Incoming Students

Welcome!


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We are so glad that you chosen Biola and are excited you have the opportunity to live on campus. We believe that living in a residence hall on campus has many benefits beyond just how close it puts you to class. You are living with peers, learning from each other, and having opportunities to experience close Christian community in ways most people don't have.

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Residency Requirement


Students under age 20 as of the first day of Fall classes (Wednesday, August 24, 2016) are required either to live on campus or commute from their parents'/guardians' home.

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Apply for Housing


If you want to apply for Biola Housing, see the Apply for Housing page.

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Housing Assignment Dates


Fall 2016-Spring 2017 Housing Assignments

  • Priority Housing Assignments are given to students who apply before May 1 (NATIONAL DEADLINE FOR ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT!)
  • Any remaining openings will be given to students who apply after May 2

Housing Assignments will be emailed to Incoming Students at their Biola email address and will also be available on my.biola (go to MyBiola>Student tab>MyHousing>Overview).

Housing Assignments Available:
  • For students who apply for Housing on or before May 1: mid-June
  • For students who apply after May 1: on a rolling basis late June through August
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Check-In/Move-In


Check-In Date:

Incoming Residents can check-in starting Friday, August 19* between 8:00am-7:00pm. (*Incoming Residents attending Bible Bridge, Smart Start, Torrey Orientation, or Global Student Orientation will be sent instructions by those departments regarding their early arrival move-in dates.) Students can check in daily until Wednesday, August 24.

In order to avoid major traffic (and hallway) congestion, we recommend you check-in at your Residence Hall during the following suggested times based on what floor you are living on:

Floors 2 & 4: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Floors 1, 3, & 5: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

All Floors: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Check-In Instructions:

Parking Permits

Parking permits are issued Monday, August 22-Friday, August 26 by Campus Safety. You will not need to display a parking permit until Wednesday, August 24 to park on campus.

Lower Campus (Hart, Stewart, and Hope Halls):

  1. Drive onto campus from Biola Ave. entrance.
  2. Parking in Temporary Unloading Parking nearest your residence hall in Lot G.
  3. Check-in to your residence hall with your Residence Life Staff (bring a valid Biola or Government-issued ID with you).
  4. Unload your vehicle.
  5. Move your car to long-term parking in Parking Structure S (between the baseball and soccer fields).
  6. Return to your room and move-in/unpack.

Upper Campus (Alpha, Blackstone, Horton, and Sigma):

  1. Drive onto campus from La Mirada Blvd. entrance.
  2. Parking in Temporary Unloading Parking nearest your residence hall in Lot L and the lower levels of Parking Structure K.
  3. Check-in to your residence hall with your Residence Life Staff (bring a valid Biola or Government-issued ID with you).
  4. Unload your vehicle.
  5. Move your car to long-term parking in the upper levels of Parking Structure K, Lot M, N, or R (below the soccer field).
  6. Return to your room and move-in/unpack.

Campus Map: Download a printable map here.

Airport Shuttles

There are several local airport shuttle services.

Meal Plans

Fall Meal Plans start Friday, August 19.

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Request to Be a Commuter


If you are under age 20 and would like to commute from your parents'/guardians' home or if you are an Incoming Student over age 20 and want to commute from non-Biola Housing, please complete the Request to Commute application.

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Insurance for Personal Belongings


Biola University is not responsible for damage to or loss of personal belongings in University Housing, which are a result of fire, wind, water, insects, rodents, vandalism, or theft. When damage or loss is reported, the University will take reasonable steps to attempt to resolve the problem, but residents are solely responsible for all personal belongings.

Residents are encouraged to make sure personal belongings are covered by their parent's homeowners policy or a renter's insurance policy. The Biola Housing Department also encourages commuter student's residing off-campus (non-Biola Housing) to obtain homeowner's or renter's insurance to protect oneself against unforeseen circumstances.