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Office Hours

  • Commuter Life

    Reception is available at the front desk of the Collegium (Upper SUB):
    Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
    Friday, 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Summer Hours
    During the summer, please contact us for an appointment.

    The Collegium

    Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
    Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. | Will close at 2 p.m. once a month for All Staff Meetings

    Summer Hours
    Closed

    Offices are closed during observed holidays.

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What is Commuter Life?

Our vision is to see Every Commuter Connected to community, information and resources.

  • Providing programmings such as the Collegium, commuter small groups and commuter events throughout the year.
  • Connecting commuters to a network of university resources such as BiolaShares, student care and campus events.
  • Facilitating community-building opportunities among commuter students by advocating to make our campus program commuter-friendly.
  • Empowering commuter students development through small groups and leadership development programs.

Who are Commuter Students?

Here at Biola, "commuter" refers to any student who does not live in university-owned housing. Commuters come from a diverse range of experiences (i.e. transfer, FirstGen, non-traditional, veterans, parent, working, etc.)

  • Nearly 1,400 commuter students attend Biola (35% of Biola’s undergraduate population)
  • The Collegium is about 12% of the commuter population at Biola
  • 49% of Commuters who have never lived on campus are transfer students
  • 39% of Commuters who have never lived on campus are hispanic
  • 44% of Commuters who have never lived on campus are FirstGen
  • Commuters travel to Biola anywhere from 5 minutes to 1.5 hours


Department Members

Director, Commuter Life
Patrick Shin
Associate Director, Commuter Life

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