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"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
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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
Nationball photo courtesy Jenny Oetzell/THE CHIMES.