Step by Step Guide

  1. Read the residency website in its entirety

  2. Book your travel — use your syllabus or the track schedule to confirm dates you need to attend

  3. Request your Biola housing by April 15

  4. Reserve your meal plan by May 29

  5. Reserve transportation to and from the airport (if needed)

  6. Join our Residency 2017 community group on Facebook


Summer Residency 2017

Dates: June 11–24, 2017

Students who are enrolled in any Three-Part Hybrid Summer Residency class (listed below) should plan on attending the Summer Residency.

Please contact your Academic Advisor (Laura Walton — last names beginning with A–K or Megan Stricklin — last names beginning with L–Z) for further clarification.

Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics (MACA)

Track One

  • Ethics: June 12–14
  • Cultural Apologetics: June 15–17
  • In Defense of the Resurrection: June 19–21
  • Why God Allows Evil: June 22–24
  • Survey of Apologetics Topics and Spiritual Formation: 12–15 and 19–22 (evenings)

Track Two

  • Scripture: Authority, Canon and Criticism: June 12–14
  • Essential Christian Doctrine I: June 15–17
  • Essential Christian Doctrine II: June 19–21
  • Philosophy of Religion/Scientific Apologetics: June 22–24
  • Survey of Apologetics Topics and Spiritual Formation: 12–15 and 19–22 (evenings)

Master of Arts in Science and Religion

Track One

  • Authority of Scriptural Traditions: June 12–14
  • Historical Perspectives in Science and Religion: June 15–17
  • Darwin, Evolution and Design: June 19–21
  • Metaphysics and Epistemology: June 22–24

Track Two

  • Modern Physics, Cosmology and Design: June 12–14
  • Christian Thought I: June 15–17
  • Christian Thought II: June 19–21
  • Philosophy and Theology of Science: June 22–24
  • Intelligent Design Seminar: 12–15 and 19–22 (evenings)



Your housing request must be submitted by Friday, April 15. Please fill out the housing request form here.

If you would like to attend with your family, please fill out the family housing application.

If you would prefer accommodations at local hotels, nearby recommendations are available here.

Read more information on housing here.



A variety of meal plan options for on-campus dining are also available. To reserve a meal plan, please use the Biola Auxiliary Services: Summer Meal Plan Form.

Read more information on dining here.


Airport and Shuttle Transportation

Recommended Airports:

LAX — Los Angeles International Airport

SNA — John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana, Orange County

LGB — Long Beach Airport

Shuttle Options:

Shuttle companies are available to take you from all major airports to campus.

We encourage students to consider connecting with their classmates regarding ride/shuttle sharing. In previous years, the Residency Facebook group has served as a great space to coordinate this.

Read more information on travel here.

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