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Students on campus during the global student orientation

Undergraduate Orientation

Join us at the Spring 2020 New Global Student Orientation! This required orientation is especially designed for new Global Students, which includes international students, MKs and TCKs. View the schedule.

This orientation is free, but you must register for it by January 2, 2020.

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Global Student Orientation Schedule

Thursday, January 9, 2020

1—2 p.m.

Campus Tour and GSPD Anchoring (Optional):
Walk together and pick up your official Global Student Programs and Development (GSPD) t-shirt.
GSPD Office (Rose Hall)
2—2:15 p.m. Orientation Check In
Meet at the Lehman Board Room (Metzger Hall) to check in with GSPD. You will be greeted by a GSPD staff member and refreshments will be provided. Upon checking in, you will receive a name tag, welcome gift, and GSPD brochure.
Lehman Board Dining Room (Metzger Hall)
2:15—2:30 p.m. Welcome to GSPD
Be introduced to the GSPD team and Biola staff members.
Lehman Board Dining Room (Metzger Hall)
2:30—3:30 p.m. New Student Welcome and Cultural Transitions
You will be formally welcomed and invited to a discussion on cultural transitions.
Lehman Board Dining Room (Metzger Hall)
3:30—4:15 p.m. Immigration and Visa Information
Biola's immigration advisor, Jessica Chen, will lead on all things you need to know as an F-1 visa holder.
Lehman Board Dining Room (Metzger Hall)
4:15—5:15 p.m. Navigating Biola as a Global Student
Learn more about the global student community at Biola, hear current global (graduate) students share about their experiences, and join for a time of prayer.
Lehman Board Dining Room (Metzger Hall)
5:15—6:30 p.m. Dinner
Enjoy a time of food and fellowship. During dinner, you will get a chance to mingle with other new students, as well as staff members who will serve as connection points for you. Take a group photo and sign up for rides for Sunday church service.
Café Banquet Room

Biola's New Student Orientation

After the New Global Student Orientation, you will join all undergraduate students in Biola's New Student Orientation to learn about how to get involved with the various programs, events and opportunities in the Biola community. View the schedule.