Early Sunday morning, a wildfire (codenamed Glass) started burning near St. Helena. The California leadership team and senior leaders in Hyde Park including President Ryan monitored conditions throughout the day and prepared for a possible evacuation of campus. Late Sunday night, we evacuated 119 students from the residence halls. Most students were able to connect with family or friends for overnight accommodations; 18 students were provided lodging arranged by the CIA through the county. The California team was in continuous contact with CIA leadership throughout, and due to their efforts, the evacuation went smoothly with all students safe and accounted for. Students remained calm and in good spirits despite the situation. They have been real troopers.

While the fire came too close for comfort, Greystone and our residence halls on campus and on Pratt Avenue were untouched.

Currently the Greystone campus is without power as damage is assessed and fires continue to be active in the area. All members of the campus community have been asked to work remotely. We are using The CIA at Copia as a base camp for our operations, and many students will be spending time there today. We will continue to update students, faculty, and staff, by e-mail as needed. Parents, please urge your student to share these notifications, so you have the latest information.

  • Get directions to CIA's St. Helena, California campus, located in Napa Valley.
  • CA Campus Directions

    The CIA at Greystone is approximately 1 mile north of the town of downtown St. Helena on the left, 1 1/2–2 hours north of San Francisco in the heart of the Napa Valley.

    The CIA at Copia is located in downtown Napa and is approximately 1–1 1/2 hours north of San Francisco.

    San Francisco International Airport, Sacramento International Airport, and Oakland International Airport are all within two hours of the CIA at Greystone and the CIA at Copia.

    Napa Valley is very rural. We recommend that you make arrangements to rent a car if you are flying into the area.

    The CIA at Greystone is located at 2555 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574. Greystone is just one mile north of downtown St. Helena on the left side of the road. After entering the lot, follow the signs to the north end of the building for our complimentary valet parking.

    The CIA at Copia is located at 500 1st Street, Napa, CA 94559. The facility is located in the same area as Oxbow Public Market. Parking is available in the lot right outside the building and across the street.

    Transportation Services

    Car Service

    Uber and Lyft are available throughout the Napa Valley.



    Cab Hopper Calistoga
    Serving Calistoga, St. Helena, and Rutherford: Thursday 7 a.m.–Monday 2:30 a.m.

    Kathleen Meyer
    Upper Valley Transportation Services
    Rates from $30 per hour

    Napa Valley Cab

    Platypus Tours

    Valley Valet Taxi

    Yellow Cab of Napa

    Airport Transportation Service

    Evans Airport Transportation
    Scheduled Airporter Bus Service from Terminal in Napa (see website for schedule and location)
    Estimated Rates: $29 per person, one way

    Kathleen Meyer
    Airport Transportation
    Estimated One Way Rate $175

    Pure Luxury Transportation
    One Way Airport Sedans
    Limo and Bus Services
    Airport Service $225–$250

    Rental Car Services

    There are many options for rental cars at all local airports. If you are looking to rent a car after you arrive in the valley, there are many options in Napa.

    Note: The Culinary Institute of America does not endorse these websites. They are listed for your convenience.


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  • Contact Us

    The CIA at Greystone
    2555 Main Street
    St. Helena, CA 94574
    Phone: 707-967-1100
  • Contact Us

    The CIA at Copia
    500 1st Street
    Napa, CA 94559
    Phone: 707-967-2500