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cornish commons

A state-of-the-art 20-story residence hall, this residential community is in the vibrant South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle, just steps from your classes.

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Be Part of the Cornish Commons Community

Live, work, and play at Cornish Commons, a state-of-the-art 20-story residence hall. This new residential community is located in the vibrant South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle, just steps from your classes, Nellie’s Café, theaters, galleries, parks, restaurants and much more. Designed for you, Cornish Commons features plenty of space and special amenities that allow you to create and perform without ever stepping outside. You can use Cornish Commons as a launching pad to explore all Seattle has to offer.

Make new connections for your future right here. Just walk out the door of your room to engage with fellow artists and performers at Cornish as well as students from nearby City University. By making Cornish Commons your home, you will find the space and the place to create and build lifelong friendships.

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Enjoy Everything Cornish Commons Has to Offer

Cornish Commons is across the street from Cornish College of the Arts’ Main Campus Center and Nellie’s Café in the heart of downtown Seattle. From the first floor to the 20th, this brand new building provides places for you to do the serious work you have come to do. The ground floor “living room” features a fireplace and meeting spaces, as well as our Welcome Desk, which is staffed 24-hours a day. The first floor is also home to the office of Student Life for Cornish College of the Arts. The floor above features four large theater classroom spaces, an additional lounge and conference space for students and faculty to work on artistic and community activities.

The residence hall occupies the fourth through 19th floors, features a variety of single, double, and triple rooms, all with private bathrooms, and houses a community of 430 students. The 20th floor is reserved just for you and your fellow residents. With amazing views in all directions, you have complete access to a shared full kitchen, open art studio, TV lounge, game room with a fireplace, fitness center, dance studio, laundry facility, and an open-air atrium.

  • Living Room
  • 24Hr Laundry Facilities
  • 24Hr Fitness Center
  • Community Kitchen
  • Music Practice Rooms
  • art room
  • performance platform
  • fireplace
  • Community use TVS
  • Pool Table
  • Shuffle Board
  • Vending Machines

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the Cornish Community

We have created spaces in Cornish Commons that meet the diverse needs of students. Each residential floor includes a community lounge for students to gather and connect. Each room includes a full bath (sink, toilet, shower, tub), as well as all new furnishings, including extra long bed and mattress, dresser, desk, hutch, and filing cabinet. Each room features overhead lighting, individual heating, and security windows opening to fresh air. Standard rooms come with a MicroFridge, a combination mini-fridge and microwave. Kitchenette rooms feature an area with a refrigerator, stove, sink, microwave and cupboards.

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Cornish Commons 2025 Terry Avenue Seattle, WA 98121

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