Reduced Hours and Activities During Late July/August

We love to welcome campus visitors, but before you make your plans, please note that amazing changes are underway at the CIA campuses during the summer and our visiting hours and restaurant hours may be affected.

Please note that classes for degree and certificate program students at all of our U.S. campuses will not be in session from July 27–August 20, 2018. Classes will resume on August 21.


  • The Admissions Office at all three campuses will be open to welcome prospective students and their families.


  • Since many of our restaurants rely on our students for the full CIA dining experience, please refer to for the most up-to-the-minute information.
  • At the New York campus, all restaurants will be closed during this period.
  • At the CIA at Greystone in St. Helena, California, The Bakery Café by illy will be open, but Gatehouse Restaurant will be closed.
  • At the CIA at Copia in Napa, California, The Restaurant at CIA Copia and Contimo Provisions will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, the CIA Live Fire Kitchen will be open Thursday–Sunday, and Nao will be closed.

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Fire Safety Training

RA Fire TrainingBefore students returned to campus in late July at the end of summer break, the CIA held its 8th annual Residential Life Fire Academy on the Hyde Park campus. The CIA’s program was the first of its kind in New York State and is held each year in conjunction with the Roosevelt Fire District and the state Office of Fire Prevention and Control.

The session involved five hours of college fire safety classroom learning and hands-on training. The CIA’s Residential Life staff learned how to effectively use a fire extinguisher, escape a smoke-filled building, and control a medical-related event while awaiting the arrival of an ambulance.

In addition to learning skills that could one day save the life of a CIA student, the program has an added benefit of strengthening the relationship between the college and its local volunteer fire department.

Each year, more than 50 Resident Assistants (RAs), Residence Directors (RDs), and other Residential Life staff attend the training to truly become partners for the safety of students living in on-campus housing. Then, in September, the entire campus community is involved in a week of learning during National Campus Fire Safety Month.

“The Annual Residential Life Fire Academy is just one example of dedication to the health, safety and welfare of the students, faculty and staff and visitors of The Culinary Institute of America,” says CIA Environmental and Safety Supervisor Neil Garrison.

Contact Us

The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
Phone: 845-452-9600