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Move-In Instructions

What to Bring

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of frequently asked questions with links to the Student Housing Handbook, where all pertinent information about living on campus can be found!

For additional questions, visit the Biola Housing Handbook.

Arriving on Campus

Biola Housing and Residence Life is excited to welcome students to campus this Fall 2024 semester! We want you to be as prepared as possible for your arrival. Below are details regarding what you can expect when you move in.

When can I move in?

Fall 2024 incoming and transfer students can expect to move into their campus housing assignment on Friday, August 30, 2024 at their designated arrival window. Please check your Biola email later this summer for your designated arrival time and further instructions.

How should I arrive on campus?

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Entering Campus
    1. Everyone must enter campus through the Biola Ave. Entrance, or Gate 7 which is located on Biola Ave. (You can view the Biola Ave/Gate 7 entrance on this map.)
  2. Arriving at Lot S
    1. Upon entering through the Biola Ave entrance, you will be directed to Lot S, or as we lovingly call it, the “Jesus Saves” parking structure. There you will be directed to park and join us at our Clearance Party!
  3. Clearance Event
    1. After being directed to our Clearance Party, you will be greeted by a Clearance concierge who will help you navigate which pieces of enrollment you still need to attend to. If you would like to check on your enrollment status or get a head start on completing these items, please go to your Biola MyAccount page.
    2. You will also be invited to participate in lawn games, photo ops with Eddie the Eagle, and fun summer treats!
    3. Upon completing your clearance tasks, you will be given your keys to your room and dash pass which will act as your map and ticket into your residence hall.
  4. Residence Hall Unload and Parking
    1. After proceeding to your designated residence hall, a team of Biola volunteers will personally unload all of your belongings from your car and deliver them to your room. As this service is happening, students will be welcomed and informed of important residence life policies by a residence life staff while the driver of the vehicle will be directed to park the unloaded vehicle in the nearest parking structure (Parking Structure S for Hart Hall and Parking Structure K for all other Halls).

      After your car has been parked, the student and guests will be escorted to the student’s room by a residence life staff member where you will find all of your belongings ready to be unpacked.

      This experience is a complimentary service that we offer our first year students and families as a desire to serve our community and ease any stress that may come from a momentous day. However, if you would not like to participate in this service, please inform your orientation leader at the Clearance party when you arrive on campus and they will give you further instructions.

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If you have been previously assigned to an early arrival group (i.e. athletic team, on campus student staff group, GSPD first year students, Torrey Honors first year students, etc.), please follow your early arrival date and instructions given to you by your program director. The August 30 move-in date/instructions do not apply to you unless you have been informed otherwise by your program director.

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