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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There will be two main access points into the Gund Building—CIA's main educational building—
during the hours of operation. Entrances A and B have been designated as the two points of
entry. Entrance A is located on East 116 Street at the northwest corner of the building. Entrance
B is located on East 117 Street at the northeast corner.

Prior to August 10, Entrance B will be the only entry into the building.

Regular Building Hours (Beginning August 10)

Monday through Saturday, 7am to midnight
Sunday, Noon to midnight


Mailroom Hours

Monday- Friday 8:00am to 11:30am and 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Closed Sat- Sun- Holidays


Facilities Office Room 110

Monday- Friday 9:30am to 1:30pm and 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Closed Sat- Sun- Holidays


Building Entry Protocol

Beginning August 5, the current sign-in sheet will be replaced with a quick four-step
process to enter the academic building.

Step 1: Prior to arriving at CIA, enter your health screening assessment using the
CampusClear app. If you are not exhibiting any symptoms, the app will provide you with a
smiley face entrance pass, which you’ll show to the security guard upon entering the
building. The one question self-screening should take less than 10 second each day.
Download instructions on how to install and use the free CampusClear app.

Step 2: Swipe your CIA ID to unlock the exterior door. The exterior door will require your
ID to open even during regular building hours. Your ID should be visible whenever you’re in
the building.

Step 3: Have your temperature taken and face covering verified. Upon entry to the
building, you will have your temperature taken, either by an automated kiosk or a CIA staff
member (using a touchless handheld thermometer). The automated kiosk will also verify
that you’re wearing a face covering.

Step 4: Receive a building-access wristband. The wristband will be color-coded and date stamped.
Once you have the wristband, you will not need to display the entrance pass in the
app or get your temperature taken again that day in the event you need to re-enter the


Faculty and Staff:

If you need help changing your CIA password.

Please follow the instructions below.

How to Change your CIA password.

Visit the myCIA Password Management information page.


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What is myCIA?

myCIA is the Cleveland Institute of Art’s information portal.

After logging in students and faculty have access to view and manage their course information and resources.

Students, faculty, and staff may request to create and manage or join CIA campus groups on myCIA.

Continuing education students and young artists can sign up and pay for classes and other programs provided by the office of Continuing Education and Community Outreach.


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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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