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Events: Oct 24, 2014

2014 NEXT: Living Art + Design

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Events: Nov 06, 2014 @ Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH

Unruly Engagements Conference

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CIA Exhibition: Nov 07, 2014

Opening Reception Community Works: Artist as Social Agent

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CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

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Events: Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

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Student Life . Orientation 

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.

Summer Orientation (StART)

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.

Learning Disability Orientation

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

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.

Important Dates

Submit your tuition deposit May 1
Submit your housing deposit and application May 1
Sign and return housing contract June 1

 

Supplies for First Day of Class

Wondering what materials you might need for the first day of class? Be prepared and read our recommended list of art supplies.

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Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

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Uptown Residence Hall

Check out the new student digs.

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Cores + Connections

Learn more about CIA's proven method for academic and professional excellence.