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 27–August 20, 2018. Classes will resume on August 21.


  • 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 the CIA at Greystone in St. Helena, California, The Bakery Café by illy will be open, but Gatehouse Restaurant will be closed.
  • At the CIA at Copia in Napa, California, The Restaurant at CIA Copia and Contimo Provisions will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, the CIA Live Fire Kitchen will be open Thursday–Sunday, and Nao will be closed.

Shopping, Classes, and More for Enthusiasts

  • Living with a CIA Roomate
  • Living at CIA New York

    If you’re planning to live at the CIA campus in Hyde Park, NY, be sure to keep a few things in mind.

    Check out our list of things to bring and not bring to your room on move in day

    Living With a Roommate

    Learning to live with a new roommate is a great way to build interpersonal skills and a long-lasting friendship. That’s not to say you will always see eye to eye on everything but good communication skills are essential for any food professional.

    Open and honest discussions are the healthiest way to resolve any conflicts. In situations where you are experiencing difficulties with your roommate, please contact residence hall staff.

    Ways to Get Along With Your Roommate

    • Always ask permission should you wish to use or borrow their personal property.
    • Don’t make lots of noise if your roommate is trying to sleep or study.
    • Respect each other’s privacy.
    • Take accurate messages intended for your roommate.
    • Don’t let little things build up. Talk about them when they happen.
    • Avoid being judgmental.
    • Be willing to compromise.
    • Set the tone to solve a problem (don’t just complain about it).
    • Be assertive and don’t cave in if there is a disagreement; stand up for what you want.
    • Realize there is no perfect roommate.

    Changing On-Campus Residences

    The Residence Life office will use discretion when fulfilling room change requests during your first month with a roommate.

    After your first month, room changes will also be considered for:

    • Medical or financial needs
    • Upper-level students not accommodated with their prior choice of roommates upon return from externship

    Remember to submit applications for room changes to your residence director by the first Thursday of the current block of study. Contact 845-451-1260 or if you have any questions.