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    Veteran Resources

  • Veteran Resources at CIA

    CIA in Hyde Park, NY—A Home for Veterans

    With more than 100 veterans enrolled at our New York campus, CIA is an ideal spot to connect with other men and women of the U.S. military while you earn a valuable culinary arts education. We also offer vibrant student life activities, including athletics, fitness programs, and clubs and organizations that match your interests.


    Our New York campus, located in Hyde Park, NY (within the Hudson River Valley), is less than two hours from New York City—famous for its acclaimed restaurants and other food and entertainment attractions. It’s also near several other destinations in the Northeast, such as Albany and White Plains, making our campus an ideal place for educational opportunity, professional development, and peaceful recreational activities.


    Situated along the Hudson River, the campus offers diverse housing options for CIA students, such as:

    • four residence halls;
    • six Adirondack-style lodges (for juniors and seniors); and
    • townhouses (also for juniors and seniors).

    If you prefer to live off campus, check out our off-campus housing to help you locate apartments, houses, condos, and rooms in the area. Other resources to find housing include the and .


    At CIA, you’ll find several part-time, on-campus job opportunities (based on availability). If you’d like to work off campus, part-time positions are available in nearby restaurants and other businesses. Learn more at the CIA Center for Career and Academic Advising.

    Jobs are also available for family members or significant others while you earn a CIA degree:

    Child Schooling and Support

    Our New York campus is located in , which has several schools for children listed on its website. The provides referrals to local child care services offered in family home, family group, and day care center settings.

    Area Medical Services for Veterans

    The Hudson Valley is home to state-of-the-art healthcare facilities and medical services, including two hospitals within three miles of the CIA campus and located 16 miles from the New York campus. To learn more, contact:

    Accident and Health Insurance

    CIA’s Student Accident and Health Insurance Program allows you to receive accident insurance as part of your general fee and have the option of purchasing sickness coverage. Learn all about CIA Health Services or contact plan administrator Commercial Travelers Mutual Insurance Company at 1-800-422-6200 or broker Marshall & Sterling at 845-454-0800.

    Public Transportation

    The CIA New York campus is located near several public transportation hubs, including:

    • railroad service from nearby Rhinecliff and Poughkeepsie to New York City’s Penn Station and many other locations.
    • trains depart from Poughkeepsie for New York City’s Grand Central Station and points south.
    • provides bus transportation to shopping malls, supermarkets, and other local destinations.

    Area Attractions

    The Hudson Valley is home to several attractions that include entertainment, history, shopping, restaurants, sports, recreation, theater, and more. To learn more, contact:

    Of course, CIA’s New York campus is also just a short train ride away from the many sights and sounds of New York City.

    Additional Resources

  • Questions? CIA Veteran Student Ambassadors Can Help! Chat now.

  • Logo for Military Friendly® Schools designation, awarded to The Culinary Institute of America.We’re a Military Friendly® School! This designation signals that CIA is one of a select few colleges setting the standard for higher education institutions to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses.

    We’re also proud to be listed yet again as a “Best for Vets” College by MilitaryTimes!

  • Contact Us

    Susan Lavender, Assistant Director—AdmissionsSusan Lavender, CWP
    Assistant Director—Admissions

    Specializes in assisting veterans—New York campus

    Tyler Gelrud, Associate Director—AdmissionsTyler Gelrud
    Associate Director—Admissions

    Specializes in assisting veterans—California campus

    Gerardo Garant, Admissions CounselorGerardo Garant
    Admissions Counselor

    Specializes in assisting veterans—Texas campus