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Student Life . Orientation . Summer 2024 

Summer 2024 Planning

Preparing to start at CIA this Fall!

Congratulations on your decision to join the next generation of creative leaders and thinkers this fall at the Cleveland Institute of Art. In the years to come, you’ll have opportunities to pursue your passion, hone your skills and push your creative boundaries. We’re as excited about what your future holds as you are.

Starting college can sometimes feel daunting. But it doesn’t need to be! We created this page to help you keep track of important dates, offer information to help you plan, and point you in the right direction when you have questions.

Always feel free to contact your Admissions counselor; they can answer many questions, or point you in the right direction.


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Summer programming

To help acquaint you with CIA, we’ll be reaching out to you throughout the summer. 


In June, you’ll be invited to participate in our online summer stART program. StART is an opportunity for you to complete paperwork and take your first steps toward joining the CIA community.

You’ll receive information about myCIA, our online student portal, and Canvas, our online learning system, where you’ll manage your student account, review your class schedule, view grades, and more.

Summer Registration Days

During Summer Registration Days, you’ll meet with faculty to better understand what your first year at CIA will be like. You’ll meet with your academic advisor to review your goals and your fall schedule. You’ll get to meet some of your classmates, and have time to wrap-up any last-minute financial aid or billing issues.

Virtual days will be available for students who have their Fall tuition paperwork completed.

New student Orientation

Just before school starts, you will participate in a three-day orientation program. While stART assisted you with paperwork and tasks, Orientation will allow you to get settled on campus and immerse yourself in the CIA community.

You’ll hang out with your classmates, meet faculty and staff, and learn about what it takes to be successful at CIA.


For more information:

216.421.7418 | Contact

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Financial Aid
216.421.7425 | Contact

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Student Life + Housing
216.421.7495 | Contact

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Student Accounts
216.421.7318 | Contact

Fall 2024 Important Dates

June 9, 2024
stART online begins

June 12, 2024
ID photos due

July 10, 2024
Roommate matching forms due for students living on-campus

July 15, 2024
Tuition payment arrangements due

August 16, 2024
First-year student move-in

August 17–20, 2024
New student orientation

August 21, 2024
First day of class!