on the CIA network using bandwidth-shaping technology. Under the Higher Education Opportunity Act (H.R. 4137), illegal distribution of copyrighted materials may be subject to criminal and civil penalties. The CIA is legally obligated to assist authorities in identifying individuals who violate copyright law pertaining to peer-to-peer file sharing. It is also in violation of school policy to use technology designed to circumvent the blocking of this activity.

  • Student Affairs

    2555 Main Street
    St. Helena, CA 94574