Veteran Center for Military Affiliated Students
The Biola Veteran Center for Military Affiliated Students, located in the Upper Student Union, is designed to provide a place for rest, camaraderie and productivity. The center is equipped with computers, a printer, fridge, eating area, smart tv and central meeting area, providing a welcoming and functional environment for veterans and military affiliated students. Although the physical Vet Center is not currently open, we are proud to offer a Virtual Vet Center including online staffing hours, student Veteran connection events. Hours of operation will be posted here soon.
New Student Veteran Orientation
Orientation is for all present and former military personnel and is designed to promote a successful start to your academic journey at Biola. Orientation is being offered remotely and you will learn about resources available to you including student services, financial aid, student activities and campus life. You will also have an
introduction to the thriving Veteran community and learn about the different opportunities for you to be able to connect. All new student Veterans will receive an invitation to VMAS 101 - Student Veteran Orientation Canvas Course.
Veteran Community Lunches
Veteran Community Lunches happen approximately three to four times each semester, and are designed to offer our student veterans an opportunity to connect with each other, meet key administrators and faculty and to learn about upcoming resources offered by Military Affiliated Student Programs. We look forward to continuing these lunches when we are able to resume in-person on campus.
Veterans Day Chapel and Family Reception
Veterans Day Chapel was initiated for student veterans to share their stories, bring awareness to the greater Biola community and celebrate the diversity that student veterans bring to our campus. We are pleased to continue to offer Veterans Day Chapel again this year online the week of November 9.
Take a look at a few of the previous years Veterans Day Chapels:
Biola Veteran Association - BVA
The Biola Veteran Association (BVA), a student run chapter of Student Veterans of America, serves as a source of support, representation and camaraderie for all Veterans and Service members at Biola. In addition, the BVA seeks to cultivate mutual relational connections and educational outreach to the Biola community at large.
Military Affiliated Students
There are over 150 military affiliated students at Biola University! Your transition to Biola may be the latest in a long line of transitions you have already experienced. Resilience and flexibility are hallmarks of those from military families. We welcome you to the Biola Community!
If you have a loved one currently serving or who has served in the U.S. Military, we encourage you to attend the upcoming connection lunch. More information to come.
Challenge Coins and Honor Cords
In recognition of your service to our country and of your educational journey at Biola, Veteran and Military Affiliated Student Programs would like to gift all current Student Veterans with a Biola Veteran Challenge Coin.
Also, if you are graduating this semester, we would like to present you with an Honor Cord to wear during your graduation ceremony in recognition and appreciation for your service.