Residence Halls

The CIA offers on-campus housing at its Hyde Park, NY and St. Helena, CA campuses.

New, first-time students are guaranteed assignment to a residence hall provided the college has received their housing application by the priority deadline of at least 60 days prior to their entry date. Information about the housing application is included in the registration packet sent to students following their admission to the college. All new and returning students must complete the on-campus housing request form located on CIA Main Menu (the CIA student portal). Please note that there are no on-campus accommodations for married couples. The college reserves the right to close the residence halls and require students to vacate the halls during school vacation periods, including bachelor's degree program breaks.

New York Campus

The college maintains on-campus residential facilities, providing housing for more than 1,700 students. Four residence halls, six Adirondack-style lodges, and 20 townhouses help meet student demand for housing on campus, and the college's goal of providing accommodations for all students requesting housing.

Occupancy in all residence halls include single-, double-, triple-, or quadruple-occupancy rooms with private or shared bath. Residential housing is a privilege, and students are expected to adhere to college behavioral standards and be cooperative members of the residential community.

The pricing of campus housing for each semester varies with the type of accommodation, but includes all utilities, laundry facilities, and wireless Internet. There are no large security deposits required. All rooms are furnished with a desk, chair, dresser, wardrobe or closet, and bed for each student. Rooms are also air-conditioned and equipped with a provided MicroFridge® (microwave/refrigerator combination unit).

Additional amenities in the residence halls include common lounges, free laundry facilities, computer rooms with equipment and Internet access provided, and kitchen facilities for student use. Trained full-time professionals and part-time paraprofessionals reside in each residence hall, and provide supervision, guidance, and activities for residential students.

California Campus

The CIA at Greystone maintains residential facilities that provide housing for approximately 130 students, both on campus in the Guest House, and at the Vineyard Lodge Housing Center. Vineyard Lodge II, one of two residence halls at the Center, holds LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, offering students the chance to live in—and learn from living in—an environmentally conscious facility.

If on-campus housing becomes fully occupied, the CIA may provide off-campus alternatives as a way to meet the housing demands for students. These properties may range from rental houses to executive apartments located at various locations throughout the Napa Valley. Because these properties would be controlled by the CIA, all residence hall rates would be charged to a student's account, eliminating the need for students to contract independently with leasing agents.

Occupancy in the residence halls include single-, double-, triple-, or quadruple-occupancy rooms with private or shared bath. Residential housing is a privilege, and students are expected to adhere to college behavioral standards and be cooperative members of the residential community.

The pricing of campus housing for each semester varies with the type of accommodation, but includes all utilities (including air conditioning) and wireless Internet connections. Amenities also include laundry and a common area with televisions and game equipment. There are no security deposits required. All rooms are furnished with a desk, chair, dresser, wardrobe or closet, and bed for each student. Rooms are also equipped with a provided MicroFridge® (microwave/refrigerator combination unit). Students are expected to provide their own bedding, sheets, and bath linens. All residence halls are non-smoking facilities.

Additional amenities include a fitness room in Vineyard Lodge II, kitchens for student use in both lodges, and an outdoor patio with grilling area at the Vineyard Lodge Housing Center. Resident assistants reside in all three housing facilities to provide supervision, guidance, and activities for residential students. Full-time security is provided by the Office of Safety and Security.

Off-campus housing is available in the communities of St. Helena, Angwin, Calistoga, and Napa, and can range from $3,100 per month for a furnished, one-bedroom apartment in St. Helena to $950 per month for a studio apartment in Napa. Availability of rental housing is very limited due to the rural campus location.

Students interested in off-campus housing should visit the college's website at www.ciachef.edu/ca-off-campus-housing for a listing of current rentals. The CIA offers this listing only as an information service to incoming students and therefore cannot be responsible for rental conditions or negotiations with landlords.