Unfortunately, the fires affecting our community continue to grow. Yesterday, Red Flag warnings were issued through Friday afternoon representing ideal conditions for fire combustion and spread.

Given this, we have made the decision to delay a return to in-person instruction at Greystone until Monday, October 12. All campus buildings will remain closed until that time. Our intention is to reopen the Residence Halls on Sunday, October 11. While we expect the situation to be resolved by then, we must acknowledge this is a fluid situation; we will continue to remain in touch with students via email and the Everbridge Emergency Notification system as further information becomes available.

Classes, which resumed Wednesday, September 30 online, will continue to be delivered virtually during this interim period. By continuing in this way, instructors will be able to keep pace with the semester—providing lecturing instruction now on theory and techniques, and enabling students to get right back into the kitchens and bakeshops once campus reopens. Students, please continue to monitor the student portal and your Moodle sites for further information regarding your classes.

Most students have returned home already or are staying with family or friends. If you are unable to do this for an extended period, or if you have remained behind and are staying at Copia, our Student Affairs team can offer assistance. Please update your status on the "2020 Glass Fire Status" form on the Residence Life portal to keep us apprised of your status or to indicate that you need assistance.

Culinary News from The Culinary Institute of America

Veterans Receive Discounts at CIA Restaurants

Student VeteranOn Veterans Day, the CIA announced its participation in a program to provide restaurant discounts to those who served in the United States military. The special deals at the New York campus restaurants are being offered through the Find and Assist Veterans of Record (F.A.V.O.R.) card program.

"The CIA is proud to join the Return the F.A.V.O.R. program and participate in this wonderful opportunity to give back to our veterans," says Waldy Malouf, senior director of food and beverage operations. "The college was founded to train returning GIs for the hospitality industry and we are delighted to continue to educate and support our men and women in uniform."

Veterans who have a F.A.V.O.R. card receive a 25 percent discount for lunch or dinner Mondays through Thursdays at The Bocuse Restaurant, American Bounty Restaurant, and Ristorante Caterina de' Medici. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling 845-471-6608.

The CIA's commitment to America's service members goes back to its founding in 1946, when the first class of students consisted of World War II veterans studying with the support of the original GI Bill. For nearly 70 years, the college has worked closely with all branches of the U.S. military, providing culinary training for active service members and college education for those beginning their post-military careers. About 150 students who have served on active duty in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard currently attend the CIA, many with the assistance of Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program benefits.

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