Orientation Schedule: Spring 2015

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  • Green = Required Event
  • Red = Parent Event
  • Blue = Global Student Event
  • Purple = Registration Required

Wednesday, January 21

 

Spring Orientation Schedule, Jan. 21 - 24 (PDF)

Liability Release Form 18 and over (PDF) - hard copy delivered by mail

Liability Release Form under 18 (PDF) - hard copy delivered by mail

 

BIOLA ENGLISH PLACEMENT EXAM (BEPE)

Business 103 and 105

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

All students whose native language is not English are required to take the BEPE unless they have scored above a 600 on the TOEFL or above 480 on the verbal portion of the SAT.

*A photo I.D. is required and must be presented at the beginning of the exam.  A cash fee of $25.00 will be collected at the beginning of the exam.  The fee is applied toward tuition upon enrollment.

 

RESIDENCE HALL/APARTMENT CHECK-IN

Student Services Building

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Start the Check-In process at the Housing Office.  Our housing manager will guide you rom there. For questions, call 562.944.0351 x5838.

 

NEW STUDENT ID CARD

Student Services Building

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Please bring a valid government-issued photo ID to verify your identity (i.e. passport, driver’s license) when you come for your Biola ID card.

 

NEW STUDENT MIXER

Collegium (Student Union Building)

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Come join new and returning students for some food and fun before orientation officially begins! Please register for this FREE event by clicking here starting December 12.

Thursday, January 22

RESIDENCE HALL/APARTMENT CHECK-IN

Student Services Building

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Start the Check-In process at the Housing Office.  Our housing manager will guide you from there. For questions, call 562.944.0351 x5838.

 

NEW STUDENT ID CARD

Student Services Building

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Please bring a valid government-issued photo ID to verify your identity (i.e. passport, driver’s license) when you come for your Biola ID card.

 

ORIENTATION INFO BOOTH

Fluor Fountain

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

If you have any questions about orientation, would like to sign up and pay for events, or get general campus information, please take a moment to stop by the Orientation Info Booth.

 

BANK FAIR

Fluor Fountain

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Local banks are here to facilitate new checking and savings accounts and to speak with you about your other financial concerns. Don’t miss this opportunity!

 

ACADEMIC ORIENTATION

*Required for all FRESHMEN and TRANSFERS (bring STUDENT ID CARD)

Mayers Auditorium

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Be sure to join us this morning for a lively presentation as we give you vital instructions that will help you navigate your academic career at Biola. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in with your student ID. We’re excited to see you there!

 

ANSWERS FOR TRANSFERS

*Required for all TRANSFER students

Mayers Auditorium

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This session will include important information to help you navigate the transfer process and make the most of your transferred courses. Be sure to have your transcript evaluation with you to maximize this time. Transcript Evaluations will be provided electronically prior to this event. 

 

COLLEGE PARENTING 101: ENTERING COLLEGE MID-YEAR

*Parent Session

Business 103

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The transition to college can be both exciting and scary. And making that transition mid-year comes with its unique issues. Whether your student is just beginning their college experience or transferring to Biola from another institution, this seminar will assist parents in understanding the transitional issues that most college students experience and how you, as a parent, can respond.

 

STUDENT SUCCESS EXPRESS

*Required for all FRESHMEN and TRANSFERS

Meet in front of Student Services Building

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM or 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

This is a great way to get acquainted with many of the important departments and resources that will help to support and strengthen your time at Biola.  Gavin and Katie, your Student Orientation Directors, will take you all across campus to give you a feel for what services and connections Biola has to offer. 

 

ACADEMIC ADVISING FOR ALL NEW STUDENTS

Various Locations

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Locations and specific times for Academic Advising will be announced at the (8:30 am) Academic Orientation session. Some academic departments may be unavailable or only available for limited hours. If you do not already have your spring classes, or if you still have questions, this is the time to meet with your Academic Advisor. If you are unsure of your advising location, please be sure to check the handout that will be distributed at the Academic Orientation session.

 

Enrollment Deadlines for All New Students

Last day to enroll without a $200 late fee: January 15

Last day to enroll before classes drop: January 22

Final day of late enrollment: January 30

If you have not finished Enrollment (Phase 2), you will need to log on to my.Biola.edu to complete the process.  Remember, your Spring Enrollment is not finalized until all administrative steps of Enrollment (Phase 2) and your down payment have been completed.

If you would like help with Enrollment (Phase 2), please visit the Office of the Registrar in Middle Metzger (M-F, 8 – 5) or call the Registration helpline (562) 777-4002. Financial Aid and Accounting are available M-F from 9 – 4.  Your enrollment status on my.Biola must say “Enrolled” by 4:00 pm on Thursday, January 22.  All your courses will be dropped on Friday, January 23 if your status is “Not Enrolled.”  

 

LUNCH WITH YOUR PROFS

Lehman Board Dining Room (Upper Metzger)

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Come and enjoy a delicious complimentary lunch while getting to know some of the outstanding professors who will be teaching your classes.  They’ll offer valuable insights into how to be successful during your time at Biola.  Learn from their wisdom and ask your questions!  Pre-registration available here. Space is limited!

 

CHEMISTRY PLACEMENT EXAM

Bardwell 112

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

If you already took this exam and passed it over the summer or at the Biola June Academic Advising event, you are not required to retake this exam.

In order to enroll in CHEM 105 General Chemistry I or CHEM 120 Principles of Organic and Biochemistry, you must take a chemistry placement exam. The exam determines whether you have the skills necessary for success in these courses. If you do not pass, you are required to take CHEM 104.  CHEM 104 is offered both Fall and Spring semesters. You must receive a B- or better in CHEM 104 to proceed to CHEM 120 or CHEM 105. CHEM 105 is only offered in the fall semester, so that General Chemistry II, CHEM 106, can be offered sequentially in the spring. CHEM 120 is offered both spring and fall semesters. Please plan accordingly once you have your placement exam results. Majors requiring chemistry include:  PHSC, PHEP, BCHM, BIOS, BIHB, BIES, KEHP, KPTH, and NURS.

 

THE BIOLA COMMUNITY

*Required for all FRESHMEN and TRANSFERS

Mayers Auditorium

3:00 PM – 3:25 PM

What are the core values of the Biola community?  What are the expectation and reasons for the Community Standards?  In this session, we will seek to answer these questions and present the place of diversity in your community experience.

 

WELL-CONNECTED: IT AND SOCIAL MEDIA AT BIOLA

*Required for all FRESHMEN and TRANSFERS

Mayers Auditorium

3:30 PM - 3:55 PM

Most of us feel pretty comfortable with technology and social media.  But how can we use them well? Join Anthony Valentino, Director of Tech Support, as he explains how you can make the most of the technology services and support options that Biola provides, from the wireless networks and Canvas to your new friends at the IT Helpdesk.  He will also discuss the social media platforms at Biola and provide great tips on meaningful engagement online.

 

SAFETY SEMINAR

*Required for all FRESHMEN and TRANSFERS

Mayers Auditorium

4:00 PM – 4:25 PM

John Ojeisekhoba, the Chief of Campus Safety, will give some important and critical insights on how to ensure your safety while here at Biola.

 

DINNER IN THE CAFETERIA

Meet in front of the cafeteria

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Hang out with the student orientation directors and new acquaintances over dinner in the cafeteria.

 

WORSHIP AND SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

*Required for all FRESHMEN and TRANSFERS

Collegium (Student Union Building)

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Dessert and a time for us to worship together and learn about spiritual development at Biola. Lisa Igram (Associate Dean of Spiritual Development) and Chad Miller (Director of Spiritual Formation) will lead a brief devotional study and talk about the spiritual opportunities you will have here.  A wonderful way to close a busy and productive day.

Friday, January 23

RESIDENCE HALL/APARTMENT CHECK-IN

Student Services Building

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Start the Check-In process at the Housing Office.  Our housing manager will guide you from there. For questions, call 562.944.0351 x5838.

 

NEW STUDENT ID CARD

Student Services Building

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Please bring a valid government-issued photo ID to verify your identity (i.e. passport, driver’s license) when you come for your Biola ID card.

 

PHYSICS PLACEMENT EXAM

Bardwell 112

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

If you already took this exam and passed it over the summer or at the Biola June Academic Advising event, you are not required to retake this exam.

In order to enroll in PHSC 111 Physics I or PHSC 132 General Physics I, you need to take the Physics Placement Exam. This test determines whether you have the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for success in PHSC 111 or PHSC 132. If you do not pass, you need to plan to take PHSC 092 Introduction to Physics, which is only offered in the spring. Upon completing with a satisfactory grade, you will be able to take PHSC 111 or PHSC 132 the following fall. PHSC 111 and PHSC 132 are only offered in the fall so that their sequential classes may be offered in the spring semesters. By taking PHSC 092 in the spring you will be prepared for your required physics class the following fall semester. Majors requiring PHSC 111 or PHSC 132 include PHSC, PHEP, BCHM, BIOS, BIES, BIHB, KEHP, and KPTH.

 

STORIES WITH STUDENTS

Collegium (Student Union Building)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Come and enjoy coffee and donuts while hearing current Biola students share the challenges and blessings that have shaped their stories.

 

LUNCH AT THE SOARING EAGLE

Meet in front of Sutherland Hall

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join your student orientation directors and staff for lunch at Biola's own food truck, the Soaring Eagle!  Please order your lunch in advance by registering here starting December 12.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT IN L.A.

Meet in front of Sutherland Hall

12:45 PM – 9:00 PM

Come out for an evening in L.A. with other new students.  You’ll visit the famous Getty Museum and sample the flavors of L.A. with dinner at In-N-Out and ice cream sandwiches at Diddy Riese Cookies!  Bus transportation and dinner are included in price.  Pre-registration and payment ($12) available here starting December 12. 

Saturday, January 24

BRUNCH IN THE CAFETERIA

Meet in front of the Cafeteria

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come have brunch in the cafeteria with your student orientation directors and fellow classmates!

 

TARGET RUN

Meet in front of the Mailboxes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Forget your toothbrush?  Need paper, pens, binders?  Not to worry!  Your Student Directors, Gavin and Katie, are ready and willing to take you to Target for any of your supply needs!

 

RESIDENCE HALL/APARTMENT CHECK-IN

Your Residence Hall/Housing Office (Apartment Residents)

1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

 

NEW STUDENT ID CARD

Student Services Building

1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Please bring a valid government-issued photo ID to verify your identity (i.e. passport, driver’s license) when you come for your Biola ID card.

 

DINNER IN THE CAFETERIA

Meet in front of the Cafeteria

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Join the Orientation Student Directors and fellow students for dinner in the Caf!
 
 

MEN'S BASKETBALL vs. THE MASTER'S COLLEGE

Meet in front of Chase Gymnasium (free with Student ID)

7:00 PM

Join us at the Gym to cheer on the Men's Basketball team as they take on The Master's College.  Don't forget to wear Biola RED!  Please register for this event here starting December 12.

Sunday, January 25

RESIDENCE HALL/APARTMENT CHECK-IN

Your Residence Hall/Housing Office (Apartment Residents)

1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

 

NEW STUDENT ID CARD

Student Services Building

1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Please bring a valid government-issued photo ID to verify your identity (i.e. passport, driver’s license) when you come for your Biola ID card.

Monday, January 26

CONVOCATION

Chase Gymnasium

9:30 AM – 10:20 AM

*Required for all new Freshmen and Transfers

Be sure to join Biola students, staff and President Barry H. Corey as we begin the new semester, gathering together our hearts and minds to focus on God’s will for us as a community. All new freshmen and transfers are asked to sit in reserved seating on the gym floor.

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