Undergrad Orientation


We are excited you have chosen to be part of our community in pursuit of your higher education. Here in Global Student Programs and Development (GSPD), we hope to make your transition to Biola University as smooth as possible. Therefore, we are providing a free Global Student Orientation for all global students. At this orientation you will meet faculty, staff and other global students, spend some quality time in and around Biola university, and get prepared to engage with others in the Biola community. Please note- This orientation is required for all new global students. 

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Orientation Schedule  


Date/Time

Event

Location

 Monday 8/18

   
11am-5pm

Welcome! When you arrive on campus, come directly to the Mosaic Center. We will greet you there with snacks and drinks. Then another global student leader will help you get your ID card and check into housing. 

Mosaic Cultural Center

Tuesday 8/19

   

 8am-9am

Registration and breakfast  Cafe Banquet Room

 9am-9:45am

Opening session Cafe Banquet Room
 9:45am-10am

Break

 
10am-11am Small Group Session 1 Cafe Banquet Room

11am-12pm

Campus Tour  
12pm Barbeque Lunch Fireplace
1:30pm-3pm Campus Challenge Activity in small groups  
3pm-5pm Break (with a few off campus options)

 

5pm-8:30pm Off campus experience with dinner and shopping Off campus

Wednesday 8/20

   
 8am-9am Registration and Breakfast Cafe Banquet Room
9am-10am

Group Split:

F-1 Visa Student Session

US Global Student Session

 

Cafe Banquet Room

Fireplace

10:30am-7:30pm LA Trip: Santa Monica shopping, the beach, FUN! Various

Thursday 8/21

   

8am-9am

Registration and Breakfast  Cafe Banquet Room

9am-9:45am

Global Worship and Prayer Cafe Banquet Room
10am-11am Small Group Session 2 Cafe Banquet Room
11am-12pm Small Group Activity TBD
12pm Lunch Dining Hall
1:30pm-4pm Explorations: an off-campus activity Off campus
5pm-6:30pm Dinner in the Dining Hall Dining Hall
6:30pm-7:30pm Final Session  Cafe Banquet Room
7:30pm-9:30pm Game Night Collegium

Friday 8/22

 

 

10am-11am

Global Parent Q & A

Talbot East, Room 113

11:30am-1pm

Luncheon

Andrews Banquet Room

7:30pm-8:30pm

All University Welcome

Metzger Lawn

8:30pm-10:30pm

All Biola Target Night

TBD

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Biola University
13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639
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