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Family Weekend 2019

Cost and Admission

This event is free to attend.

Register for Workshops 

For PRISM tickets, please connect with the Conservatory at

Registration will close on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. All registrations are final and we regret that we cannot accommodate refunds.

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

  • No registration is required to attend Family Weekend. However, meals and workshops do require pre-registration.
  • Parents, please check your student's availability before purchasing tickets!
  • Please note that some events require pre-registration and payment.


Contact Biola Parent Relations at:
(562) 906-4535

Schedule of Events

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

Friday, October 25

(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.

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. |  Distinguished Scholarship Reception |  Andrews Banquet Room
New students who received the President’s Academic Scholarships are invited to attend. By invitation only.

*4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Fall Flannel Feast |  Sycamore Lawn and Metzger Lawn
Wear your best flannel and 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. 

7:00 p.m. – 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 After Party | 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.

*11:00 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+ 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 MyAccount>Student>Student Forms>Guest Registration Form.

Saturday, October 26

9-10 a.m. — Options

  • Mutual Dignity and Donuts — FREE 
    • Join us for donuts and a discussion with Erin Sherard from Love and Logic Institute who will provide insight and practical advice for both students and parents they can hold each other in high regard

10:30-11:30 a.m. — Options

  • Dialogue with the Deans — FREE
    • In this interactive and fun panel with Biola’s deans, you will hear their heart and vision for our students as they share stories from inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Female Self-Defense 101 Workshop #1 — $5 per person
    • Females Only - workout clothing recommended. Learn the basics of self-defense from the Chief of Campus Safety himself - John Ojeisekhoba! This workshop will run for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. | Luncheon with 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.

Afternoon Options

2-3:30 p.m. | Female Self-Defense 101 Workshop #2 
Females Only - workout clothing recommended. Learn the basics of self-defense from the Chief of Campus Safety himself - John Ojeisekhoba! $5 per person

2-3:30 p.m. | Frisbee Golf
In this workshop, you will be instructed on the basic rules and throwing mechanics for enjoying the popular sport of disc golf as a recreational activity. Participants will be given opportunities for field practice and to play several holes as time permits. $5/person, Off campus at La Mirada Park (Meet at Tennis Clubhouse)

2-3:30 p.m. | CMA Student Shorts | Mayers Auditorium — FREE
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 at or call (562) 231-6494. 

2-3:30 p.m. | Nursing Commissioning | Sutherland Auditorium — FREE
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.

1-5 p.m. | Escape Bus | Near Fluor Fountain
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. Games run 15 minutes beginning at 1:00 p.m. Guests will need to select their specific game time to register. $10/person, up to 6 people per game.

1-5 p.m. | Rock Wall | Near Fluor Fountain
Nothing says family like some healthy competition. Race your family, race your friends or just have fun scaling a 24ft Rock Wall. $5/person for two climbs up the wall

*4:00 p.m. | Women’s Soccer vs. Hawaii Hilo | Barbour Field

  • General Admission - $6
  • Seniors/Teens (13-17) - $4
  • Kids 12 and under - FREE
  • All Biola students/staff/faculty/alumni - FREE
  • Tickets can be bought online here or at the door (cash only).

*7:00 p.m. | Men’s Soccer vs. Hawaii Hilo| Barbour Field

  • General Admission - $6
  • Seniors/Teens (13-17) - $4
  • Kids 12 and under - FREE
  • All Biola students/staff/faculty/alumni - FREE
  • Tickets can be bought online here or at the door (cash only).

*7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. | PRISM Concert | Lansing Recital Hall, Conservatory of Music
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. Purchase PRISM tickets.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I arrive and depart?
    • Programming begins with chapel at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, October 25th and will end in the afternoon on Saturday, October 26th. Events will not be held on Sunday, October 27th so many families will find it most convenient to travel home on Saturday night or Sunday.
  • Will my student have classes, work, or other activities?
    • Yes. Classes on Friday, October 25th 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 parents to discuss the weekend with their student before making final plans.
  • 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.  
  • 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.

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