Early Sunday morning, a wildfire (codenamed Glass) started burning near St. Helena. The California leadership team and senior leaders in Hyde Park including President Ryan monitored conditions throughout the day and prepared for a possible evacuation of campus. Late Sunday night, we evacuated 119 students from the residence halls. Most students were able to connect with family or friends for overnight accommodations; 18 students were provided lodging arranged by the CIA through the county. The California team was in continuous contact with CIA leadership throughout, and due to their efforts, the evacuation went smoothly with all students safe and accounted for. Students remained calm and in good spirits despite the situation. They have been real troopers.

While the fire came too close for comfort, Greystone and our residence halls on campus and on Pratt Avenue were untouched.

Currently the Greystone campus is without power as damage is assessed and fires continue to be active in the area. All members of the campus community have been asked to work remotely. We are using The CIA at Copia as a base camp for our operations, and many students will be spending time there today. We will continue to update students, faculty, and staff, by e-mail as needed. Parents, please urge your student to share these notifications, so you have the latest information.

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  • The College That’s the Perfect Fit

    You love food—creating it, sharing it, planning your entire day around it. It’s who you are. Great news: the CIA is filled with people from all over the world who are just like you!

    We’re a culinary college that’s totally focused on making sure you have the life in food and hospitality you dream of (and an awesome college experience too!).

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    Learn Hands-on

    It’s the absolute best way! You’ll learn by doing in our kitchens, bakeshops, labs, gardens, restaurants, internships, and study abroad. And in our classrooms, you’ll explore subjects in the way most meaningful to you—through food.



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    From day one, you’ll be part of a diverse, tight-knit campus community of people who totally get you. Connect with new friends in student activities like clubs, cook-offs, karaoke, yoga, intercollegiate sports, hiking, movies…there’s so much to do, on and off campus.



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    Explore Cool Careers

    Your time at the CIA will be one of exciting self-discovery. Want to make people happy with your food? Create an amazing guest experience? Change the world? Through your courses, instructors and advisors, you’ll find the careers that are just right for you. Check out what CIA graduates are doing now.


    Tuition and Financial Aid

    Tuition and Financial Aid

    Supporting your success begins with getting you here. Our financial aid team is ready to help. And the support doesn’t stop once you're a CIA student—we'll continue helping you with scholarship resources, tutoring, counseling…whatever you need, whenever you need it.


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    CIA Early Action Deadline is November 15, 2020

    Take hold of your future! If you are interested in enrolling in our September 2021 class and want an early, non-binding admission decision, you can apply Early Action. You'll receive an expedited admission decision and automatically be reviewed for scholarships!

    Apply to attend our New York campus by November 15 and qualify for our special $1,000 CIA Early Application Grant.

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    We wish you were here—but until you are, check out our virtual tours and online events!



    Invest in your future! The CIA is number one in ROI among all degree-granting culinary colleges. Our powerful network of 50,000+ alumni work in every segment of the food industry.

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    Invest in your future! The CIA is number one in ROI among all degree-granting culinary colleges.
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    Our Hyde Park, NY campus made Condé Nast Traveler's recent list!
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    What’s Hospitality?

    Have you ever been on a cruise? Stayed in a beautiful hotel? Then you know the warmth, welcome, and total guest experience that is hospitality. Earn a CIA degree in hospitality management for an exciting career in resorts, wedding venues, sports stadiums, restaurants, and luxury tourist destinations.

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