Department of Commuter Life
Welcome Off-Campus Community!
Did you know that more than one-third of our undergraduate population lives off campus? That's 1400+ students! Biolans commute from locations all over SoCal.
The Department of Commuter Life serves Biola's off-campus students via Off-Campus Housing Services, Good Morning OCC!, Commuter Lockers, All-Commuter Events, The Collegium and more!
Comprised of a Director, Associate Director, five Commuter Life Assistants, and numerous Collegium Leadership Staff, we work as a team to connect you into the Biola community and to vital campus resources. We want to help you thrive spiritually, emotionally, and academically, and for you to feel at home in the Biola community!
We’re Here To:
Connect You to People
Connect You to Resources
Connect You to Campus Events
Connect You to Leadership Opportunities
Connect You to Community!
Biola Commuter Life - Every Commuter Connected!
2013-2014 Collegium Memberships Now Available
Collegium Memberships for the 2013-2014 school year are $60/semester or $100 for the full-year. You can bill the membership directly to your student account (and then pay off your account via financial aid, student loans, or credit card), or by cash or check. The small membership fee per semester allows us to plan great events (read: delish food and good times), pay staff to purchase discounted food for you to purchase at the Food Bar, and provides a great staff team that not only cares for you but also takes care of our incredible 'home.'
We'd love to have YOU as a part of the community! If you have any questions, just ask! email@example.com or 562-777-4070.
To join the community, please download and fill out both forms, below, and turn them in to Commuter Life, or stop by the front desk of the Collegium (Upper Student Union) during Orientation or the first week of school!
Commuter Life Staff Applications Now Available
There are presently two types of positions available to choose from!
1. OCC (Off-Campus Community) Assistants - Paid Student Leadership Positions (New this Year!)
2. Collegium Leadership Staff - Volunteer leadership positions featuring a complementary Collegium membership
♦ Collegium Leadership Staff Online Application
Due Dates and Hiring Timeline:
---> Collegium Leadership Staff applications are due June 30. We will be interviewing candidates starting July 15.
---> OCC Assistant applications are due July 15.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can reserve your Commuter Locker at the front desk of the Collegium (in the Upper SUB) during Business Hours, starting the first day of Fall Semester, August 28. (Mon-Thurs, 8:30-7, Fri, 8:30-5) Lockers are $10 per semester ($20 for two semesters) and can be paid for via cash or check. Please make checks payable to "Biola University." Thank you!
Save with "Student Dollars"
If you don't have a meal plan you can still save 10% off your on-campus food purchases. How? Add money to your I.D. card (on my.biola.edu or at any cash register throughout campus,) and then use your I.D. card to pay for all on-campus food purchases. You'll receive 10% off each item. "Student Dollars" never expire, so you can continue using them from semester to semester as long as you're a student. (Whereas, "flex points" that come with your meal plan do expire each semester.)
All vehicles parked on Biola property must be registered with the Campus Safety department, and must display a valid Biola parking permit at all times. For each vehicle you plan to park on campus, you must display a parking permit, which is to be obtained after you pay the Student Parking Fee of $120. Parking permits may be obtained at the Campus Safety Office during business hours (M-F, 8am-4:30pm). Permits will not be mailed.
For all-campus announcements and announcements that pertain to the entire OCC (Off-Campus Community,) please check the Personal Announcements channel on mybiola.edu or look for "OCC" announcements in your Biola inbox!