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University Day

General Information

University 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. University Day is a glimpse of what life at Biola could look like for you! 

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, 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!


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 this event will open Fall 2020. For any questions, please contact our Admissions Events Assistant at or call at (562) 944-0351, ext. 5353.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are my housing options for this event?

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 serve basis. 

Students who have friends that are also attending the event and wish to room together BOTH need to 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 already know should make these arrangements on their own. Please contact the Biola student directly and work out the details with them before University 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 suggest that you bring a sleeping pad or air mattress if you're planning to stay overnight. 

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 with your registration confirmation. (An overnight stay cannot be confirmed without a completed liability release form presented at check-in)
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Sleeping pad (if you have one); (Our rooms do not come equipped with extra bed, so bringing a sleeping pad or air mattress if desired may be beneficial.) 
  • 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 or 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 on the Sunday of University Day before check-in begins, the undergraduate honors program at Biola. 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 and guests are welcome and encouraged to attend all portions of the event. However parents may find the following events especially helpful:

  • 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.
  • The Biola Fair & Luncheon: Interact personally with faculty and current students from various majors over a buffet style lunch.
  • Biola Cares Parent Panel: Representatives from departments such as Student Affairs, Residence Life, Campus Safety and Academic Advising will introduce themselves and answer any questions.
  • Homeschool Panel: Current Biola University students who were homeschooled share their experience and answer your questions about transitioning from homeschool to university.

University Day

November 8-9, 2020

*This is a tentative schedule, please refer to the updated schedule once you arrive to campus


1–3 p.m.
Honors Hour (Hosted by Torrey Honors Institute, by prior reservation only)

2–4 p.m.
Event Check In

2–3:30 p.m.
Campus Tours (every 15 minutes)

4:30–5:30 p.m.
University Day Kick Off

5:30–7 p.m.
Parent Banquet
Student Dinner

7–7:50 p.m.
Freshman Admissions 101 - Q&A

7–7:50 p.m.
Transfer Session 101 - Q&A

8–9 p.m.

10:00-11:00 p.m.
Student Showcase

11:10–12:00 a.m.
Midnight Madness


All Day Opportunities
Class Visitation

8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Late Check In/Information Table

8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Counselor Appointments (Available for sign up at the information table starting at 8:00am)

9:25–10:20 a.m.
All Community Chapel

10:30–11:30 a.m.
Parent Connect Info Panel

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Dorm Tour OR Campus Tour 

11–11:30 a.m.

Lim Center Tour

12–1:30 p.m.
The Biola Fair & Lunch

1:30–3:00 p.m.
Department Open Houses 

2–4 p.m.
Campus & Dorm Tours