The Culinary Institute of America

  • Orientation Activities Schedule: New York Campus


    Move-In Day Schedule—Residential Students

    Dress Code: Casual Dress

    • 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
      New students move into their residence hall room.
    • 3:45–5 p.m.
      New student tour with tour guides—leaving from the residence hall lounge(s) concluding in Marriott Pavilion.
    • 5–5:30 p.m.
      Joint parent/new student presentation in Marriott Pavilion.
    • 5:45–6:30 p.m.
      Dinner for new students in The Egg. Parents may pay to join their son/daughter.
    • 6:30–7:30 p.m.
      New student presentation in Marriott Pavilion
    • 7:30–8:30 p.m.
      New student individual residence hall meetings—Angell, Hudson, Pick-Herndon, and Rosenthal Halls

    Move-In Day Schedule—Parents of Residential Students

    • 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
      Assist your son/daughter with moving into their residence hall room—The Welcome Team will be there to help!
    • 4–5 p.m.
      Residence Life presentation in the Ecolab Auditorium, Marriott Pavilion. An overview of your child living on campus at the CIA; understanding rules and procedures and how the RD and RA staff supervise.
    • 5–5:30 p.m.
      Joint parent/new student presentation in Marriott Pavilion.
    • 5:45–6:30 p.m.
      Dinner for new students in The Egg. Parents may join their son/daughter at their own expense.

    Day 1—Students

    Dress Code: Business Casual (at 2:45 p.m. you will change into casual attire & orientation t-shirt)

    • 6:30–7:15 a.m.
      Welcome Breakfast—The Line at The Egg, Student Commons.
    • 7:30 a.m.
      Registration—Lobby of Admissions Building.
    • 8:10 a.m.
      Meeting for commuter students.
    • 9:15 a.m.
      International student welcome and information session.
    • 9:30 a.m.
      Veteran students welcome session.
    • 10 a.m.
      Math Challenge Exams.
      Prior approval is required to take this exam.
    • Noon
      Lunch.
    • 1–2:30 p.m.
      Welcome Address by President Tim Ryan.
    • 2:30–2:45 p.m.
      Return to residence halls to change into casual clothes. Commuters change in the Recreation Center locker room. Wear orientation t-shirt, sneakers, and casual pants/jeans/shorts.
    • 2:45–4:15 p.m.
      Team building—Student Rec Center (Gym).
    • 4:15–5 p.m
      Discussion of required online programs.
    • 5 p.m.
      Uniform distribution.
      Dinner.

    Day 1—Parents

    • 9–10:15 a.m.
      Parents and Family Orientation in the Danny Kaye Theatre in the Conrad Hilton Library. A discussion with Dr. Kathy Merget, associate vice president & dean—student affairs and Carolyn Tragni, dean-academic engagement & administration.
    • 10:15–11:15 a.m.
      Transitions: Discussion on Sending Your Student to College in the Jerome Berns Board Room (2nd floor landing of Roth Hall). An interactive discussion for parents to explore key issues and concerns with sending a student to college.
    • 11:15 a.m.
      Changes: High School to College for Students with Disabilities in the Jerome Berns Board Room (2nd floor landing of Roth Hall). A slide presentation noting the differences between high school and post-secondary education.
    • 11:15 a.m.
      Tour of Institute Facilities (optional). Tour begins from the Jerome Berns Board Room (2nd floor landing of Roth Hall).

    Day 2—Students

    Dress Code: CIA Uniform

    • 6:30–7:15 a.m.
      Breakfast (optional)—Farquharson Hall.
    • 8–8:35 a.m.
      Succeeding at the CIA.
    • 8:45–9:45 a.m.
      Learning Strategies for Success: Academic Resources.
    • 9:50–10:20 a.m.
      Loggin In to the CIA: IT Information.
    • 10:20–11 a.m.
      Q&A with all students. Commuter student tour of Roth Hall.
    • 11 a.m.
      Lunch.
    • 12:15–1:15 p.m.
      Ensuring a Safe Campus for Everyone.
    • 1:05–2 p.m.
      Supporting Your Success: Counseling & Psychological Services.
    • 2–2:45 p.m.
      Your Personal CIA Resources: Financial Aid, Health Services, Residence Life, and Student Activities.
    • 3–3:30 p.m.
      The World's Best Meal Plan.
    • 3:30–4 p.m.
      Your Class Schedule.
    • 4 p.m.
      Celebration of the Toque.
    • 5–7 p.m.
      Dinner.

    Days 3 and 4 vary depending on your major and, for culinary arts students, whether you're assigned to an AM or PM class schedule. Topics covered include First Year Expectations, Uniform Protocols, Introduction to Course Material, Classroom/Kitchen/Bakeshop Orientation, Tour of the Storeroom, Review of Equipment & Saftey, and other topics.

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