The Culinary Institute of America

  • Student Recreation Center

    At the CIA, there is plenty to do outside of the classroom. The Student Activities Office, housed in the Student Recreation Center, sponsors a variety of entertainment and leisure activities. These include dances, bands, comedy nights, films, special seasonal events, cooking competitions, and outdoor excursions such as hiking and whitewater rafting.

    Student Government Association
    All CIA students in good standing are members of the Student Government Association. The Association is governed by an Executive Board elected by the student body with meetings being held every other Wednesday at 9:15 p.m. in the Student Rec Center.

    Located behind Rosenthal Hall overlooking the Hudson River, the 52,000-square-foot Student Recreation Center includes:

    • Gymnasium with two official-size basketball or volleyball courts
    • 1/11-mile indoor running track
    • Two racquetball courts
    • Group exercise room
    • Free-weight room
    • Fitness center
    • Student and faculty/staff locker rooms
    • Saunas
    • Student Government Association and campus newspaper offices
    • Game room
    • Six-lane swimming pool
    • Courtside Café and Pub
    • Outdoor deck
    • Banquet kitchen
    • Multi-purpose room
    • TV lounges

    Outdoor sports facilities include:

    • Softball/soccer field of natural turf
    • Two tennis courts

    CIA students can join intramural sport opportunities in basketball, tennis, softball, flag football, racquetball, floor hockey, dodgeball, and volleyball. The CIA competes in soccer, cross country, basketball, tennis, and volleyball in the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

    A variety of Student Activities programs, fitness programs, and intramural and recreational and competitive sports activities are available to students seven days a week. Please consult our Student Activities/Recreation brochures for program dates and registration deadlines.

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

    For leisure-time activities, students can enjoy nearby Catskill and Berkshire ski areas, local golf courses, Taconic State Park, and New York City museums and theaters. Contact the Student Recreation Center staff at 845-451-1400 for information on weekend activities and excursions in the Hudson Valley.

  • Student Activities

    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY, 12538-1499