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.

Admissions

  • The Admissions Office at all three campuses will be open to welcome prospective students and their families.

Restaurants

  • Since many of our restaurants rely on our students for the full CIA dining experience, please refer to www.ciarestaurantgroup.com 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

New Veteran Admissions Counselor

Eric Jenkins, veteran and new CIA admissions counselorAs we honor Veterans Day this month, the CIA has a new member of its admissions staff dedicated to assisting veterans in planning for their post-military careers. Eric Jenkins helps future foodservice and hospitality leaders serving our nation make the transition from the military to college.

Jenkins is a veteran himself, serving in the U.S. Army from 1984 to 2008. He earned his bachelor’s degree in culinary arts management from the CIA earlier this year. From firsthand experience, the retired Sergeant First Class can explain to service members and veterans how to use Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program benefits toward their bachelor’s or associate degree studies at the CIA. Sgt. Jenkins also serves as staff advisor to the Veterans Association & Auxiliary student organization on campus. He was president of the group as an undergraduate.

An admissions counselor dedicated to veterans is needed at the CIA, where 126 current students have served on active duty in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard.

The CIA’s commitment to America’s service members goes back to the college’s 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 more than six decades, 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 professional careers. Information for veterans interested in enrolling at the CIA can be found on our website.

Contact Us

The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
Phone: 845-452-9600