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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CIA Steels Featured in The New York Times

CIA SteelsThe Culinary Institute of America often finds its students, alumni, faculty, and programs mentioned in The New York Times. However, stories about the college are usually found in the Dining section. On November 19, the CIA was featured on the front page of the Sports section, in an article titled, "Topping Studies with a Dollop of Athletics at The Culinary Institute of America."

The article by Leander Schaerlaeckens delves into the challenges of running an intercollegiate athletics program comprised of student-athletes who leave for externship or graduate in the middle of a season, and with practices that have to be held late at night due to the CIA’s kitchen class schedules.

Despite the challenges, the CIA Steels have won 10 regular season or tournament titles in the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in the last decade, competing in basketball, soccer, volleyball, cross country, and tennis.

The story even includes a quote from celebrity chef Todd English '82, who played soccer for the CIA when it was a "club" team, not competing in a college conference.

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The Culinary Institute of America
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Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
Phone: 845-452-9600