Horton Hall South

Staff

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Debbie Wyatt

Resident Director

Office Phone: x6998

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].

-Debbie

Quick Facts

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.

Community Snapshot

  • Male & Female
  • 414 Residents (total)
  • 5 Stories
  • 8 Resident Advisors
  • 1 Kitchen
  • Washers/Dryers
  • Built 2005
  • 1 Community Lobby per Floor
  • Standard Rooms
  • Community Restrooms

About Horton

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.


Amenities

Hall Amenities

  • Multiple Community Lobbies
  • Air Conditioning
  • Nearby Parking
  • Heating
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • TV in Lounge
  • Community Kitchen
  • Elbow Lounges per Floor
  • Kitchenettes per Floor
  • Bike Racks
  • Outdoor BBQ Grills
  • Outdoor Courtyard
  • Nearby On-Campus Dining
  • Central to Campus
  • Permanent Triple Corner Rooms
  • Pool Table
  • 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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Community Life

What Residents are Saying

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.

-Noah S.

For my floor personally, Mock Rock makes second semester a highly anticipated time of the year. I seriously love it.

-Daniel D.

Hall Traditions

  • Mosaic Masquerade
  • Mock Rock
  • Nationball
  • Men of Honor Floor, Mock Rock 2013 Winners

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.

-Noah S.


Nationball photos courtesy Melanie Kim/THE CHIMES.