The Culinary Institute of America

  • What to Bring to Campus

    To enjoy campus life fully, students might want to bring the following to their residence hall when moving in:

    • Refrigerator (no larger than 3.5 cubic feet, one per room)
    • Bicycles (can be stored in the room, but there are also bike racks at each residence)
    • Flashlight
    • Microwaves (.8 cubic feet and smaller) are permissible
    • Alarm clock, with battery backup or windup
    • Iron
    • Coffee maker
    • Stereo
    • Television
    • Hair dryer/curler
    • Computer
    • Surge protector
    • Fan
    • Personal toiletries
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Sheets, pillows, blankets, towels (mattresses are 34 inches by 80 inches)

    Please note: Double rooms measure approximately 12 feet by 20 feet.

    Get a student's perspective! CIA Student Blogger Morgan shares tips on dorm and school supplies, as well as tool kit information. 


    What to Leave Home

    For safety reasons, the items listed below are not permitted in the CIA's residence halls. This list is not all-inclusive.

    • Any other type of electrical cooking device (coil, electric grill, toaster, etc.)
    • Electric blanket
    • Electric musical instruments
    • Portable heater
    • Air conditioner
    • Pets
    • Waterbed
    • Any furniture not issued by the CIA
    • Halogen lamps, lava, and octopus lamps