Biola University celebrated its 104th birthday with a tailgate party on Saturday, Feb. 25 held in front of Chase Gymnasium. Students, staff and faculty enjoyed hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn and celebratory red-and-white decorated cupcakes.

Alumnus DJ Kelly Delux kept the crowd alive with a broad variety of song selections. Taiko performers also added a musical beat to the event with their Japanese barrel-shaped drums. These drummers gave a taste of their talents to the large crowd of tailgaters and continued with a performance later that evening in Sutherland Auditorium.

Generous donors to the Biola University scholarship funds were treated to a special, catered dinner and reserved seats at the game to thank them for their charitable support. This group of individuals, part of the “President’s Circle,” enjoyed their meal in the newly constructed outdoor fireplace pavilion.

Biola was able to add to their celebration when both the men and women’s basketball teams dominated their opponent, The Master’s College, in their last regular season games at home. With the final scores for the men and women athletes resulting in 7-point and 15-point wins respectively, Biola’s birthday was victoriously celebrated in its 104th year.


Written by Ashleigh Fox, Media Relations Intern. For more information, contact Jenna Bartlo, Media Relations Coordinator, at 562.777.4061 or at