March 23, 2020: The March 22 state of Ohio to stay at home order reinforces our emphasis on reducing the number of faculty and staff on campus to those whose work requires their physical presence here.
CIA will continue to have staff onsite as necessary to continue essential business functions, including payroll processing, to provide technological support and to ensure that the College can continue educational delivery. Because the residence halls are still open for students who could not return home, residence hall and cleaning staff remain as well.
We will continue to observe safety standards, especially with regard to social distancing.
The State of Ohio Board of Health issued additional FAQs related to the stay in place.
March 23, 2020: Following Governor DeWine’s stay-at-home order, allowing student access to studios for item pickup, even if carefully coordinated and scheduled, is not an option at this point. However, we would like to ensure all students that your items are safe and you will be able to retrieve them when we have permission to resume building access.
March 23, 2020: If you live off campus, we ask that you hold of to equipment until further notice.
March 20, 2020: If you are living in a CIA residence hall, leave your equipment in your suite when you leave and let your Residence Hall director know as part of your checkout. A member of the Student Life + Housing staff will return it to Equipment Checkout.
March 20, 2020Students are welcome to continue using borrowed equipment as they need it, and no late fees will be charged. We'll send instructions later for those who continue to need equipment or who are living too far from campus to return equipment in person.
March 20, 2020: Although we have strongly encouraged students to return to their permanent residence if they can, CIA has kept its residence halls open because some of our students have personal circumstances that require them to stay in place.
Many of our international students are prevented from returning home because of federal travel bans.
Several students live in a household that includes family members with health conditions that could be compromised by the student returning.
Some residents do not have a permanent home, have recently aged out of foster care or are from unwelcome or hostile environments.
For these reasons, we feel morally obliged to continue to provide housing.
It's important to note that CIA residence halls are different than traditional dormitory-style halls. Ours consist of apartments and suites rather with separate kitchens/kitchenettes, living spaces, and bathrooms. These setups add a layer of physical separation for the small population that remains on campus.
Our staff members have been working diligently to ensure cleanliness within our residences, and have provided continuous information to students about transmission of the virus, avoiding crowds, maintaining good personal health habits, and getting help if they begin to feel unwell. We have banned outside guests and the use of shared workout equipment in the hall. We are constantly monitoring the situation and determining if other actions need to be taken.
March 23, 2020: As of March 24, building access is limited to those whose work requires their physical presence there.
March 23, 2020: As of March 24, we ask that you hold of to equipment until further notice.
Likewise, the Digital Output Center is closed until further notice.
March 26, 2020: Students who are still in the area can return items in the book return at Entrance B during building hours. Students who are returning in the fall may keep the items until they return or they can contact the library to make other arrangements. The library is not charging overdue fines for materials returned at any point before September 15, 2020, but replacement charges will be assessed for items that aren't returned by that date.
Seniors or students who are not returning in the fall must return items by May 8, 2020, or contact the library as soon as possible to make arrangements to return CIA property before they leave.
Contact the library staff with any questions or concerns using the chat service or the question form at https://researchguides.cia.edu/updates.
March 18, 2020: All of the staff are working, either remotely or on-campus, and are available by phone or email. The work of assisting students continues because classes are still in session. Do not hesitate to contact any staff member and be sure to leave a message if you don’t reach the person you’re looking for. We are still here to support you.