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Residency Requirement

  1. Students under 20 years old as of the first day of Fall classes are required to live in university housing for the entire academic year unless commuting from their parents’/legal guardians’ home. This is called the Biola University Residence Requirement.
  2. Students who contract for housing and who turn 20 after the first day of Fall classes are required to fulfill their Housing Contract for the entire academic year.
  3. If at any time the Housing & Residence Life Office learns that a student who falls under the Residence Requirement is not living (a) at their parents’/legal guardians’ home or (b) in university housing, that student may be assigned to and billed for university housing.
  4. Students who plan to commute from their parents’ home must complete an online Request to Commute application, available on Self Service.
  5. Only students officially assigned by the Housing & Residence Life Office to a room or apartment may reside in that room or apartment.