Warrior Welcome

Warrior Welcome

August 21-24, 2021


We are excited to welcome you to campus!

Warrior Welcome, our new student orientation event, is designed to help you make a successful transition to university life. During Warrior Welcome, you’ll explore campus, connect with new friends, and become part of the awesome community Corban is known for.

Your family is also invited to attend over the weekend, August 21-22.


Current State of Oregon mandates require that masks be worn in indoor public places. You can see the latest campus guidelines at our COVID-19 FAQ page.

Warrior Welcome 2021 Schedule

(subject to change)

Date and Time Activity Location
Saturday, August 21`    
9:00am-12:00pm Resident Check-In and Move-In Gym
10:30am-12:00pm Commuter Check-In Gym
11:30am-1:30pm Lunch Dining Hall
12:00-1:00pm Campus Tours Clock Tower
2:00-4:00pm Workshops Various
4:30-5:00pm Kick Off Gym
5:15-6:45pm Dinner Psalm Center Plaza
7:00-8:30pm Parent Welcome Dessert (parent event) Psalm Center and Plaza
7:00-8:30pm Meet Seminar Groups (student event) Various
8:45-9:30pm Worship Night Amphitheater
Sunday, August 22    
10:00-11:00am Worship Service Gym
10:15-11:45am Brunch Psalm Center Plaza
12:00-1:00pm New Commuter Gathering (student event) South Solarium in Library
12:00-1:00pm Meet Corban (parent event) Psalm Center
12:00-1:00pm Residence Hall Welcome (student event) Various
1:00-2:30pm Corban Fair Gym
2:30pm Parents Say Goodbye / Prayer Gym Parking Lot
3:00-9:00pm Seminar Groups Activity/Dinner Various
Monday, August 23    
8:00-9:00am Breakfast Dining Hall
11:00am-12:30pm Lunch Dining Hall
12:30-4:30pm Seminar Meetings (snack) Various
5:30-6:30pm Dinner Dining Hall
6:30-9:00pm Scavenger Hunt In front of Schimmel Hall
Tuesday, August 24    
8:00-9:00am Breakfast Dining Hall
9:00am-12:00pm Getting to Know Corban Psalm Center
12:30-2:30pm Lunch Dining Hall
5:30-7:00pm Dinner Dining Hall
7:30-9:00pm Community Life Launch Psalm Center
Wednesday, August 25    
10:00am Convocation Psalm Center


Workshops on Saturday, August 21, last approximately 45 minutes, and each one will be offered twice, at 2:00pm and 3:00pm. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Workshop Title & Description Location & Facilitator
How Can I Be Healthy & Safe?
This workshop addresses physical health, mental health, what happens if I am failing, social concerns, and the safety of our students on campus.
Pavilion 101

Nathan Geer (Dean of Students) and Janet Syverson (Associate Director of Student Support)

Welcome to Your New Hometown
Salem is now your home! This session introduces the adventurous, leisurely, edible, service, and general opportunities in your new hometown.
Pavilion 102

Jeremy Hale and Jatziry Lopez Gatyan (current Corban students)

Letting Go
You’ve raised, protected, and nurtured your child for 18 years–what happens now? This workshop provides a conversation of encouragement and support for parents.
Pavilion 107

Ed and Lori Dressel (Corban parents)

How to Succeed as a Student Athlete
If you are a Corban athlete, or the parent of a Corban athlete, this workshop is for you! Learn about athletic expectations, eligibility, surviving travel, and succeeding academically as a student-athlete.
Emitte Center (Schimmel 212)

Bryce Bernard (Dean of the Hoff School of Business and Faculty Athletic Representative)


Seminar Groups

Seminar groups will meet throughout Warrior Welcome to help you connect with other students in your major and get a great start to life at college. Transfer students will also attend seminar meetings during Warrior Welcome with their academic program.

Academic Program Advisor Room
Criminal Justice / Forensic Psychology Dr. Sandee Flint Pavilion 101
Counseling Psychology Dr. Corey Gilbert Pavilion 108
Business Dr. Bryce Bernard / Prof. Tim Peterson Pavilion 102
Education Dr. Aaron Imig Academic Center 4424
English / Media Arts / History / Political Science Dr. Colette Tennant Academic Center 3327
Undecided Steve Reed Younger Center 109
Biology / Biomedical Sciences Dr. Yufeng Zhao Academic Center 4420
Math / Pre-Nursing Prof. Evan Hedlund Pavilion 109
Computer Science / Kinesiology / Biokinetics Dr. Deborah Thomas Pavilion 107
Ministry / Kairos Dr. Sam Baker Pavilion 103