Biola Welcome Week Schedule: Fall 2016

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Biola Welcome Week 2016 is scheduled for August 19 - 27, 2016 and is for ALL new students.

Biola Welcome Week includes components that are REQUIRED for all new students, including freshmen, transfer students, and international/global students. Even if you are arriving early for Torrey Honors, Global Student Orientation, or Athletics, these events are for you, too!

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  • Green = Required events
  • Red = Biola traditions
  • Purple = Commuter student events
  • Blue = Global student events
  • ✩ (star) = Registration required
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Friday August 19


Move-In Day & Meal Plans Begin

New Student Residence Hall Check-In, Residence Halls
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

The University formally opens its doors to all FIRST TIME students. This time is set aside exclusively for new students to move into their residence hall rooms. Proceed directly to your assigned residence hall where our staff of Residence Life is ready to assist you in moving into your new home. Use this time wisely since you have a full and exciting week ahead. We'll see you in the morning at the Welcome Week Kickoff! Alternate Residence Hall check-in times available if you will not be checking in on Friday.

New Student ID Card, Student Services Building
8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Please bring a valid government-issued photo ID to verify your identity (i.e. passport, driver’s license) when you come for your Biola ID card. Alternate Student Services hours available if you will not be checking in on Friday.

Welcome Week Info Area, Fluor Fountain
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
New Student Info - Questions about Welcome Week for freshmen and transfers, event sign-up/purchase, Welcome Week T-shirt purchase/pick-up, general campus information
Parent Info - Questions about parent schedule, Parent Folder pick-up, additional Parent Lunch ticket purchase (cash/check)
Commuter Life Info (Friday only) - Commuter welcome bags/Parent Folder pick-up, Collegium memberships
“Ask the Experts” (Friday only) - Questions about Academic Advising, Admissions, Career Development

Bank and Resource Fair, SUB/Café Roadway
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Local banks are here to facilitate new checking and savings accounts and to speak with you about your other financial concerns. In addition, you can visit resource tables to get information about student transportation, local hotels, Biola resources and more. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Collegium Open House (Upper Student Union)
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Off-Campus Students, please drop by the Collegium to take a look at your potential home-away-from-home. Enjoy free water and snacks! Membership information is available. You can pick up new student Welcome Bags and Parent Folders at the Welcome Week Info Area at Fluor Fountain (8:00 am - 6:00 pm). One bag and folder per student, please.

Biola English Placement Exam (BEPE), Business 102 and 105
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

All students whose native language is not English are required to take the BEPE unless they have scored 100 IBT/250 CBT/600 PBT or above on the TOEFL, or have scored above 480 on the verbal portion of the SAT. Students are directed to take the BEPE by their admissions advisor. Results of the test will be posted at the ELSP Office in Rood 53B (McNally Classrooms).

Global Family Brunch, Talbot East Andrews Banquet Room
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Dr. Barry Corey, President of Biola University, will offer his welcome and words of encouragement as you begin this new journey. You will also have a chance to meet special Faculty and staff who will share their Biola experiences and offer advice for your global student’s transition.

Chemistry Placement Exam Prep and Review Session (optional), Bardwell 112
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Chemistry Placement Exam, Sutherland Auditorium (CHEM 105) or Bardwell 112 (CHEM 120/Nursing)
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

If you already passed this exam over the summer or at the Biola May 21 Science and Health Advising Day, you are not required to retake it. Majors requiring Chemistry include: BCHM, BIES, BIHB, BIOS, CHEM, KEHP, KPTH, NURS, PHEP, PHSC, and PHYS. Passing this exam is a prerequisite to enrolling in CHEM 105 General Chemistry I (offered Fall only) or CHEM 120 Principles of Organic and Biochemistry (offered Fall and Spring). Students who do not pass the exam should enroll in CHEM 107 Introduction to Chemistry (offered Fall and Spring). Exam results will be posted (by ID number) on the Bardwell Lobby glass by noon on Saturday, Aug. 20. Downloadable study guide, self-assessment and other resources to prepare for this exam can be found at the Biola Academic Advising website. Note: students may bring a non-graphing calculator for the CHEM 120 exam only.

Mandatory Placement Exam for Music Majors, Crowell Hall Room 122
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

All Music Majors are required to take a Sight-singing and Dictation exam at this time. A study guide for this exam can be found at the Academic Advising website.

Welcome Meet & Greet for Business Majors, Crowell School of Business Lobby
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Business students and parents are invited to meet Crowell School of Business Dean, Gary Lindblad, Business Chair, Dave Bourgeois and Business faculty and staff. We are excited to meet you and welcome you to the Business major!

Mandatory Keyboard Placement Exam, Crowell Hall Room 105
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

All non-keyboard Music Majors (including Composition and Worship majors with piano emphasis) are required to take this exam. Each student will sign up for one test period (of approximately eight minutes) during this time. The sign up sheet will be available during the Sight-singing and Dictation Placement Exam.

Physics Placement Exam, Sutherland Auditorium
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

If you already passed this exam over the summer or at the Biola May 21 Science and Health Advising Day, you are not required to retake it. BCHM, BIES, BIHB, BIOS, CHEM, KEHP, KPTH, NURS, PHEP, PHSC, and PHYS majors should plan to take this exam now even if you will not be taking the class this year. Passing this exam is a prerequisite to enrolling in PHSC 111 Physics I (offered Fall only) or PHSC 132 General Physics I (offered Fall only). Students who do not pass the exam should enroll in PHSC 092 Introduction to Physics (offered Spring only). Exam results will be posted (by ID number) on the Bardwell Lobby glass by noon on Saturday, Aug. 20. A study guide for this exam can be found at the Biola Academic Advising website. Note: students may bring a non-graphing calculator for the Physics exam.

Humanities and Social Sciences Open House, Emerson Lobby
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

New students and their families are invited to stop by. One faculty member from each department will be represented (English, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology).

Liberal Studies Department Welcome Reception, Moats Lecture Hall (Business 109)
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Liberal Studies students and parents are invited to formally meet School of Education Dean, June Hetzel and Liberal Studies Chair, Lorena Vidaurre. This is a time to welcome all new students and parents, so come and join us for a brief program presentation. After the presentation, students and parents are invited to walk over to Sutherland Hall upstairs for a School of Education tour, and to meet and greet faculty and staff. Light refreshments will be available during the tour. You won't want to miss this!

Chemistry, Physics and Engineering Department Welcome Reception, Bardwell 112
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Mandatory for all Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Physical Science and Engineering majors. Families are welcome. Please arrive at 4:30 pm for a short presentation and to meet professors. Light refreshments served.

Christian Ministries Welcome Dinner, Talbot East Andrews Banquet Room (UPDATED 7/12/16)
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (For new, incoming Christian Ministries Majors and their Families)

Free Time / Dinner on your own
(Café doors close at 6:30 pm)

After a busy day at Biola, you may wish to head off campus to explore the surrounding community. A list of local stores and restaurants can be found in the Welcome Packets. If you choose to stay on campus, please feel free to dine at Café Biola. Meals in the Café are free for children ages 5 and under.

✩ Cinema and Media Arts Department Dinner, Dorothy English Lawn/Production Center
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (BY INVITATION ONLY -- For Accepted CMA Majors and their Families)
$15.00 per person and Free for CMA New Students with Student ID Number.
Dinner, Tour of the Production Center and Program (CMA Faculty, Parents, and New CMA Students). Reservations and tickets required for students, parents and guests. Please register for this event at https://www.biola.edu/student-orientation starting July 1.

Commuter Parent and Student Reception, Upper Student Union - The Collegium
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Off-Campus Students and their Parents are invited to the Collegium--Biola’s home-away-from-home for students who live off-campus! Come enjoy refreshments and meet Commuter Life staff before the University Welcome. Coming without a parent? No worries! This is a great chance to get to know the many other transfer and freshman students who are commuting to Biola.

University Welcome, Metzger Lawn
7:30 pm - 8:15 pm

You won’t want to miss this first official welcome to the Biola University community! President Barry H. Corey, our faculty, staff and students will join you to kick off the academic year and recognize the work of the Lord in bringing each student to Biola.

Back to School Night with Bed Bath & Beyond and Staples, 1320/1310 S Beach Blvd, La Habra, CA 90631
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Shuttle Service from and back to Biola will be available from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Save your school shopping for this exclusive evening of shopping at Bed Bath & Beyond and their next door neighbor, Staples. Bed Bath & Beyond will offer a 20% discount off entire purchase for ALL Biola students, faculty, & staff with a valid Biola ID. Staples will offer a 10% discount off entire purchase for ALL Biola students, faculty, & staff with a valid Biola ID. Live DJ, raffle drawings, snack giveaways, food truck and more!

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Saturday August 20


Welcome Week Kick-Off

New Student Residence Hall Check-In, Residence Halls
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

New Student ID Card, Student Services Building
8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Please bring a valid government-issued photo ID to verify your identity (i.e. passport, driver’s license) when you come for your Biola ID card.

WELCOME WEEK INFO AREA, Fluor Fountain
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

New Student Info - Questions about Welcome Week for freshmen and transfers, event sign-up/purchase, T-shirt purchase/pick-up, general campus information
Parent Info - Questions about parent schedule, Parent Folder pick-up, Parent Lunch ticket purchase (cash/check)
Commuter Life Info - Commuter welcome bags/Parent Folder pick-up, Collegium membership information.

Biola Resource Fair, SUB/Café Roadway
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Several important resources from our community will be available. Don’t miss this opportunity!

The Official Welcome Week Kickoff, Chase Gymnasium
9:00 am - 1:00 pm (Required for all new students)
You definitely won’t want to miss this memorable event! A long-standing Biola University tradition, it is one that is sure to inform as well as entertain. The Student Orientation Services Staff will begin your Biola experience with a highly charged presentation that will give you a glimpse into your new community. Following this presentation, students will meet in their SOS groups and eat lunch together.

First Generation Family Dessert Reception, Sycamore Lawn
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
This reception is to welcome new first generation college students (i.e., students who are in the first generation of their family to earn a bachelor's degree), parents and family members. All are invited to attend this dessert reception to learn about Biola's first generation community, meet campus leaders, and connect to information and resources. Kindly RSVP here.

Campus Tour for New Students, Meet at Bell Tower
1:00 pm - 1:40 pm

Commuter Student Hospitality House, Upper Student Union - The Collegium
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Off-Campus Students and their families are invited to take a break and enjoy the Collegium (Latin for “Gathering Place”) our home-away-from-home for commuter students. Enjoy cookies, check out our beautiful home, and get to know Commuter Life staff. A great place to get connected on campus! (Commuter Lockers also available: $20/yr; $15/sem--cash/check)

Free Time
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This is a great time to relax, unpack, or go shopping for any needed items for dorm rooms or classes.

Biola Backyard BBQ, Tent at Fluor Fountain
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
All new students and parents are invited to enjoy a delicious complimentary dinner before attending the Communion Service that will take place on Metzger Lawn. This is a come-and-go event.

Communion Service, Metzger Lawn
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm (new students and families are invited)
Our University President, Dr. Barry H. Corey, brings this busy day to a close by sharing in one of our most memorable traditions, a communion service for students and their families. This is a time where you will hear testimonies and praises given by some of your fellow students. This concludes the parent and family portion of Biola Welcome Week. Thank you for joining us and please travel home safely!

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Sunday August 21


Community Worship & Fellowship

New Student Residence Hall Check-In, Residence Halls
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Welcome Week Event Registration, SOS Office (Upper Student Union Building)
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

If you have any questions about Welcome Week, would like to sign up and pay for events, or get general campus information, please take a moment to stop by the SOS Office.

Campus Worship, Chase Gymnasium
10:30 am - 11:45 am

Spiritual Development invites you to join in a time of community worship and fellowship. Dr. Andrew Draycott, one of Biola’s esteemed professors, has been invited to speak.

SOS Hangout Afternoon, Check with SOS Leader
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Be sure to join your SOS group for a relaxing afternoon to hang out with the people in your group and meet people in other groups. You will all be going out into the local community for fun and games. Transfer Students: you will be heading out with fellow transfer students and transfer leaders for a fun afternoon.

Commuter Student Dinner: Pizza & Ice Cream Sundaes in the Collegium! Upper Student Union Building
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Free)
Make an evening of it! Off-Campus Students, come get to know each other and the Commuter Life Team and then go to the Community Commissioning and Singspiration together!

Community Commissioning, Metzger Lawn
7:30 pm - 8:15 pm (Mandatory for all students)
The student and staff leaders on Biola's campus will be welcoming you into the Biola Community. Come receive our vision for you as a new member of our community. You are an Eagle now!

Singspiration, Metzger Lawn
8:15 pm - 9:15 pm (immediately following Community Commissioning)
Spiritual Development continues its long tradition of Sunday evening on-campus praise and worship. Come and worship the Lord led by fellow Biola students.

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Monday August 22


Academic Orientation

Freshman Academic Orientation, Sutherland Auditorium
8:45 am - 10:00 am (Required for all freshmen)
A motivating introduction to your classroom learning at Biola! During this time, you will receive valuable information to help you successfully navigate through your academic journey. Bring your Student ID card to check in and a mobile device (e.g., cell phone, tablet) or laptop. Plan to arrive early to avoid long check-in lines!

Transfer Academic Orientation, Calvary Chapel
8:45 am - 10:30 am (Required for all transfer students)
An essential introduction to your academic experience at Biola. This session is meant to help you move through the transfer process well and make the most of your transferred courses. Your degree audit will be sent to you electronically prior to the event. Bring your Student ID card to check in and a mobile device (e.g., cell phone, tablet) or laptop. Plan to arrive early to avoid long check-in lines!

Last Day for Enrollment for All New Students

Last day to enroll without a $200 late fee: August 15, 4:00 pm

Last day to enroll before classes drop: August 22, 4:00 pm

Final day of late enrollment: September 2, 4:00 pm

If you would like assistance with Enrollment (Phase 2), please visit the Office of the Registrar in Middle Metzger or call the Registration helpline (562) 777-4002. Your enrollment status on my.Biola must say “Enrolled” by 4:00 pm on Monday, August 22 to keep your classes.

Academic Advising & Major Open House
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Locations for Academic Advising will be announced at the Academic Orientation Session (8:45 am). If you do not already have your fall classes or if you still have questions, this is the time to meet with your Academic Department. Even if you do not need assistance with your course schedule, you are welcome to drop in to learn about your major's First Year Seminar, your assigned academic advisor, and more.

Academic Info Booth, Fluor Fountain
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Feel free to stop by if you have questions about how to change your schedule or need directions to your department. We’re happy to help!

Mandatory Academic Advising for all Incoming Music Majors, Crowell Hall Room 122
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
All incoming Music Majors must attend the Academic Advising session for music course assignments and course registration assistance. The Director of the Conservatory will be giving a brief overview of the Conservatory of Music at the beginning of this meeting. Transfer students may attend immediately following Transfer Academic Orientation.

Commuter Student Hospitality House, Upper Student Union - The Collegium
10:00 am - 1:15 pm
Off-Campus Students: Come in and make yourselves at home! (We close officially at 1:15 pm today so you can enjoy an afternoon with new Biola friends at the Southern California Beach Party!)

✩ Multi-Ethnic Student Connections Lunch, Cafe Banquet Room
11:30 am – 1:00 pm (Free)
The Offices of Multiethnic Outreach and Student Inclusion & Transitions, in conjunction with current Biola students, staff, and faculty from diverse ethnic backgrounds, would like to welcome new students to the Biola community at a special lunch. Come meet other new students, current students, and discover valuable tools to help you succeed at Biola! Please register at https://www.biola.edu/student-orientation.

Spiritual Development at Biola, Sutherland Auditorium and Calvary Chapel
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm (Required for all new students)
Biola’s Dean of Spiritual Development, Dr. Todd Pickett, and Associate Dean of Spiritual Development, Lisa Igram, will present on the multiple opportunities for spiritual development and discuss the role that the various chapel experiences can play in your relationship with God. You will learn about some of the traditional events in the Biola Community including chapels, Torrey Bible Conference and Missions Conference. Because chapel itself is a central aspect of your spiritual development at Biola, the discipline and rhythm of regular chapel participation will be highlighted.

✩ Southern California Beach Party, SOS Group Locations
2:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Come experience one of Southern California’s best natural attractions. Take a break and beat the heat at our SOS annual Beach Party. Come have some fun in the sand and sun with incoming students and SOS leaders. Play games, swim, meet people, have dinner, and bring this evening to a close around a bonfire led in worship by our Chapel Programs worship teams. Prior registration and payment required at www.biola.edu/sos. Bus transportation and a brown bag dinner are included with your ticket purchase.

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Tuesday August 23


Student Life Orientation

Student Life Orientation, Sutherland Auditorium (freshmen) and Calvary Chapel (transfers)
8:50 am - 10:30 am (Required for all new students)
Please bring your Student ID card to check in.

Part I: The Biola Community
What are the building blocks of the Biola Community experience? What purposes do the Community Standards fulfill in our living and learning together? What is my role and responsibility to Diversity within the Biola Community? In this session, we will seek to answer these questions and unpack the critical role that personal responsibility will play in your Biola experience.

Part II: Well-Connected: IT and Social Media at Biola
Most of us feel pretty comfortable with technology and social media. But how can we use them well? Join Anthony Valentino, Director of Tech Support, as he explains how you can make the most of the technology services and support options that Biola provides, from the wireless networks and Canvas to our friends at the IT Helpdesk. He will also discuss the social media platforms at Biola and provide great tips on meaningful engagement online.

Part III: Campus Safety
John Ojeisekhoba, the Chief of Campus Safety, will give some important and critical insights on how to ensure your safety while here at Biola and steps to take during certain kinds of major emergencies.

Student Life Workshops, Myers Classrooms, Business Bldg
10:40 am - 11:50 am (Required for all new students)
Special seminars presented by the SOS Staff and other Student Life groups to help you in your transition. Learn about the Biola community traditions, mission trips, student employment opportunities, and more from your student leaders. Workshop locations can be found on the handout you receive at Student Life Orientation (8:50 am).

Student-Athlete Welcome and Compliance Meeting, Calvary Chapel (Location Update: 7/25/16)
11:00 am - 12:30 pm (mandatory for all student-athletes)
Join the Athletics Department staff for a welcome and introduction to campus academic standards for eligibility and compliance. The meeting will train student-athletes to use our ARMS compliance software and submit required fall semester forms. We look forward to seeing everyone to kick-off a strong 2016-17 year of competition!

Commuter Student Hospitality House, Upper Student Union – The Collegium
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Off-Campus Students: You’re all invited to come relax and hang out in the Collegium in-between sessions!

✩ Lunch with Your Profs (Freshmen), Talbot East Andrews Banquet Room
✩ Lunch with Your Profs (Transfers), Cafe Banquet Room
12:00 pm – 12:55 pm

Come and enjoy a delicious lunch while getting to know some of the outstanding professors who will be teaching your classes. They’ll offer valuable insights into how to be successful during your time at Biola. Learn from their wisdom and ask your questions! Prior registration and payment required at www.biola.edu/sos. Space is limited!

Journalism & Integrated Media / Public Relations Student Welcome, Business 109
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Come discover all the ways to plug into the major, tips for academic advising, and activities you can participate in to make the most of your time while in the program. This is the perfect way to get a strong start to your time at Biola!

Mosaic Cultural Center Open House, Mosaic Cultural Center (Rose Hall)
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mandatory Meeting for New Cinema and Media Arts Students: A Strong Start - Share in the Vision, CMA Production Center
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mandatory Meeting for all Music Majors, Crowell Hall
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Music Majors will meet with their performance area faculty, ask questions, and meet other students in their specific major.
Composition: Dr. Denham, Room 101A
Voice: Dr. Robison, Room 122
Piano: Dr. Hung, Room 105
Strings: Mr. Owen, Ms. Larson, Recital Hall
Woodwind, Brass, & Percussion: Mr. Feller, Mr. Hulling, Room 124
Guitar: Jeff Askew, Worship Annex

Mandatory Meeting for all Music in Worship Majors, Worship Annex
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Worship majors will have the opportunity to meet worship professors, ask questions, learn more about their specific program within the Conservatory. This meeting is mandatory in addition to the performance area meetings that will take place directly beforehand from 1:00-3:00. Worship minors are also encouraged to attend.

SOS Class Tour, Check with your SOS Leader for location
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Not sure where your classes will be? You’ll want to meet up with your SOS Leader and SOS group for a fun and interactive tour. Be sure to have your class schedule handy so your SOS Leader can help you locate your classrooms.

✩ Academic Commencement Dinner, Tent at Fluor Fountain
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (“Sunday best” attire)
Tomorrow you will begin your academic journey in your own adventure of scholarship and excellence. Come celebrate your induction into higher education at Biola University by being a part of Biola’s Academic Commencement Dinner. A distinguished faculty member has been invited to come and share insights about your time here at Biola University and your SOS Student Directors will give you a window into their journeys as well. Prior registration and payment required at https://www.biola.edu/student-orientation.

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Wednesday August 24


Classes Begin

Commuter Collegium Open House, Upper Student Union
8:30 am - 7:00 pm (Collegium membership not needed until Mon, Aug 29)
Off-Campus Students! We’d love to have you join the Collegium. It’s a great place to make connections, store your lunch, and rest in between chapel and classes. For more information about membership, stop by or go to www.biola.edu/collegium. Note: Closed during Convocation.

Good Morning, Off-Campus Community! (GMOCC), Near Bell Tower
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Convocation, Chase Gymnasium
9:30 am - 10:20 am (Required for all new students)
Be sure to join the Biola community and President Barry H. Corey as we begin the school year, focusing our hearts and minds on God’s will for us as a community.


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Thursday August 25


Commuter Collegium Open House, Upper Student Union – The Collegium
8:30 am - 7:00 pm (Collegium membership not needed until Mon, Aug 29)
Come take a break between classes, store your lunch in the fridge, or use the microwaves! More info: www.biola.edu/collegium. And, to sign up for a commuter locker, stop by the Collegium front desk anytime!

✩ Transfer Student Dinner, Talbot East Andrews Banquet Room
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A complimentary catered dinner exclusively for transfer students. Come hear from current students about their journey transferring to Biola and get some insight on how to make the most of your Biola experience. Pre-registration required at https://www.biola.edu/student-orientation for this event.

Transfer Dessert Mixer, Sycamore Lawn
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
After dinner, come and join other new transfer students and current students for a relaxed time of fellowship and dessert.

Welcome Back All-Hall Meeting, Your Residence Hall
9:00 pm (or otherwise specified)
Meet with your Hall community and Residence Life Staff for an “All-Hall” gathering. Join us for a time of connection, celebration, and community building! Check with your RA or Hall Information Board for the exact meeting location.

Student Missionary Union Event, Fireside Pavilion
9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
More details TBA

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Friday August 26


Commuter Collegium Open House, Upper Student Union – The Collegium
8:30 am – 5:30 pm (Collegium membership not needed until Mon, Aug 29)
Extended hours today so you can hang out in the Collegium and then walk over to the Splash Event at 6:00 pm! For more information about Collegium membership, please stop by or go to www.biola.edu/collegium.

Lunch with Your SOS Group, Various Locations
12:00 noon (or otherwise specified)
Check with your SOS Leader to find the specific time and location for your Group lunch!

✩ Splash! & Dinner, SOS Group Location
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

You won’t want to miss the Friday night Splash event. You’ll be joining new and returning students at this Student Programming & Activities (SPA)-sponsored BIOLA TRADITION. It’s a great way to kick off your first weekend at Biola after classes have started. Your ticket includes dinner from In-N-Out, entrance into the Splash! water park, and a night of fun entertainment with your fellow Biolans. Please register and pay for this event at https://www.biola.edu/student-orientation. (Current students must sign a release of liability at the event.)

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Saturday August 27


Serve Day, Meet at Sutherland Auditorium
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Come and end this week by serving together. We will be assisting local churches and the community through yard work, painting, cleaning, and more! Join us for fun and fellowship as we serve the local community together. Please plan to arrive early as space is limited. Sponsored by Student Government Association (SGA).

Soul Group Info Night, Sutherland Auditorium
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Would you like to be part of a small group in a comfortable setting? Come and hear how you can be a part of this great opportunity. You’ll hear from students who have participated in Soul Groups this past year as well as SOS Leaders that will be leading Soul Groups this fall semester. Bring a friend!

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Coming Soon!


Wednesday, August 31

Ministry Festival, SUB/Cafe Walkway
Time TBA

Thursday, September 1

Veterans BBQ Lunch, Middle SUB Patio - Free
Noon

Come meet current and incoming Biola Veterans and get connected at Biola! Come and go as you need… Enjoy free hamburgers and barbecued chicken, baked beans, corn on the cob, cookies, and great fellowship. All present and former military personnel are invited--undergrad and grad, residential and off-campus students. Questions? commuter.life@biola.edu

Wednesday, September 7

Clubs Fair, SUB/Cafe Walkway
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Thursday, September 8

Nationball, Chase Gymnasium
10:00 pm - midnight

It's the biggest battle of the year as you join your fellow Biolans and participate in a giant dodgeball game, living area against living area. Please meet at 9:30pm in your dorm lobbies (Off Campus Community, including Block apartments, Bluff and Thompson Hall meet outside Common Grounds) to sign a liability release waiver and get your wristband before entering the gym. Participants under 18 must get a guardian's signature.

Thursday, October 6

Welcome Week Reunion, Fireside Pavilion
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Save the date! We’ll be getting together after a month to reconnect and have some fun!