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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  • Discover Health Services at the CIA in San Antonio, Texas
  • Health Services at the CIA San Antonio

    CIA Texas Medical Requirements and Information

    Mandatory Medical Requirements for incoming Freshmen
    Every student is required to submit a completed physical examination on the mandatory CIA Physical Examination Form, with required immunizations, a copy of the health insurance card, and all required papers 30 days prior to Arrival Day at The Culinary Institute of America.

    The mandatory physical exam must be done within one year. Students will not be permitted in class unless the mandatory CIA Physical Examination Form and required documentation is submitted.

    Immunization Requirements to attend the CIA:
    Texas Department of Health Immunization Law requires proof of two MMR vaccines given on or after the first birthday, and Meningitis vaccination. The CIA requires vaccination against Hepatitis A. Vaccination against Hepatitis B is recommended but not required.

    While on Campus:
    The CIA, San Antonio does not provide on-campus medical services. Students should report all injuries to their chef instructor and the kitchen manager at the time of the injury. First aid kits are available in all kitchens for minor injuries. Emergency services will be called should a student need transportation to a hospital for treatment. The cost of non-routine treatment, off-campus doctor visits, prescriptions, medications, and vaccines will be the student responsibility.

    Care is provided through off-campus practitioners. The director of education can assist with local referrals to primary care facilities, some of which are within walking distance of the college.

    Health Insurance:
    The CIA does not provide medical health insurance. Students coming from out-of- state can get insurance and information from their “state of permanent residence” Health Insurance Exchange. The college carries secondary student accident insurance for each student, which will provide coverage for accidents only.

    You may also contact where the admission paperwork is processed. This e-mail address is only monitored twice per day during regular business hours when classes are in session. This e-mail can be used for scanned medical documentation.

    Please direct all issues and questions for the Student Health Services Department to the Hyde Park, NY campus at 845-451-1261.

    Students have a right to anticipate that their relationship with the professionals in Student Health Services will be one of complete confidence. All information and records pertaining to any aspect of a student's health are strictly confidential. Except in emergencies, information concerning the nature of illness or injury, diagnosis and treatment plan will only be provided to legally responsible parents/guardians or designated individuals with the direct knowledge and signed consent of the student.

    Encourage your student to seek medical advice when they are ill/injured. Why not send them a “Get well soon” care package with tea, chicken soup and crackers, etc.?

    Remind your student how important good sleep habits are especially while away at college.

    Address signs of stress and/or anxiety early.

    Ask your student how they are eating and enjoying the many choices they have for dining.

    Be well!

  • Contact Us

    The CIA San Antonio
    312 Pearl Parkway, Building 2, Suite 2102
    San Antonio, TX 78215
    Phone: 210-554-6400