- Monday, July 24, 2023
- 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Pacific
- Fluor Fountain
- Hosted By: Traditional Undergraduate Admissions
Cost and Admission
This is a paid event.
Registration for Hello Biola will close on Wednesday, July 19th at 11:59 p.m. (PST).
Join us for our summer admitted student event, Hello Biola! While on campus, you will get to experience our vibrant campus community, connect with Academic Advising to finalize your fall class schedule, finish up MyAccount enrollment steps with the help of an admissions counselor and connect with other incoming Biola students and families, tour your future dorm and more. Get your final questions answered at Hello Biola!
Contact Admissions Events at:
(562) 944-0351 Ext. 5353
Monday, July 24 Tentative Event Schedule
|8:30–9:30 a.m.||Event Check-In
Check-In for Hello Biola will begin at 8:30 a.m. and during Check-In you'll receive your final event schedule for the day, a list of additional opportunities and enjoy breakfast burritos and coffee!
|9:30–10:15 a.m.||Welcome Session
Have the opportunity to win some Biola swag, get an overview of your opportunities for the day and hear a Welcome from our Director of Traditional Undergraduate Admissions.
|10:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Choose Your Own Adventure Options:
|FirstGen Programming Info Session & Mixer
Check out one of the FirstGen sessions at Hello Biola! There will be two opportunities in the morning to get connected. One will be a FirstGen Info Session outlining the programs and opportunities available in the FirstGen & SEID office. The second session will be mixer style where you'll have the opportunity to connect with other FirstGen families and students and enjoy some light refreshments!
Mosaic Cultural Center
|Health & Wellness Session: Tips for Caring for Your Holistic Wellbeing When Starting a New Season of Life
Gain insight and practical tips for transitioning well into life at Biola from our Student Wellness Team. You'll also get the chance to meet certified therapy dog, Huxley the Great Dane!
|Know Before You Go: Tips for Preparing for Orientation Week
Join this session to find out more about what to expect during Welcome Week and how to make the most of your first moments on campus
|MyAccount Helpdesk with Admissions Counselors
At Hello Biola you'll have access to real-time support and assistance from our team of admissions counselors in one of our on-campus computer labs as you finish up your MyAccount enrollment tasks and work on finalizing your enrollment.
|The Collegium Open House & Commuter Connection
If you're planning to commute to campus, be sure to stop by The Collegium and tour this beautiful and comfy home-away-from-home for Commuters built right into the upper Student Union in the center of campus!
|Academic Advising 101 and Career Exploration at Biola
Academic Advising along with the Career Center will be going over what First Year Advising is, providing tips for making the most of First Year Advising, and providing an overview of the various resources Biola offers to support students as they explore the different career paths for their future. You'll also have the opportunity to utilize the Career Exploration Tool!
Students will be able to see their future home-away-from-home during our Dorm Tours. You'll be able to see your assigned Residence Hall and get a feel for the space and what moving in during Welcome Week might be like.
|12:30–1:30 p.m.||Lunch in The Caf||The Caf|
|1:30–2:30 p.m.||Student Mixer
During the Student Mixer you'll have the opportunity to meet and connect with other incoming students that will be living in your same Residence Hall or who might also be planning to commute to campus!
|1:30–2:30 p.m||Parent Connect Session & Mixer
Family members, parents, and supporters are invited to join the Parent Connect Session & Mixer.
|2-3:30 p.m.||Additional Academic Advising Appointments||Bardwell|
|2-3:30 p.m.||Additional Dorm Tours & Campus Tours||Fluor Fountain|
Afternoon sweet treat & Lawn Games
Your Next Steps
Explore essential next steps in starting your Biola journey, including paying your enrollment deposit to confirm your spot for fall 2023 and accessing your Biola email account. For questions, contact your admissions counselor.
Biola is committed to affordability, and our financial aid process is designed to help. Explore our payment plans, scholarships and other aid opportunities to see how we are partnering with you to make your education affordable. For questions, contact the Financial Aid Office.
Find everything you need to know about on-campus housing, including the application process, dormitory/apartment selection, roommate matching and more. Also, tour some of Biola’s resident halls with our student ambassadors! For questions, contact Housing Services.
- Dorm Tour Videos:
Learn more about class registration, transferring AP, IB or CLEP credits, and placement exams. For tips on how to choose a major check out the video from our Academic Advising team below and use this Major Decision Worksheet to help narrow down what you're interested in. For questions, contact Academic Advising.
- Video: Tips on Choosing Your Major
New Student Orientation
Explore the new student orientation for first-time freshman, transfer, veteran and global students! Check out the orientation checklist, Fall 2023 orientation schedule and FAQ to get you ready for your arrival. For questions, contact New Student Orientation.
Get a glimpse into the undergrad life at Biola. From topics like transfer student life, clubs, academics, and even tips for decorating your dorm room to just the daily grind of being a college student — all from the Biola student perspective.
Slingshot Text Book Subscription
All incoming students are automatically enrolled in a textbook subscription service through our bookstore. With this program, all of your required books will be ordered for you and charged to your student account.
- If you will be living on campus, your books will be delivered to your dorm room before classes begin.
- If you are living off-campus, your books will be available to pick up at the campus store.
If there are any books that you do not wish to keep, simply bring them back to the campus store within the first 10 days of classes beginning to receive a full refund.