Our goal is to create a healthy, supportive environment that allows our students to thrive academically, artistically and socially. At CIA, we are building a shared understanding of the importance of the healthy-campus measures we've put in place in consultation with state and local health experts.
Masks All faculty, staff and students will be required to wear masks in common areas on campus and in larger group settings. People are asked to supply their own masks.
Daily health screening Faculty, staff, students and visitors will participate in a quick health screening upon entering the Gund Building. Details are forthcoming.
At the Gund building, CIA's main academic facility:
Our apartment-style living suites, with bedrooms and bathrooms shared by a maximum of two people, allow for residents to create a familial pod with minimal social distancing while keeping a safe distance from residents of other suites.
For safety reasons, temporary guidelines will be in place for those who live in our residence halls. These guidelines will be part of CIA's code of conduct. Violations will be reported as failure-to-comply, as found in the student handbook.
To maintain physical distancing during the move-in process, CIA developed a plan for students to move-in gradually over the course of several days.
New student move-in will take place August 7–12.
Returning student move-in will take place August 6–16.
If you have any questions, email the Student Life + Housing office.
As in previous years, CIA students can buy meal plans through Case Western Reserve University, or purchase CaseCash, which can be used like a debit card, at a number of local restaurants.
Our Stone Flower Cafe in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Atrium will resume operations this fall with grab-and-go options.
Matthew Smith, PhD
Director of Student Life + Housing
216.421.7495 | Contact
August 7–12 New students move in to residence halls
August 6–16 Returning students move in to residence halls
August 17 First day of class
Effective August 10, 2020:
In-person campus visits have been suspended until the end of September. By September 15, we will have an update about scheduling future appointments. Until then, view our virtual tour and see other video resources.
Learn more about our plans to return to campus this fall.