Information for Incoming Students
We are so glad that you chosen Biola and are excited you have the opportunity to live on campus. We believe that living in a residence hall on campus has many benefits beyond just how close it puts you to class. You are living with peers, learning from each other, and having opportunities to experience close Christian community in ways most people don't have.
Students under age 20 are required either to live on campus or commute from their parents' home.
How to Request to Commute from Home
If you are under age 20 and would like to commute from home, please complete the Request to Commute application.
How to Apply for Housing
Priority Deadline is May 1, 2015.
How to Request a Roommate
Until May 10, 2015.
After completing your Housing Application, you can request by name a specific roommate from other Incoming Students who have completed their Housing Application.
Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Housing Assignments
- Priority Housing Assignments are given to students who apply before May 1 (NATIONAL DEADLINE FOR ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT!)
- Any remaining openings will be given to students who apply after May 2
Housing Assignments will be available on MyBiola>Student>MyHousing>Overview:
- For students who apply for Housing on or before May 1: available mid June
- For students who apply after May 1: available late June
Spring 2015 Check-In
Housing Move-in/Check-in for Spring 2015 is Tuesday, January 20 through Monday, January 26 (12:oopm). See the check-in page for check-in locations and hours.
Check out the Campus Map for help in navigating to your Hall on Check-in Day.
The Student Orientation Services website has information about New Student Orientation week, including a schedule of activities and events. Check out what exciting things are happening as we welcome you to Biola this Fall!
You can have your Biola Student ID made at the Student Services building. Be sure to bring a government-issued photo ID with you.
Frequently Asked Questions for Incoming Students
- Cost of Biola Housing
- Cost of Meal Plans
- Packing List [PDF]
- Provided Room Furniture (see each Hall's page for additional ammenities)
- Student Mailbox and Address information. Find your mailbox number a few days before check-in on MyBiola>Student>MyHousing>Overview.
- Bed Heights Reference
- Provided Applicances for Apartments
- Information about Your Residence Hall or Apartment
- Permitted and Prohibited Personal Appliances (Fridges, TVs, etc.)
- Rules on Electric Extension Cords
- Prohibited Personal Items
- On-Campus Parking
- Parking Off-Campus
- Mail: mailboxes are assigned after students pay their down-payment for Fall's Student Account charges in mid-August. Before then, students can send packages to the Biola address with their full name and the words "NEW STUDENT" instead of a box number.
Insurance for Personal Belongings
Biola University is not responsible for damage to or loss of personal belongings in University Housing, which are a result of fire, wind, water, insects, rodents, vandalism, or theft. When damage or loss is reported, the University will take reasonable steps to attempt to resolve the problem, but residents are solely responsible for all personal belongings.
Residents are encouraged to make sure personal belongings are covered by their parent's homeowners policy or a renter's insurance policy. The Biola Housing Department also encourages commuter student's residing off-campus (non-Biola Housing) to obtain homeowner's or renter's insurance to protect oneself against unforeseen circumstances.