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Admitted Student Day

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This is a paid event.

Registration for Admitted Student Day will open on Monday, December 4, 2023.

Admitted Student Day is a day dedicated to celebrating your journey, empowering community connection, and presenting helpful resources for your upcoming decisions and transitions. You’ll be able to connect with our vibrant staff and student community and get your questions answered and see what it could look like to officially become a Biolan. Remember, our team is here for you. We can’t wait to connect!


Contact Admissions Events at:
(562) 944-0351 Ext. 5353

Monday, April 3, 2023 Tentative Event Schedule 

Time Event Location
8–8:45 a.m. Event Check-In

Check-in for the day, receive all of your event materials and exclusive Biola swag, sign up for a dorm tour, and grab a breakfast burrito before the day's festivities begin! 

Fluor Fountain
8:45–9:15 a.m. Eagles Welcome Session

Join us for a welcome from Biola University President, Dr. Barry Corey, an overview of the opportunities for the day, and the chance to win some Biola swag! 

Sutherland Auditorium 
9:30–10:20 a.m. Chapel

Join current students for a weekly Monday chapel and hear from Biola's Provost and Vice President, Dr. Matthew Hall. 

Chase Gymnasium
Various Morning Create Your Own Adventure:
  • Various: Class Visits
  • Various Academic Department Open Houses 
  • 9:30-10:30 Dorm Tour #1 
  • 9:30-12 p.m. Admissions Counselor Mixer 
  • 10:30-4:30 p.m. Deposit Celebration Station
  • 10:30-12 p.m. Academic Department Open Houses 
  • 10:30-12:00 p.m. Dorm Tour #2  
  • 10:30–11:45 a.m.: Campus Tours
  • 10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.: Campus Tour 
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. Stewart Science Honors Program Info Table 
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. The Torrey Honors Student Experience Panel
  • 11-12 p.m. Beyond Biola: Your Career Journey Starts Now Info Session
  • 11:30-12 p.m.: Wellbeing Tips & Tricks for the College Transition
  • 10:30-2 p.m. ID Card Photo Stop & Assistance
12–1 p.m. Admitted Student Day "This is Biola" Lunch Celebration 
Join us for lunch as we celebrate your acceptance to Biola! You'll also hear a word from our Interim Vice President for Student Development and upcoming 2023-2024 Student Government President.   
Lot F- Near Fluor Fountain
1–3:00 p.m. Academic Department Open Houses

Connect with your major of interest! Learn more about our different schools, ask questions about what it looks like to study in your major of interest, connect with faculty and staff, and tour your department's facilities.

1–1:45 p.m. Undeclared? Join Our Academic Advising Team for Tips on How to Choose a Major! Andrews Banquet Room
Various Afternoon Create Your Own Adventure:
  • Class Visits (Various) 
  • 2-3:30 p.m. FirstGen Chill! Ice Cream Social 
  • 2:45–3:45 p.m Dorm Tour #2
  • 2:45-3:30 p.m. What's Next? You've Been Accepted to Biola, Now What? 
  • 3-3:45 p.m. Financing Your Education: Tools for bridging the gap in your financial aid package
  • 3–4 p.m. Beyond Biola: Your Career Journey Starts Now Info Session
  • 3:15–4:15 p.m. Dorm Tour #3
  • 3:30–4:30 p.m. Dorm Tour #4
  • 3–4 p.m. Dorm Tour
2:30-4:30 p.m. Biola Community & Involvement Fair!

Stop in anytime between 2:30-4:30 p.m. to learn more about Biola's various clubs, student groups, Student Missionary Union, Student Government Association, Intramurals, connect with Housing and Residence Life, Campus Safety, and more! Get a head start on finding your community at Biola. 

Sutherland Way - near Fluor Fountain 

Academic Department Open Houses Tentative Schedule 

Time Event Location
10:30–11:30 a.m. Biology Department Open House 
Connect with our faculty, staff, and current students from within the Biological Sciences and learn what it could look like for you to pursue a career in this department at Biola University. Light refreshments will be provided!
Lim Center - Biological Sciences Office Suite 1st Floor 
1:30–2:30 p.m. School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Make sure to join the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Open House to get connected with the philosophy, modern languages, sociology, English, history and political sciences departments. Light refreshments will be provided and you’ll have the opportunity to connect with faculty in these various fields.
Emerson  Lobby
11–11:45 a.m. Department of Kinesiology and Public Health Open House
A time for prospective students and families to meet with faculty, staff and current students. We will also give a tour of our department facilities. The tour will begin promptly at 11:15 a.m.
2nd Floor Lim Center Lobby
1:30–2:15 p.m. Chemistry, Physics and Engineering Open House
Join our CPE department for a tour of the state of the art labs and participate in a Q&A time with students and faculty.
Lim Center (3rd floor)
1–2 p.m. Rosemead School of Psychology Q&As
Meet with professor Hall and get your general questions answered about what it looks like to be a student in the psychology department.
Rose Hall Psychology Department
1:30–3:00 p.m. School of Fine Arts and Communication Open House & Ice Cream Social
Join Art, Music, Theatre, Communication, Journalism, and Public Relations faculty for Ice Cream Sundaes, breakout sessions, and a time of celebration! Breakout sessions include Q&As with faculty/students, major-based activities, and more! Plan to spend the entire 90 minutes with us.
Bardwell Hall Courtyard
10:30 a.m. –12 p.m. Communication Sciences and Disorders Open House
Connect with staff and faculty from the Communication Sciences & Disorders department and then tour the on-campus speech clinic and clinic workroom. 
Dorothy English Lawn - McNally 
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Mathematics Department Open House
Students and families are invited to stop by anytime between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to connect with Dr. Wilson, the Chair of the Math Department, explore the Mathlab, and enjoy some refreshments. 
Lim Center 141
1:20 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Computer Science Department Open House
Students and families are invited to stop by anytime between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to talk with Professor Grace Lew, the Program Chair for Computer Sciences. Learn more about what life as a Computer Science major could look like, get your questions answered, and enjoy some refreshments.
Lim Center 182
1–2 p.m. The Crowell Experience
During this session you will get a full scoop of what to expect as a Biola business student and take a tour of the Business facility. 
Crowell Business Building 102
1:30–2:30 p.m. School of Education Open House
Come to our open house to meet with faculty and staff and learn more about being an Education major at Biola!
Sutherland Hall (2nd Floor Conference Room 218)
1–2 p.m. Torrey Honors College
Join us at the Torrey Honors College whether you are admitted or considering it for the first time! Come to meet and greet Torrey Honor faculty and current Torrey students. Learn more about how Torrey Honors can enrich your journey at Biola and beyond. We can't wait to meet and celebrate with you!
Emerson Hall (Emerson Patio)
1:15–2:45 p.m. Nursing Major Open House
Come learn about being a nursing major at Biola! You will also get a tour of the skills and simulation lab suite in the Lim Center.
Lower Level Lim
1:30 - 3 p.m.  Cinema & Media Arts Experience
Tour our Production Center, connect with faculty staff and students, and enjoy the Cinema & Media Arts student experience.
Production Center Lobby
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Bible, Theology & Ministry Open House 
Connect with professors and learn more about life as a Bible, Theology & Ministry student. 
Talbot East 212
1-3 p.m.What is Intercultural Studies? Cook School of Intercultural Studies Open House

Stop by anytime between 1-3:00 pm to meet professors and current students in the program. Celebrate your admission to Biola and the possibilities in Intercultural Studies! Faculty from the Peace & Justice and Community & International Development specialties will be present to answer any questions you may have about studying Intercultural Studies at Biola. Light refreshments will be provided.

Marshburn Hall Lobby


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Please note: Registration will close next week make sure to register early!

International Students Virtual Event Information


  • Biola Admissions Information Session
    • Date: Monday, April 3, 2023 
    • Time: 6–6:45 a.m. (PST)
    • Description: Congratulations and welcome to the Biola community! We could not be more excited to celebrate with you! Virtual Admitted Student Day is a day dedicated to celebrating your journey and presenting helpful resources for your upcoming decisions and transitions. Join us to get your questions answered and see what it could look like to officially become a Biolan. Remember, our team is here for you so if you’d like to connect with us, please feel free to reach out to with any questions.
  • Biola Drop-In Booth
    • Date: Monday, April 3, 2023
    • Time: 6:50–7:20 a.m. (PST)
    • Description: This virtual session will end with an open time for Q&A. Our desire is to help answer any questions you may have about the next steps towards your smooth and successful arrival on campus for the Fall 2023 semester. Thank you so much for choosing Biola to be your next “home.”


Contact International Admissions at

Your Next Steps

What's Next

Explore essential next steps in starting your Biola journey, including paying your enrollment deposit to confirm your spot for fall 2023 and accessing your Biola email account. For questions, contact your admissions counselor.

    Financial Aid

    Biola is committed to affordability, and our financial aid process is designed to help. Explore our payment plans, scholarships and other aid opportunities to see how we are partnering with you to make your education affordable. For questions, contact the Financial Aid Office.

      Housing Selection

      Find everything you need to know about on-campus housing, including the application process, dormitory/apartment selection, roommate matching, and more. Also, tour some of Biola’s resident halls with our student ambassadors! For questions, contact Housing Services.

      Academic Advising

      Learn more about class registration, transferring AP, IB or CLEP credits, and placement exams. For tips on how to choose a major check out the video from our Academic Advising team below and use this Major Decision Worksheet to help narrow down what you're interested in. For questions, contact Academic Advising.

      New Student Orientation

      Explore the new student orientation for first-time freshman, transfer, veteran and global students! Check out the orientation checklist, orientation schedule and FAQ to get you ready for your arrival. For questions, contact New Student Orientation.

      Becoming Biola

      Get a glimpse into the undergrad life at Biola. Follow along with current students as they share their Biola experience. Including topics like clubs, on-campus jobs, best study spots, and the daily experience of being a college student — all from the Biola student perspective.

      Admitted Student Day - Virtual Experience

      Congratulations and welcome to the Biola community! We could not be more excited to celebrate with you! Virtual Admitted Student Day is a day dedicated to celebrating your journey and presenting helpful resources for your upcoming decisions and transitions. Follow the resources below to get your questions answered and see what it could look like to officially become a Biolan. Remember, our team is here for you so if you’d like to connect with us throughout the day, please feel free to reach out to with any questions!

      Step #1: Congratulations!! And Welcome to Biola!

      From our team to you, CONGRATULATIONS on your acceptance to Biola!

      Step #2: Get to Know the BU Community

      We know that getting to know the Biola community from afar can feel a little overwhelming, that’s why we’ve curated this inside look at what it’s like to be a Biolan! For more glimpses of the Biola Community be sure to explore our Becoming Biola YouTube channel.

      Step #2: Explore Our Academic Departments

      You can confidently go forward with your academic journey at Biola knowing we are a nationally ranked university with a rich intellectual and spiritual heritage — a community rooted deeply in Christian thought and committed to the relentless pursuit of knowledge and truth. Explore the content below to hear from some of our current students and the impact their studies have had on them during their time at Biola.

      Step #4: What's Next? How to Say Yes To Biola!

      Finally! What’s Next? You’re ready to officially come a Biola, how do you say yes? Our admissions counselor team wants to support you every step of the way. Hear insight from our team and tips for moving forward as you take the next step into your future. Make sure to connect with your admissions counselor!