The Culinary Institute of America

  • CIA Student Trips & Activities

    Throughout the year, the Student Activities Office sponsors a variety of themed events for students, most of which are free of charge. These events take place in the Student Rec Center and throughout campus:

    • Deep Freeze Weekend (February)
    • Chowder Cook-Off (March)
    • Pizza Cook-Off (May)
    • Stars & Stripes Weekend (June/July)
    • Chili Cook-Off (September)
    • Wicked Weekend (October)

    Other events include:

    • BADA BINGO
    • Band performances
    • Comedy nights
    • Dances
    • Hypnotist shows
    • Game shows
    • Films

    We also sponsor a variety of off-campus trips at a minimal cost to students. Destinations include:

    • Local orchards and farmers markets
    • Minnewaska State Park
    • New York City
    • Outlet malls
    • Professional sporting events
    • Six Flags Great Adventure
    • White water rafting, kayaking, and rock climbing

    Or, you can find plenty of fun and exciting things to do off-campus on your own:
    Entertainment options abound in New York's Hudson Valley region. Enjoy hiking and mountain biking in the Shawangunk and Catskill Mountains. Try skiing or snowboarding at one of many area resorts. Explore the eclectic shops and eateries in nearby Rhinebeck. Or, take the train to New York City for sightseeing, shopping, a Broadway show, and to explore the diverse foods and legendary restaurants of the city that never sleeps.

    Download the Student Activities, Recreation, and Athletics Brochure > (PDF)

  • Student Activities

    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY, 12538-1499

    845-451-1400