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Story: Dec 17, 2014

Students animate, illustrate holiday greetings on behalf of ...

View details 35th Annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition

CIA Exhibition: Jan 14, 2015

35th Annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition

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Story: Nov 15, 2014

Students capture two of the top prizes in museum's surreal d...

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CIA Exhibition: Feb 13, 2015

69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

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Warm wishes to you this holiday season from the Cleveland Institute of Art! Artwork created by Animation majors Brienne Broyles 16 and Maria Ursetti 16. Rea...

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Story: Nov 04, 2014

New CIA building taking shape; set for December completion

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Events: Mar 21, 2015

Spring 2015 Open House

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Story: Nov 03, 2014

New Uptown Residence Hall featured in CIA video

Orientation . Fall Orientation 

Fall Orientation

You’ve already taken care of business this summer at StART—so now it’s time for the fun part! Fall Orientation is a mandatory two-day program that takes place when you move to campus in August. Orientation will help you adjust to college life and embark on the road to a profession in art and design.

During orientation, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Connect with student peers, faculty, and staff within the Institute
  • Explore academic and social possibilities that lie ahead
  • Orient yourself with campus surroundings, such as University Circle, Little Italy, and the many museums and cultural activities the area has to offer
  • Get acquainted with the people who run our school, including CIA’s president and dean of students
  • Learn from current faculty members about course expectations and living as a lifetime artist

You don’t need to sign up for Fall Orientation. Just show up at 11:00am on Friday and our Orientation staff will help you get started!

Learning Disability Orientation

Learning Support Services Office offers a one-day summer orientation program to incoming students with documented learning disabilities. The program is offered in conjunction with the new student orientation program. During our LD Orientation, you and your parents meet the Learning Support Services staff and are provided with an overview of accommodations, training on various assistive technologies, and time management and study skills workshops specific to the unique demands of the CIA student experience.

Contact Student Life

For more information, contact the Office of Student Life + Housing at 216.421.7429 or by email at studentlife@cia.edu.

The check in process for Fall new student orientation will begin on Friday, August 22 at 11am. Students who will be commuting to campus may park in the Gund student parking lot located behind the Gund building (signs will guide you). More details regarding the schedule to come.

Important Dates

May 1
- Submit your tuition deposit
- Submit your housing deposit and application

June 1
- Sign and return housing contract
- Request final transcripts to be sent

August 21
Move in

August 22-23
Attend orientation

August 25
School starts

Supplies for First Day of Class

Wondering what materials you might need for the first day of class? Be prepared and read our recommended list of art supplies.

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Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

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Uptown Residence Hall

Check out the new student digs.

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Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.