You may build a loft for your bed, but it has to be freestanding and it can’t be anchored into the existing furniture, wall, floor, or ceiling. The loft must have at least 36 inches from mattress to ceiling. Wood parts must not be treated. You are responsible for disassembly and storage of your own furniture. You must complete a Room Modification Form, which is kept on file. All current furniture must be stored in the room as well.
The Institute does not assume responsibility for loss or damage to personal property while living in Institute residence halls or apartments. After determining what it would cost to replace your more expensive belongings, check to see if your family homeowner's insurance would cover the loss. If not, we recommend that you purchase additional personal property insurance or renter’s insurance.
Insurance for renters is a form of homeowner's insurance. For additional information about homeowner's policies, please click here.
Making your housing deposit online is easy and you can do so through your Admissions student portal. This is always the most immediate way to make your housing deposit. If you would rather send the payment by mail, you may print the form below and send it in. Please note that your payment will be dated and time-stamped once we receive it.
Most incoming students will make their housing deposit online along with their tuition deposit. In making your deposit, you are agreeing to CIA's housing contract. Below you will find the PDF version of the housing contract. Additional forms will be available to deposited students on June 1 as part of the online StART pre-orientation program.
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