Stewart Hall


D'Andre Coats

Resident Director

Office Phone: x6231

"Someone once told me that the difference between a dorm and a residence hall goes beyond just mere semantics. They went on to say, 'Typically, a dorm is a place where you’re living in a rented room or it’s just a place to come and go and sleep. However, when you think of a residence hall, you should imagine a beloved community where meaningful learning and growing takes place.' My hope for Stewart Hall is that students feel as if they belong here and have embraced the many opportunities to learn and grow together in community."

— D’Andre Coats, Stewart Resident Director

Quick Facts

Opened in 1966, the building was named for Lyman Stewart, Biola's founder, and also the father of Union Oil/UNOCAL and the Union Rescue Mission. Stewart is staffed by Resident Director D'Andre Coats and 8 RAs. In south campus alongside neighboring Hart Hall and Hope Hall, Stewart is close to the La Mirada Creek, which occasionally provides interesting views of local wildlife, and is also near the McNally campus recreational area.

Stewart Hall Exterior
Stewart Hall
Stewart Community Exterior
Stewart Community Lounge
Stewart Hall Lobby
Stewart Hall Kitchen

Community Snapshot

  • Male & Female
  • 272 Residents
  • 2 Stories
  • 8 Resident Advisors
  • 1 Kitchen
  • 8/8 Washers/Dryers
  • Built 1966
  • 2 Community Lobbies
  • Suite-Style Female Rooms
  • Suite-Style Female Restrooms
  • Quad-Style Male Rooms
  • Miniature Community Style Male Restrooms
  • 6 minute walk from the center of campus (0.3 mi.)

About Stewart

Stewart is unique in that it has two different styles of room arrangement: The front section of the building is "Quad" hallways (four rooms opening off a small hallway with a shared restroom), while the rear section is "Suite"-style rooms, with two rooms sharing a bathroom. Stewart is co-ed, with male and female students living in separate sections of the building; men are in the Quads, while women occupy the Suites.

Stewart Hall's suites 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.


Hall Amenities

  • Suite-Style (Female)
  • Air Conditioning (Female)
  • Quad-Style (Male)
  • Heating
  • Nearby Parking
  • Doors Open Outside
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • TV in Lounge
  • Community Kitchen
  • Bike Racks
  • Rennovated Lounge
  • Outdoor Patio
  • On-Campus Dining
  • 24/7 Campus Security

Room Amenities

Per Student

  • Bed (view bed styles)
  • 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.

Stewart Suites Double Room
Sample Stewart Quad Double Room
Stewart Quad Double Room
Sample Stewart Room
Stewart Quad Double Room
Stewart Quads Closet

See more personalization options on Pinterest

Community Life

What Residents are Saying

Stewart is big community in a small setting. With the quad/suite rooms you really get close to your quad/suitemates while still being apart of a larger community.

-Blake V.

Stewart is what you make it, you can choose to be apart of the tight community or not. It is especially good for incoming students who don’t know what they want from the Biola community.

-Jake M.

Community Traditions

  • Monthly All-Hall BBQ
  • KiltFest
  • Mock Rock
  • Nationball

Monthly All-Hall BBQ: Every month the entire Stewart community comes together for a feast of hamburgers, hot dogs, or barbequed chicken!

KiltFest: a day of traditional Scottish highland games

Stew-Hart residents celebrate Nationball 2014
Stewart residents
Stewart residents
Stewart residents celebrate Kiltfest

Nationball photo courtesy Jenny Oetzell/THE CHIMES.