1. Important Dates & Phone Numbers

Academic Year/Contract Year

For the purposes of Housing the 2013-2014 Academic Year, which is also the Contract Year, begins on Fall Opening Day, Friday, August 23, 2013 and runs through the day of Spring Commencement, Friday, May 23, 2014, excluding Christmas Break (Saturday, December 21, 2013 through Tuesday, December 31, 2013). Summer Housing (May 24 – August 21, 2014) is contracted separately.

For the purposes of Food Service, the Contract Year includes the Fall (August 23 – December 20, 2013) and Spring (January 21 – May 23, 2014) semesters. Interterm (January 2-20, 2014) and Summer (May 24 – August 21, 2014) are contracted separately.

Fall Deposit Refund Deadlines
      New Incoming StudentsMonday, July 1, 2013
Fall Meal Plans BeginFriday, August 23, 2013
Opening Day
      For New Students8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 23, 2013
      For Continuing Students8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sat., August 24, 2013
...1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sun., August 25, 2013
Fall Housing Claim/Check-In Deadline*Noon Wed., August 28, 2013
Last Day to Reduce Meal PlanFriday, September 6, 2013
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 27-December 1, 2013
NO MEALS SERVED DURING BREAK · NO OPEN HOUSE · MEALS RESUME SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2013
Christmas Housing Sign-Up (apartments only)Fri, Nov. 15-Thu, Dec 12
Interterm Housing Sign-UpFri, Nov 15-Tue, Dec 31, 2013
Spring 2014 New Residents Application OpenFri, Nov 15, 2013
Christmas Break Closing DayFriday, December 20, 2013
NO OPEN HOUSE DURING BREAK OR INTERTERM
NO MEALS SERVED DURING CHRISTMAS BREAK
MEALS RESUME WITH BREAKFAST, THU, JANUARY 2, 2014
Interterm Reopening11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Jan 1, 2014
Spring Deposit Refund DeadlineWednesday, January 15, 2014
Spring Meal Plans BeginTuesday, January 21, 2014
Spring Opening Days (for all students)9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tues. – Fri., January 21-24, 2014
1:00 – 7:00 p.m., Sat. – Sun., January 25-26, 2014
Spring Housing Claim/Check-In Deadline*Noon, Mon, January 27, 2014
Last Day to Reduce Meal PlanFriday, February 7, 2014
Easter Break Friday, April 18 – Sunday, April 27, 2014
NO OPEN HOUSE DURING EASTER BREAK
NO CAFE MEALS DURING BREAK, April 18 - April 26, 2014
EAGLE’S NEST OPEN FOR LIMITED HOURS, MON-FRI OF BREAK
CAFE MEALS RESUME WITH BREAKFAST SUNDAY, APRIL 27
Year-End Closing Days:
Students not moving to Summer Hsgby 2:00 p.m., Sat., May 24, 2014
Students moving to Summer Hsgby 10:00 a.m., Sat., May 24, 2014
Move Into Summer Housing10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Sat., May 24, 2014
Summer Meal Plans beginBreakfast Tuesday, May 27, 2014

*Students who will not be claiming their rooms must notify the Housing Office in writing before this date to avoid a one month “no show” charge. Students must not depend on any other Biola department or personnel to do this for them. 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 Info/Questions (End of Semester/Year)floor R.A. or apt. R.C.
Check-Out Info/Questions (Mid-Semester)Housing Office, 5838
Check-Out Fines QuestionsResidence Life Office, 5842
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 Bulbshall 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 Changeshall RD or Housing Office, 5838
Roommate Conflictsfloor R.A. or apt. R.C.
Roommate RequestsHousing Office, 5838
Room Reservation Process
(during Spring for upcoming year)
Housing Office, 5838
TheftsCampus Safety, 562-903-6000
Vacuum Cleaner Checkoutfloor Resident Advisor
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
Thompson6592
The Bluff5887
The Block5887