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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!

Registration

Registration for this event is currently closed, but will open September 30, 2019. Please look at the other event opportunities that are available this year! 

For any questions, please contact our Admissions Events Assistant at admissions.events@biola.edu 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 served 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 medical and release consent form presented at check-in)
  • 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 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 music@biola.edu. 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 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 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

November 10-11, 2019

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

Sunday

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.
Freshmen Admissions Chat and Q&A

7–7:50 p.m.
Transfer Session and Q&A

8–9 p.m.
Singspiration

9:15–10:45 p.m.
Student Showcase

11–12:30 a.m.
Midnight Madness

Monday

All Day Opportunities
Class Visitation

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

8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Counselor Appointments (Available for sign up at the information table)

9:25–10:20 a.m.
Chapel

10:30–11:30 a.m.
Biola Cares Panel

11–11:45 a.m.
Journalism & Public Relations Mixer

11–11:45 a.m.

Science, Technology, and Health Reception with the Dean 

12–2 p.m.
The Biola Fair & Lunch

2–2:30 p.m.

Cinema & Media Arts Tour

1:20–2:25 p.m.
Business Information Session

1:30–2:45 p.m.
Homeschool Panel Session

2–4 p.m.
Campus & Dorm Tours