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.
Students under age 20 as of the first day of Spring classes (Monday, January 30, 2017) are required either to live on campus or commute from their parents'/guardians' home for the remainder of the 2017 Academic Year.
If you are ready to apply for Biola Housing, please see the Apply for Housing page.
If you already know another Incoming Freshman and would like to request to live with him/her, please follow this instructional guide below for how to do so.
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.
The Fall 2017 Housing Application will be available starting March 1, 2017. Assignments will be made on a rolling basis May through August.
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).
Bring a valid form of government ID or your Biola ID to check-in.
Parking permits are issued by Campus Safety when classes begin. You do not need one to move in.
Campus Map: Download a printable map here.
There are several local airport shuttle services.
Fall Meal Plans start on Opening Day: Thursday, August 24, 2017.
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.