During your time at the CIA, you will learn the life-changing power of mise en place to assist you with organizing your education, your life, and your mind. Mise en place is a French culinary phrase which means “putting in place” or “everything in its place.”
New Student Orientation will occur during your first week on campus. Below is a sample schedule of the sessions during the first three days. The last two days of orientation will be based on your major (Baking & Pastry or Culinary). All sessions are required and begin promptly as scheduled. A complete week-long orientation schedule, including accurate times and locations, will be posted on the Admitted Student Portal and e-mailed to you approximately two weeks prior to your arrival.
Sessions for parents & family will be held during the first two days (Arrival Day & Day 1). Below is a sample schedule of the sessions that are available to attend. These sessions are encouraged but are not required. A schedule, including accurate times and locations, will be posted on the Admitted Student Portal and emailed to you or your student approximately two weeks prior to your son or daughter’s arrival to campus.
9–11:30 a.m.—For Residential Students Only • Residential students move into residence hall roomLunch—Lunch is on your own11:45 a.m.—For Commuter Students Only • Arrival to CIANoon—Personal Mise en Place • Student I.D. (Must bring a photo ID: driver’s license, passport, etc.) • Parking permits and campus mail box assignments1:15 p.m.—Meet by Fireplace in the Egg for dining facility overview1:45 p.m.—Team Building: Building Your Mise en Place3:45 p.m.—We’re Glad You’re Here: Student/Parent/Family Presentation5:30 p.m.—Dinner • Parents/family may join at their own expense6:30 p.m.—Group Meeting for homework assignment8 p.m.—For Residential Students Only • Individual residence hall meetings will take place in the lounge located in your residence hall
7:30 a.m.—Admissions Welcome Presentation & Breakfast8:45 a.m.—Meet Your Academic Advisor9 a.m.—Team Building: Building Your Mise en Place9:30 a.m.—Mise-en-volvement: Recipe for Success • Learn about student employment opportunities • Learn about how to complete the two required online courses • Learn about student activities, clubs, sports, and more10:15 a.m.—Uniform, Toque & Knife Kit Distribution10:30–11:30 a.m.—Mise-en-volvement Fair11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.—Lunch12:30 p.m.—Arrive wearing Chef’s Uniform including neckerchief1:15 p.m.—Welcome by President Dr. Tim Ryan • Parents/family members are encouraged to attend2:30 p.m.—Celebration of the Toque • Parents/family members are encouraged to attend3:15 p.m.—Free Time • Please take this time to walk around campus, visit the college bookstore, take photos, say goodbye to your parents/family members, etc.5 p.m.—For Students Only • Dinner
5:30–7:45 a.m.—Breakfast (optional) • The Line at The Egg8 a.m.—Academic Mise en Place • Succeeding at the CIA…and Beyond: Our Ombudsman discusses faculty expectations, balancing classwork and social life and the variety of learning opportunities available • Learning Strategies for Success: Learning Strategies staff covers services to help you succeed academically9:15–9:30 a.m.—Break9:30 a.m.—Campus Life Mise en Place • Mise en Place for Your Mind: A representative from the Counseling & Psychological Services reviews programs that help you manage personal challenges and succeed at the college • Your Personal CIA Resources: Health Services staff inform you how they can support your healthy CIA experience • Logging In to the CIA: IT staff familiarize you on how to navigate the student web portal, your CIA e-mail account, and the online course management system to keep you on track • Ensuring a Safe Campus for Everyone: A representative from Campus Safety reviews policies and procedures that will make your stay at the CIA a productive, enjoyable, and safe experience11:30 a.m.–12:25 p.m.—Lunch12:30 p.m.—Your Class Schedule • Learn about your class schedule and get an overview of the offerings provided by the Student Financial & Registration Services and the Registrar’s Office1 p.m.—Your Dining Options • Dining Services staff members explain the meal point system and your on-campus dining options1:30–3:15 p.m.—For Challenge Exam Students Only • Assessment Test, please bring #2 pencils and a calculator3:15 p.m.—For International Students Only • Welcome & Information Session4:15 p.m.—Welcome Reception for New Students • Hosted by the Learning Strategies Center and the Center for Career & Academic Advising5 p.m.—Dinner
9–11:30 a.m.—Residential students move into their residence hall roomLunch—Please note: Lunch is on your own for all students, parents/family members on arrival day2–3 p.m.—Understanding Mise en Place: Tools for Success • Let our staff answer your questions and have some fun engaging in a team building activity3–3:45 p.m.—Free Time • Please use this free time to run errands, visit college bookstore, etc.3:45–5:15 p.m.—We’re Glad You’re Here: Student/Parent/Family Presentation5:30 p.m.—Parents/family may join their student for dinner in The Egg at their own expense • To take advantage of this opportunity, please stop by the reception desk at the Student Recreation Center between the hours of 9 a.m.–5 p.m. to pre-pay and receive a meal ticket. Cost is $9.75 per person (cash, debit card, or credit card accepted)
9–10 a.m.—Mise en Place: Success for Life • Discussion with Dr. Kathy Merget, associate vice president & dean of student affairs and Carolyn Tragni, dean of academic engagement & administration10:15–11:15 a.m.—Transitions • An Interactive discussion for parents to explore key issues and concerns with sending your student to college11:15 a.m.—Tour of Institute Facilities (optional)Lunch—Please note: Lunch is on your own for parents/family members12:45–12:55 p.m.—Arrival to President Ryan’s Presentation1:15–2:30 p.m.—Welcome by President Dr. Tim Ryan • Parents/family are encouraged to attend this session with their student2:30–3:15 p.m.—Celebration of the Toque • Join us in celebration as we welcome new students to the CIA family by presenting them with a chef’s hat (toque).3:15 p.m.—Free Time • Please use this time to take photos, walk around campus, visit the college bookstore, and say goodbye to your student