Date: November 11–12, 2018
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 will close at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, so make sure to register early!
Frequently Asked Questions:
How many people attend University Day?
University Day is our biggest event of the year. Last year, we had around 400 guests attend University Day! 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?
This year, we will be able to host 150 students in Biola dorms rooms with current students overnight. Housing will be first come first served, so please make sure to register quickly!
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.
- 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.
Honors Hour attendees will also have the option to sign up for the "Torrey VIP" experience the following Monday. Continue the conversation with current Torrey students, drop-in on a Torrey class, and meet with our admissions team to learn how to make your application as strong as possible.
Space is limited; sign up at the Honors Hour event page.
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.
- 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.
Homeschool Panel: Current Biola University students who were homeschooled share their experience and answer your questions about transitioning from homeschool to university.
University Day Schedule
*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)
University Day Kick Off
Admissions Chat and Q&A
11 p.m.–12 a.m.
Counselor Appointments (Available for sign up at the information table)
8:45 a.m.–4 p.m.
Late Check In/Information Table
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Parent Information Panel
Science, Technology, and Health Reception with the Dean
The Biola Fair & Lunch
Cinema & Media Arts Tour
Business Information Session
Homeschool Panel Session
Campus & Dorm Tours