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We’re excited for the start of the 2024-25 academic year! We know you’re excited to start the year and anxious to start your planning. Below you will find general information regarding move-in day. As move-in day approaches, we will distribute additional details that will help you and your family finalize plans!



New student move-in is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, August 24th-25th, 2024.  More information will be coming to all students on or before August 1st.


Moving in with a little help? Residents are welcome to have helpers during their move-in, but please note that all visitors must stay with their student at all times and follow all building guidelines.


Residents in their vehicles should head into the alleyway behind the building using the entrance on Virginia Street (see map). Vehicles will drive up to the building garage, then the student may begin unloading. We will provide rolling bins for students to transport their items.

Please enter the alleyway from Virginia Street and proceed to our garage, marked by the star as shown!

After your vehicle has been unloaded, the driver is welcome to exit the alleyway and park. One example of nearby parking is the Whole Foods on Denny Way and Westlake Ave, which can be validated with any purchase. If needed, we can help with directions for finding parking as well as returning to the building on foot afterward.

Residents whose belongings do not require any rolling bins or unloading space are welcome to enter Cornish Commons on the first floor via the main entrance for ease of access.


Staff will be there to greet you as you arrive. We will provide you with your ID card, which gives you building and room access. Face masks are encouraged as you exit your car and start to head into the building.

Please proceed to the elevators with your rolling bin and any other items. Staff will assist you with proceeding to your floor.


Please remove your items from rolling bins BEFORE you unpack. Your bin can then be returned to the lounge on your floor, where staff will be able to pick it up. Please return your blue bin in a timely manner so we can provide it to the next student who arrives!

Enjoy exploring your new home, and look forward to joining our Cornish Commons community!



Returning residents are welcome to move in any day and time after 5 PM on Sunday, August 25th. It’s up to you! Just keep in mind that classes begin on Tuesday, September 3rd, and feel free to arrive as early or as late in that window as needed to start the semester on the right foot. Rolling bins are available to borrow at the Welcome Desk.



While it might seem like a long ways down the road, it’s not too early to start thinking about important dates for housing.

Labor Day: September 2, 2024. No Classes, Building is Open

First Day of Classes, Fall 2023: September 3, 2024

Veteran’s Day: Monday, November 11th, 2024. No Classes, Building is Open

Beginning of Winter Break: Saturday, December 14, 2024 at 12 PM
Please apply for Winter Break housing if you wish to stay in the building. Students are allowed to keep items in their room during winter break.

You can view a complete list of Important Dates for the academic year at any time on our website.



The Housing Contract outlines a lot of important information about being a resident in Cornish Commons. A copy of your housing contract should be available in your email inbox, using the email address you used to sign up for housing. If you are having trouble locating your copy, please contact us at housing@cornish.edu.



If you wish to cancel your housing contract, please pay close attention to the cancellation dates, which are outlined in the housing contract when you applied.

Students who are currently subject to Cornish’s on-campus housing requirement are not eligible to cancel. For more information, please review the housing requirement and exemption considerations at Cornish’s website.

To cancel, you will need to send an email to housing@cornish.edu. We only accept cancellations in writing and the email must be from the student.

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