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Fall Orientation 2018 is a mandatory two-day program that takes place in August before classes begin. Orientation will help your student adjust to college life as they embark on the road to a profession in art and design. Orientation runs from the morning of Thursday, August 23rd through Friday, August 24th in the afternoon. There are some additional elective programs that will allow student to explore Cleveland on Saturday, August 25th as well. All new students to CIA, including transfer students and non-traditional students are encouraged to attend all parts of Orientation. 
During orientation, your student 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 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


This year we are inviting parents and families to stop by our Parent Oasis during Move-In on Wednesday, August 22. Dean of Student Affairs Nancy Neville will lead ta morning and afternoon Parent Partnership discussion about how parents can partner with CIA to improve their student’s success. Light refreshments, comfy chair, and air conditioning will be provided. More information about the Parent Oasis will be available in early July.


Fall Orientation 2018 Registration will open in July. Please check back then for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Ratti at