Veteran Resources at CIA
CIA in Hyde Park, NY—A Home for Veterans
With more than 100 veterans enrolled at our New York campus, CIA is an ideal spot to connect with other men and women of the U.S. military while you earn a valuable culinary arts education. We also offer vibrant student life activities, including athletics, fitness programs, and clubs and organizations that match your interests.
Our New York campus, located in Hyde Park, NY (within the Hudson River Valley), is less than two hours from New York City—famous for its acclaimed restaurants and other food and entertainment attractions. It’s also near several other destinations in the Northeast, such as Albany and White Plains, making our campus an ideal place for educational opportunity, professional development, and peaceful recreational activities.
Situated along the Hudson River, the campus offers diverse housing options for CIA students, such as:
- four residence halls;
- six Adirondack-style lodges (for juniors and seniors); and
- townhouses (also for juniors and seniors).
If you prefer to live off campus, check out our off-campus housing to help you locate apartments, houses, condos, and rooms in the area. Other resources to find housing include the Poughkeepsie Journal and Craigslist.
At CIA, you’ll find several part-time, on-campus job opportunities (based on availability). If you’d like to work off campus, part-time positions are available in nearby restaurants and other businesses. Learn more at the CIA Center for Career and Academic Advising.
Jobs are also available for family members or significant others while you earn a CIA degree:
Child Schooling and Support
Our New York campus is located in Dutchess County, which has several schools for children listed on its website. The Child Care Council of Dutchess provides referrals to local child care services offered in family home, family group, and day care center settings.
Area Medical Services for Veterans
The Hudson Valley is home to state-of-the-art healthcare facilities and medical services, including two hospitals within three miles of the CIA campus and Castle Point VA Medical Center located 16 miles from the New York campus. To learn more, contact:
Accident and Health Insurance
CIA’s Student Accident and Health Insurance Program allows you to receive accident insurance as part of your general fee and have the option of purchasing sickness coverage. Learn all about CIA Health Services or contact plan administrator Commercial Travelers Mutual Insurance Company at 1-800-422-6200 or broker Marshall & Sterling at 845-454-0800.
The CIA New York campus is located near several public transportation hubs, including:
- Amtrak railroad service from nearby Rhinecliff and Poughkeepsie to New York City’s Penn Station and many other locations.
- Metro-North Railroad trains depart from Poughkeepsie for New York City’s Grand Central Station and points south.
- The Dutchess County LOOP Bus System provides bus transportation to shopping malls, supermarkets, and other local destinations.
The Hudson Valley is home to several attractions that include entertainment, history, shopping, restaurants, sports, recreation, theater, and more. To learn more, contact:
Of course, CIA’s New York campus is also just a short train ride away from the many sights and sounds of New York City.