Incoming Students


We are so excited you have chosen to live in Biola Housing!

We believe (and research shows) the opportunities that come with living in a residence hall on campus will have many benefits for you as a Biola Student. You will be living with peers, learning from each other, and having opportunities to experience close Christian community in ways many people do not.

Residency Requirement

2017-2018 Academic Year:

Students born before August 28, 1997 (younger than 20 years old) by the first day of Fall classes) are required either to live on campus or commute from their parents'/guardians' home for both Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.

Halls, Apartments & Meal Plans

Biola's Residence Halls & Apartments

Learn more about each of Biola's Halls & Apartments.
See more of the Biola experience from Housing's Youtube, Vimeo, and Pinterest channels.

Biola's Meal Plans

Learn more about Biola's Meal Plans.

Apply for Housing

If you are ready to apply for Biola Housing, please see the Apply for Housing page. (The instructions are for the Fall 2017 application, but are applicable for the Spring 2018 application as well.)

Request to Be a Commuter

If you are under age 20 and would like to commute from your parents'/guardians' home or if you are an Incoming Student over age 20 and want to commute from your parents'/guardian's home or non-Biola Housing, please complete the Request to Commute application.

Housing Assignment Dates

Spring 2018 Housing Assignments

The Spring 2018 Housing Application is available October 5-December 10, 2017. Late applicants can apply December 11, 2017-January 3, 2018. Assignments will be made on a rolling basis December through January.

Housing Assignments will be emailed to Incoming Students at their Biola email address and will also be available on MyHousing Self-Service.


Move-In Dates

New Spring 2018 Residents move in: Tuesday, January 2-Friday, January 5, 2018. More details regarding Spring Move-In will be sent out in December.

Meal Plans

Fall Meal Plans start on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions

Insurance for Personal Belongings

Biola University is not responsible for damage to or loss of personal belongings in University Housing, which are a result of fire, wind, water, insects, rodents, vandalism, or theft. When damage or loss is reported, the University will take reasonable steps to attempt to resolve the problem, but residents are solely responsible for all personal belongings.

Residents are encouraged to make sure personal belongings are covered by their parent's homeowners policy or a renter's insurance policy. The Biola Housing Department also encourages commuter student's residing off-campus (non-Biola Housing) to obtain homeowner's or renter's insurance to protect oneself against unforeseen circumstances.