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Move-In Instructions

What to Bring

We understand you have many questions about the practical side of living on campus. What should I bring? What isn’t allowed? What will my room furniture be like? See below for a packing list of items to bring.

  • Clothing
  • Toiletries
  • Bedding (for a standard twin mattress)
  • Mattress protector
  • Detergent and laundry hamper
  • Room disinfectant such as Clorox wipes, Lysol spray, hand sanitizer, etc.
    • Suites need bathroom cleaners, toilet brush, etc.
  • Cloth face coverings
  • Hangers
  • Bath towel
  • Shower caddy and shower shoes
  • Room decorations
  • Finishing nails & tacks (no putty or command strips allowed)
  • Office supplies such as pens, sticky-notes, calendar, etc.
  • Plate/bowl/silverware of some kind, reusable or disposable
  • Storage/organizers for under the bed or the closet

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 more students on campus this Spring 2021 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?

As an approved student who has applied to housing and has been placed in Biola Housing, you should have signed up for a check-in time using a calendar link that was emailed to you by It is important that you arrive for the check-in time that you signed up for so that we can ensure proper social distancing protocols are being followed. If you have any questions or need to change your check-in time, please contact at least 24 hours before you plan on arriving on campus.

How should I arrive on campus?

When you arrive on campus during your check-in time, please go straight to the Student Services building and visit the Housing Office. Student Services is located between Chase Gymnasium and the Student Union Building.

After you have checked in with the Housing and Residence Life team, you will go over to your residence hall or apartment area and move in with up to two helpers from your household. Once you have your belongings in your new space, you will head to Lot S during the testing window provided in your move in email to complete your baseline COVID-19 baseline testing (there will be signage directing you where to go). You will need to limit your contact with others as much as possible until your results come back.

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