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Families on Metzger Lawn enjoying family weekend

Biola Family Weekend 2022

    • October 28-29, 2022
  • Various Locations Across Campus
  • Hosted By: Family Engagement
  • Open to: Alumni, Parents

Cost and Admission

This event is free to attend.

Family and friends of current Biola students are invited to attend Family Weekend 2022.

We've planned fun events for families and students to spend intentional time together. Enjoy curated activities on Biola's campus and explore the surrounding Los Angeles area! Events are optional as this weekend is designed for you to create memories with your student.

You’ll find a schedule and a list of optional events below. Some events require registration, so if you’re interested in participating please be sure to sign up to reserve you and your family’s spot.

Register for Family Weekend Events

To help you navigate your way around campus, we’ve provided a digital campus map for you.

Friday, October 28





Men's Water Polo Matches

Cost: Free

Biola Men's Water Polo vs. Ottawa (AZ) – 9 a.m.

Biola Men's Water Polo vs. Claremont – 2:30 p.m.

SPLASH! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center

*across the street from Biola

9:30–10:15 a.m.

Chapel: Biola Hour

Cost: Free

Attend our weekly interview-style chapel featuring Biblically grounded conversations on culturally relevant issues

Sutherland Auditorium, #39

3–4:30 p.m.

Future Biolans Admissions Sneak Peek

Cost: $5 per sibling

Biola siblings and family members 12+ years and older, join our admissions team at the Fireplace Pavillion for an event just for you! Enjoy food, music, photo booth, giveaways, contests, admissions info and more. Optional campus tour starting at 2:00-3:15p.m.

Registration closed
(for questions contact

Fireplace Pavilion, across from the Cafeteria #31

3–4 p.m.

Meet and Greet Biola Residence Life

Cost: Free

Get to know the Residence Directors, Graduate Assistants and other Biola teams that make our campus and commuter life a blast


Andrews Banquet Room, located in lower Talbot East #45

5–7 p.m.

Dinner On The Lawn

Cost: $12 per person, children 5 and under are free

Biola students do not need a ticket for this dinner and can use their ID card/meal plan

Enjoy a picnic-style dinner on the lawn with other Biola families

Families are encouraged to bring blankets for a picnic-style dinner; we will also have a limited supply of blankets available at the Family Engagement Booth –– look for the red pop-up on Metzger Lawn.

Registration Required

Sycamore Lawn, next to Calvary Chapel #46

7–8:30 p.m.

Punk N' Pie Talent Show

Cost: Free

Watch Biola students show off their skills at our annual talent show and enjoy free pumpkin pie after the show

Bring your own blankets or chairs to enjoy the show; we will also have a limited supply of blankets available at the Family Engagement Booth –– look for the red pop-up on Metzger Lawn.

Metzger Lawn

Saturday, October 29




8–9 a.m.

Work in Biola’s Organic Garden (REGISTRATION FULL *for questions contact*)

Cost: Free

Work alongside the Program Chair of Biological Sciences, Dr. Jason Tresser, and learn about Biola’s green efforts

Registration Required

Organic Garden

9 a.m.–2 p.m.

BU Clues: Campus Scavenger Hunt

Cost: Free

Follow clues around campus and collect code words to be entered to win $100 in gift cards! Stop by the Family Information booth at the Fountain for your official game piece and first clue


9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Info Booth | T-shirt sales | Photo Booth

Fluor Fountain

9–10 a.m.

Workshop #1 Options

Donuts With The Deans

Cost: Free

Enjoy donuts and coffee with the deans of Biola's schools. You can learn more about the vision for Biola's faith-integrated approach to higher education and vocational preparation for students

Fireplace Pavillion, across the street from the Cafeteria #31

Self-Defense 101 Workshop (REGISTRATION FULL *for questions contact*)

Cost: Free, Women Only

Learn the basics of self-defense from our beloved Campus Safety officers. Workout attire is recommended. Spaces are limited

This event conflicts with other workshops from 9-10 a.m., so each individual should only sign up for one event in this time slot.

Kim Dining Room, located off the Cafeteria lobby #31

Cookie Decorating Workshop

Cost: $15 per person

"The Sweets Shop" from Fullerton, CA will be leading an on campus cookie decorating workshop where participants can learn how to apply designer icing to Biola-themed cookies

This event conflicts with other workshops from 9-10 a.m., so each individual should only sign up for one event in this time slot.

Registration Required

Andrews Banquet Roomlocated in lower Talbot East #45

10:30 a.m –12 p.m.

Workshop #2 Options

CMA Screening/Event

Cost: Free

Enjoy an exclusive screening of student films with our Cinema of Media & Arts department

Mayers Auditorium, #34

12–1:30 p.m.

Picnic with the President  (REGISTRATION FULL *for questions contact*)

Cost: $15 per person including Biola students (Biola students will need to purchase tickets for this meal, meal plans will NOT be accepted, children 5 and under are free but need a ticket to reserve a seat

Grab lunch with Dr. Corey as he shares a special message with students and families

Registration Required

Tent on Lot F

2–3:30 p.m.

Kickball Bash

Cost: $5 per person

Enjoy some friendly competition with other Biola families over a classic game of kickball led by special guest team captains

Registration Required

McNally Field, #59

7:30–9:30 p.m.

Prism Concert

Cost: $13 per family member, $8 for Biola students

Created in 1992, the annual PRISM Concert offers ensembles large and small, as well as student soloists –– uniting in a program that demonstrates musical excellence and great spirit

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Crowell Hall, #17


Contact Office of Family Engagement at:
(562) 906-4535

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