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Student Services

At the Cleveland Institute of Art, we are committed to providing students the best resources inside and outside the classroom. The Student Affairs office offers resources, activities, and opportunities so students can excel in art and design.


Learn about on-campus housing and dining options. Be sure to attend our apartment hunter seminar as you prepare for housing in your sophomore year.


From the Writing Center to one-on-one tutoring, CIA will help you meet your academic goals through our advising and tutoring services.

Academic Services

Need help signing up for classes or choosing a major? CIA's Academic Services team can help you explore your options.

Career Center

It is never to early to think about internships, resumes, and your career. Take a look at the services and opportunities that are available to you in CIA's Career Center.

Life at CIA

You're learning in an amazing creative community and living in a vibrant city, learn more about activities on and off campus through our Office of Student Life.


For more information:

Matthew Smith, PhD
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
216.421.7495 | Contact

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Elisaida Mendez-Patterson
Director of Academic Services
216.421.7463 | Contact

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Alyssa Perry
Assistant Professor | Coordinator, Writing + Learning Center
216.421.7000 | Contact