Student Life

CORNISH CONNECTION

It is our pleasure to be one of the first to welcome you into the Cornish College of the Arts community! Cornish is a vibrant place to aspire toward your dreams, learn more about yourself and your art, create your own perspective of the world around you and bring thoughtful innovation to all you do as a student at Cornish and as a member of this community.

Cornish Connection is the first integral step of many that will help provide you with the information and resources you need in order to be successful here at Cornish as a student, artist and individual. We hope to provide you with ample opportunities to experience and explore Cornish campus life and the surrounding Seattle area. Cornish Connection will also be your first opportunity to join other incoming students in orientation groups led by our Orientation Leaders (OLs). The OLs will help you to build relationships with your peers and make lasting connections with the students who will be with you throughout your collegiate and artistic journey.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Residence Hall Move-in: Sunday, August 27, 2017
  • Cornish Connection: Monday, August 28, 2017-Sunday, September 3, 2017
  • Labor Day: Monday, September 4, 2017
  • Convocation & First Day of Class : Tuesday, September 5, 2017

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Cornish Connection?
Cornish Connection is a new student orientation program for all incoming Cornish students. During Cornish Connection, we hope to provide you with information on all of the resources available to you at Cornish and in the Seattle area while helping you to transition into the Cornish community and prepare you for your first semester at Cornish! Commuter students, transfer students, and adult learners will have the opportunity to choose between participating in the traditional orientation 7 day schedule or alternate abbreviated sessions offered throughout the 7 day schedule.

Where can I find a copy of the schedule?
This year, the orientation schedule will be accessible via the scheduling application, Sched.  This application will allow orientation attendees access to the schedule on-the-go and can sync to calendars. You can download access the complete schedule now at: https://cornishconnection2017.sched.com/

Is it mandatory that I go to Cornish Connection?
Yes, all incoming Cornish students (first year students, transfer students, international students) are required to attend Cornish Connection.

What should I bring to Cornish Connection?
Students should wear comfortable clothes, good walking shoes, a rain coat and warm clothes as necessary. You can bring a pen to take notes with throughout the sessions.

ABBREVIATED CORNISH CONNECTION AGENDA

A dynamic schedule is now available at https://cornishconnection2017.sched.com/. For your convenience, here is an abbreviated version of the content you can expect on each day.

Sunday, August 27th

8am-2pm Residence Hall Move-In

2:30pm-3:30pm Parent/Family Member Session: How to Support Your Student From the Sidelines

3:45pm-4:45pm Parent/Family Member Session: Courageous Conversations with Your Student About Substance Abuse

5pm-6pm Parent/Family Member Welcome Reception

6pm-8pm Students and Families Dinner On Your Own in Seattle

8pm-10pm Residence Hall Floor Meetings and 20th Floor Welcome Activity

Monday, August 28th

7:30am-9am Breakfast

9am Cornish Connection Check-In

9:30am-12pm Welcome & Opening Session

12pm-1pm Lunch

1pm-3pm Opening Session with Color Group led by Orientation Leader

3pm-5pm Interactive Campus Tour

5pm-6:30pm Opening Dinner

6:30pm Evening Activities Begin

Tuesday, August 28th

7:30am-9am Breakfast

9am-9:30am Morning Meet Up with Color Group & Orientation Leader

9:45am-11am Green Dot: Bystander Training Workshop OR FERPA, Registration, and Academic Advising Session

11:15am-12:30pm Green Dot: Bystander Training Workshop OR FERPA, Registration, and Academic Advising Session

12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch (Boxed Lunches will be at Kerry Hall for Music Students)

2pm-5pm Music Department Placement Exams & Ensemble Auditions OR Department Social Activities

5pm-6pm Dinner

6:30pm Evening Activities Begin

Wednesday, August 30th

7:30am-9am Breakfast

9am-9:30am Morning Meet Up with Color Group and Orientation Leader

*Student will rotate through the following break-out sessions throughout the day: Counseling Services, Library/Writing Center, Campus Safety, Artists in a Digital Age, and Technology Resources.*

9:45am-10:45am Break Out Session #1

11am-12pm Break Out Session #2

12pm-1pm Lunch

1:15pm-2:15 pm Break Out Session #3

2:30pm-3:30pm Break Out Session #4

3:45pm-4: 45pm Break Out Session #5

5pm-6pm Dinner

6:30pm Evening Activities Begin

Thursday, August 31st

7:30am-9am Breakfast

9am-9:30am Morning Meet Up with Color Group and Orientation Leader

9:30am-12pm Cornish Gives Back: Community Service Activities

12pm-1pm Lunch

1pm-5pm Collaboration, Assumptions & Salient Identities Workshops with Color Group led by Orientation Leader

5pm-6pm Dinner

6:30pm Evening Activities Begin

Friday, September 1st (Transfer/Commuter/Adult Learner 1 Day Program Option)

7:30am-9am Breakfast

9am-9:30am Morning Meet Up with Color Group OR Cornish Connection Check In for 1 Day Orientation Track

9:30am-11:30am Humanities & Science Department Presentation

11:30am-12:30pm Lunch (Boxed Lunches to Kerry Hall for Music and Dance Students)

1pm-3pm Department Meetings

3:30pm-5pm Closing Session with Color Group and Orientation Leader OR Transfer/Commuter/Adult Learner Q&A Panel

5pm-6pm Dinner

6:30pm Evening Activities Begin

Saturday, September 2nd

Explore Seattle Sessions 1 & 2

Sunday, September 3rd

10am Cornish Connection Closing Brunch