Student Life


Cornish College of the Arts provides a variety transportation services to help students safely navigate between parts of the campus. These include the College's vans and shuttles as well as subsidies for public transportation.


Cornish offers a shuttle service to transport students between South Lake Union, Capitol Hill, and Seattle Center facilities. The schedule is available here.

The Cornish evening van will take students home or to a bus stop in the neighborhoods where Cornish holds classes, rehearsals, and performances. For a map of the area served, please go here.


All locations at Cornish are served by King County Metro. To find the best route for visiting or commuting to Cornish facilities, use this Trip Planner.

If planning a trip to Seattle, start with this City of Seattle page, for information on planes, trains, buses, and other modes of transportation available.

Bus Pass Subsidy Program

The Office of Student Life provides a bus pass subsidy program for both occasional and daily bus riders.


For students who occasionally use public transportation, the ORCA card offers the option to load any amount of money on an E-Purse, which is essentially like adding money to a gift card. Load $25 onto your ORCA card each month and bring the receipt to the Student Life Office and be reimbursed for $20.

Puget Pass

For students who use public transportation daily, a Puget Pass is likely the more cost effective way to pay bus fare. A Puget Pass allows unlimited rides for the entire month (the cost of the pass varies based on fare). Bring the receipt to the Student Life Office and be reimbursed for $45.

 *Note: students can only 1 subsidy per month (either an E-Purse or a Puget Pass). Subsidies will only be issued for months when class is in session. Students working on campus or taking class over the summer should contact Student Life to inquire about the summer bus subsidy program.