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Biola Family Weekend

Cost and Admission

This is a paid event.


Friends and family of current Biola students are welcomed to campus to experience a memorable weekend together. 

Spend some time with your student while experiencing a weekend of festivities. Enjoy various activities on Biola's campus and also take some time to explore the surrounding area with your student. Participate in as many or as few activities as you like, because we know it’s ultimately about being with your student!

Please note that not all events require paid registration. Registration is required for Lunch with the President and the Fall Feast. View the schedule of events page for more information regarding tickets for the Women's Volleyball game and PRISM Concert.

Should COVID cases continue to rise on campus, we may have to modify the planned activities for Family Weekend in an abundance of caution for keeping our students and families safe.




Questions?

Contact Family Engagement at:
parents@biola.edu



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Schedule of Events

Please note that should COVID cases continue to rise on campus, we may have to modify the planned activities for Family Weekend to keep our students and families safe.

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

Friday, October 29

(Classes will still be in session on Friday)

9:30–10:20 a.m. | Chapel | Sutherland Auditorium
Start the weekend by joining the Biola community for student-led worship and a message from Sean McDowell.

*12:00–1:30 p.m. |  Lunch with the President |  Tent at Fluor Fountain
Enjoy a delicious meal and hear a special address from our beloved president, Dr. Barry Corey. $10 per student or guest.

*4:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Fall Family Feast |  Sycamore Lawn and Metzger Lawn
Feast on some classic BBQ. Don't forget to bring your own blanket and you’ll get early seating for the much-anticipated Punk 'n' Pie. Students with a meal plan do not need a ticket. Students without a meal plan need to register. $10 per guest.

7–8:30 p.m. | Punk 'n’ Pie | Metzger Lawn
You’re sure to be entertained as students compete in a talent show. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on and enjoy a fall evening outside!

*7:30–9:30 p.m. | Dear 2020 Theater
COVID-19 has been an unprecedented time for our nation and collectively the world. Beyond the realities of living in and (one-day) through a pandemic are the even harsher realities of what it has done to us as a people — emotionally, socially, psychologically and spiritually. Dr. Sajnani of NYU, in a recent interview on "Teaching Theatre Online: Trauma-Informed Pedagogy," shared when we are under trauma, the first thing to go is our ability to imagine, to play. Alumna and Director Rory Slater will take the work of Rhodessa Jones and her Medea project as a launching pad for this devised piece of theatre, allowing participants to take part in a process of healing and rebirth. For more event details, visit biola.edu/events/2021/dear-2020.

Tickets can be purchased via biola.edu/tickets.

Saturday, October 30

Enjoy free time with your student and explore the surrounding La Mirada area!

*2:30–4:30 p.m. | Dear 2020 Theater
COVID-19 has been an unprecedented time for our nation and collectively the world. Beyond the realities of living in and (one-day) through a pandemic are the even harsher realities of what it has done to us as a people — emotionally, socially, psychologically and spiritually. Dr. Sajnani of NYU, in a recent interview on "Teaching Theatre Online: Trauma-Informed Pedagogy," shared when we are under trauma, the first thing to go is our ability to imagine, to play. Alumna and Director Rory Slater will take the work of Rhodessa Jones and her Medea project as a launching pad for this devised piece of theatre, allowing participants to take part in a process of healing and rebirth. For more event details, visit biola.edu/events/2021/dear-2020.

Tickets can be purchased via biola.edu/tickets.

*3 p.m. | Women's Volleyball: Biola vs. Hawaii-Hilo | Chase Gymnasium

Tickets for Biola University home athletic events can be purchased online via biola.edu/tickets. Typically, ticket windows open one hour before the start of the event and accept cash ONLY for admission.

  • General Admission - $10
  • Seniors (55+) - $8
  • Kids 12 and under - Free
  • Biola students/staff/faculty who present a valid ID Card - Free

Tickets can be purchased via biola.edu/tickets.

    *7:30 p.m. | PRISM Concert

    Created in 1992, the annual PRISM Concert has become an integral component of the fall concert series, offering guests a wonderful glimpse into the spectrum of musical talent housed in the Conservatory of Music. Ensembles large and small, as well as student soloists, unite in a program demonstrating musical excellence and great spirit. For more information, and to purchase tickets, view the PRISM event page.

    Tickets can be purchased via biola.edu/tickets.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Will my student have classes, work or other activities?
      • Yes. Please talk with your student before you plan your trip to Biola Family Weekend. Some students have mandatory class activities or meetings that may hinder their ability to spend time with family. It is crucial that you discuss this possibility with your student and plan accordingly.
    • Is registration required?
      • Yes and no. Registration will be required for the meals that will be offered during the weekend and tickets will be required for the Volleyball game and PRISM concert. Families are invited to attend as much or as little of the planned activities as they desire.
    • 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?

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    Don't hesitate to give us a call or shoot us an email!

    Contact Biola Family Engagement  | parents@biola.edu | (562) 906-4535