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.

Shopping, Classes, and More for Enthusiasts

Library Opens Archives to Public

library archives open to publicThe archives at The Conrad N. Hilton Library on the New York campus are opening to the public for tours and discussions. A new program on the first Thursday of every month welcomes visitors to learn more about the library’s special collections. These tours provide an insider’s glimpse at rare menus and documents, as well as sneak peeks of newly discovered materials.

The October tour took a look at a rare, one-of-a-kind menu ledger by the famous caterer and restaurateur Louis Sherry. The ledger recorded details about events catered by Sherry in 1901 and 1902, including dinners for Stanford White and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt. November’s open house will delve into Craig Claiborne’s clippings scrapbooks dating from 1949 to 1988.

First Thursdays in the Archives tours are free and are held from Noon to 2 p.m. The Archives and Special Collections room at the CIA’s Hilton Library houses materials from the college’s history, a collection of more than 30,000 menus from 80-plus countries dating back to 1855, and a rare books collection. Learn more at

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