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Fall Orientation 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 Friday, August 25 through Saturday, August 26 in the evening. 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 attend a half day orientation with their students. Parent Orientation will begin on Friday, August 25 at 9:00am with breakfast with the President’s Cabinet. The parent sessions with conclude with a CIA Resource Fair and lunch with your student. 
Click here for the 2017 Orientation Schedule. Information about hotels can be found under the Plan Your Visit to CIA! tab on the left navigation bar.

Orientation Registration is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Ratti at