Hope Hall North

Staff

Tiffany

Tiffany Swafford

Resident Director

Office Phone: x5296

When I was a Freshman at Biola I learned what a Resident Director did and it has been my dream job ever since. I still can’t believe this is my job and I feel so blessed to get to serve Biola in this way. There are many things I love about being an RD, but if I had to pick what my favorite thing about this job is it would have to be the relationships I get to build with the students that live in Hope. Getting to have conversations with them about the beautiful and hard parts of life is a gift. I get to journeying with them as they discover more of who they are and who the Lord created them to be… like I said this is my dream job.

-Tiffany

Quick Facts

Built in 2003, Hope North is staffed by 8 RAs, under the supervision of Resident Director Tiffany Swafford. Hope is a traditional 'dorm-style' hall with community restrooms, two elevators and three stairwells. The main lobby is a two-story atrium; the second floor lobby overlooks this area. There is also a large 4th-floor lobby with balcony patio and two smaller study rooms.

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Hope Hall Exterior
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Hope Hall Sign
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Hope Hall Exterior
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Hope Hall Lobby Sign
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Hope Hall Community Lounge
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Hope Hall Hallway
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Hope Hall Community Kitchen

Community Snapshot

  • Male & Female
  • 426 Residents (total)
  • 4 Stories
  • 8 Resident Advisors
  • 1 Kitchen
  • 16/16 Washers/Dryers (total)
  • Built 2003
  • 10 Community Lobbies (total)
  • Standard Rooms
  • Community Restrooms
  • 5 minute walk from the center of campus (0.2 mi.)

About Hope

Built in 2003, Hope Hall is the largest residence hall on campus, and is treated as two communities: the north end is known as Hope North, and the south end as Hope South, each with its own RD and staff of RAs. It was named in memory of the historic Biola building that was located at 6th and Hope St. in downtown Los Angeles. Hope is co-ed, with male and female students living in separate sections of the building, while sharing the lobbies, kitchens, and laundry facilities.

There is a centralized laundry room on the ground floor with 16 washers and 16 dryers. There is a large main-floor kitchen. There are eight oversized rooms, designed as 'triples,' and eight single rooms designed to accomodate students with disabilities. Behind Hope is an outdoor amphitheater that seats 200-400.

Hope Hall's doors are secured by an electronic access system, so only students can access the building during the day, and only residents may enter the building at night. Each individual room is key-locked for student security. Security cameras in outside and common areas are monitored 24 hours per day, and Campus Safety patrols campus regularly to ensure student security at all times.


Amenities

Hall Amenities

  • Balcony
  • Air Conditioning (in-room thermostats)
  • Nearby Parking
  • Heating
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • TV in Lounge
  • Community Kitchen
  • Bike Racks
  • Outdoor BBQ Grills
  • 3 Lobbies
  • Grass Amphitheater
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Nearby On-Campus Dining
  • 24/7 Campus Security

Room Amenities

Per Student

  • Bed
  • Desk
  • Standard Twin Mattress
  • Desk Chair
  • Bookshelf
  • Dresser Drawers
  • Wardrobe or Closet
  • Towel Bar
  • Mirror

Per Room

  • Window & Blinds
  • Wastebasket

Campus Amenities

  • Wifi Internet
  • Mailbox
  • On-campus Dining
  • Food Truck
  • Printing in Library
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Swimming Pool
  • Exercise Gym
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Soccer Field
  • Running Track
  • Baseball Field
  • Softball Field

Sample Rooms

Each room differs slightly, so your room may look different. There are many other ways to personalize the layout of your room from these samples.

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Hope Double Room
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Sample Hope Designated Triple Room
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Sample Hope Permanent Triple Room

See more personalization options on Pinterest


Community Life

What Residents are Saying

Hope was my home. I learned the value of being a good neighbor there, as well as how to be a leader in my community. It is a place I will always cherish and remember as a place that had a lot of impact on who I am today

-Andy D.

The people really love each other. It's like a big family. And out of all the dorms, we have a really good lobby life.

-Kearci M.

Hall Traditions

  • Nationball 2011 Champs
  • Dorm Champions 2011-2012
  • Home of Rate My Space 2013 Winner
  • December's Eve All-Hall
  • Mock Rock
  • Nationball

Hope Hall goes all out when dressing up for Nationball and Midnight Madness (it's a sea of pink). Basically, Hope is a non-stop party!

December's Eve All-Hall. It is a night where residents come enjoy Christmas spirit and cheer with holiday music, laughter, and merry-ness. The Hope community stays up late to toast and welcome in the month of December!

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Hope residents celebrate Nationball 2014
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Hope Hall Community
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Hope Hall Community at Christmas time

Nationball photos courtesy Aaron Fooks/THE CHIMES. Additional photos from Aaron Cantleberry.