New Student Orientation

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.

New Student Orientation 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.


Fall 2018 New Student Orientation Dates

Residence Hall Move In Sunday, August 26, 2018

New Student Orientation Monday, August 27th-Sunday, September 2nd


    Where can I find a copy of the schedule?
    To view the full schedule of events for the week, visit the following website:

    The link to the schedule will also be posted in Compass under Student Life Home and sent to all incoming students via their Cornish email account.

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

    What should I bring to New Student Orientation?
    Students should wear comfortable clothes, good walking shoes, a rain coat and warm clothes as necessary.