March 12, 2020: In response to ongoing concern about coronavirus, and upon strong recommendations today from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine to all colleges statewide, the Cleveland Institute of Art will suspend on-campus instruction beginning next week in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Additionally, beginning today, the College will observe new hours and building access. At this time, we expect it to continue until at least Monday, April 6.
Students are encouraged to stay (or return) home, if they are home on spring break. However, CIA’s residence halls will remain open.
It is important to note that no cases of the virus have been identified at CIA, but the health and safety of our community is of utmost importance.
We are acutely aware of the challenges that these new restrictions present. We believe our first responsibility must be to guard public health and safety to the best of our abilities. I ask your patience and understanding as we continue to tackle the many questions we face, including course delivery and graduation, human resources, fulfilling our obligations to external partners and more.
As the situation progresses, we will update these questions and communicate by email with students, faculty, staff and external supporters and patrons.
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CIA's COVID-19 Information page
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