Corban considers the campus residential experience to be an integral part of your educational, social, and spiritual growth. We provide students with living environments that nurture a sense of belonging, inspire student engagement, and engender healthy citizenship. Together with Student Programs, Residence Life provides community experiences that catalyze curiosity, develop mindfulness and mature stewardship among residents.
Residents at Corban will find themselves in a surrounding where they can feel free to express themselves and explore their beliefs and viewpoints in a Christian context. We strive to be a loving and gracious community, providing appropriate challenge and support to work through life’s issues. In order to allow for frequent and meaningful interaction between students and the Residence Hall staff, Corban is committed to keeping low staff to student ratios. Our staff is eager to guide, mentor, and empower student voice through abundant student leadership positions and programs designed to equip students to make a difference in the community.
Each residence hall is part of a specific residential area. That area is managed by a professional staff member known as an Area Coordinator (AC). The AC oversees each residential student leader, for development of community programming, and for the supervision and care of his or her assigned residential area. AC's are professional, live-in staff who are available for guidance, support and accountability to the students on their residence halls.
Assistant area coordinators (AACs) are student and graduate student staff members who work with the RAs and provide administrative support for the ACs.
The resident assistants (RAs) are also student staff members who are overseen by the AC. They are responsible for the spiritual leadership, safety, well-being, and conduct of those students in their assigned sections.
This 1950’s style hall houses about 85 female students. Facilities include four community spaces, a sizable laundry room, two full kitchens, and private bathrooms in each room. Aagard Hall’s open floor plan contributes to its residents feeling connected across floors.
The building is named for two of Corban's early employees, Carrol and Fern Aagard, who subsequently served as missionaries to the Philippines. Aagard and Farrar Halls function together as an area and are overseen by Area Coordinator, Katy Watson.
One of the oldest buildings on campus, Farrar Hall has a personality of its own. It houses about 55 male students. Facilities include community bathrooms; two community spaces for studying, games, and movies; one full kitchen; a laundry room; and sinks in each room. Wednesday Night Coffee Night is an opportunity for the men of Farrar Hall to mingle through the community spaces.
The hall is named for Reverend Herbert Farrar, Corban University’s first president. Aagard and Farrar Halls function together as an area and are overseen by Area Coordinator, Katy Watson.
Balyo Hall, the newest residence hall on campus, houses about 110 male and female students on three gender-specific floors. Its facilities include community bathrooms, large community spaces, full kitchens, and laundry rooms on each floor. Vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, and a cozy fireplace make the second floor community space a favorite hangout.
The hall is named after President Emeritus John G. Balyo. Balyo and Davidson Halls function together under the oversight of Area Coordinator, Casey Van Dyk.
Davidson Hall, patterned after a classic Northwest cabin, houses nearly 75 male and female students on two gender-specific floors. Its facilities include community bathrooms, open community spaces, full kitchens, and laundry rooms on each floor. Exposed beams and a cozy fireplace make the second floor community space ideal for studying on cool, rainy days.
The hall is named for its benefactors, Mr. and Mrs. Alton Davidson. Mr. Davidson chose to remember his late wife, Joan, with this generous gift to the University. Balyo and Davidson Halls function together under the oversight of Area Coordinator, Casey Van Dyk.
Pruitt/Van Guilder Hall
Prewitt and Van Gilder Hall (fondly nicknamed “PVG”) is split into one men’s hall and one women’s hall on gender-specific floors. Some of Prewitt and Van Gilder Hall’s facilities include community bathrooms, a massive community space for its residents to enjoy, a full kitchen, two quiet study rooms, and a movie room.
Prewitt Hall is home to nearly 135 women and is named for Mildred Prewitt-a lifelong supporter of the University. Van Gilder Hall is home to about 40 men and is named for Dr. H. O. Van Gilder, the University’s second president. Prewitt and Van Gilder Hall is overseen by Area Coordinator, Alex Gowan.
Located on the corner of Deer Park Drive and Aumsville Highway, the Townhouses provide a progressive housing option for returning academic juniors and seniors. There are two different townhouse options. The larger townhouses have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, air conditioning, a full kitchen, and a gas fireplace. The smaller townhouses have two bedrooms, one bathroom, portable air conditioning, and a full kitchen. Laundry facilities are shared between roughly every 3 townhouses.
Townhouse living provides an opportunity for students to live independently, while still enjoying the benefits of the on-campus community. The Townhouses are available by application only and are overseen by Eugene Edwards, Director of Community Life and Townhouse Manager.