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 28–August 21, 2017. Classes will resume on August 22.


  • 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 our California campus locations (Copia and Greystone), The Restaurant at CIA Copia and The Bakery Café by illy will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, Nao will be open for lunch and the outdoor taco stand will also be open.

Shopping, Classes, and More for Enthusiasts

  • Learn about CIA CA student trips, activities, and events for students in St. Helena, CA
  • California Student Trips and Activities

    Student Activities and Trips at the CIA's Greystone Campus

    Throughout the year, the Greystone Student Government sponsors a variety of events for students, most of which are free of charge. These events take place in various locations throughout campus:

    • Movie nights
    • Book signings
    • Semi-formals
    • Lecture series
    • Carnivals
    • Gardening
    • Game nights
    • Yoga

    We also sponsor a variety of off-campus trips at a minimal cost to students. Destinations in the past have included:

    • Bothe State Park, Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, and Muir Woods
    • San Francisco
    • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
    • Local orchards, wineries, breweries, farmers markets, and food purveyors
    • Professional sporting events
    • Cosmic Bowling
    • Hiking, white water rafting, kayaking, and rock climbing

    Need a break from campus? Dreaming of getting away from it all for a while?

    Culinary explorations abound in the world-famous Napa Valley. Enjoy dining at local, Michelin-starred restaurants and explore the 400-plus wineries in Napa County alone. Expand beyond the valley and go to San Francisco for more world-class dining, museums, sports teams, and shows. If your interests are more rugged, you can go hiking and mountain biking locally in the Mayacamas Mountain Range and the Palisades. Or, there's skiing, snowboarding, and hiking at Lake Tahoe, Pacific deep sea fishing, and hiking in breathtaking Yosemite—all just a day trip away.