• 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.