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.

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

    What to Bring

    • Bedding, linens, and towels (mattresses are twin XL, 34 inches x 80 inches)
    • Personal toiletries
    • Coffee maker (must include automatic shut-off feature)
    • Kitchen supplies (dishes, pots and pans, sponges, etc.)
    • Television
    • Non-halogen desk or floor lamps
    • Area rugs
    • Hair dryer/curler
    • Computer
    • Surge protector (with a built-in fuse and reset switch; extension cords to multi-plug adaptors without a built-in fuse are not allowed)
    • Fan
    • Iron (with automatic/tip-over shut-off feature) and/or steamer
    • Hangers
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Laundry bag or basket
    • Bicycles (can be stored in the room, but bike racks are located at each residence hall)
    • Command™ Strips or Wall Putty (no push pins, screws, nails, or double-sided tape)

    What to Leave Home

    For safety reasons, the items listed below are not permitted in the CIA’s residence halls (note this list is not all-inclusive):

    • Furniture not issued by the CIA
    • Halogen lamps, as well as octopus or medusa lamps
    • Refrigerator or microwave oven (as of August 2018, the CIA will provide these)
    • Coils, toasters, toaster ovens, electric grills, or any other electrical cooking or open flame devices
    • Electric blanket/electric heating pads
    • Portable heater
    • Air conditioner
    • Electric musical instruments
    • Pets or animals of any kind
    • Bed risers with built-in electrical outlets
    • Extension cords/wall mount multi-plug adapters
    • Candles, incense holders/burners, wax melts, or plug-in scented diffusers
    • Curtains, tapestries, or flags (or any type of fabric wall hanging)