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Continuing Education . Pre-College . Living on campus 

Pre-College: Living on campus

Uptown Residence Hall

Just steps from our studios, the residence hall features apartment-style suites with kitchenettes and two bedrooms, each with its own private bath. Students are paired two per bedroom, so we include a roommate matching form with your acceptance packet to make sure you and your roommate share common interests, hobbies, and living preferences.

Beyond your suite, you'll enjoy an onsite print center, free laundry facilities, workout machines and decks overlooking University Circle and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Can you commute? Yes!

We have many full-time commuter students at CIA. Take advantage of gaining the same academic experience as residential Pre-College students, while returning home each evening.

Commuter students will need to arrive on time for their 9am class. Parking is provided. For the rest of the day, all students will follow the same schedule; dining together for lunch followed by afternoon class, dinner, and studio time from 6 to 9pm. At 9pm, commuter students will return home for the evening. Rest + repeat!

Questions about housing or commuting? Contact our office at 216.421.7460 or

Meals during Pre-College

Students will use our Case Cash meal option, where your CIA ID card is preloaded with funds that can be used at any of the following restaurants located within the campus boundaries during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Plum Market Kitchen, located directly across the street from CIA, is not only a great option for made-to-order or grab-and-go meals, but you can also use your Case Cash to stack up on snacks or groceries for your suite! 

At Pre-College, she found a start-where-you-are approach to learning

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At Pre-College, she found a start-where-you-are approach to learning

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