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Horton Hall

Quick Facts

Built in 2005, North Horton is staffed by 8 RAs, under the supervision of Resident Director Erin Burns-Robertson. Horton is a traditional 'dorm-style' hall with community restrooms. The main lobby/lounge is a two-story atrium, including a large conference room with a television and two vending machines. There is a centralized laundry room in the basement and a large basement kitchen with a lounge area and pool table. Built in 2005, South Horton is staffed by 10 RAs, under the supervision of Resident Director Ramsey Jeanty. Horton is a traditional 'dorm-style' hall with community restrooms. The main lobby/lounge is a two-story atrium, including a large conference room with a television and two vending machines. There is a centralized laundry room in the basement, and a large basement kitchen with a lounge area and pool table.

Horton Hall Exterior
Horton Hall Sign
Horton Hall Exterior
Horton Floor Elbow Lounge
Horton Hall Bridgewalk

Community Snapshot

  • Male & Female
  • 414 Residents (total)
  • 5 Stories
  • 8 Resident Advisors
  • 1 Kitchen
  • Washers/Dryers
  • Built 2005
  • 1 Community Lobby per Floor
  • Standard Rooms
  • Community Restrooms
  • 3 minute walk from the center of campus (0.2 mi.)

About Horton

Built in 2005, Horton Hall is the second-largest residence hall on campus, and is treated as two communities: the north end is known as North Horton, and the south end as South Horton, each with its own resident director and staff of resident advisors. It replaced the original Horton Hall, built in 1958, and is named for T.C. Horton, a pastor, author, colleague of Lyman Stewart, and co-founder of Biola.

Horton is close to the center of campus, with especially easy access to the music, athletic and cafeteria facilities. Horton is home to continuing students (i.e. sophomores, juniors and seniors), is co-ed with male and female students living in separate sections of the building, while sharing the lobbies, kitchens and laundry facilities.

Horton Hall's doors are secured by an electronic access system, so only students can access the building during the day, and only residents may enter the building at night. Each individual room is key-locked for student security. Security cameras in outside and common areas are monitored 24 hours per day, and Campus Safety patrols campus regularly to ensure student security at all times.


Hall Amenities

  • Multiple Community Lobbies
  • Air Conditioning
  • Nearby Parking
  • Heating
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • TV in Lounge
  • Community Kitchen
  • Elbow Lounges per Floor
  • Kitchenettes per Floor
  • Bike Racks
  • Outdoor BBQ Grills
  • Outdoor Courtyard
  • Nearby On-Campus Dining
  • Central to Campus
  • Permanent Triple Corner Rooms
  • Pool Table
  • 24/7 Campus Security

Room Amenities

Per Student

  • Bed (view bed styles)
  • Desk
  • Standard Twin Mattress
  • Desk Chair
  • Bookshelf
  • Dresser Drawers
  • Wardrobe or Closet
  • Towel Bar
  • Mirror

Per Room

  • Window & Blinds
  • Wastebasket

Campus Amenities

  • Wifi Internet
  • Mailbox
  • On-campus Dining
  • Printing in Library
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Swimming Pool
  • Exercise Gym
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Soccer Field
  • Running Track
  • Baseball Field
  • Softball Field

Sample Rooms

Each room differs slightly, so your room may look different. There are many other ways to personalize the layout of your room from these samples.

Horton Double Room
Horton Designated Triple Room
Horton Designated Triple Room
Horton Permanent Triple Room
Horton Permanent Triple Room
Horton Double Rate My Space Winning Room 2014
Horton Double Rate My Space Winning Room 2014

Community Life

What Residents are Saying

[Because of North Horton] I have been changed forever. I can better relate to people. I know how to love better. I know how to manage my time better. I have grown immensely.

-Josh F.

North Horton has heightened my admiration and desire for really strong community and relationships in my life. Because of my hall I know what that looks like and I think it is safe to say that I have high expectations for what I think close community and relationship should look like.

-Daniel D.

I transferred in and was planning on living in the apartments or somewhere else off campus, but requested living in a couple dorms as well. I ended up getting placed in Horton and was super stoked that's how it all worked out. Being able to be a part of the Biola community in a dorm context is an opportunity you won't really have after college and I'm more than thankful to have been able to be a part of that experience.

-Noah S.

For my floor personally, Mock Rock makes second semester a highly anticipated time of the year. I seriously love it.

-Daniel D.

Community Traditions

  • Slip n' Slide
  • Mock Rock
  • Nationball
  • Mosaic Masquerade

Slip n’ Slide - Just before school lets out for summer, the Horton community sets up a huge slip n’ slide for residences to cool off!

Mosaic Masquerade - Every spring, the men’s floor, Mosaic, throws an all-campus masquerade where residents elaborately decorate their rooms and provide fun food and games!

Horton residents celebrate Nationball 2014
Horton residents
Horton residents
Horton residents

Nationball photos courtesy Melanie Kim/THE CHIMES.


Erin Burns-Robertson

Resident Director, Horton North

Office Phone: x5868

"Hi! I was born and raised in Wisconsin and Minnesota, and come from a large family of 8 siblings. I first moved out to California when I came to Biola University for my undergraduate degree in Intercultural Studies and Spanish. After college, I spent three amazing years living in Quito, Ecuador as I worked in student life with a study abroad program. I returned to California in 2018, where I completed by Masters degree in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care. In 2019, I started working at Biola in Housing & Residence Life, and have been the resident director of North Horton Hall since January of 2020. I love working with college students as they navigate all the growth and discovery that this particular season of life holds; and it is such an honor to bear witness to difficult and beautiful moments in their journey. I live in North Horton with my spouse, Austin and our two cats. In my free time, I love reading, going to the beach, and playing my new found obsession pickleball."

— Erin Burns-Robertson

Ramsey Jeanty

Resident Director, Horton South


"Hi. I was born in Miami, FL and I moved to the Midwest while studying for both my undergraduate and masters degrees from Oral Roberts University and Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. After working as a small groups/outreach pastor for 2 years, I decided to change careers and work in Christian higher education at Evangel University. I moved to Southern California in 2019 to be the Residence Director for South Horton Hall. I have a B.A. in Theology and Pastoral Ministries and an M.A. in Christian ministries. I am currently pursuing a 2nd masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy here at Biola while working full-time as an RD. I have 8 years of experience working in Residence Life, and I’m passionate about mentorship and the mental health of our students."

— Ramsey Jeanty