Join Us to Share in the Class of 2021
Raymond Tymas-Jones, Ph.D, President
STUDENT PERFORMANCE | Emma January Lai
STUDENT ADDRESS | Shemya Emi Dang
STUDENT PERFORMANCE | Kayce Christine Guthmiller
COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS | C.S. Lee TH ‘ 94
CONFERRAL OF DEGREES | Raymond Tymas-Jones, President; Kevin Goodrich, Interim Art Chair; Victoria Watts, Dance Chair; Lyall Bush, Interim Design Chair; Lyall Bush, Film Chair; Julie Myers, Interior Architecture Chair; James Falzone, Music Chair; Geeg Martel, Performance Production Chair’ Richard E.T. White, Theater Chair
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.
Graduates should have received an email inviting them to create a custom slide and record a video message for all to see. This email will come from our vendor, Stageclip. Stageclip will create a custom slide and video message as a 60-second video clip to celebrate your achievement. The deadline to create and upload this content is Friday, May 7, 2021.
We’ll take your custom content and put you in the graduation procession with your fellow classmates. On the big day, you’ll see speeches and then the procession. Invite your friends and family to join!
You are eligible to participate in the College’s commencement ceremony if you have six or fewer credits outstanding after Spring semester 2021 is complete. If you have more than six credits unfulfilled, you are eligible to participate in the following year’s ceremony. If you are a prospective graduate and have questions about your eligibility to participate in commencement or your graduation status, please contact the Registration & Records Office or advising.
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 July 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