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.


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 emailed to Incoming Students and will also be available on MyBiola>Student>MyHousing>Overview:

  • For students who apply for Housing on or before May 1: Mon. June 15
  • For students who apply after May 1: assigned on a rolling basis late June through August

Scroll to the bottom of the page for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)!


Fall Check-In/Move-In Details

Incoming Residents can check-in starting Friday, August 21* between 8:00am-7:00pm. (Incoming Residents attending Bible Bridge, Smart Start, Torrey Orientation, or Global Student Orientation will be sent instructions by those departments regarding their early arrival move-in dates.)

In order to avoid major traffic (and hallway) congestion, we recommend you check-in at your residence hall during the following suggested times based on what floor you are living on:

Floors 2 & 4: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Floors 1, 3, & 5: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

All Floors: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Check-In Instructions:

Parking permits are issued Monday, August 24.  You will not need to display a parking permit until Wednesday, August 26 to park on campus.

Lower Campus (Hart, Stewart, and Hope Halls):

  1. Drive onto campus from Biola Ave. entrance. 
  2. Parking in Temporary Unloading Parking nearest your residence hall in Lot G.
  3. Check-in to your residence hall with your Residence Life Staff (bring a valid Biola or Government-issued ID with you).
  4. Unload your vehicle.
  5. Move your car to long-term parking in Parking Structure S (between the baseball and soccer fields).
  6. Return to your room and move-in/unpack.

Upper Campus (Alpha, Blackstone, Horton, and Sigma):

  1. Drive onto campus from La Mirada Blvd. entrance. 
  2. Parking in Temporary Unloading Parking nearest your residence hall in Lot L and the lower levels of Parking Structure K.
  3. Check-in to your residence hall with your Residence Life Staff (bring a valid Biola or Government-issued ID with you).
  4. Unload your vehicle.
  5. Move your car to long-term parking in the upper levels of Parking Structure K, Lot M, N, or R (below the soccer field).
  6. Return to your room and move-in/unpack.

Campus Map: Download a printable map here

Meal Plans: Start Friday, August 21.


Residence Requirement

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.

Request to Commute from Home


How to Apply for Housing

Priority Deadline is May 1, 2015.  Late Applicants after May 2 will still be housed!

How to Apply for Housing


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.

How to Request a Roommate


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


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.

 

 

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13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639
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