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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Longest-Running College Fire Academy in NY State Trains CIA RAs

Longest-Running College Fire Academy In NY State Trains CIA RAsBefore college students return for the fall, the CIA’s Residence Life staff is getting hands-on training in fire prevention and suppression with the goal of keeping students safe in their residence halls. On August 14, the CIA, in conjunction with the local Roosevelt Fire District and New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control, held its 10th Annual RA Fire Academy.

The first-of-its-kind program in New York State involves more than five hours of College Fire Safety classroom sessions and hands-on training stations. Resident Assistants (RAs) are drilled on fire extinguisher use, escaping a smoke-filled building, and controlling a medical emergency while awaiting the arrival of an ambulance.

Since 2006, more than 500 RAs and other CIA staff have participated in this training. The Fire Academy is a preface to a week of events for the full campus community as part of National Campus Fire Safety Month in September. During that week, freshly trained RAs—alongside members of the Roosevelt Fire District—conduct fire safety events for fellow students.

Every year, fires both on and off campus claim student lives around the United States—and the Hudson Valley has not been immune to such tragedies. The RA Fire Academy and Fire Safety Month events illustrate the CIA’s proactive dedication to the health, safety and welfare of its students, faculty, staff, and guests.

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Phone: 845-452-9600