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 28–August 21, 2017. Classes will resume on August 22.


  • 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 our California campus locations (Copia and Greystone), The Restaurant at CIA Copia and The Bakery Café by illy will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, Nao will be open for lunch and the outdoor taco stand will also be open.

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  • Want to start culinary college when it’s convenient for you? Find out about the year-rounds CIA enrollment schedules, program entry dates, application process, degrees, and campus locations.
  • Enrollment Schedule

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    Check Out the CIA Enrollment Schedules!

    You can apply for your program up to one year in advance of your intended enrollment. Our degree programs at each campus have entry dates throughout the year (including a total of 16 entry dates per year at the New York campus), so you can enroll when it’s most convenient for you.

    Here is a general overview of our enrollment schedules for our three campuses:

  • Tips For Enrolling at the CIA

    • The CIA’s bachelor’s degree programs are offered exclusively at the college’s New York campus.
    • The CIA’s associate degree programs are offered at all three U.S. campuses.
    • Carefully review our “How to Apply” page or call 1-800-CULINARY if you have any questions.

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