Alumni Benefits

We want to ensure that Cornish continues to be important to you well beyond graduation. To be successful, we are providing benefits that can keep you connected with the Cornish community and beyond to help further your careers and lives.

These benefits are constantly changing and growing ~ if you have ideas or suggestions for us, please let us know, we welcome the input! 

Key Card Access

Since we are an urban campus and mindful of security, Cornish is a locked campus. To enter the building, you will need to have a key card.  

ALL alums must have a new card made, including recent alums still in possession of their student cards. 

To make it easier for you, the process is all online! If you click here, you’ll be directed to the form for submission. Then call or email security to schedule a time to come by and pick up the card. They will print it on the spot!

They can be reached by phone: 206-726-5038 or by email:

In order to complete the form, you must have a google email login, or use your cornish email login.  This is needed for the photo (required) upload feature.

If you graduated from one of the visual arts departments or theater department, you’ll have access to MCC. 

If you graduated from the dance or music department, you’ll have access to Kerry Hall and MCC. 

Any requests for access to other spaces/buildings, will be handled on an individual basis with your department, and your Alumni Relations Manager. 

Library Services

You are always welcome in the library! There is no fee to be in there to use the computers, watch footage of a show, listen to music, or make copies (DVD/CD) of Cornish productions (at this time, printing isn't available). 

If you’d like to check out materials, there is a yearly fee of $50, payment due to the library ~ please talk to one of our amazing librarians to sign up. For more details, please visit the library page of this website. 

Contact Library at:

Transcripts and reordering Diplomas

Frequently Alums need transcripts (official and unofficial) from Cornish, or need a replacement diploma. Click here for ordering transcripts. And click here for ordering replacement diplomas. If you have questions or need help with this, feel free to call our Registration and Records office at, 206-726-5069.

Space Usage Rentals

If you are interested in renting a space at the alumni discounted price, please contact either names listed below, for further information:

Counseling Services

All Alumni are offered a free, one-time referral session with our counselors, to assist you in finding affordable counseling services wherever you’re living! For example, if you’re in NYC, Sacramento, or any town in the country, our counselors have connections to help you find mental health professionals in your area of residence.

This can be in person, or by phone. If you are interested in a referral session, please contact Lori Koshork, Director of Counseling Services, at, or at 206.726.5027

Alums Online

If you’re on social media, you’ll be able to find us on the many platforms available right now. We frequently evaluate our presence online to determine how best to reach all of you. To find us, here are the links:

* Facebook: Cornish Alumni 

 - -Also! Independently created and administered by fellow alums are these Facebook groups:

  • Oregon Alumni
  • NorCal Alumni 
  • SoCal Alumni
  • New York Alumni

* Instagram: cornishalumni

* Twitter: @CornishCollege (mix of current news and alum news)

* LinkedIn: Cornish Alumni Association

Discounted Tickets

Many of our shows and exhibits are free to the public. But those that require paid admission, we offer you discounted tickets that range from $5 to $10 (just have your Cornish ID handy) depending on the show and venue. Please check out our calendar of events for particular details and then come support our current students and faculty!!


If you are interested in mentoring current students, please contact us, and we can get the process started!

Ways to stay engaged

Once you’ve graduated, your involvement with Cornish can continue if you so choose!

Here are some ways that you can stay engaged:

  • Collaborate with the Office of Admissions to engage with prospective and admitted students here in Seattle, or in your city or area, for college fairs.
  • Help Alumni Relations to find “lost” alumni and reconnect with them
  • Assist with outreach to other alumni for local events and initiatives through social media
  • Welcome alumni who are new to your region, helping them connect and adjust to their lives post-graduation
  • Coordinate with Alumni Relations and other alumni in your area to host an event

If you’re interested in volunteering, please let us know by sending an email to

Alum Events

Many of our events are centered around our current season of shows, recitals, and exhibits. And where it is possible, we can plan to have a gathering beforehand for food and drinks. See our calendar of events, for all the details.

The biggest event of the year is the Scholarship Gala, followed by the After Party with food and dancing. If you’re interested in helping the Office of Advancement with this event, please email Also, please visit for more details on this event.

If you’re interested in coordinating a reunion for your department, or whole class, please reach out to us!