The Culinary Institute of America

  • Technology on Campus
    for Students

    The CIA has a state-of-the-art network infrastructure that supports a high-speed wireless network, more than 200 PC workstations, and 10 computer labs. Residence halls as well as several other buildings on campus are equipped with an 802.11 a/b/g-compliant wireless network. It is recommended that students bring a computer to campus so they may take full advantage of the wireless network. For those students who do not have their own computer, there are several computer labs available with various software applications installed, including MS Office 2007, ESHA Food Processor, Micros POS, and language learning software.

    The Hilton Computer Lab, located in the Conrad N. Hilton Library, is a fully staffed, full-service lab. Individual tutoring is offered for students who may be uncomfortable using software programs and/or a computer. There are also workstations on the main floor of the library from which printing is available. Students use Culinary Cash—a debit account accessed via the student ID card—to pay for the services offered in the computer labs. Students may set up a Culinary Cash account at the Student Financial & Registration Services Office, located in the Admissions building.

    The Julius Wile Baccalaureate Center and Betty Axelroad Language Lab, located in Roth Hall, are available to bachelor’s degree students in their junior and senior years of study. Black-and-white printing is available to them at no additional cost.

    In addition, there are computer workstations located on the bottom floor of each of the residence halls, in the Learning Strategies Center, in Career Services, and in the General Foods Nutrition Center. Printing and other services may not be available in these labs.

    Students are provided with account information to access the various online resources that are available at the college. From CIA Main Menu (the student web portal), students can find school announcements, scheduled club activities, student services departmental pages, and MyCIA.net e-mail. Personal data such as class schedules, grades, and financial aid, student account, and residence life information are also available through CIA Main Menu.

    Other online resources provided to enhance the learning experience include an online course guide management system, the digital video library, and the library catalog.

    The Student Help Desk is staffed with Information Technology (IT) staff members who assist students with any technical issues they may have, including connecting to the wireless network, troubleshooting software issues on personal computers, and questions about their online accounts.

    Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

    Peer-to-peer file sharing is not allowed and is blocked on the CIA network using bandwidth-shaping technology. Under the Higher Education Opportunity Act (H.R. 4137), illegal distribution of copyrighted materials may be subject to criminal and civil penalties. The CIA is legally obligated to assist authorities in identifying individuals who violate copyright law pertaining to peer-to-peer file sharing. It is also in violation of school policy to use technology designed to circumvent the blocking of this activity.

    To learn more about IT services, call the Student Help Desk at 845-451-1698.

  • The Culinary Institute of America

    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499

    845-452-9600