Incoming Students


We are so excited you are choosing 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

2018-2019 Academic Year:

Students born after September 4, 1998 (younger than 20 years old by the first day of Fall classes) are required to live on campus or commute from their parents'/guardians' home for both Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.

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 2018 application, but are applicable for the Spring 2019 application as well.)

If you were younger than 18 years old at the time you applied and need to and need to send us the contract with parent/guardian signature, please download the 2018-2019 Housing Contract, sign it, and email it to or mail it to Biola University, Attn: Housing, 13800 Biola Ave., La Mirada, CA 90639.

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

Fall 2018 Housing Assignments

The Fall 2018 Housing Application is available October 5, 2017-May 1, 2018. These first priority students will be notified of their housing assignments by June 15, 2018.

Late applicants can apply May 2, 2018-August 30, 2018. Assignments will be made on a rolling basis from May-August.

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


Move-In Dates

Fall 2018 New Residents will be invited to move in starting Thursday, August 30, 2018. More details will be emailed to these residents in the assignment notification email.

Meal Plans

Fall Meal Plans start on Thursday, August 30, 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.