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 last 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.


    CIA California Student Services

  • The CIA is fully committed to helping you succeed throughout your personal, academic, and professional journey with us. We offer a wide range of student services at our Greystone campus to promote your well-being and help you thrive in the classroom and in the kitchen. This includes:

    • Health and medical services
    • Career and academic advising
    • On-campus employment opportunities
    • Tutoring and study assistance
    • Campus security
    • Counseling and wellness services

    Contact CIA staff anytime you need help so we can maximize your future success as a food professional.

    Note: The CIA does not provide you with health insurance. More information on health insurance can be found here.

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    Student Affairs
    2555 Main Street
    St. Helena, CA 94574
    Phone: 707-967-2486