Fall Orientation 2019 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 22nd through Friday, August 23rd in the evening. There are some additional elective programs that will allow student to explore Cleveland on Saturday, August 24th 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 Reception during Move-In on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Our Dean of Student Affairs, Nancy Neville, along with other CIA Administrators will be present to celebrate this exciting day with you. There will be two receptions to accommodate everyone's move in schedule. The first reception will begin at 10am and the second will begin at 2pm. Light refreshments, comfy chair, and air conditioning will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Ratti at studentlife@cia.edu

 

This year we are inviting parents and families to stop by our Parent Reception during Move-In on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

Our Dean of Student Affairs, Nancy Neville, along with other CIA Administrators will be present to celebrate this exciting day with you. There will be two receptions to accommodate everyone's move in schedule. The first reception will begin at 10am and the second will begin at 2pm.

Light refreshments, comfy chair, and air conditioning will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Ratti at studentlife@cia.edu

2019 Orientation Leaders