Student Conduct

Cornish Summer at Cornish gives students the opportunity to create artwork, work with talented faculty, make friends and get a true taste of college life. Cornish has a uniquely urban location in downtown Seattle that brings with it a responsibility to create a safe environment for all summer students. We take that responsibility very seriously.

Cornish Summer at Cornish are oriented toward creative, focused, independent young people. Students must take initiative both in and outside of the classroom, and attendance in all classes is critical to the successful completion of the program. While supervision will be firmly in place, parents and students seeking a highly sheltered environment should consider this program carefully before applying.

Zero Tolerance Policy

The Cornish Summer at Cornish maintains a zero tolerance policy for all illegal activities, including possession or use of drugs, alcohol or firearms; bullying or cyberbullying; or any conduct deemed to be in violation of student code of conduct whether on or off the Cornish campus. At the discretion of the College, any student of any age in violation of policies or otherwise creating an unsafe or unproductive climate may be subject to a warning or immediate dismissal.


Your attendance is critical and you are expected to arrive to all classes on time. If an emergency presents itself and you will be absent or tardy, please email the Summer Extensions Program Manager at

Student Supervision In & Out of the Classroom

We strive to create a rigorous pre-college, creative learning experience for young people. Faculty are oriented to the culture of the college and have been selected, in part, for their ability to challenge and nurture young minds.

While most learning will take place in studios on the Cornish campus, the College believes in the importance of experiential education. Some faculty may have students working in the urban environment taking photographs, drawing, and gathering inspiration. In these instances, students will be accompanied by faculty members and/or be traveling in small groups.