University Day

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November 8 & November 9, 2015

University Day is a two-day event, Sunday to Monday, where students and parents have the chance to explore different parts of the Biola community. You'll spend time checking out classes, meeting and chatting with students and faculty, worshiping at chapel, touring the campus and much more! The event also includes Admissions and Financial Aid sessions loaded with information including an open time for Q & A. Our desire is to help you get your questions answered, so that you can more adequately navigate through this vast college decision process!

The fee for University Day is $25 per student and $20 per any additional guests, payable online through the registration link. This fee covers all portions of the event, including dinner on Sunday night and breakfast and lunch on Monday, as well as an overnight stay and t-shirt for each student.

F-1 Visa students are welcome to attend!


Registration is closed at this time. Please join us for another visit event at Biola University in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How many people attend University Day?

University Day is our biggest event of the year. Last year there were 800 total attendees, 470 students and 330 parents. Because of the large number of guests on campus, it is difficult to for us to accommodate specific requests at this event. We will do everything we can to meet your needs, however, if you are looking for a more personalized experience, feel free to schedule an individual visit on another day.

What Are my Housing options?

Prospective students will stay in Biola dorm rooms with current students overnight. Parents and any additional guests are encouraged to stay at one of several local hotels, some of which offer a special rate for Biola visitors.

What Should I Bring?

  • Completed release and medical consent form, emailed to you upon registration
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Sleeping pad (if you have one); you will be sleeping on the floor and this would be helpful
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • A little extra cash to pick up some Biola gear at the bookstore!

What If I Want a Music Audition or Athletics Tryout?

To schedule a vocal or instrumental audition, please contact the Music Office at (562) 903-4892. Auditions are for junior, senior, or transfer students who wish to major or minor in music or are interested in being part of a Biola ensemble.

If you are interested in intercollegiate athletics, please visit our Biola Athletics Website. On the left hand side of the page there is a link that says recruiting. Here, you can fill out a recruiting form that will be delivered to the head coach of your sport, as well as find contact information.

What is the Torrey Honors Tea?

The Torrey Honors Institute is Biola University's nationally recognized classical literature and honors program.

The Torrey Honors Tea & Info Session is an event specifically for prospective students who have connected with, and made prior reservations, with the Torrey Honors Institute. For more information, and to reserve your space at the tea, please visit the Torrey Tea event page. Registration for the Torrey Tea is separate from the general Spring Preview Day registration.

What Events Are There for Parents?

Parents may find the following events especially interesting:

  • Parent Banquet: Take the opportunity to meet other prospective parents, as well as hear from parents who currently have students attending Biola and one of our own Biola Faculty, all while enjoying a delicious dinner.
  • Financial Aid Seminar: Information about the financial aid process will be addressed, and there will be a time at the end of the session for you to ask specific questions.
  • Academic Luncheon: Interact personally with faculty and current students from various majors over a buffet style lunch.
  • Parent Panel: Representatives from departments such as Student Affairs, Residence Life, Campus Safety and Academic Advising will introduce themselves and field questions.

University Day Schedule

Sunday, November 8

International Student Luncheon
Café Banquet Room
12:30 -2:30 pm

Torrey Honors Tea & Info. Session
Talbot East Banquet Room (by prior reservation only)
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Event & Housing Check-In
Fluor Fountain
2:30 - 4:15 pm

Campus Tours (every 5 minutes)
Spanish tour available upon request
Last tour leaves at 3:45 pm, ending at Calvary Chapel at 4:20 pm
Fluor Fountain

2:30 - 3:45 pm

Welcome & Kick-Off
Calvary Chapel
4:30 - 5:20 pm

Student Dinner
Biola Cafeteria
5:30 - 6:50 pm

Parent Banquet
Talbot Banquet Room
5:30 - 6:50 pm

Freshman Session & Financial Aid Information
Sutherland Auditorium
7:00 - 7:50 pm

Transfer Session & Financial Aid Information
Metzger Board Dining Room
7:00 - 7:50 pm

Chase Gymnasium
8:00 - 9:00 pm

The rest of the evening is intended for students only

Student Showcase & Dessert
Sutherland Auditorium
9:15 - 10:45 pm

Midnight Madness
Chase Gymnasium
11:09 - 12:30 am

Monday, November 9

Class Visitation
See program for times and locations
All Day

Biola Cafeteria
7:00 - 9:30 am

Late Check-In & Info. Table
Fluor Fountain
8:00 - 9:15 am

Breakfast with the Bloggers
Café Banquet Room
8:30 - 9:15 am

Counselor Appointments
Metzger Hall Lobby
8:45 am - 4:00 pm

Chapel: President Barry Corey
Chase Gymnasium
9:24 - 10:20 am

The Biola Fair
Sutherland Way
10:30 - 11:45 am

Academic Luncheon
Chase Gymnasium
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Res Life/Student Life Panel
Talbot East Banquet Room
1:10 - 2:00 pm

Parent Information Panel
Café Banquet Room
1:10 - 2:00 pm

Parent Information Panel
Café Banquet Room
1:10 - 2:00 pm

Campus/Dorm Tours
Metzger Hall Lobby
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Tips for Scholarships and College Success
Talbot East Banquet Room
2:15 - 3:15 pm

Home School Panel
Café Banquet Room
2:30 - 3:45 pm

PR & Journalism Panel and Mixer
Production Center (McNally Campus)
2:30 - 4:00 pm

Business Major Information Session
Business 206
3:00 - 4:00 15 pm

Common Grounds Coffee Shop Hours: 7:00 am - Midnight

Biola Bookstore Hours:
8:30 am - 7:00 pm