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

6–7 p.m.
Commuter Parent/Guardian and Student Reception

2:30–4 p.m.
Parent Regional Meet-ups

6–7 p.m.
Commuter Parent and Student Reception

7:30–8:15 p.m.
University Welcome for all new students and parents/guardians

8:30–11 p.m.
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

9–10 a.m.
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

1–1:45 p.m.
FirstGen Family Dessert Reception

1–1:45 p.m.
Alumni Parent Reception

2–2:30 p.m.
Parent Volunteer Coffee

2:40–4 p.m.
Parent Orientation about Student Life/Campus Safety

4–5 p.m.
SOS Parents’ Forum

5–7 p.m.
Biola Backyard BBQ for all students, parents/guardians and families

7:30–9:30 p.m.
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:
(562) 906-4535