Student Life . Housing
Your first years of college present a lot of changes. Living on campus gives you a sense of community, opportunities to collaborate with classmates, and more time to commit to work.
First and second-year students live on campus in CIA-owned housing. Living on campus for your first two years eases the transition for many of moving away from home while learning the necessary skills of living on your own. And it allows you more time to focus on your classes and art making!
First-year students live in our Uptown Residence Hall, which opened in 2014. Designed in consultation with students, these two-bedroom suites house two students per bedroom, each with their own bath. The two bedrooms are connected by a common work area and kitchenette. Uptown’s six floors feature lounge areas, a cardio lounge, onsite printing, free laundry, and three outdoor decks with views of MOCA Cleveland and downtown Cleveland.
Second-year students will reside in our new upper-class residence hall. These apartment units, opening the fall of 2018, will feature four-person suites with individual bedrooms, two-person suites, and singles for students with special needs.
Here, you are close to some of the city’s best food and entertainment. Grab pizza or cannoli up the hill in Little Italy. Or watch a film at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, named one of the country’s best repertory movie theaters by The New York Times. No matter where you choose to live, our University Circle campus offers the experience of a true artist’s community.
All unmarried, first-year and second-year students under the age of 21 are required to live in CIA’s residence halls. First-year students are also required to purchase a meal plan through Case Western Reserve University (many dining options are available). If you live with your parents or guardians within Ohio’s Cuyahoga County, you are considered to be within commutable distance to the college and therefore not required to live on campus. Local students are strongly encouraged, however, to live on campus.
The Uptown Residence Hall is managed by the Director of Student Life and Housing, and it is staffed by a graduate hall director and resident assistants.
Director of Student Life + Housing
216.421.7495 | Contact
|Housing Deposit Priority Date||May 1|
|StART On-line begins||June 1|
|New student move in||August 22|
|New Student Orientation||August 23-24|
|First Day of Classes||August 27|