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Biola Preview Day 2023

Cost and Admission

This is a paid event.

Registration for the February Biola Preview Day closed on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (PST). For questions, please reach out to

There’s no better way to know if Biola University is right for you than coming to visit our sunny Southern California campus. At Biola Preview Day, you’ll get a first-hand look at Biola in action by interacting with current students, worshiping at one of our weekly chapels, attending our academic open houses to meet with professors, sitting in classes, touring campus and dorms, and much more. This two-day event will allow ample time to get your questions answered through Admissions and Financial Aid sessions and a chance to meet with your Admissions Counselor to discuss anything from campus life to career goals. During your time on campus, you'll experience what makes student life and academics at Biola unique.

Additionally, if you're interested in learning more about Torrey Honors College make sure to connect with their team at one of their various opportunities to get your questions answered. To register for the Honors Hour Event from 1-3 p.m. just before Biola Preview Day Check-In on Sunday, February 18th make sure to indicate that on your Biola Preview Day registration form. In addition to Honor Hours, plan to join one of the Torrey Honors Open Houses or visit a Torrey Honors class on Monday. 

On-campus, overnight housing will be offered for prospective students only and will be reserved for students from out of state or those in California who live 100+ miles from Biola's campus. Space is limited and will be given on a first-come-first served basis. Overnight housing is not be guaranteed. If you are hoping to stay overnight in the dorms for Biola Preview Day, but you do not fall in one of the two categories outlined above, there will be an option on the registration form to be added to the waitlist should a space open up. Registrants will be notified if their overnight housing request has been approved. 

If you are looking for accommodations near campus, check out our local accommodations recommendations page.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I be able to connect with my major/program of interest?

During Biola Preview Day there will be a variety of opportunities for you to connect with faculty, staff and students that are currently in the program that you’re interested in. You’ll have the opportunity to sit in on a real-time class, visit and Academic Department Open House where you’ll be able to chat with faculty and current students, as well as visit The Biola Fair & Luncheon. At the Biola Fair & Luncheon you’ll be able to connect with multiple programs and majors if you’re still exploring your interests!

Will I be able to sit in on a class?

Yes! We’re curating a list of real-time classes for you to be able to sit in depending on your major. You’ll receive a final list of class visits available once you arrive at the Event Check-In and receive your event materials.

Will I be able to see the dorms?

Yes! There will be dorm tours offered throughout the event. However, sign-ups are required. Sign-ups for dorm tours will open on Monday morning starting at 8:00 a.m.

What does the registration fee include?

The registration fee includes three meals; Sunday dinner, Monday breakfast, and Monday lunch. If the registration fee poses an obstacle to your attendance at Biola Preview Day, please reach out and let us know at



Contact Admissions Events at:
(562) 903-4752 x5353

Biola Preview Day Tentative Schedule of Events

Sunday, February 18

Time Event Location
1–3 p.m.Honors Hour

If you want to learn more about Torrey Honors College, sign-up for Honors Hour! You'll be able to connect with their team to get your questions answered and learn more about what it looks like to be a student in the Torrey Honors College. Make sure to register for Honors Hour in your Biola Preview Day registration form. 

Talbot East Banquet Room 

2–4 p.m.Event Check-In
During event check-in you’ll receive your event schedule for the weekend and get connected with our admissions team. You’ll also have the opportunity to stop in The Biola Store, join a campus tour and chat with an admissions representative and learn more about the FirstGen office! 
  • Campus Tours
    • 2:30-3:45pm

    • 2:45-4:00pm

    • 3:00-4:15pm (Spanish Tour)

    • 3:15-4:30pm 

Fluor Fountain

4:30–5:15 p.m.Event Kickoff Session

Biola Preview Day Kickoff! During this session you'll hear a word from Biola's University President, Dr. Barry Corey, along with an overview of the event opportunities from our Admissions Team and the chance to win from swag. (Doors open at 4:15 p.m.) 

Chase Gymnasium
5:20–6:50 p.m. Student Dinner

Prospective students have the opportunity to enjoy dinner in our Cafeteria! Along with other prospective students and our current student ambassador team.

The Caf
5:15–6:50 p.m. Welcome Banquet Parent, Family Members & Supporters Dinner

Parents and family members are invited to dinner for the opportunity to connect with other prospective families and get a glimpse of the heart of Biola through stories from current students, the Associate Vice President of Campus Safety, and a word from the Dean of the Snyder School of Cinema and Media Arts, Tom Halleen. 

Tent on Lot F - Near Fluor Fountain
7–7:50 p.m. Biola Admissions 101 and Q&A 

Calvary Chapel 

7–7:50 p.m.What's Next? Session 

Talbot East Banquet Room 

8–8:50 p.m. Singspiration Worship Chapel
Join in with our current student body for our weekly, student favorite, Sunday evening worship chapel! 
Chase Gymnasium
9-10:00 p.m.

Biola Bash!  

Fluor Fountain

    Monday, February 19 

    Time Event Details
    7–9:30 a.m. BreakfastThe Caf (Café Biola) 
    7:50 a.m.Admissions Counselor Appointment Sign-ups & Dorm Tour Sign Ups  
    Dorm Tour Sign Ups and Admissions Counselor Appointment Sign ups open at 8 a.m.! Appointments and Dorm Tour will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Fluor Fountain 
    8 a.m.–4 p.m. Late Check-In

    Just joining us? No worries! Be sure to check-in at the Event Information table before continuing with your experience! 

    Fluor Fountain
    8:30–9:20 a.m. Financial Aid 101 Workshop 
    (Offered again at 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.)

    Talbot East Banquet Room

    8:30–9:20 a.m. Study Abroad Info Session
    Curious about what Study Abroad opportunities are available at Biola? Don't miss this session! Hear from our Study Abroad department on what opportunities are available for our Biola students and tips on best practices for preparing to go abroad during your undergraduate education.
    Kim Dining Room - Biola Café
    8:30–9:25 p.m.Campus TourAdmissions Welome Center
    9:30–10:20 a.m. Monday Morning Chapel
    Join Biola's current student body for Monday Morning chapel and hear from Biola's esteemed faculty member, Dr. Sean McDowell. 

    Chase Gymnasium

    Various TimesCreate Your Own Adventure - Morning Opportunities:

    Various Times - Class Visits

    Various Times - Counselor Appointments

    9:00-12:00 p.m. Biola Application Helpdesk 

    10:30-11:30 Dorm Tour

    10:30-11:45 a.m. Campus Tour

    11-11:30 a.m. & 11:30-12 p.m. p.m. Student Wellness Session
    Practical Tips for Discernment & Decision Making During Your College Search Journey & Onward

    10:30-12:00 p.m. Academic Department Events  

    11:30-12:30 p.m. Dorm Tour

    Various Locations - See visit folder for specific session location

    11:30 a.m. –1:30 p.m. The Biola Fair & Luncheon

    The Biola Fair & Luncheon is your opportunity to chat with a wide variety of our departments on campus and get a glimpse of what resources are available to our Biola students! You can chat with departments like Housing and Residence Life, Student Government Association, Study Abroad, Spiritual Life, student clubs and more!  

    Lot F - Fluor Fountain
    Create Your Own Adventure - Afternoon Opportunities:
    1–2:30 p.m. Academic Department Events
    If there is any opportunity we recommend attending most, it would be this one! As a potential Biolan the majority of your time would be spent in classes, doing homework and projects and connecting with our dynamic faculty. You'll have the opportunity to chat with current students, staff and faculty from your field of interest during these open houses and get an idea of what it might be like to study in that major as a student at Biola!   
    Various locations
    1:30–4:30 p.m.Biola Application Helpdesk 

    Whether you just started your application or are about to finish, the Admissions team is here to help you through the process. Join us at our application workshop where we can provide feedback, guidance, and tips for the Biola application. Included in this session is access to computers to submit your application in real time and high school transcript drop off.

    Library Computer Labs
    1:30-4:30 p.m.

    Collegium Hospitality Open House
    Biola's on-campus home-away-from-home for our commuter community! Swing by anytime to tour the space and get connected to current commuter students and the Commuter Life staff!

    The Collegium 
    2-3 p.m. FirstGen & LEAD Scholarship Program Info Session
    Learn more about the LEAD & FirstGen Scholars program, the steps to apply, and connect with the SEID (Student Enrichment & Intercultural Development) staff and current students in both programs!
    Mosaic Cultural Center

    2:30-3:00 p.m. & 3:00-3:30 p.m. 

    Ask a Biola Student!: The Biola Student Experience On & Off Campus Student Panel Life Panel Talbot East banquet Room 
    2:30-3:30 p.m.Homeschool Family Mixer & Current Student PanelKim Dining Room 
    2:30–4:30 p.m.Additional Afternoon Tour Opportunities
    • 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Campus Tour 
    • 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Dorm Tour
    • 3 - 4 p.m. Dorm Tour
    • 3 - 4:15 p.m. Campus Tour
    • 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Dorm Tour 
    • 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Campus Tour 
    Campus Tours will leave from the Admissions Welcome Center 

    Dorm Tours will leave from Fluor Fountain 

    Academic Department Breakout Sessions Info
    Monday, February 19, 2024

    Time Event Location
    8:30-9:30 a.m. & 1:30–2:30 p.m.Crowell School of Business Drop-Ins
    Stop by the Business Building and enjoy a building tour, talk to a current student, and/or meet with our Academic Advisor, Faculty, and the Dean of the Crowell School of Business.

    Crowell School of Business Info Session
    At the Crowell School of Business, students are equipped to thrive personally and professionally — empowered with the integrity, skill, and conviction to lead the modern marketplace. Plan to join the Crowell School of Business Info Session to connect with and hear from the Dean of the Crowell School of Business, staff, faculty, and a panel of current students who will share their experience as business students.
    Crowell Business
    1:30–3 p.m.The Cinema & Media Arts Experience
    Here at Biola’s School of Cinema and Media Arts — ranked by Variety as one of the 30 best film schools in the world — you’ll have the opportunity to create stories that are a cut above. You’ll learn both the technical and creative skills necessary to enter the world of media and gain a solid foundation that will help you navigate life in the entertainment industry. During the CMA Experience, you’ll have the opportunity to tour our Cinema & Media Arts Facilities, meet our staff, and participate in a time of Q&A.
    Production Center - Studio A 
    10:30-11:30 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m. School of Education Events 

    Liberal Studies Info Session
    At the School of Education, we believe educators have the ability to make a true difference in the world. We're committed to empowering you with the skills and experience you need for a life of impact. Join the Liberal Studies open house to learn more about the opportunities within the liberal elementary education and multidisciplary programs and connect with staff and faculty to get your questions answered.

    Early Childhood Faculty Meet & Greet 
    The Early Childhood team will provide comprehensive insights into various EC concentrations and opportunities to discover the possible professional paths as well as gain a glimpse into faith integration into their future teaching as a Christian educator.

    Sutherland Hall 2nd Floor Conference Room
    Various TimesSchool of Fine Arts and Communication Events

    Coffee & Donuts with the Dean
    Parents, family members and supporters are invited to join the Dean of the School of Fine Arts and Communication and his academic leadership team for coffee and donuts before chapel. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session and learn how we prepare our students to be thought leaders among culture creators. Students are also welcome! Refreshments will be provided.

    Department of Art Info Session (Art, Animation, & Design)

    Join our Department of Art Information Session and dive into a world of boundless creativity! Explore vibrant programs in studio art, design, and animation. Meet inspiring faculty, peek into our bustling studios, and unleash imagination alongside your future artistic tribe. Discover unique style, sharpen your skills, and learn to tell your story through every brushstroke, code line, and animated frame. Don’t miss this chance to shape your artistic destiny! Tours will be provided.

    B.A. in Communication Info Session (Includes Journalism & Public Relations)

    Join our Division of Communication Information Session and unlock the power of effective communication! Craft your path and envision your future career opportunities with our versatile B.A. in Communication, where you’ll delve into Communication Studies, Journalism, or Public Relations – finding your perfect fit within the diverse world of communication. Engage with experienced faculty, network with fellow aspiring communicators, and discover how to shape stories, connect communities, and amplify your impact. This is your chance to cultivate critical thinking, hone your writing skills, and build a career that resonates.

    Conservatory of Music Info Session (Music, Voice & Theatre)

    Drop by our ‘Conservatory Connect’ anytime between 2-3 PM and ignite your passion for performance, education, worship, industry, composition and theatre. Explore diverse programs, meet renowned faculty, and envision your vibrant future on stage, in the classroom, and beyond. Discover your voice, hone your skills and find your tribe in a thriving community of fellow music and performance lovers. Don’t miss this chance to learn more about Biola’s Conservatory and its many programs. Tours and Light Refreshments will be provided.
    Bardwell Hall
    10:30–11:30 a.m.School of Humanities and Social Sciences Info Session
    The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is home to longstanding, innovative liberal arts programs that are designed to develop students in both mind and character. Come to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences Breakout Sessions at Emerson Hall to see what it might look like to be a student in this school. From 10:30-11:00 a.m., hear from the Dean of the School of Humanities & Social Sciences and then head to a brief meet-and-greet with faculty and current students from our departments including English, history, Spanish, philosophy, sociology, and political science. Then from 11-11:30 a.m. enjoy refreshments and conversation with Humanities representatives.
    Emerson Lobby
    1:00–1:30 p.m."The Psychologist is In" Psychology Department Info Session
    Prospective students and their families are invited to chat with staff and faculty and explore what life as a student could look like in the Psychology Department. Learn more about how Biola’s psychology major integrates a Christian worldview as an essential part of understanding how people think, behave, and relate. Integrating the scientific study of human behavior with a biblical understanding of human nature. During the Psychology Department Info Session, you’ll hear from students currently studying in Rosemead, connect with faculty, and take a short tour of the facilities
    Rosemead Psychology Front Desk
    9:00-9:20 a.m.School of Science, Technology & Health Open House

    Faith makes us better scientists. Science makes us better followers of Christ. The world needs more thoughtful, ethical science and healthcare professionals. Curious, capable Christians who are equipped to incorporate their worldview into their careers and help humanity thrive. Join the School of Science, Technology, and Health to hear from the Dean and Associate Deans about the heart and vision of the school and the six different majors housed within the school.

    Lim Center Lower Level King Court Patio 
    1:45–2:30 p.m.Department of Kinesiology and Public Health Info Session & Tour 
    The aim of the Department of Kinesiology and Public Health (KPH) is to prepare students to become agents of change by equipping them with the integrative expertise needed to serve individuals and communities through health promotion, disease prevention, program planning, and interventions to achieve optimal health outcomes. Join the Kinesiology & Public Health Info Session to have the opportunity to connect with faculty, staff, and current KPH students. A lab tour of the Kinesiology labs will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m.
    Lim 222
    10:30 a.m. –12 p.m.Communication Sciences and Disorders Department Open House
    Connect with our staff and faculty and then take the opportunity to tour our on-campus Speech Clinic.
    Dorothy English Lawn
    2 – 3 p.m.Computer Science Faculty Meet & Greet
    The Computer Science Program Chair will be sharing unique opportunities that a degree in the Computer Science Program has to offer, including details related to the Standard and Data Science & Information Systems concentrations. There will also be time available for Q&A. Join us and find out about our program and the wide range of career paths a CS degree can open up for you.
    Lim 182 
    2 – 3 p.m.Mathematics Faculty Meet & Greet
    The Math Program Chair will be sharing more about the different career paths a degree from the Math Program has to offer, including quantitative consulting projects such as velocity of pitch in the MLB. Faculty and current students will also be available to answer your questions in small groups. Join us and find out about our programs and all the exciting career paths a math degree can open up to you. Light refreshments will be served.
    LIM 141
    8–9:20 a.m.Nursing Department Tour
    Tour the Nursing Department's Skills and Simulation Labs, where Biola nursing students learn and practice for life in clinical settings. Tours will be departing every 15 minutes.
    Lim Lower Level
    2:00 & 3:00 p.m.Chemistry Labs Department Tour
    Have the opportunity to tour the chemistry and biochemistry labs and learn how Biola trains and mentors students to become skilled scientists who will glorify God and be good stewards of his creation as they serve others in research, academia, and industry and ask questions about these programs! Take a tour of our state of the art facilities and see what we're working on. 
    Lim 343
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Robotics, Physics & Engineering Lab Tours 

    Have the opportunity to tour the robotics, physics, and engineering labs. Learn how Biola trains and mentors students to become skilled scientists who will glorify God and be good stewards of his creation as they serve others in research, academia, and industry and ask questions about these programs!

    Lim 380 
    1-2 p.m.Department of Biological Sciences Meet & Greet

    Are you interested in biological science, allied health, or any form of health science? Join the Department of Biological Sciences meet & greet with faculty and current students.You’ll also have the option at 1:30 p.m. to participate in a live dissection with our anatomy professor (LIM 144) or negative staining experiment with our microbiology professor (LIM 175).

    *Participants will need to sign a release waiver before participating in the dissection or negative staining. Forms can be filled out upon arrival to the Meet & Greet.

    Lim Center King's Court (Outside Patio)
    1 p.m. -2 p.m.Stewart Science Honors Program Open House
    Learn more about the program from our directors and talk to current Stewart students about their experience!
    Library Conference Room - Upper Level (Second Floor -102)
    1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Talbot Bible, Theology & Ministry Info Session
    Arrive at Talbot East 2nd Floor Lobby at 1:30 p.m. to meet the Dean of the Biblical & Theological Studies Division and hear more about our various concentration tracks as well as the 30-credit Bible minor required for most all Biola students which is implemented in our Bible, Theology, and Ministry major. Afterward, join a breakout session led by some of our faculty! We’ll have dessert and a book giveaway raffle at the end. We’ll be raffling off multiple copies of Christianity Today’s 2023 “Book of the Year” Overcoming Apathy: Gospel Hope for Those Who Struggle to Care written by our very own theology department chair, Dr. Uche Anizor!

    Talbot East 2nd Floor Lobby
    10:30-11:30 a.m. OR 2-3 p.m.Torrey Honors College Open House & Faculty Connect
    Join us on for an informal meet and greet with Torrey professors and current students. If you were not able to attend Honors Hour, join us at this open house and learn more about Biola's Torrey Honors College!
    Emerson Patio

    Connect With Our Vibrant Academic Departments

    Questions to ask during the Biola Fair and Academic Department Open Houses (students, faculty and staff).

    When talking with professors: 

    • What is your favorite part of teaching at Biola?
    • How do you integrate faith into your subject?
    • Are classes more lecture-based or discussion-based?
    • What type of assignments do your students work on?
    • How would you describe a student who is best fit for this program?

    When talking with current students:

    • Why did you choose your major or program?
    • How many hours do you typically spend studying?
    • What is a 'must take' class in your program?
    • Best piece of advice for an incoming student?
    • How do your professors support you?
    • How did you find a balance between community, school, and work?

    When talking with staff: 

    • What are the strengths of this program?
    • What makes Biola different from other universities?
    • What are my career options with this major?
    • What type of minor would a student pair with this area of study?
    • Does the department help students find internships?


    Want to Know More About how to get Involved?

    During the Biola Fair & Luncheon, you'll have the opportunity to meet staff and current students from our different student life departments and groups across campus, such as the Student Missionary Union, Career Center, Residence Life and more! Below are some great questions to ask if you're not too sure where to begin.


    Campus Engagement

    • What are some of the Biola traditions on campus?
    • What are some of the most popular clubs?
    • What intramurals does Biola offer?
    • What is Mock Rock?

    Student Missionary Union

    • What kinds of global/local missions have students gone on in the past?
    • What is Missions Conference?
    • What is the application process like to join a missions team?

    Career Development 

    • What kinds of on-campus jobs does Biola have?
    • How does Biola prep students for getting a job after graduation?
    • Does Biola still provide resources and support for their students after they graduate and become alumni?

    FirstGen & SEID

    • What is FirstGen?
    • What resources does Biola provide to support FirstGen students?
    • What is the Scholars Program?
    • What is Biola Shares?
    • Can anyone join the Gospel Choir?
      • Monday, February 19, 2024
      • 6:00 a.m.–7:20 a.m. PST/Los Angeles, CA, USA (See what time it will be in your city)
    •  Zoom (Online) Upon registration, students will be sent the Zoom link for the session. 
    • Hosted By: International Admissions 



    Register Now 

    Please note: Registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15th, so make sure to register early!

    International Students Virtual Event Information


    • Biola Admissions Information Session
      • Date: Monday, February 19, 2024
      • Time: 6–6:45 a.m. (PST)
      • Description: This virtual Biola Preview Day is an event where international students and parents have the chance to learn about different aspects of Biola University, our campus, and community, and the application process. You will meet an international admissions counselor and hear testimonies from current international students. This session will include information on scholarships available to international students. You will also learn how you can take a virtual tour of our campus from anywhere worldwide. This virtual session will end with an open time for Q&A. Our desire is to help you get your questions answered so that you can more confidently navigate the process of choosing a college for your next “home.”
    • Biola Preview Drop-In Booth
      • Date: Monday, February 19, 2023
      • Time: 6:50–7:20 a.m. (PST)
      • Description: This time is set aside for students to drop by a "virtual lobby" to ask any questions they might have about Biola University (degree programs, campus life, spiritual community, activities, and events on campus). Feel free to jot down some questions and come prepared to meet with an international admissions counselor.


    Contact International Admissions at