University Day is a two-day event 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.
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.
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 University Day 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.
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.
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.
We are currently hard at work setting up the schedule for University Day 2014. Please stay tuned to this page for updates.