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 28–August 21, 2017. Classes will resume on August 22.


  • 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 our California campus locations (Copia and Greystone), The Restaurant at CIA Copia and The Bakery Café by illy will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, Nao will be open for lunch and the outdoor taco stand will also be open.

Shopping, Classes, and More for Enthusiasts

  • Packing for College - CIA New York
  • Packing for College: New York Campus

    What to Bring

    To enjoy campus life fully, students might want to bring the following to their residence hall when moving in:

    • Refrigerator (no larger than 3.5 cubic feet, one per room)
    • Bicycles (can be stored in the room, but there are also bike storage rooms and bike racks on campus)
    • Flashlight
    • Microwaves (.8 cubic feet and smaller) are permissible
    • Alarm clock, with battery backup or windup
    • Iron
    • Coffee maker
    • Stereo
    • Television
    • Hair dryer/curler
    • Computer
    • Surge protector
    • Fan
    • Personal toiletries
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Sheets, pillows, blankets, towels (mattresses are 34 inches by 80 inches)

    Please note: Double rooms measure approximately 12 feet by 20 feet.

    What to Leave Home

    For safety reasons, the items listed below are not permitted in the CIA's residence halls. This list is not all-inclusive.

    • Any other type of electrical cooking device (coil, electric grill, toaster, etc.)
    • Electric blanket
    • Electric musical instruments
    • Portable heater
    • Air conditioner
    • Pets
    • Waterbed
    • Any furniture not issued by the CIA
    • Halogen lamps, lava, and octopus lamps