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Meeting one on one with students and getting to know who they are, what's taking place in their lives, and helping discover where they're headed [is my ministry].
Built in 2005, North Horton is staffed by 8 RAs, under the supervision of Resident Director Kyle Wormser. Horton is a traditional 'dorm-style' hall with community restrooms. The main lobby/lounge is a two-story atrium. There is a centralized laundry room in the basement, and a large basement kitchen with a lounge area and pool table.
Built in 2005, Horton Hall is the newest and second-largest residence hall on campus, and is treated as two communities: the north end is known as North Horton, and the south end as South Horton, each with its own RD and staff of RAs. It replaced the original Horton Hall, built in 1958, and is named for T.C. Horton, a pastor, author, colleague of Lyman Stewart, and co-founder of Biola.
Horton is close to the center of campus, with especially easy access to the music, athletic, and cafeteria facilities. Horton is co-ed, with male and female students living in separate sections of the building, while sharing the lobbies, kitchens, and laundry facilities.
Horton 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.
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.
I transferred in and was planning on living in the apartments or somewhere else off campus, but requested living in a couple dorms as well. I ended up getting placed in Horton and was super stoked that's how it all worked out. Being able to be a part of the Biola community in a dorm context is an opportunity you won't really have after college and I'm more than thankful to have been able to be a part of that experience.
For my floor personally, Mock Rock makes second semester a highly anticipated time of the year. I seriously love it.
Mosaic Masquerade - Every spring, the men’s floor, Mosaic, throws an all-campus masquerade where residents elaborately decorate their rooms and provide fun food and games!
Such an amazing event to be a part of. Loved coming together with the guys on my floor to plan and put on an event for the whole school. Although it was crazy time consuming, it was such a blast to get to know the guys better on the floor and see our vision come together and presented to the school.
Nationball photos courtesy Melanie Kim/THE CHIMES.