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Biola Preview Day (fall)

Cost and Admission

This is a paid event.

Please note: Registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9th, so make sure to register early!

Biola Preview Day is a two-day event, Sunday to Monday, where students and parents have the chance to explore different parts of the Biola community, or to experience a day in the life of a Biolan! You'll spend time meeting and chatting with students and faculty, worshiping at chapel, touring the campus and much more. The event also includes Admissions and Financial Aid sessions packed with information and an open time for Q&A. Our desire is to help you get your questions answered so that you can more adequately navigate through this vast college decision process!

If you're interested in learning more about Torrey Honors College and want to connect with their team to get your questions answered, make sure to register for Honors Hour happening from 1-3 p.m. just before Biola Preview Day Check In on Sunday, November 7th. Pre-registration is required, registration for Honors Hour - registration will open near the end of September. 

On-campus, overnight housing will be offered for students only and will be reserved for prospective students from out of state or those in California who live 100+ miles from Biola. Space is limited and will be given on a first come first served basis. Overnight housing will 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.  


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

Tentative Event Schedule

*Event schedule is subject to change up until the day of the event. For questions, please contact

Sunday, November 13th

Time Activity Location
1-3 p.m.Honors Hour - Hosted by Torrey Honors College 

Talbot East Banquet Room

2–4 p.m. Biola Preview Day Event Check-In 
  • Campus Tours will be running every 15 minutes during check in starting at 2:30 p.m.
  • Take a self guided tour of our brand new hope of the Art Department, Bardwell. 
Fluor Fountain
4:20–5:15 p.m. Biola Preview Day Kick-Off
  • Have the chance to win some Biola swag 
  • And hear an overview of your opportunities for the event  
Sutherland Hall Auditorium
5:30–6:50 p.m. Student Dinner
  • In small groups you'll be connecting with other prospective students and our current students over dinner in our Biola Cafeteria! 
Biola Café
5:30–6:50 p.m. Welcome Banquet
Parents, family members and supporters are invited to join us for dinner! 
Lot F - Near Fluor Fountain
7–7:50 p.m. Biola Admissions 101 + Q&A - Freshman Students 
  • Learn more about the Basics of Biola admissions and get your questions answered during a time of Q&A
Sutherland Auditorium
Biola Admissions 101 + Q&A - Transfer Students 
  • For transfer students specifically, learn more about the Basics of Biola admissions and get your questions answered during a time of Q&A
Calvary Chapel
8–8:50 p.m. Singspiration Worship Chapel  Chase Gymnasium
9:15-10:45 p.m. 

Student Showcase

Sutherland Auditorium
11:13 p.m. - 12 a.m. 

Midnight Madness

Chase Gymnasium


Monday, November 14th

Time Activity Location
7:30–9:30 a.m. Breakfast in the Cafeteria 
  • Head to the Caf anytime between 7:30-9:30 a.m. to enjoy breakfast on us. Make sure to bring your meal ticket! 
Biola Café
7:30–4 p.m. Late Check-In 
  • Just joining us? Make sure to stop by the Check-In table to get your materials for the event and be ready to go! 
Fluor Fountain
8-9:30 a.m.Counselor Appointment & Dorm Tour Sign Ups
  • Counselor appointments can be made during this time and will be given on a first come first served basis. 
Fluor Fountain
8:30–9:20 a.m. Financial Aid 101 Workshop
  • Make sure to head to the Financial Aid Workshop to get a more in-depth look at the financial aid process and different resources to utilize while on your college search journey. 
Sutherland Auditorium 
9:30 - 10:20 a.m. Weekly Monday Chapel Chase Gymasium 
10-12 p.m.

Collegium Open House

  • Come explore our commuter student home-away-from home.
The Collegium 
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Choose Your Own Adventure Morning Opportunities:
    • Class Visits

    • Academic School Open Houses

    • What’s it Really Like to be a Student at Biola - Student Life Panel

    • Parents, what do you want to know? Panel

    • Student Wellness Session

    • Campus Tour

    • Student Wellness Session

    • Study Abroad Info Session

    • The Collegium Open House - Commuter Life

    • Biola Application Workshop

12-1:30 p.m. Biola Fair & Luncheon
  • Chat with various departments from campus including, Study Abroad, Career Center, Student Missionary Union, our academic departments and more! Check you Biola Fair map in your visit folder to see which departments will be present 
Fluor Fountain - Sutherland Way
1-3:30 p.m.

Choose Your Own Adventure Afternoon Opportunities

  • Class Visits

  • Academic School Open Houses

  • What’s it Really Like to be a Student at Biola - Student Life Panel

  • Parents, what do you want to know? Panel

  • Student Wellness Session

  • Study Abroad Info Session

  • The Collegium Open House - Commuter Life

  • Biola Application Workshop

2-4:30 p.m. Dorm Tours  Fluor Fountain

3-4:45 p.m.

Campus Tours 

Admissions Welcome Center 

Tentative Academic Department Open House Information

Academic Department Location Time Description
Kinesiology and Public Health Open House Lim #229 2–3 p.m. Meet with faculty, staff and current students. Enjoy light refreshments and a tour of our department facilities! Get to know the Kinesiology and Public Health Department and see what it might be like to be a student in this major.
Cinema & Media Arts Open House Production Center/Studio A 1:30–2:45 p.m. Take a tour of the Production Center and see our state of the art equipment students are using for student films, projects and classes. Hear an overview from our staff and faculty and enjoy a Short Student Film!
Disorders and
Science Open
Outside Dorothy
English 62 (Clinic Workroom)
1:30–2:30 p.m. Interested in a career in Communication Disorders and Sciences? Check out this open house to hear an overview of what it looks like to be a student in this department. Take a brief tour of the clinic and connect with our faculty!
School of Fine Arts
and Communication Open House
Bardwell Hall
1:30–3 p.m. The School of Fine Arts and Communication Open House is an opportunity to connect with faculty, staff, and current students in programs related to art, music, journalism, public relations, and communication studies. The heart of our School is to guide a generation of creatives who are nurtured and prepared to be culture-creators, no matter the mediums or career paths they take. Join us for a student panel and Q&A as well as a time to mingle and connect. Refreshments will be provided.
School of Education Open House Sutherland Hall 2nd Floor SOE Library and/or
Conference Room
1:30–2:30 p.m. Come meet and connect with the School of Education faculty! Learn more about our School of Education programs and all of the opportunities for Biola students as they pursue a degree in Education.
Math and Computer Science Open House Lim #143 1:30–2:30 p.m. Enjoy some light refreshments and join us for an opportunity to meet our faculty and connect with some of our current students. Stop in anytime between 1:30-2:30pm to get your questions answered about getting a Math or Computer Science degree from Biola and get to know our team!
Advising Hour
Rose Hall #157 11 –12 p.m. If you’re interested in learning more about what it looks like to pursue a degree in psychology as a Biola student! Be sure to stop by our Faculty office hours to connect with our psychology faculty, learn more information about our programs and get your questions answered.
Crowell School of Business Open House Business Building 102 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.Join us for a meet and greet with some of our faculty along with a panel of current students who will speak to their experiences in their different concentrations. We will also have our Business Deans share about the Crowell School of Business and our Director of Strategic Roadmap Initiatives share about the career roadmap and student success stories.
School of Humanities & Social Sciences Open House Emerson Hall Courtyard 1:30-3 p.m.Join us for the Humanities Open House if you're interested in English, History, Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Studies, Modern Languages, Political Science or Sociology! Come and meet the faculty and learn more about the program while enjoying some dessert and refreshments. 
Nursing Department Skills Lab TourLim Center Lower Lever Lobby1:30-2:30 p.m.Meet with a Senior Nursing Student and get a quick tour of the Nursing Department and Skills Lab. Tours will be offered every 15 minutes and you can sign up at the University Day Fair at the Nursing Major table.
Chemistry Physics & Engineering Open House Lim Center - 3rd Floor Lobby 1:30-2:15PMIf you're interested in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Engineering and/or Physics, please join us for a tour of the CPE-relevant lecture rooms and lab spaces! Be sure to join right at 1:30 p.m. for the department tour.