Incoming Students

Welcome!


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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.

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Residency Requirement


Students under age 20 as of the first day of Fall classes (Wednesday, August 24, 2016) are required either to live on campus or commute from their parents'/guardians' home for the 2016-2017 Academic Year.

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Halls, Apartments & Meal Plans


Biola's Residence Halls & Apartments

Biola's Meal Plans

Learn more about Biola's Meal Plans

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Apply for Housing


If you want to apply for Biola Housing, see the Apply for Housing page.

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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.

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Housing Assignment Dates


Spring 2017 Housing Assignments

    The Spring 2017 Housing Application will be available starting October 15, 2016. Assignments will be made on a rolling basis from December through January.

Housing Assignments will be emailed to Incoming Students at their Biola email address and will also be available on my.biola (go to MyBiola>Student tab>MyHousing>Overview).

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Check-In/Move-In


Check-In Dates

Incoming Residents can check-in Monday, January 23, 2017 through Friday, January 27 between 9am-4:30pm at the Housing Office (Student Services Building), or Saturday, January 28 through Sunday, January 29 between 1pm-10pm at their Residence Hall Office (or Housing Office if moving into an apartment).


Move-In Instructions

Check-In at Housing Office (Mon-Fri) or Hall Office (Sat-Sun):

Bring a valid form of government ID or your Biola ID to check-in.

Parking Permits:

Unload your vehicle:

Lower Campus (Hart, Stewart, and Hope Halls):

  1. Drive onto campus from Biola Ave. entrance.
  2. Parking in Temporary Unloading Parking nearest your residence hall in Lot G.
  3. Check-in to your residence hall with your Residence Life Staff (bring a valid Biola or Government-issued ID with you).
  4. Unload your vehicle.
  5. Move your car to long-term parking in Parking Structure S (between the baseball and soccer fields).
  6. Return to your room and move-in/unpack.

Upper Campus (Alpha, Blackstone, Horton, and Sigma):

  1. Drive onto campus from La Mirada Blvd. entrance.
  2. Parking in Temporary Unloading Parking nearest your residence hall in Lot L and the lower levels of Parking Structure K.
  3. Check-in to your residence hall with your Residence Life Staff (bring a valid Biola or Government-issued ID with you).
  4. Unload your vehicle.
  5. Move your car to long-term parking in the upper levels of Parking Structure K, Lot M, N, or R (below the soccer field).
  6. Return to your room and move-in/unpack.

Campus Map: Download a printable map here.

Airport Shuttles

There are several local airport shuttle services.

Meal Plans

Fall Meal Plans start Monday, January 23, 2017.

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Frequently Asked Questions


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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.