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.

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  • CIA California Student Housing
  • Orientation Activities Schedule: California Campus

    Arrival and Move-in Day—Residential Students

    • 9–11:30 a.m. (casual dress code)
      Check-in with Residence Life staff
    • 6–6:30 p.m.
      Buffet dinner for residential students (business casual dress code)
    • 7–8 p.m.
      Mandatory orientation meeting for on campus residents

    Orientation—Your Mise en Place Starts Now!

    Your orientation will begin with check-in at 8 a.m. on Day One. The dress code is business casual. As we near your start date, a detailed orientation schedule will be e-mailed to you from CIA Greystone staff.

    Here's a sampling of some of the sessions that you will experience during your first few days as a CIA student:

    • Introduction to The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
    • Introductions, Presentations, and Check-in Stations with various CIA offices including: Campus Services, Student Affairs, Student Activities, Student Financial Planning, HR/Employment, Learning Strategies Center, Registrar, Career and Academic Advising, Counseling & Psychological Services, and IT Support
    • Uniform Fittings, Guidelines & Standards
    • Knife Kit Distribution & Explanation of Tools in Kit
    • Presentations on:
      • Transitioning to college academic life
      • Succeeding at the CIA and beyond
      • Learning Strategies for Success
      • Ensuring a Safe Campus for Everyone
      • Your Dining Options
      • Introductions to course work and faculty expectations
      • And more…
    • Challenge Exam in Math
    • Team Building Activities

    For questions about orientation, please call the Student Affairs Assistant at 707-967-2407.