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Housing Handbook

Thank you for joining us in Biola Housing & Residence Life! The Housing Handbook is your guide to living on campus. Browse the menu on the right to view housing processes and policies from the moment you move into housing, until you depart.


Academic Year (Contract Year)

For the purposes of Housing, the Academic Year, which is also the Contract Year, begins on Fall Opening Day and runs through Spring Commencement. Summer Housing is contracted separately.

For the purposes of Food Service, the Contract Year includes the Fall and Spring semesters. Summer meal plans are contracted separately.

Important Dates

Fall Semester Date
Fall deposit refund deadline for new incoming studentsWednesday, July 1, 2021
Fall meal plans beginThursday, August 26, 2021
Opening Day for new students
  • Check-in at Residence Hall 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • ID Card Office opens 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Opening Day for continuing students
  • Check-in at Residence Hall:
    • Friday 1-5 p.m. & 6-8 p.m.
    • Saturday 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., 2-4:30 p.m., & 8-11 p.m.
    • Sunday 12:30-5 p.m., & 9-11 p.m.
  • ID Card Office open Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • ID Card Office closed Saturday and Sunday
Friday to Sunday, August 27 – 29, 2021 
Fall housing claim/check-in deadline*Monday, August 30, 2021 at 12 p.m.
Last day to reduce meal plan for residence hall residents
  • Meal Plans may be increased at any time
Friday, October 15, 2021
Thanksgiving Break
  • No meals served during break — no open house hours.
  • Meals resume Sunday dinner, November 28, 2021
November 24–28, 2021
Holiday housing sign-up (on the Mandatory Housing Plans Survey)November 29–December 15, 2021
Spring 2021 new residents application openThursday, October 14, 2021
Holiday Break Closing Day
  • Last day of fall meal plans
  • No open house and no meals served during Christmas break. 
  • Spring meals resume with breakfast on Thursday, January 6, 2022.

Friday, December 17, 2021 at 10 p.m.

Spring Semester Date
Spring deposit refund deadline (for new incoming students)Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Spring meal plans beginThursday, January 6, 2022
Spring move-in days (for new residents only)Thursday and Friday, January 6–7, 2022 from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Spring housing claim/check-in deadline*Monday, January 10, 2022 at 12 p.m.
Last day to reduce meal plan for residence hall residentsFriday, February 25, 2022
Spring Break
  • No open house during spring break.
  • No Café meals during break, February 28 – March 5, 2022.
  • Eagle's Nest open for limited hours, Monday to Friday of break.
  • Café meals resume with breakfast on Sunday, March 6, 2022.
Saturday, February 28 – Sunday, March 6, 2022

Year-End Closing Days Date
Last day of spring meal plansSaturday, May 7, 2022
Spring move-out/check out for residents not moving to summer housingSaturday, May 7, 2022 by 2 p.m.
Spring move-out/check out for residents moving into summer housingSunday, May 8, 2022 by 10 a.m.
Move into summer housingSaturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, 2022
Summer meal plans beginBreakfast, Sunday, May 8, 2022
Last day of summer meal plansWednesday, August 24, 2022

Contact Information

For questions or concerns, you may contact the following offices:

Concern Contact
Maintenance or HousekeepingFacilities Management
(562) 903-4898
Furniture Issues & PestsResidential Facilities
(562) 944-0351, ext. 5812
Meal PlansAuxiliary Services
(562) 944-0351, ext. 5813
ID CardsID Card Office
(562) 944-0351, ext. 5827
HousingHousing & Residence Life Office
(562) 944-0351, ext. 5838
CommunityResident Director
Graduate Student & Married HousingGraduate, Married, & Family Housing Office
(562) 944-0351, ext. 5814
SafetyCampus Safety
(562) 903-6000

Residence Hall Staff Extensions

Office Phone Number
Alpha(562) 903-6525
Blackstone Resident Director's office(562) 903-5874
Blackstone staff office(562) 903-5875
Hart(562) 903-6148
Hope North(562) 903-5926
Hope South(562) 903-5930
Horton North(562) 903-5868
Horton South(562) 903-6998
Sigma(562) 903-5824
Stewart(562) 903-6231
Thompson(562) 903-6867
The Bluff (Li & Welch Apartments)(562) 903-5887
The Block (off-campus apartments)(562) 903-5887