Over 680 parents and guests visited campus during Parent & Family Weekend. Family members joined their Biola students to attend chapel, classes, and two days of special events. Attendance for the weekend surpassed previous year’s highs.

Visiting family members and Biola students enjoyed a Filipino lunch on Metzger lawn on Friday, with entertainment provided by the Filipino student club, Maharlika. Afterwards, Torrey Honors Institute hosted “A Declaration of Independence: The Ideas that Shaped the American Project” to a full house in Mayers Auditorium.

Siblings of Biola students had the opportunity to learn more about Biola while they were on campus, attending a University Life Session where they heard from several current students regarding their Biola experience. In addition, over 60 high school-aged siblings were able to experience dorm life by spending the night in a residence hall. Younger siblings had special activities planned just for them as Biola Youth, with the assistance of Biola PE majors, led a group of 30 in “Games on the Green” on Metzger lawn.

Saturday morning began bright and early with a campus Vision Walk led by Senior Director of University Planning, Ken Bascom, and President Corey. The tour was followed by a brunch where guests enjoyed the talents of the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, personal testimonies by four special Biola parents, and a message by President Corey on this year’s theme, “Zealously Going Where God Leads.”

The remainder of the day was filled with opportunities for families to serve alongside Biola students at their Serve Day, watch a College Tennis Showdown on Biola’s courts, enjoy the many talents of the Conservatory of Music at one of the PRISM concerts, or fellowship with other families over a BBQ and several rousing games of BIOLA Bingo. The evening was capped off with a stellar performance by the Biola Eagles Volleyball team in front of a full crowd of Eagle fans. Biola beat Point Loma handsomely, bringing their record to 17-4 on the season.