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.

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  • CIA New York Commencement Ceremonies
  • Commencement at the CIA in New York

    Hyde Park, NY Campus Graduation

    Commencement is an exciting time for graduating students and their families to celebrate students’ academic achievements at the CIA. Do you have a student graduating soon? Here’s some important information you’ll want to know about the big day.

    All New York campus commencement ceremonies are held in the Marriott Pavilion.

    • Associate degree commencement ceremonies begin promptly at 10 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. for seating guests with a ticket.
    • Bachelor’s degree commencement ceremonies begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. for seating guests with a ticket.

    Each graduate is given four commencement tickets for their guests. (Graduates themselves do not need a ticket.) The ceremony is livestreamed for the enjoyment of guests without tickets, and can be viewed in The Egg at the Student Commons as well as online.

    Each student is given one parking pass for on-campus guest parking near the Marriott Pavilion. The parking pass must be presented to Campus Safety personnel upon arrival on campus, who will direct guests to assigned parking. Vehicles without a parking pass will be directed to the residential student parking area.

    A reception for the graduates and their four guests immediately follows the ceremony.

    Visiting Campus
    It’s never too soon to begin planning your trip to Hyde Park for commencement! On the Visiting Campus page, you’ll find travel directions, a virtual tour of campus, hotel information, and more.

    Graduating students can access additional information about commencement from CIA Main Menu, the student portal.

    Graduation Portraits
    You can order your graduation portraits by downloading the order form (PDF).