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Student Life . Housing . On-Campus Housing 

On-Campus housing

CIA's Uptown Residence Hall now open

Starting this fall, first-year students live in a brand new residence hall located on Euclid Avenue in the heart of the Uptown development in University Circle, just steps from our campus.

The residence hall is comprised of two-bedroom suites that house two students per bedroom. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and comes with a bed (which can be bunked), four-drawer dresser (which can be unstacked as two two-drawer dressers to fit under the bed), and wardrobe. Pocket doors separate the bedroom from the common area.

The common area includes a kitchenette with sink, cabinets, refrigerator, and counter. It is set aside as a work-room of sorts, equipped with a drawing table and stool, so that you may work on projects collaboratively or individually.

Need to take a break from your work?

No problem. The hall has several spaces for hanging out, watching TV, studying, working out, and basking in the sun (when the weather permits). Each floor has its own social lounge where students can congregate. The hall also has a cardio lounge with treadmills, elliptical, and stationary bikes to relieve some stress. In addition, there are two quiet study areas with tables and chairs and a print station to print papers. There are also three outdoor patios (including one that overlooks Euclid Avenue and MOCA Cleveland, and another that is on the roof!).

Other amenities include a laundry room on the fourth floor and mailboxes in the lobby when you come in.

Housing rates

Residence hall fees

Uptown Residence Hall FeesPer SemFull Year
1 Bedroom Suite (double occupancy) 3,560 7,120
2 Bedroom Suite (4 students) 3,560 7,120
Studio (single occupancy) 3,750 7,500
Damage Deposit New Residents (For returning residents, the deposit will carry from prior year) 150 n/a

 

Campus Apartments (Euclid 115)

10 month leasePer SemFull Year
Single Apartment 3,750 7,500
1 Bedroom Double 3,300 6,600
2 Bedroom Double 3,300 6,600
2 Bedroom Single 3,500 7,000
Damage Deposit New Residents (For returning residents, the deposit will carry from prior year) 150 n/a

 

12 month leasePer SemFull Year
Single Apartment 4,125 8,250
1 Bedroom Double 3,630 7,260
2 Bedroom Double 3,630 7,260
2 Bedroom Single 3,850 7,700
Damage Deposit Both New Residents and Returning Residents                                  150 n/a

 

For more information about housing plans, contact Matthew Smith, director of student life and housing, at 216.421.7495 or mjsmith@cia.edu.

Roommate matching

While on campus for StART in the summer, you will have the opportunity to fill out a Roommate Preference Form. This form helps us to get to know what you like and what you do not. Even if you don’t have a preference, complete the form and we will do our best to match you with someone who has similar tastes and studying styles. If you already know someone who you would like to room with, we will be happy to match you as long as the other student indicates that they would like to live with you too.

Roommate matches will be sent sometime during the first week of August. This way, you will have a month to discuss who is bringing what and iron out details before move in.

Room dimensions

The majority of our rooms are two-bedroom suites. The bedrooms measure 15'11" L x 8'11" W. The bathroom is 6'11 x 5'. The common area workroom is 15'11" L x 12' W and the kitchenette is 8'6"L x 12' W.

Furniture

Each suite comes with the following furniture per student. The furniture is a dark wood stain (as seen in the dresser photo below). Click on the item of furniture below to see a photo of what it looks like.

  • Bed: The bed is an extra-long twin bed. When you move in, the bed will be unbunked, however, it can be bunked (you just need to ask for the pins).
  • Dresser: The dresser is a four-drawer dresser that can either be stacked or unstacked. When it is unstacked, it can easily be fit under the bed.
  • Wardrobe: The wardrobe offers additional drawer space along with two sides of hanging space (a half hanging closet and a full length hanging closet).

Desk: When we asked students what type of desk they would prefer, the majority of students said that they preferred a drawing table/art desk rather than a standard desk. The desk is located in the common work room area and comes with a stool to use at the desk or at the kitchenette counter top.

Lofting beds

You may build a loft for your bed, but it has to be freestanding and it can’t be anchored into the existing furniture, wall, floor, or ceiling. The loft must have at least 36 inches from mattress to ceiling. Wood parts must not be treated. You are responsible for dis-assembly and storage of your own furniture. You must complete a Room Modification Form, which is kept on file. All current furniture must be stored in the room as well.

Technology

The residence hall is equipped with cable television and both wireless and hard-wired Internet.

Housing paperwork

Your application for a room in the residence hall is your first piece of housing paperwork. It should be filed as soon as possible and is included in the college’s acceptance package. You may pay your housing deposit through your student portal at myCIA.

To be guaranteed housing on campus, you must submit your residence hall application and the required $150 housing deposit before May 1 to ensure that your preference of room assignment will be given first consideration. Deposits received after that date cannot be guaranteed housing and will be placed by the date received. The deposit is forfeited if the contract is not fulfilled. You will receive notification of status after June 1.

Once you have submitted your housing application and deposit, you will have to fill out additional online housing forms. Forms include your Residence Hall Contract, Emergency Medical Information, Meal Plan Selection, and information about filling out additional health forms. These forms will also be available through the online student portal.

Recovery House

Recovery House is an alternative housing option that is available for CIA students who want to maintain a clean and sober lifestyle. Recovery House assists resident students in developing healthy life skills while remaining free of alcohol and other drugs. It is a two-unit apartment house for six residents and a graduate resident director located in the South Residential Village. Resident students develop an individualized plan for continued sobriety along with personal health objectives. Participants are encouraged to assist each other in creating a safe and supportive place to live. Recovery House is a cooperative effort of the Office of Housing, The Collegiate Behavioral Health Advisory Council, University Counseling Services, Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, and the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center.

University Counseling Services (UCS)

The college years mark a time when students engage in self-exploration, creativity and change. At times these changes are intentional and understandable; at other times they are unpredictable and seemingly chaotic. Each year over 1200 Case and CIA students seek counseling to gain perspective and to lay the groundwork for personal change. UCS offers CIA students confidential help with their personal counseling and behavioral health needs, including individual, couples and group counseling, psychiatric medication management, stress management and recovery support for students living ‘clean and sober’. Our offices are staffed with psychologists, social workers and consulting psychiatrists and most services are provided without cost (some of our specialty services such as neuropsychological assessment require a fee. For more information or to make an appointment: 216.368.5872

For more information:

Matthew Smith
Director of Student Life + Housing
216.421.7495 | Contact

Residence hall contract

Click here to downoad a PDF copy of CIA's 2014-2015 Housing Contract.

Resident Assistants

  • Jack Subsinsky
  • Grace Gongaware
  • Gabrielle Watson
  • Madeline Toth
  • Deni Lance
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