Watch the 2021 Virtual Cornish Commencement Ceremony

The Cornish community celebrated graduating seniors on May 15, 2021. Produced and hosted by Stageclip and streaming on Youtube. 


cs lee theater '94

2021 Commencement Speaker

C.S. LEE (TH '94)

C.S. Lee immigrated from South Korea at the age of 4. He grew up in Vancouver, Washington where sports played a big part of his life. He was the quarterback of the football team and also played basketball and tennis. However, his love for film and stage steered him through classical training as an actor. He graduated with his BFA from Cornish College of the Arts and his MFA at the Yale School of Drama. He spent almost 10 years in NYC performing in off-Broadway plays, TV, and Film. Ultimately he landed the role of Masuka on the hit Showtime series DEXTER which brought him out to the west coast. Known for his skills as a character actor he has played in many TV and Film projects over the years. He now resides in Los Angeles and despite the perfect sunny days he sorely misses the gloomy rains of the Pacific Northwest.

Helpful Commencement Information


Final degree awards will be posted to your record within 30 days of the last day of the semester. Diplomas will be available following the final graduation audit; for most graduates that will be by August 15.

You must provide the Registration & Records Office with the address where you would like your diploma sent; you can submit this information via your graduation application on Compass.


The Alumni Relations Office can be reached at 206.726.5052.

More information about the benefits, resources, and opportunities available to Cornish alumni can be found on the Cornish alumni website:


Candidates may order regalia—cap, gown, tassel, and honor cord—by noon on April 15 through the Herff Jones website (click below to order):

Cap, Gown and Tassel – $21.95

Honors Cord for students with a cumulative GPA above 3.55 – $5.95


Visit Cornish's 2021 Fall Opening page to stay up to date on health and safety requirements, and campus updates.