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.
Arrival & Moving In
Students who have confirmed housing contracts are welcome to move in to the residence hall after the following dates:
Fall Quarter 2019: September 23, 2019
Winter Quarter 2019/20: December 30, 2019
Spring Quarter 2020: March 23, 2020
In some cases, early move-in can be accomidated. To apply for an early arrival accomidation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the requested arrival date and reason for needing the accomidation. 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. The mailing address is:
Student Name and Room #
c/o City University of Seattle
2025 Terry Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
For package delivery, the mailing address is:
Student Name and Room #
c/o Residence Hall
521 Wall St.
Seattle WA 98121.
Cable TV is not available in the individual residence hall rooms. However, there are televisions with satalite 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 email@example.com
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 campus’ is not allowed.