Parent and Family Welcome 2018
A two-day orientation just for parents, guardians and sponsors of new Biola students
- August 30-31, 2018
- Various Locations Across Campus
- Open to: Alumni, Parents
Cost and Admission
This event is free to attend.
Thursday, August 30
8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Residence Hall check-in for new students
Commuter Parent/Guardian and Student Reception
Parent Regional Meet-ups
Commuter Parent and Student Reception
University Welcome for all new students and parents/guardians
Back-to-School Night with Bed Bath & Beyond and Staples
Friday, August 31
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Residence Hall check-in for new and returning students
Meet-and-Greet with Residence Life (On-campus housing)
9–10 a.m. (For parents only)
Commuter Parent Continental Breakfast
10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Young Siblings Fun in the Sun
*Registration required, $30/child (includes lunch). Registration will open July 1.
10 a.m.– 11:00 a.m.
Spiritual Development Seminar for Parents and Caregivers
11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Academic Orientation for Parents and Caregivers
FirstGen Family Dessert Reception
Alumni Parent Reception
Parent Volunteer Coffee
Parent Orientation about Student Life/Campus Safety
SOS Parents’ Forum
Biola Backyard BBQ for all students, parents/guardians and families
Communion Service with President Corey for new students, parents/guardians and families
This concludes programs for the parents. We ask that you say your goodbyes to your student at this time. Saturday and Sunday are important days of STUDENT-ONLY orientation, and your students’ participation is critical to their adjustment to university life.
**If your student is an International, MK, First Gen Scholar, Torrey Honors Institute student or athlete, please keep in mind that they may be asked to arrive to campus prior to this date for housing check-in and additional orientation activities. Details will be provided by the specific program or coach.
Contact Stephanie Theis at: