1. Important Dates & Phone Numbers

Academic Year/Contract Year

For the purposes of Housing the 2012-2013 Academic Year, which is also the Contract Year, begins on Fall Opening Day, Friday, August 24, 2012 and runs through the day of Spring Commencement, Saturday, May 25, 2013, excluding Christmas Break (Saturday, December 22, 2012 through Monday, December 31, 2012). Summer Housing (May 26 – August 22, 2013) is contracted separately.

For the purposes of Food Service, the Contract Year includes the Fall (August 24 – December 22, 2012) and Spring (January 22 – May 26, 2013) semesters. Interterm (January 2-21, 2013) and Summer (May 26 – August 22, 2013) are contracted separately.

Fall Deposit Refund Deadlines
      New Incoming StudentsMonday, July 2, 2012
      Continuing StudentsFriday, July 16, 2012
Fall Meal Plans BeginFriday, August 24, 2012
Opening Day
      For New Students8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 24, 2012
      For Continuing Students8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sat., August 25, 2012
...1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sun., August 26, 2012
Fall Housing Claim/Check-In Deadline*Noon Wed., August 29, 2012
Last Day to Reduce Meal PlanFriday, September 7, 2012
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 21-24, 2012
NO MEALS SERVED DURING BREAK · NO OPEN HOUSE · MEALS RESUME SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2012
Christmas Housing Sign-Up (apt. only)Thu, Nov. 15-Mon, Dec 10
Interterm Housing Sign-UpThu, Nov 15-Mon, Dec 31, 2012
Spring 2013 New Residents Application OpenThu, Nov 15, 2012
Christmas Break Closing DayFriday, December 21, 2012
NO OPEN HOUSE DURING BREAK OR INTERTERM
NO MEALS SERVED DURING CHRISTMAS BREAK
MEALS RESUME WITH BREAKFAST, WED, JANUARY 2, 2013
Interterm Reopening11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Jan 1, 2013
Spring Deposit Refund DeadlineTuesday, January 15, 2013
Spring Meal Plans BeginTuesday, January 22, 2013
Spring Opening Days (for all students)9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tues. – Fri., January 22-25, 2013
1:00 – 7:00 p.m., Sat. – Sun., January 26-27, 2013
Spring Housing Claim/Check-In Deadline*Noon, Mon, January 28, 2013
Last Day to Reduce Meal PlanFriday, February 8, 2013
Easter Break Friday, March 29 – Sunday, April 7, 2013
NO OPEN HOUSE DURING EASTER BREAK
NO CAFE MEALS DURING BREAK, March 29 - April 6, 2013
EAGLE’S NEST OPEN FOR LIMITED HOURS, MON-FRI OF BREAK
CAFE MEALS RESUME WITH BREAKFAST SUNDAY, APRIL 7
Year-End Closing Days:
       all residents not signed up for Summer Housingby 2:00 p.m., Sat., May 25, 2013
      residents moving to Summer Housingby 1:00 p.m., Sat., May 25, 2013
Summer Meal Plans begin Breakfast Tuesday, May 28, 2013

*If you will not be claiming your room you must notify the Housing Office in writing before this date to avoid a one month “no show” charge. Please do not depend on any other Biola department or personnel to do this for you. E-mail:

Or write to:

Housing Manager, Student Services Building
Biola University
13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada CA 90639

Important Phone Numbers

Air Conditioning/Heating ProblemsMaintenance Line, 4898
Broken WindowsMaintenance Line, 4898
Building AccessAuxiliary Operations, 5810
Check-Out Appointments (End of Semester/Year)your R.A. or R.C.
Check-Out Appointments (Mid-Semester)Housing Office, 5838
Check-Out Fines QuestionsResidence Life Office, 5842
Cleaning Supplies (suites, apartments)your R. D. or R.C.
Damage Charges QuestionsResidential Facilities, 5813
Electrical ProblemsMaintenance Line, 4898
EMERGENCY on campus5111, or 562-777-4000
Floor Covering Repair/ReplacementResidential Facilities, 5813
Furniture Needs/Repairs/ReplacementsResidential Facilities, 5812
Graduate Student HousingGraduate Housing, 5814
Housing Assignments (Undergraduate Students)Housing Office, 5838
Housing Deposit RefundsHousing Office, 5838
Housing Fee QuestionsResidential Facilities, 5813
Key Charges Billing QuestionsResidential Facilities, 5813
Light Bulbsyour Resident Director
Light Fixture ProblemsMaintenance Line, 4898
Married Student HousingGraduate Housing, 5814
Meal Plan Questions/BillingAuxiliary Operations, 5810
Meeting Room Reservations Campus Coordination, 5816
Plumbing ProblemsMaintenance Line, 4898
Residence Exception Process
Buy-Out Exception Process
Freshman/Sophomore Commuter Requests
Housing Office, 5838
      Buy-Out Exception Process
      Freshman/Sophomore Commuter Requests
Room Assignments (Undergraduate Students)Housing Office, 5838
Room Changesyour RD or Housing Office, 5838
Roommate Conflictsyour R.A. or R.C.
Roommate RequestsHousing Office, 5838
Room Reservation Process
(during Spring for upcoming year)
Housing Office, 5838
TheftsCampus Safety, 562-903-6000
Vacuum Cleaner Checkoutyour Resident Assistant
Vehicle/Foot Safety EscortCampus Safety, 562-903-6000
Window Covering Repair/ReplacementResidential Facilities, 5813

RESIDENCE LIFE STAFF EXTENSIONS

Alpha East6525
Alpha West6561
Emerson6319
Hart6001
Hope North5926
Hope South5930
North Horton6227
South Horton Hall6998
Sigma5826
Stewart6231
The Bluff6867
The Block5872