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Students on campus during the global student orientation

Graduate Orientation

Join us at the Fall 2020 New Global Student Orientation on August 27, 2020! This orientation is free, but you must register for it by August 10, 2020. Please email with questions or concerns.

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Next Steps

  1. View the Global Graduate Student Orientation Schedule
  2. Sign up for Department Orientation

Global Student Orientation Schedule

Thursday, August 27, 2020

We are excited to welcome you at Global Student Orientation into the Biola community! Due to recent university modifications to university-wide New Student Orientation, we are still in the midst of adapting pieces of Global Student Orientation. While the dates have been finalized, the content for those dates are still being established. Be checking your Biola email as more communication will follow as details are finalized!


1-2 p.m. Session 1: Welcome to GSPD
2-2:45 p.m. Session 2: Biola — A New Culture to Explore


2:45-3:30 p.m. Session 3: F-1 Visa and U.S. Globals
3:30-3:45 p.m. Journal Reflection #1 
3:45-4 p.m. Break
4-6 p.m. Global Orientation (G.O.) Groups #1 Dinner

Department Orientation

Attend the orientation for your program to learn about academic advising, beginning classes, orientation activities and more. View graduate student orientation information to find out times and dates for each school's orientation activities.