University Day

November 9 & November 10, 2014

University Day is a two-day event, Sunday to Monday, where students and parents have the chance to explore different parts of the Biola community. You'll spend time checking out classes, meeting and chatting with students and faculty, worshiping at chapel, and touring the campus. The event also includes Admissions and Financial Aid sessions loaded with information including an open time for Q & A. Our desire is to help you get your questions answered, so that you can more adequately navigate through this vast college decision process!

The fee for University Day is $25 per student and $20 per parent/adult, payable online through the registration link. This fee covers all portions of the event, including dinner on Sunday night and breakfast and lunch on Monday, as well as an overnight stay and t-shirt for each student.


Thank you for your interest in University Day. Registration will open approximately six weeks before the event date. Please make sure to register early. In the meantime, feel free to schedule a visit with our Admissions department for a guided tour of our campus. If at any time you have questions, please call 1-800-OK-BIOLA.


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How many people attend University Day?

    University Day is our biggest event of the year. Last year there were 800 total attendees, 470 students and 330 parents. Because of the large number of guests on campus, it is difficult to for us to accommodate specific requests at this event. We will do everything we can to meet your needs, however, if you are looking for a more personalized experience, feel free to schedule an individual visit on another day. 

  • What Are my Housing options?

    We have reached capacity for overnight housing. You are still welcome to register for this event, however, we are unable to accommodate overnight stays on campus.

    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.

  • What Should I Bring?

    • Completed release and medical consent form, emailed to you upon registration
    • Sleeping bag and pillow
    • Sleeping pad (if you have one); you will be sleeping on the floor and this would be helpful
    • Towel
    • Toiletries
    • A little extra cash to pick up some Biola gear at the bookstore! 
  • What If I Want a Music Audition or Athletics Tryout?

    To schedule a vocal or instrumental audition, please contact the Music Office at (562) 903-4892. Auditions are for junior, senior, or transfer 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.

  • What Events Are There for Parents?

    Parents may find the following events especially interesting:

    • Parent Banquet: Take the opportunity to meet other prospective parents, as well as hear from parents who currently have students attending Biola and one of our own Biola Faculty, all while enjoying a delicious dinner.

    • Financial Aid Seminar: Information about the financial aid process will be addressed, and there will be a time at the end of the session for you to ask specific questions.

    • Academic Luncheon: Interact personally with faculty and current students from various majors over a buffet style lunch.

    • Parent Panel: Representatives from departments such as Student Affairs, Residence Life, Campus Safety and Academic Advising will introduce themselves and field questions.

University Day Schedule


Torrey Honors Tea & Info Session
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Talbot East Banquet Room
Hosted by Torrey Honors Institute
(by prior reservation only)

Event & Housing Check-in
2:30 – 4:15 pm
Fluor Fountain

Campus Tours
Every 5 minutes from 2:30 – 3:45 pm
Departs from Fluor Fountain
Spanish tour available upon request

Welcome & Kick-off Session
4:30 – 5:20 pm
Sutherland Auditorium

Student Dinner
5:30 – 6:50 pm

Parent Banquet
5:30 – 6:50 pm
Chase Gymnasium

Freshman Session & Financial Aid Information
7:00 – 7:50 pm
Sutherland Auditorium

Transfer Process Session & Financial Aid Information
7:00 – 7:50 pm
Metzger Board Dining Room

8:00 – 9:00 pm
Chase Gymnasium

Student Showcase & Dessert
9:15 – 10:45 pm
Sutherland Auditorium
(this event is intended for students only)

Midnight Madness
11:10 pm – 12:30 am
Chase Gymnasium
(this event is intended for students only)


Class Visitation
All Day
See Program for Times and Locations

7:00 – 9:30 am

Late Check-In & Info. Table
8:00 – 9:15 am
Fluor Fountain

Chapel: President Barry Corey
9:25 – 10:20 am
Chase Gymnasium

The Biola Fair
10:30 – 11:45 am
Sutherland Way

Academic Luncheon
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Chase Gymnasium

Res Life/Student Information Panel
1:10 – 2:00 pm
Metzger Lehman Dining Room

Parent Information Panel
1:10 – 2:00 pm
Café Banquet Room

Home School Panel
2:30 – 3:45 pm
Café Banquet Room

Counselor Appointments
2:00 – 4:00 pm 
Metzger Hall Lobby
For Seniors on a first-come, first serve basis

Campus & Dorm Tours
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Depart from Metzger Hall every 30 minutes


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