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Family Weekend 2018

    • October 26-27, 2018
  • Biola University

Cost and Admission

This event is free to attend.


Talent shows, musical performances, engaging lectures, exciting athletic games and more—sounds like a fun filled weekend to us! Friends and family of current Biola students are welcomed on to campus to experience a weekend together having fun and making memories!

Important Notes

Parents, please check your student's availability before purchasing tickets!


Need Help or Have Unanswered Questions?

Don't hesitate to give us a call or shoot us an email! Contact the Office of Parent Relations at parents@biola.edu or
(800) 99-BIOLA



Questions?

Contact Stephanie Theis at:
(562) 906-4535
parents@biola.edu


* = Events that require registration and/or have ticket fees.

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Friday, October 26

(Classes will still be in session on Friday)


9:30 a.m. | Chapel | Sutherland Auditorium
Start the weekend right by joining the Biola community for student-led worship and a message.

4–5:30 p.m. | Distinguished Scholarship Reception | Andrews Banquet Room
New students who received the Trustees’ and President’s Academic Scholarships are invited to attend. By invitation only.

*4:30–7 p.m. | Family Weekend Fiesta | Sycamore Lawn and Metzger Lawn
Street tacos, guacamole, salsa, churros and more.. sounds like dinner to us! Join us as we kick of Family Weekend with a fiesta. We’ll have music and some fun activities for the whole family, plus bring your own blanket and you’ll get early seating for the much-anticipated Punk ’n’ Pie. $10 per person. Children 5 and under are free! Students will swipe their Biola ID to use their meal plan. Students without a meal plan must purchase a ticket for $10.

7–8:30 p.m. | Punk n’ Pie | Metzger Lawn
You’re sure to be entertained as students compete in a talent show performing their most ridiculous and amazing talents. And true to its name, everyone is welcome to enjoy FREE pie following the show, courtesy of Student Programming and Activities. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on and enjoy a fall evening outside!

8:30 p.m. | Pumpkin Pie Feast | Metzger Lawn
Sweet tooth acting up after all this talk of pie? Or perhaps you need a little energy boost after cheering for all the great acts at Punk ’n’ Pie? Either way, join us for... you guessed it... pumpkin pie! Hot apple cider will also be available, so grab a slice and wind down the day.

*11 p.m. | Teen Sibling Sleepover | Only for siblings of current Biola students
Parents, does your Biola student have a sibling who would like to spend the night in their dorm room? Siblings ages 14 and up are welcome to spend the night with their same-sex Biola sibling and experience college dorm life. To arrange a stay, your Biola student must get the approval of his or her roommates and register their visit on MyBiola>Student>Student Forms>Guest Registration Form.

Saturday, October 27


*Various Times | Family Weekend Workshops and Seminars | Various locations

9–10 a.m. | Archery Workshop | Archery Fields — SOLD OUT
Have some fun on the field! Join Biola Athletics for a lesson on archery, complete with target practice. $5 per person.

9–10 a.m. | Biola's History 101 with Fred Sanders | Business 109
The Bible Institute of Los Angeles was founded in 1908 with one clear purpose: to equip an army of godly, informed Christians in every walk of life to be witnesses for Jesus in a fast-growing metropolis. The story of its founding and growth is a great Los Angeles story that spans the twentieth century. Dr. Sanders tells that story, focusing on the founders and keeping a constant eye on the question of how Biola can continue to be faithful to their vision in our own times.

10:30–11:30 a.m. | The Holy Spirit: God's Empowerment for Life and Ministry — Dr. Leon Harris | Business 109

The Holy Spirit is a much discussed topic, especially in light of our culture's search for spirituality. Jesus said "God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." What does it mean to order our lives toward God in spirit and truth? What is the role of the Holy Spirit in empowering believers to live a life in spirit and truth? Therefore, in this seminar we will look at the Spirit empowered life of Jesus Christ as our guide to determine what it means to live Spirit empowered towards God in spirit and truth.

*10:30–11:30 a.m. | Archery Workshop| Archery Fields — SOLD OUT
Have some fun on the field! Join Biola Athletics for a lesson on archery, complete with target practice. $5 per person.

*10:30–11:30 a.m.| Female Self-Defense 101 Workshop | Chase Gymnasium — Room G17 — SOLD OUT
Learn the basics of self-defense from the Chief of Campus Safety himself — John Ojeisekhoba! Females Only — workout clothing recommended. $5 per person.

*11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | Picnic with the President | Tent at Fluor Fountain — SOLD OUT
Enjoy an old-fashioned picnic with our beloved President Dr. Barry Corey. Program will begin at approximately 12:15 p.m. Please email parents@biola.edu or call (562) 906-4535 to be put on the waitlist for this event.

*1–5 p.m. | Escape Bus| Flour Fountain — SOLD OUT
Does your family have what it takes to escape a bus in under 15 minutes?! Test your problem solving and puzzling skills in the first ever Escape Bus on Biola’s campus. $8/person, up to six people in bus at a time.

2–3 p.m. | Tour the Newly Renovated Calvary Chapel | Calvary Chapel
Calvary Chapel is underwent a major artistic renovation adding a new dimension of sacred space, reverence, and beauty to the original building. World-renowned Danish artists Peters Brandes and Maja Lisa Engelhardt are transformed the chapel with contemporary art in the form of stained glass windows, a gilded wall relief, innovative lighting, and re-designed architectural elements. Come by during this special open house and explore this new awe-inspiring space.

*2–3 p.m. | Female Self-Defense 101 Workshop | Chase Gymnasium — Room G17 — SOLD OUT
Learn the basics of self-defense from the Chief of Campus Safety himself — John Ojeisekhoba! Females Only — workout clothing recommended. $5 per person.

2:30–4 p.m. | CMA Student Shorts | Mayers Auditorium
Cinema and Media Arts presents recent student short films. Each film is accompanied by its director who provides the context, inspiration and Q&A for the film. More information is available by emailing cma@biola.edu or calling (562) 777-4052.

2–3:30 p.m. | Nursing Commissioning | Sutherland Auditorium
The Nursing Department Commissioning Ceremony is a special time where the faculty will commission the new Level 1 students as they prepare to serve God and the hurting through nursing.

3–4 p.m. | Wellness and Longevity: Lessons from Water Bears (and other Biola Science Highlights) with Dr. Behzad Varamini | Lim Center
What can a microscopic organism that looks like a bear but can live in space tell us about human health and wellness? Studying diverse organisms throughout nature provides clues that explain the amazing ability of life to adapt to its changing circumstances. This can most notably occur by changing the expression of genes and the activity of proteins specific to metabolism and immunity. In our conversation, we will take a broad and expansive look at how this happens by showcasing a number of genes and biological processes critical to maintaining, and even extending, life. We will also highlight some of the exciting new research and collaborative projects taking place in the Lim Center, the home of Biola University's School of Science, Technology and Health.

4 p.m. | Men's Soccer vs. APU | Barbour Field
Tickets are sold at the door: $3 per parent, $6 per guest (admission into BOTH games)

7 p.m. | Women's Soccer vs. APU| Barbour Field
Tickets are sold at the door: $3 per parent, $6 per guest (admission into BOTH games)

*7:30–10 p.m. | PRISM Concert | Lansing Recital Hall, Conservatory of Music
This yearly concert showcases a spectrum of talents from the Conservatory of Music. Large and small ensembles, as well as solo instruments and voices, will be performing. Hurry and get your tickets because this concert always sells out! Purchase your PRISM Concert tickets online.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When should I arrive and depart?
    • Programming begins with chapel at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, October 26 and will end in the afternoon on Saturday, October 27. Events will not be held on Sunday, October 29 so many families will find it most convenient to travel home on Saturday night or Sunday.
  2. Will my student have classes, work or other activities?
    • Yes. Classes on Friday, October 26 will not be canceled. If your student has work, homework, meetings or other extra-curricular activities planned that weekend they will not be canceled, so we advise that parents discuss the weekend with their student before making final plans.
  3. Is registration required?
    • Yes and no. Registration will be required for the meals that will be offered during the weekend and a few other events. Families are invited to attend as much or as little of the planned activities as they desire.
  4. Do I need a parking pass?
    • As our guest for the weekend, you will not need a parking pass on Friday or Saturday. Please park in unmarked spots on campus.


Need Help or Have Unanswered Questions?

Don't hesitate to give us a call or shoot us an email! Contact the Office of Parent Relations at parent.relations@biola.edu or
(800) 99-BIOLA