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- Residency Requirement
- Halls, Apartments & Meal Plans
- Apply for Housing
- Request to Be a Commuter
- Housing Assignment Dates
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Insurance for Personal Belongings
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.
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
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.
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.
Fall Meal Plans start on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Request a specific roommate? Yes, on the Spring 2018 Housing Application there is a field to request a specific roommate or hall/room.
- Bed/Mattress size? Standard Twin
- What to bring? Packing List suggestions
- What furniture is provided in my room? (see each hall's page for additional amenities). Standard twin bed & mattress, bookshelf, desk, desk chair, wardrobe/closet, dresser with drawers.
- What appliances does Biola provide in their Apartments? Refrigerator, stove, microwave, garbage disposal, couch, dining table with chairs.
- What kind of personal appliances (fridges, TVs, etc.) can I bring? Radios, clocks, lamps, computers, TVs (size limit applies), refrigerator (size and total number limit applies), surge-protectors, printers.
- What things are prohibited within Biola housing? Microwaves, hot plates, heated cooking appliances, extension cords (use surge-protectors instead), air conditioners, space heaters, wifi routers, halogen lamps.
- Student Mailbox and Address information. Mailboxes are assigned after students pay their down-payment for Student Account charges. Before then, students can send packages to the Biola address with their full name and the words "NEW STUDENT" instead of a box number.
- Cost of Biola Housing?
- Cost of Meal Plans?
- Are Meal Plans required? Residence Hall residents must have at least the 10 meal plan
- More about my Residence Hall or Apartment?
- What about my laundry? Available in every building, with card-operated system (or coin-operated in Biola's Block Apartments)
- What do I need to know about parking my vehicle on campus? Always need a parking permit, except during move-in weekend
- What are the rules about bicycles?
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.