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

  • Learn about CIA NY student trips, activities, and events for students in Hyde Park, NY
  • CIA Student Trips & Activities in New York

    Throughout the year, the Student Activities Office sponsors a variety of themed events for students, most of which are free of charge. These events take place in the Student Commons and throughout campus:

    • Deep Freeze Weekend (February)
    • Chowder Cook-Off (March)
    • Pizza Cook-Off (May)
    • Stars & Stripes Weekend (June/July)
    • Chili Cook-Off (October)
    • Wicked Weekend (October)

    Other events include:

    • BADA BINGO (December)
    • Holiday Village Festival (December)
    • Comedy, dances, karaoke, and movie nights throughout the year
    • Wellness programming

    We also sponsor a variety of off-campus trips at a minimal cost to students. Destinations include:

    • Local orchards and farmers markets
    • Minnewaska State Park
    • New York City (Broadway shows, shopping trips, food tours)
    • Six Flags Great Adventure
    • White water rafting, kayaking, and rock climbing
    • Saturday bus shuttle

    Or, you can find plenty of fun and exciting things to do off-campus on your own:
    Entertainment options abound in New York's Hudson Valley region. Enjoy hiking and mountain biking in the Shawangunk and Catskill Mountains. Try skiing or snowboarding at one of many area resorts. Explore the eclectic shops and eateries in nearby Rhinebeck. Or, take the train to New York City for sightseeing, shopping, a Broadway show, and to explore the diverse foods and legendary restaurants of the city that never sleeps.

    Download the Student Activities, Recreation, and Athletics Brochure > (PDF)