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

  • Read a list for students on what to bring (and what not to take) to college at the CIA's California campus
  • What to Bring to Campus

    A Suggested List of Personal Items

    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)
      Note: Small refrigerators are already furnished in the Guest House and commercial refrigerators are in the communal kitchens of the Vineyard Lodges.
    • Bicycles (can be stored in the room, but there are also bike storage rooms and bike racks on campus)
    • Flashlight
    • Microwaves (.8 cubic feet and smaller) are permissible
      Note: Microwaves are already furnished in the Guest House and in the communal kitchens of the Vineyard Lodges.
    • Alarm clock, with battery backup or windup
    • Iron (communal irons are available in all laundry rooms)
    • Coffee maker
    • Stereo
    • Television
    • Hair dryer/curler
      Note: Doubles in the Guest House are already furnished with a single hair dryer.
    • Computer with printer
    • Surge protector
    • Fan
    • Personal toiletries
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Sheets, pillows, blankets, towels (mattress sizes vary and more information will be provided in your housing assignment)

    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
    • Musical instruments
    • Portable heater
    • Air conditioner
    • Pets
    • Waterbed
    • Any furniture not issued by the CIA
    • Halogen lamps, lava, and octopus lamps