June 30, 2020

Faculty, staff, students and their families now have a one-stop shop for details pertaining to CIA's fall semester reopening plans: cia.edu/fall2020. The topics covered include campus safety, academics and public programming, and the page will be updated as new details come into focus.
As we look ahead to fall, it's important to remember that the personal choices we make now will help society's–and CIA's—collective efforts to slow and eventually stop COVID-19's spread. A recent column written by an infectious disease epidemiologist from Yale University helps drive home that point, and we encourage you to read it.

March, 2020

In response to ongoing concern about coronavirus, the Cleveland Institute of Art administration and faculty are working together to continue the educational process while minimizing risk during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Our first priority will be to preserve the health and wellbeing of our entire community. Please visit cia.edu/healthalerts for updates.

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Building hours update

Effective May 26, 2020 Building hours update until further notice

May 26, 2020: In an effort to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Cleveland Institute of Art will observe new hours and building access. The academic building will be open only to faculty and staff who need to be on campus during the following hours:

Monday through Friday: 7am–6pm

Closed Saturdays + Sundays

Closed: May 25, 2020 - Memorial Day

              June 19, 2020 - Juneteenth

              July 3-6, 2020 - 4th of July Holiday


Enter the building through Entrance B (off 117th). 

Faculty and staff entering the building will be required to sign in, and to wear a face covering.



Effective August 10, 2020:

Mon–Sat 7am–midnight
Sun noon–midnight



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Cleveland Institute of Art is one of the nation's leading accredited independent colleges of art and design. For over 135 years, the college has been an educational cornerstone in Cleveland, Ohio, producing graduates competitive as studio artists, designers, photographers, contemporary craftsmen, and educators.

With approximately 655 full-time students and 670 total students, CIA offers a personal educational experience with the benefits of a larger institution. Students choose from 15 majors and live and work in Cleveland’s University Circle, one of the country’s most unique cultural centers – recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of the ten prettiest communities in the country.

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