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.

Shopping, Classes, and More for Enthusiasts

Carolyn Tragni, Dean—Academic Engagement and Administration—CIA Academic Support Services

Faculty Bio: Carolyn Tragni

Educational Administration
Dean—Academic Engagement and Administration
Education and Credentials: CHE

MA, Long Island University, Brookville, NY. BS, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY.

Professional Experience:
Executive Dean for Academic Engagement and Planning, Assistant Vice President for Academic Support Services, Assistant Vice President for College Opportunity Programs, Director for TRIO Programs, Director for Student Support Services, Adjunct Instructor, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry.

William Harrison College Opportunity Award of Excellence, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry. Felicita Rodriguez Torres Award of Excellence, Association for Equality and Excellence in Education, Inc., NYC.

Past member, Advisory Board, Title V Part B: Promoting Post-Baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans; Ronald E. McNair Program, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry. Past member, Board of Trustees, Our Lady of Victory Academy, St. Catharine Academy, Bronx, NY. Past executive member, Board of Trustees, Association for Equality and Excellence in Education (AEEE). Vice President, Irvington PTSA, Irvington Middle School, Irvington, NY, 1994–1996.

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