So you’ve been accepted to Biola. Congratulations!
What’s next? It’s decision time, and we want to help you make that decision. On Sunday, March 22 to Monday, March 23, we'll be hosting a day specifically for students like you, that have submitted their application and have been accepted to Biola! We want to provide you with an opportunity to get your final questions answered, meet with Academic Departments, take one last tour around campus, catch a glimpse of your favorite dorms, and much, much more. You can stop by The Collegium if you’re planning on living off campus. You can go to a Q & A Session with Biola’s renowned Torrey Honors Institute. You can even go to Chapel and attend classes.
If you decide you want to come to Biola, you can submit your enrollment deposit the day of the event! Once you’ve submitted, you can even get your Biola Student ID Card printed to take home with you (make sure to bring a valid government ID). Top it off with your favorite piece of Biola apparel from the bookstore and consider yourself one of us! We want to help you get your questions answered and event will do just that.
Grab some Biola gear of your own at the Biola Bookstore! Don't forget to use the 20% off coupon in your folder! Store Hours: Monday, 8:30 am – 7:00 pm.
See Class List provided in your folder
If visiting classes is a priority for you, check out our extensive list of classes in your folder! All of the classes on the list have been approved by professors. Please arrive on time, but feel free to leave early if there's something else you'd like to do.
Right side of Metzger Hall, open on Monday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm
Have lingering questions after the Financial Aid Session this morning? Our Financial Aid Office will be open all afternoon for you to stop in and ask questions. If you don’t get a chance today, feel free to drop by the office or call during normal business hours, Mon-Thur 8:00-4:30 and Fri 10:30-4:30.
Student Services Building, anytime before 4:30 pm on Monday
If you've already submitted your enrollment deposit (or if you submit it today!), head to Student Services and get your Student ID Card printed! They'll be open for you to stop by anytime between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Please bring a valid government issued ID with you to get your card. If you submit your deposit the day of the event, you will need to bring the receipt that shows this transaction.
Lower Metzger, anytime on Monday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm
If you have questions regarding which types of payment plans are available to Biola students, Accounting can talk you through your options. Stop by for a walk-in appointment.
The Collegium, Monday between 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Come by the Collegium, Biola’s beautiful home-away-from-home for our off-campus students. Tours available and refreshments served between 1:30 and 4:30. Stop by the Collegium reception desk in the Upper Student Union Building to sign in and receive your guest pass. Note: All students under the age of 20, and not living with their parents or guardian on the first day of fall classes are required to live on campus.
Top Level of the Library, on Monday from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Learning Center exists to provide students with assistant in achieving and maintaining an adequate level of academic proficiency in order to be successful within Biola University’s competitive and rigorous intellectual environment. They help with tutoring, college study skills and disability services. Stop by if you have questions!
At your leisure...
Grab a cup of coffee at Common Grounds, our on campus coffee shop, and put your feet up at our outdoor fireplace.
To schedule a vocal or instrumental audition, please contact Lori Fulton in The Conservatory of Music office at (562)903-4892. Auditions are for students who wish to major or minor in music or are interested in being part of a Biola ensemble.
If you are interested in intercollegiate athletics, please visit our Biola Athletics Website. On the left hand side of the page there is a link that says recruiting. Here, you can fill out a recruiting form that will be delivered to the head coach of your sport, as well as find contact information.
Students are invited to stay on campus and get the real college experience in one of Biola's residence halls. Students who have friends that are also attending the event can indicate this on the registration page. Students who would like to stay with a current Biola student that they know need to make these arrangements on their own. Please contact the Biola student and work out the details with them before Admitted Student weekend.
Parents and any additional guests are encouraged to stay at one of several local hotels, some of which offer a special rate for Biola visitors.
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Haven’t had a chance to get a look at Biola’s campus? Hop on a campus tour to get the lay of the land.
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Get a glimpse at the delicious food you get to eat as a student here at Biola!
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Want to take a peek at some of the dorm options that you would have as a student? Take a tour of a few of our on campus housing options.
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Join current students in experiencing one of Biola’s all worship chapels.
8:00 - 9:00 pm
Fireside Hang Out
Come together to enjoy a night of student performances, coffee & treats!
9:00 - 10:00 pm
Throughout this event, we would like you to be able to decide what’s important for you to see or experience at Biola. There are lots of options for you to choose from, but ultimately, we hope your questions are answered throughout the day at these sessions, open houses, and appointments!
7:30 - 8:45 am
Early Bird Campus Tour
8:00 - 8:45 am
8:45 - 10:00 am
What's Next? Information Session
We will take time to help you understand your estimated award letter, show you how to confirm your financial aid package and talk through the next steps at Biola including housing, class registration and orientation information.
10:15 - 11:00 am
You are invited to a catered lunch, where you will hear from one of our own beloved professors and the Vice President of Student Development and University Planning, Dr. Chris Grace.
11:30 - 12:30 pm
Meet Your Major: Department Open House
Some Major Departments will be hosting an Open House for you to come and see the facilities as well as ask any questions that you may have. See the Department Open House Map for locations.
12:30 - 1:15 pm
Admissions Counselor Appointments
You can sign-up at the Admissions Desk in Metzger Hall beginning at 8:00 am. These are on a first-come, first-served basis.
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Scholarship Reception (Invitation Only)
Talbot Banquet Room
Trustee’s, President’s, and Provost’s scholars are invited to hear from a current scholarship recipient as well as Biola’s Provost, Dr. David Nystrom. Dessert will be provided!
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Campus Tours at: 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 pm
Dorm Tours at: 2:30 and 3:30 pm
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Torrey Honors Information Sessoin
Talbot East Banquet Room
Join Torrey faculty and students to learn more about the Torrey Honors Institute. All are welcome- whether you’ve been accepted to the program, you’re application is pending, or you are interested in applying!
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Metzger Board Conference Room
Have some last minute questions about your journey in transferring to Biola? Let us help you answer those. Meet with the Transfer team, and talk through your questions!
3:00 - 4:00 pm