Corban celebrates new students' arrival at Salem campus

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Corban’s Orientation Weekend Aug. 26 to 30 was a flurry of activity for staff and faculty who welcomed new students to the school’s Salem campus.

The University saw record enrollment for the 2011-2012 school year. This increase was evident as new students, and their families, toured the Salem campus, moved students into dorms, received ID cards, registered cars and much more.

The Office of Admissions received help from many returning students who offered their hands and hearts in welcome and friendship, ported luggage and put parents at ease, although several parents still shed tears as they said goodbye to their now grown children.

Throughout the weekend, new students experienced the infamous Corban games, ate plenty of food and desserts, learned about campus life and opportunities and attended chapel in the C.E. Jeffers Sports Center. They also participated in a scavenger hunt throughout downtown Salem and the State Capitol grounds.

“People were excited and had fun and said they felt very welcome,” said Director of Admissions Heidi Stowman. “We even had one mother who told us she cried happy tears because there were so many people there to help and care for her daughter as she moved into her dorm room. I can already tell we are going to have a great year at Corban.” 

Students formally started the fall semester classes on Aug. 31. Corban’s Parent Weekend will take place Nov. 4 and 5.

To view and purchase photos from Corban’s 2011 Orientation Weekend, click here.

  • Students brought as many of the comforts of home as they could to their new dorm rooms at Corban. 
    Photo by: Jessica Marple/Corban University

  • Students spent Aug. 26 to 30 getting used to Corban’s fun atmosphere and its great food. 
    Photo by: Caitlin Doring/Corban University

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