The Culinary Institute of America

  • Your First Day at the CIA

    Residence Hall Check In

    If you've been assigned to a residence hall on campus, you can move into your room after 1 p.m. on the day before your entry date. Please report directly to the residence hall. If you arrive after midnight, please check in at the Safety Office to obtain keys to your room.

    International Phone Calls

    You should be sure to have an international call-enabled cellphone or other mobile device to make personal phone calls. Residence hall rooms are not equipped with telephones.

    Meals on Your First Day

    Your arrival on campus usually coincides with two days (Sunday and sometimes Monday) when classes are not in session. The college's kitchens and bakeshops are not in operation and student meals are not available. Meals are available for purchase on campus at the Student Commons. Only debit and credit cards are accepted.

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