Connect to Biola

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Friday, 4/6–Saturday, 4/7

The Office of Multi-Ethnic Outreach, in collaboration with the SEID Office, invite you to Connect to Biola! During this unique, two-day visit event, you will have the chance to connect with future classmates, professors and staff members that will help you succeed at Biola and beyond. You will also have the option of staying overnight in our residence halls.

By registering, you have VIP access to Gospel Fest, a worship and praise concert led by our very own Biola Gospel Choir, and will be entered into a raffle giveaway for a $500 scholarship!

Families are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Register for $10 before March 15 for the "Early Bird Special" (registration is non-refundable for early bird registrants). The cost will increase to $15 per student after March 15. Translation services may be available upon request.

If you have any questions, contact our office at (562) 944-0351 x5259.

Note: This event is for accepted students from ethnically diverse backgrounds.


Registration is now closed.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What Are My Housing Options?

Students are invited to stay on campus and get the real college experience in one of Biola's residence halls. Students who have friends that are also attending the event can indicate this on the registration page. Students who would like to stay with a current Biola student that they know need to make these arrangements on their own. Please contact the Biola student and work out the details with them before the Connect to Biola weekend.

*Please note that students will be sleeping on the floors of the dorms rooms unless the host has a couch or another bed to offer.

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 with your confirmation
  • 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 Events Are There for Parents?

Parents may find the following events especially interesting:

  • Campus Resources Panel
  • Parent Breakout Sessions
  • Banquet Dinner & Scholarship Giveaway
  • Gospel Fest
  • Dessert Reception

Event Schedule

Friday, April 6

Check In
2:30–4:30 p.m.
(in front of the Mosaic Cultural Center)

Meet With Your Admissions Counselor
2:30–4:30 p.m.
(Middle Metzger West- Check in at the Admissions Welcome Center)

Family Banquet/Welcome
5:00–6:45 p.m.
(Cafe Banquet Room)

Gospel Fest
7:00–9:00 p.m.
(Calvary Chapel)

Scavenger Hunt
9:00–10:00 p.m.

Movie Night (Optional)
10:00 p.m.
(Location TBD)

Saturday, April 7

Continental Breakfast/Late Check In
8:30–10:30 a.m.
(Cafe Banquet Room)

Student Engagement Presentation
9:30–11:00 a.m.
(Cafe Banquet Room)

Dorm Tours
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.
Cafe Banquet Room (Meet Up)

Family Lunch (students and families join together for lunch)
12:30–1:30 p.m.
(Library Courtyard)

Parent Mixer/Panel
1:30–3:00 p.m.
(Library Courtyard)

Churros & Cocoa (student panel)
1:30–3:00 p.m.

(Mosaic Cultural Center)

Weekend Recap and Reflections

3:15–4:15 p.m.
(Lehman Board Room)

Get more information on upcoming visit events.