Skip to main content

Students on campus during the global student orientation

Graduate Orientation

This semester, graduate global orientation is designed for incoming AND any returning global student who has not been a part of orientation because of remote delivery this last year. This orientation is designed specifically for Graduate global students, which includes international students, Missionary Kids, and Third Culture Kids. Check out some of the opportunities below!

Next Steps

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

Global Student Orientation Schedule

This fall semester, the Graduate Global Student Orientation has both an online and in-person elements:

  • In-Person Orientation

    Please join us on August 27th from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. for information sessions led by staff members at GSPD followed by lunch with your peers.

    Sign Up for Global Graduate Orientation


  • Online Orientation + Modules

    Students are invited to a virtual “Pre-Departure Orientation” hosted by your admissions counselors alongside GSPD on Thursday, July 1 at 6 a.m. (PST). Get to know other global students, make sure you have everything you need before heading to Biola and learn more about what to expect from our in-person orientation experience. There will be a time for your questions to be answered by your admissions counselors as well as by members of GSPD.

    Every incoming global student will be granted access to a Global Student Orientation Canvas Module on July 1. These modules will be ‘asynchronous’ (at your own pace and time) and you will receive an email once they are finalized. These modules will have valuable information regarding your transition to Biola, so make sure to complete them BEFORE orientation.

    Sign Up for Pre-Departure Orientation

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.