Cornish Commons is the name of the student residence hall for City University of Seattle. We share our residence hall with students from Cornish College of the Arts. City University of Seattle students live on designated floors and only live with other City University of Seattle students.
Cornish Commons is about a 10 minute walk from campus.
Housing is assigned based upon the date your housing application is received complete with paid administrative fee. You are encouraged to apply for the residence hall to secure your room when you submit your application for admission to the University.
If you would prefer to wait until your University application is accepted or your student visa is approved, we will accept your housing application at any time. However, the earlier you submit your housing application, the more likely you are to be able to secure your space and/or preferred room type.
The completed immunization form is due when you arrive to check into the residence hall. You may submit all other housing documents separately in order to secure your spot.
If you have already had the required measles and meningitis immunizations (many people have them when they are small children), we will happily accept documentation from your doctor or public health department which shows your name and the date of the immunizations. We can accept documentation in any language. You do not need to have it translated to English.
If you plan to get immunizations now, you can take our Resident Immunization Form for the health care provider to complete.
Yes! If you know another student who is planning to live at Cornish Commons, you may request to be assigned to the same room. To do this, both students must email firstname.lastname@example.org after completing their online housing application.
Roommate assignments are same-gender unless students specifically request an all-gender room. Students requesting all-gender rooms must email email@example.com for an All-Gender Housing Application. All-gender rooms are not intended for dating couples.
Due to the demand for certain room types, our residential floors are not separated by gender.
Arrival & Moving In
Students who have confirmed housing contracts are welcome to move in to the residence hall after the following dates:
Summer Quarter 2020: June 22, 2020
Fall Quarter 2020: September 21, 2020
Winter Quarter 2020-21: December 30, 2020
Spring Quarter 2021: March 22, 2021
In some cases, early move-in can be accommodated. To apply for an early arrival accommodation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the requested arrival date and reason for needing the accommodation. Early arrival is not guaranteed unless confirmed by the CityU Resident Assistant Director. Additional fees apply.
Your residence hall room is supplied with basic furniture, but you will need to bring or purchase bedding and other household items. For a list of suggested items click here.
Living in the Residence Hall
Our residence hall, Cornish Commons, is located at:
2025 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98121.
Students in the residence hall will be issued a mail box for the receipt of regular letter mail. Packages are delivered to the package locker located across the street at the Cornish College of the Arts Main Campus Building.
The mailing address is:
2025 Terry Ave.
Mailbox Number (assigned at move-in)
Seattle, WA 98121
If you need to ship belongings in advance of your arrival, please email email@example.com for information and the correct shipping address.
Cable TV is not available in the individual residence hall rooms. However, there are televisions with satellite TV available on the 1st and 20th floors. We recommend you consider a web TV/streaming option if you would like to watch TV in your room.
Only service animals and emotional support animals approved by Disability Services are permitted in the residence hall. All other animals, including fish, are prohibited.
To contact Disability Services regarding an emotional support animal, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is important to us that our residence hall provides a safe and healthy environment for students to live, study, and socialize as a community. To reinforce this believe, our Cornish Commons Resident Handbook details our community expectations and building rules.
Here are the rules we get asked about the most:
- Alcohol:Alcohol use, position, and distribution is not allowed for any City University of Seattle or Cornish College of the Arts student at Cornish Commons. While students over 21 are not barred from consuming alcohol off-campus, public intoxication is not permitted at Cornish Commons.
- Smoking:Smoking, including the use of vapes and e-cigarettes, is not allowed within Cornish Commons or on the 20th floor patio. Students must use the designated smoking area across Terry Avenue from the residence hall. The smoking or possession of marijuana within Cornish Commons and/or on the City University of Seattle or Cornish College of the Arts campuses is not allowed.