Early Sunday morning, a wildfire (codenamed Glass) started burning near St. Helena. The California leadership team and senior leaders in Hyde Park including President Ryan monitored conditions throughout the day and prepared for a possible evacuation of campus. Late last night, we evacuated 119 students from the residence halls. Most students were able to connect with family or friends for overnight accommodations; 18 students were provided lodging arranged by the CIA through the county. The California team was in continuous contact with CIA leadership throughout, and due to their efforts, the evacuation went smoothly with all students safe and accounted for. Students remained calm and in good spirits despite the situation. They have been real troopers.

While the fire came too close for comfort, Greystone and our residence halls on campus and on Pratt Avenue were untouched.

Currently the Greystone campus is without power as damage is assessed and fires continue to be active in the area. All members of the campus community have been asked to work remotely. We are using The CIA at Copia as a base camp for our operations, and many students will be spending time there today. We will continue to update students, faculty, and staff, by e-mail as needed. Parents, please urge your student to share these notifications, so you have the latest information.

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  • Texas Campus Travel Directions

    The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio, 312 Pearl Parkway, Building 2, is conveniently located less than 10 miles from the San Antonio International Airport.

    From the airport, start out going north on Airport Boulevard and turn right. After 0.4 miles, take a slight left onto Airport Exit/Airport Boulevard, then turn right onto S. Terminal Drive. Follow for 0.3 miles, and then turn left onto N U.S.-281/McAllister Freeway. Merge onto U.S.-281 S via the ramp on the left towards downtown San Antonio. Continue for 6 miles, and take the Josephine Street exit towards Grayson Street. Stay straight to go onto Avenue A. Turn left onto Pearl Parkway.

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    The CIA San Antonio
    312 Pearl Parkway, Building 2, Suite 2102
    San Antonio, TX 78215
    Phone: 210-554-6400