Story: Aug 27, 2014
New residence hall welcomes first-year students in comfort, ...
CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014
2014 Faculty Exhibition
Story: Aug 18, 2014
2014 grad to design whimsical playgrounds for Colorado compa...
Events: Sep 05, 2014
Lunch On Fridays: Kasumi
Social: 3 days ago via Facebook
We love to hear the excited reactions from our incoming class, who are the first to live in CIA's new Uptown Residence Hall. One student, Emily Linville, sai...
Story: Aug 18, 2014
CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list
Events: Sep 06, 2014
Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade
Story: Aug 13, 2014
Biomedical grad wins award for animation on stuttering
Events: Sep 27, 2014
Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show
Blog: Aug 26, 2014
8/28-31: Finding Vivian Maier, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors & more!
Student Life . Orientation
At the Cleveland Institute of Art, we provide summer and fall orientation programs, as well as a workshop for those with learning disabilities, to teach our incoming students about the wide range of resources available to them on campus.
Student Advising, Registration, and Testing, or StART, is CIA's mandatory, overnight summer program for all incoming, first-year students. Additionally, we host StART for transfer students, an abbreviated summer orientation program designed specifically for students transferring credits from other institutions of higher education and for any first-year student who is 22 years of age or older. StART takes place in late June each year.
As part of StART, the Office of Learning Support Services provides a workshop for students with documented learning disabilities (e.g., ADD, ADHD, and dyslexia) to learn about helpful services on campus to meet their unique needs. The program is offered for free and takes place right before the StART program. Learn more about the Learning Disability Workshop.
Fall Orientation is a mandatory two-day program that occurs shortly after students move on campus in August. Students will learn more about their classmates, gain an understanding of faculty expectations, familiarize themselves with our campus and University Circle, and discover how to be a successful student at CIA.
|Submit your tuition deposit||May 1|
|Submit your housing deposit and application||May 1|
|Sign and return housing contract||June 1|
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