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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  • Learn survival tips on living with a culinary roommate at CIA's campus in California - discover what to expect
  • Living with a Roommate

    Learning to live closely with a new roommate can be a rewarding and broadening experience for you and can lead to a long-lasting friendship. It can also be a difficult task. In building a healthy relationship with your roommate, good communication is essential. Open and honest discussion and active listening will help resolve those little conflicts that inevitably occur. Respect for your roommate’s personal property, privacy, and study/sleep needs will also help foster a successful relationship. Remember, you are a roommate too. In exceptionally difficult situations, an RA or RD may act as mediator.

    Survival Tips

    Always ask permission. Don’t just use the iron or eat the cookies, even if you think it might be okay. Take accurate phone messages. Realize there is no perfect roommate. Concentrate on making this roommate relationship work. Don’t let little things build up. Talk about minor things when they happen. Don’t wait for the last straw. Avoid being judgmental. You are not your roommate’s keeper. Be willing to compromise. Set the tone to solve a problem, not just complain about it. Be assertive—stand up for yourself and what you want.

    Room Changes

    Since roommate compatibility and familiarity with a new home take time to develop, the Residence Life Office will use discretion with regard to fulfilling room change requests during students’ first month on campus. After that time, a room change will be considered for the following reasons:

    • Medical or financial need
    • Upper-level students not accommodated with their prior choice of roommates upon return from their externship

    Students should submit applications for room changes to their RD by the first Thursday of the current block of study.