2021-2022 Student Handbook


This Student Handbook of The Culinary Institute of America is where students can find information about campus life and services, student rights and policies, and campus contacts for all CIA campuses.

  • President's Cabinet
  • New York Campus Directory
  • New York Campus-specific Information
    • Bookstore
    • Copy Center
    • Mail
    • Use of the Roth Hall Elevator
    • Weather
    • Wildlife
    • Pond
    • Railroad Tracks and Cliffs
    • Wooded Property
    • Environmental Protection
  • California Campus Directory
  • California Campus-specific Information
    • Bookstore
    • Mail
    • Weather
    • Wildlife
    • Earthquakes
  • Texas Campus Directory

Among the challenges facing any college student is figuring out where things are on campus and knowing the right people to contact. Each CIA campus has nuances based on culture, climate, and geographical location. This section provides important information to navigate the campuses.

For the duration of students' studies, The Culinary Institute of America is the focal point of their life. That's why we offer many opportunities to make the stay with us as fulfilling and enjoyable as possible. We encourage students to positively contribute to extracurricular life on campus. This section details campus life and the various services available.

  • Residence Life Staff
  • Residence Hall License Agreement
  • Room Cost
  • Housing Application and Priority Deadline
  • Revocation of Housing Privileges
  • Room Assignments
  • Alternate Living Option - NY
  • Quiet Living Community Option - NY
  • Housing Accommodations Policy and Procedures
  • Gender Inclusive Housing Accommodations
  • Room Changes
  • Intersessions
  • Intersession Housing
  • Roommate Consolidation
  • Room Condition
  • MicroFridge
  • Room Furnishings
  • Checkout Procedure
  • Housekeeping and Maintenance Requests
  • Entering Policy
  • Room Search Procedures
  • Courtesy Hours/Quiet Hours
  • Guests
  • Residence Hall Fire Safety
  • Emergency Evacuation Procedures for Residence Halls
  • Registered Sex Offenders
  • Off-Campus Housing 

The opportunity to live on campus adds a unique dimension to the college experience at the CIA. The Residence Life staff wants all students to have a good academic experience and continue to grow both personally and professionally. Our objective is to make the residence hall a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Moving away from home and living with roommates in a community residence requires students to take increased responsibility for their actions. The CIA's residence program is designed to help make the transition to such a lifestyle a smooth one. How well students adjust often depends primarily on their perspective and approach. Residence hall living provides students with an unequaled experience of living and working with others and a greater understanding of human relationships. Students have the responsibility to make their residence hall a worthwhile place to live. Courtesy and respect for roommates and neighbors will help meet this objective.

This section will help you become familiar with the CIA's policies and regulations governing student life. You have the right to a safe, engaging, and productive experience at the college, and these policies and regulations help ensure such an environment for all students.

You'll find academic information more closely related to your daily student life at the CIA in this section. For more information on academic policies and procedures at the college, please see your CIA Academic Catalog.