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Smart Return to School

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last spring, the Cleveland Institute of Art continues to plan for maintaining a healthy environment when our community is on campus.

  • Our current planning document can be viewed here: April 8 update
  • For an up-to-date, at-a-glance look at CIA's summer 2021 hours, visit our Building Hours page.
  • Dean of Students Jesse Grant's April 6 email regarding COVID vaccines for CIA students at CWRU
  • President Grafton Nunes' February 23 memo regarding planning for summer and Fall 2021 semester
  • Submit your questions about our pandemic planning.
  • View our COVID-19 dashboard.

We're working in partnership and consultation with the office of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, the Cuyahoga County Health Department, the City of Cleveland, and the Centers for Disease Control.


At the center of our Smart Return are our Six C's values:

Care  Safety for all stakeholders
Curricular Continuity  Successful delivery and accessibility of learning outcomes
Community  Maintaining engagement, building affinity, sense of belonging
Creativity  Fostering a culture of creativity and innovation
Compliance  Operating within governmental, accreditation and ADA standards
Communication  Maintaining effective and regular communications with our stakeholders