Biola Family Weekend 2017

    • October 27-28, 2017
  • Various Locations on Campus

Cost and Admission

This event is free to attend.


Parents and families of current Biola students, come and spend some time with your student while experiencing a fun-filled weekend of festivities including Punk 'N Pie, athletic games, music and theatre performances as well as hands-on workshops and engaging lectures. Participate in as many or as few activities as you like, because we know it’s ultimately about being with your student!


Questions?

Contact Patty Folgar at:
562-903-4784
patricia.folgar@biola.edu


Family Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 27 through Saturday, October 28


Friday, October 27

Time Event Location
9:30 a.m. Chapel
Start the weekend right by joining the Biola community for student-led worship and a message.
Sutherland Auditorium
3–5 p.m. Alton and Lydia Lim Center for Science, Technology and Health Sneak Peek
We're just months away from opening the doors of the new home for Biola's School of Science, Technology and Health! Join us for an early glimpse of the new building, hosted by the Nursing Department in partnership with the celebration of their 50th anniversary.
Alton and Lydia Lim Center
4:30–5:30 p.m. Distinguished Scholarship Reception
New students who received the President’s Academic Scholarship are invited to attend with guests, by invitation only. Registration required.
Andrews Banquet Room
4:30–7 p.m. SoCal Style Block Party
Tacos, chips and salsa... sounds like dinner to us! Join us for a SoCal Style Block Party. 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. Registration required.
Sycamore Lawn and Metzger Lawn
7–8:30 p.m. Punk 'n’ Pie
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!
Metzger Lawn
7:30 p.m. The Spitfire Grill: The Musical
Enjoy a production at Biola's Theatre 21! This weekend, performers will entertain guests with the musical The Spitfire Grill. The show is about a young woman who goes to Wisconsin hoping to leave her past behind. Inspired by a page from an old travel book, she travels to the small town of Gilead looking for a fresh start. Tickets are required to attend the show.
Theatre 21
8:30 p.m. Pumpkin Pie Feast
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.
Sycamore Lawn
11 p.m. Teen Sibling Sleepover
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. Registration is required. 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.
Campus Residence Halls

Saturday, October 28

Time Event Location
Family Weekend Workshops and Seminars
Various Times and Locations
9–10 a.m. Self-Defense 101 Workshop #1
Learn the basics of self-defense from the Chief of Campus Safety himself — John Ojeisekhoba! Females only (workout clothing recommended). Registration of $5 per person is required.
Chase Gymnasium (Room G17)
9–10:30 a.m. Archery Workshop #1
Have some fun on the field! Join Biola Athletics for a lesson on archery, complete with target practice. Registration of $5 per person is required.
Archery Range
9–10 a.m. Managing Conflict in Our Everyday Lives with Professor Calley
Hearing the word "conflict" is enough to make many of us feel anxiety and the fear of failure. In this session, we will discus healthy approaches to conflict and how to manage relational conflict with a Christ-centered approach.
Business 109
9–10 a.m. Winsome Persuasion: Christian Influence in a Post-Christian World with Dr. Langer
How should we communicate with others in a world that is increasingly hostile to all things Christian? Some have suggested it is time to withdrawal from culture and create our own distinctively Christian communities. But this seminar will suggest that we have a lot of options for helpful communication that are still open to us. Learning from both church history and modern communication theory, we can become people who are both persuasive and civil at the same time — even when we are addressing some of the most contentious issues of our day!
Calvary Chapel
10:30–11:30 a.m. 39 Books in the Old Testament? And No 'SparkNotes'?" with Dr. Talley
Not only is the Old Testament filled with bizarre, even X-rated, stories and legal codes, which seemingly have nothing to do with our lives, it is LONG! It makes up two-thirds of our Bible. Why read it? Well, why not? These thirty-nine books are the necessary precursor to the New Testament. Every word gives the foundation for and points to the "something better" found in Jesus. It is worth the time it takes. However, what if I convinced you that you could simply read eleven books, that's correct, only eleven, and gain a good understanding of THE STORY that leads us to the New Testament? You will not want to miss this!
Calvary Chapel
10:30–11:30 a.m. Self-Defense 101 Workshop #2
Learn the basics of self-defense from the Chief of Campus Safety himself — John Ojeisekhoba! Females only (workout clothing recommended). Registration of $5 per person is required.
Chase Gymnasium (Room G17)
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Art Workshop
Experienced painting instructor and alumnus Shawn Thomas ('06) will be leading a painting workshop for parents, students and their families. Come get your creative juices flowing! Space is limited, pre-registration is required.
Registration of $15 per person is required.
Nineties Art Building #91
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Archery Workshop #2
Have some fun on the field! Join Biola Athletics for a lesson on archery, complete with target practice. Registration of $5 per person is required.
Archery Range

General Family Weekend Schedule
Various Times and Locations

12 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Family Weekend Luncheon
Come and hear about the inestimable value of a biblically-integrated liberal arts education while enjoying a Mediterranean feast. Our program will include contributions from Paul Ferguson, Ph.D., Founding Dean of the School of Science, Technology, and Health, Jamie Campbell, J.D., Interim Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Science, and Joanne Jung, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies.
Tent at Fluor Fountain
2:30–4 p.m.
CMA Student Shorts
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 biolascreenings.com or call (562) 231-6494.
Mayers Auditorium
2–3:30 p.m. Nursing Commissioning
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.
Sutherland Auditorium
4 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Point Loma
Celebrate SENIOR NIGHT with the Men's and Women’s soccer games versus Point Loma.
Tickets are sold at the door ($3 per parent, $6 per guest; admission to BOTH games).
Barbour Field
6 p.m. Faith in Action with Team USA and Biola Softball
Head Coach Lorie Coleman leads a panel on Faith and Sport featuring current Team USA softball players Ali Aguilar (SS - University of Washington), Aubree Munro (C - University of Florida), Michelle Moultrie (OF - University of Florida) and Biola Assistant Coach Nikki Udria (SS - University of Oregon). The players will discuss their testimonies and talk on what God has done and is doing in their lives. The event is free and open to everyone.
Biola Softball Field
7 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Point Loma
Celebrate SENIOR NIGHT with the Men's and Women’s soccer games versus Point Loma.
Tickets are sold at the door ($3 per parent, $6 per guest; admission to BOTH games).
Barbour Field
7:30–10 p.m. PRISM Concert
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!
Tickets can be purchased here.
Lansing Recital Hall, Conservatory of Music
7:30 p.m. The Spitfire Grill: The Musical
Enjoy a production at Biola's Theatre 21! This weekend, performers will entertain guests with the musical The Spitfire Grill. The show is about a young woman who goes to Wisconsin hoping to leave her past behind. Inspired by a page from an old travel book, she travels to the small town of Gilead looking for a fresh start. Tickets are required to attend the show.
Theatre 21

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When should I arrive and depart?
    • Programming begins with chapel at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, October 27 and will end in the afternoon on Saturday, October 28. 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 27 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