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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 students to campus this Fall 2023 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 2023 incoming and transfer students can expect to move into their campus housing assignment on Thursday, August 24, 2023 at their designated arrival window. Please check your email to find your designated arrival window.

How should I arrive on campus?

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Entering Campus
    1. Everyone must enter campus through Lot C or Gate 6 which is
      located on Biola Ave. (You can view Gate 6 and Lot C on this map.)
      If you attempt to enter campus from a different entrance – no worries!
      A Biola community member will redirect you to Lot C with a printed
  2. Check-in and Dash Pass
    1. Upon entering Lot C, you will be greeted by your Orientation leaders
      who will check you in and give you a dash pass and map to your
      designated residence hall.
    2. Think of your dash pass as your ticket into your residence hall.
  3. 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, the
      student will receive the key to their room from the residence life staff
      and 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).
    2. 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 check in station when you arrive on campus and
they will give you further instructions.

As a reminder, please complete your enrollment process on MyAccount by August 15
to avoid any potential issues when you arrive on campus.

Download a printable Campus Map