Spring Preview Day
Coming Spring 2020
Spring Preview Day is a two-day visit event where students and parents have the chance to explore various aspects of the Biola community. We'll host hundreds of guests eager to experience our campus culture and discover what makes Biola an international leader in Christian education and higher education at large. It is a time to check out classes, hear from current students, meet with faculty from your field of interest, join in for chapel, tour the campus and gain more insight on the admissions process. Students are also invited to spend the night in a residence hall to experience dorm life firsthand. Spring Preview Day is a glimpse of what life at Biola could look like for you!
*Please note: housing is limited and will be offered to students on a first come, first served basis. We are not able to offer housing for parents or additional guests.
The cost of Spring Preview Day is $25 per student and $20 per parent. If you have any questions, please contact our office at (562) 944-0351 x5353.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How Many People Attend Spring Preview Day?
Spring Preview Day is our biggest event of the spring semester. Generally we welcome around 400 to 500 total attendees, students and 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 unable to attend this event, feel free to schedule an individual visit on another day.
What Are My Housing Options?
Students are invited to stay on campus and get the full college experience in one of Biola's residence halls. We match you with a current Biola student to stay with during your time on campus. Please note that housing is limited and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Students who have friends that are also attending the event and wish to room together BOTH need indicate this on their registration by name and we will do our absolute best to make sure that happens.
Students who would like to stay with a current Biola student that they know should make these arrangements on their own. Please contact the Biola student directly and work out the details with them before Spring Preview Day weekend.
*Please note: students will likely be sleeping on the floors of the dorm rooms unless the host has a couch or another bed to offer.
We are unfortunately only able to offer housing for the visiting student. 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
- 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 Honors Hour?
The Torrey Honors Institute is Biola's premier undergraduate honors program. Come learn more about Torrey's distinctives: its small, discussion-only classes and one-on-one faculty mentoring. Enjoy appetizers and dessert with Torrey faculty and current students, and listen in as faculty demonstrate the way we learn together.
Space is limited; sign up at the Honors Hour event page.
What Events Are There for Parents?
Parents are welcome to attend all sessions during Spring Preview Day weekend, but may find the following events especially interesting:
- Welcome Banquet (FREE): 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.
- Freshman & Transfer Admissions Sessions: Hear from Admissions Counselors and get some of your questions answered during a Q&A.
- 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.
- Biola Cares Parent Panel: Representatives from departments such as Student Affairs, Residence Life, Campus Safety and Academic Advising will introduce themselves and field questions.
Spring Preview Day Schedule
*Schedule is subject to change
Honors Hour (Hosted by Torrey Honors Institute, by prior reservation only)
Event Check In
Campus Tours (every 15 minutes)
Spring Preview Day Kick Off
Welcome Banquet & Student Dinner
Transfer Session and Q&A
Freshman Admissions Session and Q&A
Special Musical Guest:
John Mark McMillan
Late Check In/ Event Information Table
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Counselor Appointments (Available for sign up at the information table)
8:45 a.m.–4 p.m.
9:25 a.m. –10:20 a.m.
SEID Open House
10:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Biola Cares Panel
Lim Center Tour & Intro with Dean of Sciences
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The Biola Fair & Lunch
Various Department Sessions
Campus & Dorm Tours