Student Life . Our Campus . Facilities
The facilities at the Cleveland Institute of Art provide students with space designed specifically for studying, living, and exhibiting art. Our campus is a creative, friendly environment that allows students to pursue their dreams. Visit our campus and see for yourself!
CIA's George Gund Building (completed in 2015) was designed by Stantec architects to be an ideal space for learning about, making, and exhibiting art.
The 248,000-square-foot building:
The Jessica R. Gund Memorial Library has collections specifically developed for the visual artist, designer, and craftsperson. It is a great place to study, read, research, receive help, relax, or just hang out. Public-access computers, printers, scanners, and photocopiers are available for use, and the library also houses a collection of artists’ books, the College's archives, and extensive digital resources.
CIA has two residence halls, both within steps of our academic building.
CIA’s Uptown Residence Hall is composed of two-bedroom suites that house two students per bedroom, all furnished with a kitchenette, beds, dressers, wardrobes, drafting tables, and chairs. They also come equipped with cable television and wireless Internet. In addition, the hall has quiet study areas, three outdoor patios, a cardio lounge, a social lounge on each floor, a laundry room, and fabulous views. The Uptown Residence Hall is where our first-year students live.
Euclid 117, opened in 2018, offers apartment-style suites with individual bedrooms, bathrooms shared by no more than two students, a complete kitchen, and a central living room. Euclid 117 houses sophomores and as space allows, additional upperclass students.
Learn more about housing at CIA.
CIA’s Reinberger Gallery hosts roughly 10 exhibitions each year. All exhibitions are free and open to the public, and many include lectures, films, or informal gallery talks. In addition to annual student, faculty, and scholastic exhibitions, recent shows have featured works by internationally known artists such as Andy Warhol and Ansel Adams. See the upcoming exhibition schedule.
The Ann and Norman Roulet Student + Alumni Gallery is located on the 1st floor of the Gund Building, and is a popular space for students to curate and present their work. Flooded with natural light, the space is ideal for traditional wall-based work as well as installations, sculpture and craft-based work.
As one of the only art and design schools to assign studio space in a student’s sophomore year, CIA ensures personal studio space until graduation.
See what students love about their own space in this video or browse through our studio space gallery.
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