• Learn about CIA NY's student commons building, on the campus in Hyde Park, NY
  • Student Commons

    There’s plenty to do outside the classroom at the CIA, and the hub of that activity at the New York campus is the Student Commons. This amazing, fully integrated facility houses student dining and recreation, administrative offices, and classrooms. Open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., the Student Commons is the place on campus for CIA students to dine, play, learn, and just hang out with friends.

    The Egg

    The Egg is an extraordinary dining venue, providing seating for nearly 500 students with an additional 150 seats available outdoors. But it’s so much more than just a place to eat. For more information, please call 845-905-4747.


    Just look at everything The Egg has to offer:

    • A wide variety of dining choices at The Line, The Café, and the Innovation Station that's home to the foodservice concept designed and operated by bachelor’s degree students
    • Brewery serving as a classroom and production facility for the campus thanks to a partnership between the CIA and Brooklyn Brewery—an outstanding venue for students to gain hands-on brewing experience
    • A library and free book exchange with a fireplace study area
    • Seven lounge areas with couches, armchairs, and cocktail tables
    • Private room for student club meetings and dining
    • A stage for open mic nights, karaoke, comedy shows, cooking demos, and more
    • The Egg
    • A piano for impromptu use
    • Three 12x10 multimedia screens
    • State-of-the-art sound system
    • Over 50 device-charging stations
    • High speed Wi-Fi access
    • Complimentary purified sparkling water stations
    • Convenient ATM and mailbox access (ATM is located opposite the restrooms)
    • Live edible plant and herb wall
    • Marketplace featuring a variety of fresh, seasonal foods and beverages for purchase

    Students enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at The Egg, with opportunities for after-hours dining as well.

    • All dining options available seven days a week from 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
    • Mini coffee pastry shop open from 7 a.m.–11 p.m. when the college is in session
    • High Volume Production Breakfast available beginning at 5:30 a.m. when that class is in session

    For more information about The Egg, please call 845-905-4747.

    Check out The Egg’s tremendous feature in Foodservice Equipment & Supply magazine >

    Student Recreation Center

    One of the main areas of the Student Commons provides students with a wide variety of centralized, on-campus athletic and recreation options. These include:

    • Cardio center
    • Free-weight room
    • Circuit training area
    • Yoga and Pilates room
    • Gymnasium with two official-size basketball/volleyball courts
    • Indoor track
    • Six-lane pool
    • Two racquetball courts

    Outdoor sports facilities include an athletic field for softball and soccer, and two tennis courts.

    Students can also enjoy nearby Catskill and Berkshire ski areas, local golf courses, Taconic State Park, and New York City museums and theaters. Call 845-451-1400 for information on weekend activities and excursions in the Hudson Valley.

    Student Affairs Wing

    The Student Affairs Wing houses four major CIA departments:

    • Dean of Student Affairs
    • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
    • Health Services
    • Residence Life

    In addition, several of the college’s main student organizations have meeting space in this area, including:

    • Student Government Association
    • La Papillote, the campus newspaper
    • SPICE (Student Programming Igniting Campus Entertainment)