1. Important Dates & Phone Numbers

Academic Year/Contract Year

For the purposes of Housing the 2014-2015 Academic Year, which is also the Contract Year, begins on Fall Opening Day, Friday, August 22, 2014 and runs through the day of Spring Commencement, Friday, May 22, 2015, excluding Christmas Break (Saturday, December 20, 2014 through Saturday, January 3, 2015). Summer Housing (May 23 – August 20, 2015) is contracted separately.

For the purposes of Food Service, the Contract Year includes the Fall (August 22 – December 19, 2014) and Spring (January 20 – May 22, 2015) semesters. Interterm (January 5-23, 2015) and Summer (May 23 – August 20, 2015) are contracted separately.

Fall Deposit Refund Deadlines
      New Incoming StudentsTuesday, July 1, 2014
Fall Meal Plans BeginFriday, August 22, 2014
Opening Day
      For New Students8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 22, 2014
      For Continuing Students8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sat., August 23, 2014
...1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sun., August 24, 2014
Fall Housing Claim/Check-In Deadline*Noon Wed., August 27, 2014
Last Day to Reduce Meal PlanFriday, September 5, 2014
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 26-30, 2014
NO MEALS SERVED DURING BREAK · NO OPEN HOUSE · MEALS RESUME SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2014
Christmas Housing Sign-Up (apartments only)Fri, Nov. 14-Thu, Dec 11
Interterm Housing Sign-UpFri, Nov 14-Wed, Dec 31, 2014
Spring 2015 New Residents Application OpenFri, Nov 14, 2014
Christmas Break Closing DayFriday, December 19, 2014
NO OPEN HOUSE DURING BREAK OR INTERTERM
NO MEALS SERVED DURING CHRISTMAS BREAK
MEALS RESUME WITH BREAKFAST, MON, JANUARY 5, 2015
Interterm Meals AvailableJanuary 5 - 19, 2015
Interterm Reopening11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sunday, Jan 4, 2015
Spring Deposit Refund DeadlineThursday, January 15, 2015
Spring Meal Plans BeginTuesday, January 20, 2015
Spring Opening Days (for all students)9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tues. – Fri., January 20-23, 2015
1:00 – 10:00 p.m., Sat. – Sun., January 24-25, 2015
Spring Housing Claim/Check-In Deadline*Noon, Mon, January 26, 2015
Last Day to Reduce Meal PlanFriday, February 6, 2015
Easter Break Friday, April 3 – Sunday, April 12, 2015
NO OPEN HOUSE DURING EASTER BREAK
NO CAFE MEALS DURING BREAK, April 3 - April 11, 2015
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 23, 2015
Students moving to Summer Hsgby 10:00 a.m., Sat., May 23, 2015
Move Into Summer Housing10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Sat., May 23, 2015
Summer Meal Plans beginBreakfast Tuesday, May 23, 2015

*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, 562-903-4898
Broken WindowsMaintenance Line, 562-903-4898
Building AccessAuxiliary Operations, 562-944-0351, ext. 5810
Check-Out Info/Questions (End of Semester/Year)floor R.A. or apt. R.C.
Check-Out Info/Questions (Mid-Semester)Housing Office, 562-944-0351 ext. 5838
Check-Out Fines QuestionsResidence Life Office, 562-944-0351 ext. 5842
Damage Charges QuestionsResidential Facilities, 562-944-0351 ext. 5813
Electrical ProblemsMaintenance Line, 562-903-4898
EMERGENCY on campus5111, or 562-777-4000
Floor CoveringsResidential Facilities, 562-944-0351 ext. 5813
Furniture NeedsResidential Facilities, 562-944-0351 ext. 5812
Graduate Student HousingGraduate Housing, 562-944-0351 ext. 5814
Housing AssignmentsHousing Office, 562-944-0351 ext. 5838
Housing Deposit RefundsHousing Office, 562-944-0351 ext. 5838
Housing Fee QuestionsResidential Facilities, 562-944-0351 ext. 5813
Key ChargesResidential Facilities, 562-944-0351 ext. 5813
Light Fixture ProblemsMaintenance Line, 562-903-4898
Married Student HousingGraduate Housing, 562-944-0351 ext. 5814
Meal Plan QuestionsAuxiliary Operations, 562-944-0351 ext. 5810
Plumbing ProblemsMaintenance Line, 562-903-4898
Residence Exception Process
Buy-Out Exception Process
Freshman/Sophomore Commuter Requests
Housing Office, 562-944-0351 ext. 5838
      Buy-Out Exception Process
      Freshman/Sophomore Commuter Requests
Room AssignmentsHousing Office, 562-944-0351 ext. 5838
Room Changeshall RD or Housing Office, 562-944-0351 ext. 5838
Roommate Conflictsfloor R.A. or apt. R.C.
Roommate RequestsHousing Office, 562-944-0351 ext. 5838
Room Reservation Process
(during Spring for upcoming year)
Housing Office, 562-944-0351 ext. 5838
TheftsCampus Safety, 562-903-6000
Vacuum Cleaner Checkoutfloor Resident Advisor
Vehicle/Foot Safety EscortCampus Safety, 562-903-6000
Window CoveringsResidential Facilities, 562-944-0351 ext. 5813

RESIDENCE LIFE STAFF EXTENSIONS

Alpha East562-903-6525
Alpha West562-903-6561
Emerson562-903-6319
Hart562-903-6001
Hope North562-903-5926
Hope South562-903-5930
North Horton562-903-6227
South Horton Hall562-903-6998
Sigma562-903-5826
Stewart562-903-6231
Thompson562-903-6592
The Bluff562-903-5887
The Block562-903-5887