Student Life

Student Life

The Student Life section of our website includes information about our Student Life office (including student leadership opportunities, student activities, our student handbook and code of conduct, residence life, various student support services (including the staff available to assist you in many areas), financial resources, your transition to college and our orientation programs, and alumni resources.

The Student Life Staff is honored and excited to serve you, as you continue on your journey of personal and professional development. Our vision is to provide you with an environment that supports the academic mission of Cornish College of the Arts by creating, nurturing, and sustaining a campus environment that supports student success. With programs and services that have special focus on student development, the Student Life staff is committed to building a campus community that brings learning and self-discovery to the forefront of a student’s experience at Cornish.  We will prepare you, the next generation of global citizen-scholars and artists, with the ability to make positive transformation in society.

Here at Cornish, you have the opportunity to create your best self. There are many artists/educators who have dedicated their own careers to your success, so I encourage you to connect with all of the support systems that are here for you. You are now a part of a legacy of excellence, and I wish you success on this journey.

Jerry Hekkel
Dean of Student Life

Meet the Staff



Dean of Student Life

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Phone: 206-726-5111



Administrative Services Coordinator

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Phone: 206-726-5003



Associate Dean of Student Life

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Phone: 206-726-5174



Director of the Disability Resource Center

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Phone: 206-726-5098



Director of Counseling Services

Phone: 206-726-5027




Phone: 206-726-5047


Rose Ann

Resident Hall Director

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Phone: 206-726-5122

Cornish Student Handbook 2016 – 2017

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Transitioning to college is a process. Here at Cornish, we have a variety of programs to help you start your Cornish career off right. A key component of this is Cornish Connection, the mandatory orientation program for all students enrolling at Cornish during the fall semester. Find out more here.

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Student Activities

Getting involved on campus is a great to way to meet friends, explore and expand your interests and have some fun! Here at Cornish we have lots of ways you can get involved.

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Student Support

The Office of Student Life provides students with many services designed to support the 'whole' student. Find out more about the resources we offer including: Counseling Center, Career Services, Disability Accommodations, Transportation, Health & Wellness Education and so much more!

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