Welcome to Biola University! We are excited you have chosen to be part of our community! Here in Global Student Programs and Development, we hope to make your transition to Biola University as smooth as possible. In order to do so, as a new undergraduate student we ask that you complete the following steps:


Make note of the Global Student Orientation schedule, as well as the SOS Schedule. Your presence is required at both of these! Please sign up for Global Student Orientation by: August 1, 2014

  • Global Student Orientation- August 18-22, 2014  
  • SOS- August 22- 30, 2014


Because you are a global student you can request to move into your room on Monday, August 18, 2014. This opportunity to move in early is only available for those global students who will be attending Global Student Orientation. If for any reason you are not attending Global Student Orientation, then you cannot move in until August 22, 2014.

Please complete your Housing Application to request Biola Housing by July 15, 2014. If you need instructions on how to complete the application, you can find that information on the Biola Housing website: http://studentlife.biola.edu/campuslife-housing/housing/.  


Make your travel arrangements to fly into LAX. We can assist you in your traveling from LAX to Biola if you fly into LAX on Monday, August 18, 2014. We will have a volunteer pick you up at the airport and bring you to Biola. When you sign up for orientation, please make sure to include your pick-up request.

If you arrive in California at an earlier date and need a hotel, Biola recommends these local accomodations: http://undergrad.biola.edu/tour/accommodations/


Once you are here, we have so many opportunities for you to get involved. Click here to find out more.

Any questions?  

Please do not hesitate to contact us: globalstudentservices@biola.edu

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13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639