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

  • CIA Meal Plans, Culinary Cash, and Insalata Pantesca
  • CIA Meal Plans in New York

    Clear Choices, Great Value, Amazing Food

    It should come as no surprise that The Culinary Institute of America meal plan options feature a delicious and exciting selection of dining choices for students. Each plan use a points system tied to your student ID card. Options include:

    Learn about CIA Meal Plan 2017–18: Basic plan costs $1775 per semester
    The CIA Meal Plan Plus 2017–18 costs $280 more per semester ($2055/semester)
    CIA Meal Plan Ultimate 2017–18 costs $560 more per semester ($2335/semester)

    What’s Up With the Different CIA Meal Plan Points?

    • Blue Points are good for any production kitchen (Roth Hall, East Wing Production Kitchens, and The Line in The Egg).
    • Green Points are good for any production kitchen, similar to blue points, but also other locations in The Egg such as the Café and the Innovation Kitchen, as well as campus restaurants at approved times.
    • Gold Points are good for any production kitchen, all venues at The Egg, and all campus restaurants at approved times, including weekends.
    • Freshmen receive all Blue Points and may dine only in the production kitchens listed.
    • Sophomores and juniors receive 50% Blue Points and 50% Green Points, to be used in the areas indicated above.
    • Seniors receive 100% Green Points and can dine in all of the areas listed at any time.

    Note that on-campus meals are not available on days when the campus is closed, such as extended winter and summer breaks. Points expiration also varies depending on meal plan and class level. Please call 845-905-4518 for more information.

    Commuters and current students who started at the CIA prior to July 1, 2017 may submit a request for a reduced meal plan to Student Financial & Registration Services (SFRS). To make a request, students must first be registered for the semester in which the reduced plan would have taken place, and must submit it no later than the Friday of the third week of that semester.

    Enroll in a CIA Meal Plan Today

    Additional Meal Plan Info for CIA New York

    CIA meal plans at our Hyde Park, NY, campus also include the opportunity to purchase Culinary Cash (minimum deposit of $25 required). This program offers you the convenience, flexibility, and security of using your CIA student ID like a debit card at selected sites on campus such as restaurants and the library (for printing requests).

    You can also add funds to your Culinary Cash account using our new GET Funds online deposit system, which accepts MasterCard, VISA, Discover, or debit cards as payment options.

    At the end of your CIA studies, any remaining balance on your account will be transferred to your tuition account and other outstanding financial obligations. Remaining balances over $10 may be refunded through a request to the Student Financial & Registration Services Office.