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Corban University

Graduation Day: Guests

Information for guests regarding the day of commencement


Tickets are required to attend. Each graduating student is given tickets to hand out to family and friends.

The following items are not allowed inside the Salem Armory Auditorium:

  • Air horns
  • Silly string
  • Mylar balloons
  • Confetti


There is a wide assortment of hotel options within easy driving or biking distance from Corban and from the Armory. When booking a room, be sure to mention Corban, as many of these hotels may offer a discounted rate for your stay.

Please contact the individual hotels for exact pricing.


Guests are able to park for free in the parking lots located to the south of the Salem Armory. Lot entrance is located on Sunnyview Road.


Seating is not assigned unless signs are posted to indicate otherwise. Seating will be available on the floor area for guests using wheelchairs or who are unable to climb stairs.

Anyone requiring special seating should arrive at least a half hour prior to the ceremony.  All other guests are encouraged to seated at least 15 minutes prior to the start.

If you require special accommodations for graduation, please contact the Registrar’s office at 503-375-7018 (by April 1).


Due to space limitations, strollers will not be allowed in the auditorium for graduation.

Guests will not be allowed to enter the auditorium during the processional or recessional.