Spring Preview Day
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.
Planning to attend Honors Hour? You can learn more about our Torrey Honors Institute at this session and what it would mean for you to be a Torrey Honors student.
Registration for Spring Preview Day will remain open until Wednesday, February 12th at 11:59PM PST. The cost of Spring Preview Day is $25 per student and $20 per parent. For any questions, please contact our Admissions Events Assistants at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (562) 944-0351, ext. 5353.
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 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?
Honors Hour is an event hosted by the Torrey Honors Institute, the undergraduate honors program at Biola, on the Sunday of Spring Preview Day before Check-In begins. At Honors Hour, our admissions team will share about our discussion-based classes and one-on-one faculty mentoring. Our faculty will demonstrate the way we learn through discussion, and you'll have the opportunity to speak to current Torrey Honors students and faculty over appetizers and dessert.
Students interested in Torrey Honors have opportunities to further explore our program on Monday. You can sign up for an appointment with our admissions team, visit a Torrey class, or come to our open house and chat with current students.
You are able to register for Honors Hour here. Space is limited.
What sessions are parents able to attend?
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
February 16-17th, 2020
*This is a tentative schedule, please refer to the updated schedule once you arrive to campus
Honors Hour (Hosted by Torrey Honors Institute, by prior reservation only)
Event Check In
Campus Tours (every 15 minutes)
Spring Preview Day Kick Off
Transfer Admissions 101 and Q&A
Freshman Admissions 101 and Q&A
All Day Opportunities
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Late Check In/ Event Information Table
8:30 -9:20 a.m.
Financial Aid Info Sessions
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Counselor Appointments (Available for sign up at the information table)
Parent Connect Panel
The Biola Fair & Lunch
Various Department Open Houses
Campus & Dorm Tours