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

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Faculty Bio: Jeff Wheeler

Liberal Arts
Adjunct Instructor—Liberal Arts

MFA, Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA. MA, University of Denver, Denver, CO. BA, Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Professional Experience:
Learning Strategies Center Assistant and Interim Manager, CIA at Greystone, St. Helena, CA. English Lecturer, High Potential Program; Communications Lecturer; Graduate Assistant, Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga. Writing Instructor, Los Medanos College, Pittsburg, CA. Fiction Editor, MARY: A Journal of New Writing. English Teacher, Jefferson County Public Schools—Bear Creek High School, Lakewood, CO. Teaching Practicum/Field Experience, Douglas County School District—Mountain View High School, Highlands Ranch, CO.

Second place, William Van Dyke Short Story Prize, Ruminate, 2016. Writer in Residence, Sirenland Writers Conference, Positano, Italy, 2015. Signum Fidei Teaching Fellowship, Saint Mary’s College of California, 2013–2015. Alumni Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Saint Mary’s College of California, 2014, 2015. Winner, Bartleby Snopes Short Story Competition, 2013. Founders Graduate Student Award, University of Denver, 2011.

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Phone: 845-452-9600