Frequently Asked Questions for Parents

  1. What events does Corban host for parents? 

Join us for Family Weekend in late September! This special weekend is designed for you to get a glimpse of your student’s life at Corban while also creating some fun family memories together. Attend class and chapel with your student, enjoy a picnic with Corban’s president or s’mores in the Klatch, cheer on the Warrior soccer and volleyball teams, race around campus on a scavenger hunt, and much more! Visit the Family Weekend webpage for details on this event. 

You are also welcome to join us for chapel, athletic events, Corban Theatre productions, and music concerts throughout the year. Check the Corban Events Calendar for mor information on campus happenings.  

  1. Where can I find the academic calendar (last day to drop classes, spring break, etc.)? 

You can view the Academic Calendar here, or through the Registrar’s page, where you’ll find additional resources about courses, transcript requests, student support, and more! 

  1. Who should I call if I have a concern? 

We recommend checking Corban’s directory to find the office that will most likely be able to answer your question. Commonly-sought departments include: 

Keep in mind that Corban University adheres to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and may not be able to disclose specific information about your student’s grades, class attendance, or other protected information under FERPA. We encourage you to communicate directly with your student for this kind of information. 

  1. Can I change my student’s meal plan mid-semester? 

Once registration closes, you’ll be unable to change your meal plan. (See the Academic Calendar for registration deadlines.) All meal plans automatically renew at the start of the Spring semester unless you communicate your desired changes before the close of Spring registration. Learn more about meal plans here. 

  1. Are students required to live on campus? 

We believe being closely integrated with the Corban community is important for spiritual, social, and emotional growth. The vibrant Corban community is one of the richest blessings your student will experience here. For this reason, students are required to live on campus unless they are 21 AND junior status or living with their parents/legal guardians in the Salem area. For complete housing policy information, please see our Student Life Handbook. 

  1. How do I send a care package to my student? 

Our on-campus mailroom makes it convenient for students to receive mail from home. Simply address your packages as follows: 

Student First and Last Name
5000 Deer Park Dr. SE
Salem, OR 97317 

Here are a few of our favorite ideas for meaningful care packages for your student: 

  • Homemade cookies or other non-perishable treats 
  • Handwritten notes from you 
  • Non-perishable packaged snacks like beef jerky, salted nuts, etc. 
  • Small accents for their dorm room—string lights with command strips, non-aerosol air fresheners, picture frames, mugs, and decorative blankets 
  • School supplies such as notebooks, pens, and flashcards 
  • Non-liquid toiletries 
  • Gift cards to WinCo, Walmart, Target, gas stations, coffee shops, and restaurants 
  1. How can I stay better connected with news and events on campus? 

We invite you to stay informed via the following: 

  1. Will tuition go up next year? 

The decision to increase tuition is made on a year-by-year basis, with a typical yearly increase of approximately 3%. See current tuition and cost information. 

  1. Where do I go to pay my student’s tuition? 

Students pay their tuition and other charges through their student account at Payments can be made by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or e-check. Please note: There is a 1.5% convenience fee for all cards, including debit cards. There is no fee for e-checks. 

Tuition can be paid in full at the beginning of each semester or divided into monthly payments with a payment plan.