Green and Gold Orientation for Spring and Summer Students

  • Orientation Info for New York’s Spring and Summer Classes

    Meet your classmates, move into your residence hall, participate in the Toque Ceremony (a long honored hospitality tradition), explore future options with your advisor, and become familiar with all of the support to help you succeed! You will learn more about our degree programs, explore campus resources available to you, meet new friends, and fall in love with the CIA!

    Orientation for your first semester will take place the day before your first day of class!

    For additional questions regarding Green and Gold Orientation, please contact CIA Enrollment at enrollment@culinary.edu or 1-800-CULINARY.

  • Green and Gold Frequently Asked Questions

  • It’s a fun and informative orientation for CIA students. You will learn more about our degree programs, explore campus resources available to you, meet new friends, and fall in love with the CIA!
    • Get fitted for your uniforms.
    • Meet your roommate, other students, and CIA department teams.
    • Participate in the Toque Ceremony.
    • Take your ID photo and get your official CIA ID.
    • Receive all the information you need to begin your CIA journey!
    Yes! Now that you are an official CIA student (yay!), you will begin working with our Student Financial and Registration Services Department, as well as Academic Advising. You can also register for appointments to meet with your Planner and Advisor during the first week, through CIA Cares.

    Did you know: CIA offers counseling, academic, health, and support services throughout your time here. Be sure to take advantage of all of these resources to ensure your success.
    Yes! All students attend. Orientation is the best way to transition into the CIA community and takes place immediately following move-in! You’ll learn about campus resources and the opportunities available that will enhance your educational experience. You will be fully prepared to begin your first week!
    A welcome session for parents and family will be held on move-in day. Orientation is for incoming students only.
    If you have not already done so, be sure to:

    1. Gather any outstanding financial aid documents (check your student portal to review all outstanding documents) to bring with you.
    2. Collect your medical documents to bring with you. (immunization documents—see your accepted student portal for details on what is required).
    3. Come prepared to have your CIA student ID taken, and refer to the Professionalism, Uniform, and Hygiene Policy (PDF).
    4. Get psyched to have fun and make lasting memories with other future CIA students!
    You will want to dress comfortably for move-in day. You can also wear casual attire for your orientation sessions, but will want to be in your chef whites for the Toque Ceremony (your uniforms will be provided to you upon arrival).
    Commuter students are still required to attend orientation. Please see the schedule provided in the weeks before your entry date for further instructions.
    Yes, SFRS (Student Financial and Registration Services) will be available during move-in and part of orientation to answer your questions! In addition, you are welcome to drop into the office the first week of classes or contact your enrollment manager with questions leading up to your start date.
    Yes, international students will have a specific orientation regarding maintaining Visa status and international student affairs before move-in takes place for all students. More information will be given as we approach your entry date, so be on the lookout! Reminder: your move-in will occur three days before your first day of class!
    Yes, students have the option to take the Math Challenge exam (to possibly test out of Mathematical Foundations) during orientation. Details will be e-mailed to you leading up to move-in day.
  • “Food. It’s who we are. It’s what we do” - Dr. Ryan

    Check out the fun from last year’s Green and Gold Orientation:

    CIA Green and Gold Orientation - President Ryan Speaks to New Students

    CIA Green and Gold Orientation - Student Games

    CIA Green and Gold Orientation - New Students