Student Life

"Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble."

I Peter 3:8 (NIV)

The Barn

The Barn - Corban

The Barn at Corban is a Student Life initiative oriented around the curiosity learning outcome. Our motto?

Cultivate your curiosity.

Our Facilities

The Barn is a space available to everyone. It is deliberately interdisciplinary, decidedly intergenerational, and intentionally designed to bring together the campus and the Salem community.

  • The Design Lab: This main space hosts the bulk of our events, including Pop-Up Classes, Arts Initiative Workshops, and Craft Guilds. During Open Table Hours, students and staff are encouraged to use this space for personal projects.
  • The Gallery: Facilitated by our Art Program Specialist, this space hosts monthly art shows, featuring the work of students, staff, and local guests.
  • The Milkshed: A gathering place for ideating, brainstorming, exploring, examining, question-asking, thinking and wondering. Milkshed Symposiums are held once a semester and are designed to invoke discussion over big questions and are co-facilitated by Corban faculty, staff, or guest speakers.
  • The Woodshop: Located on the second floor, this space is intended for hands-on and learn-or-teach-how woodworking. (Students interested in using this space must complete a supervised safety course offered by our Master Shopkeeper.)

Open Table Hours

Stop by the Barn during Open Table hours to cultivate your curiosity:

  • Wednesdays-Fridays: 2:00-10:00pm
  • Saturdays: 1:00-5:00pm
Want to host an event at the Barn? Download a Corban Event Reservation Form (CERF) and submit the completed form to! For all other inquiries, please conact

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