Graduate School Student Orientation

New to a Biola University graduate program? Find your school below to read more about getting oriented into the community! The following information will guide you through academic advising, beginning classes, orientation activities and more.

Cook School of Intercultural Studies


Cook School of Intercultural Studies Orientation

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021

Time: 4–5 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Platform: Zoom

An online orientation will be occurring on Thursday, January 21 at 4 p.m. The Zoom link will be emailed to all confirmed students prior to the event. Please contact John Marriott at robert.j.marriott@biola.edu or 562-944-0351 ext. 5695 if you have any questions.

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Crowell School of Business


MBA & MM Orientation

A fully online Canvas orientation will be sent to confirmed students. Please contact Kayley Allen at (562) 777-4015 or kayley.allen@biola.edu for more information.
 

MPAcc Orientation

Date: Monday, January 25, 2021

Time: 5 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Platform: Zoom

An online orientation will be occurring on Monday, January 25 at 5 p.m. (Pacific time). The zoom link will be emailed to all confirmed students. Please contact Amanda Oakes at 562-944-0351 x 5198 or amanda.oakes@biola.edu for more information.

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School of Education


Orientation

All School of Education graduate students will be required to complete a mandatory Canvas course on orientation during the early part of the spring semester.


Academic Advising

Academic advising for online registration for the School of Education will be done by individual appointment. Please call (562) 903-4843 and schedule an appointment with either Melinda Soto or Mackenzie Ahmadinia. Office hours for the School of Education during spring and fall semesters are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the summer we close at noon on Fridays.

Incoming students must meet with an academic advisor before registering for classes online. Meeting with an advisor is optional for transitioning students who have already taken credential courses as an undergraduate at Biola. Telephone appointments will be available, during which students will be required to access the School of Education website.

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Talbot School of Theology


Talbot New Student Banquet

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021

Time: 7–8 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Location: Zoom (Please email talbot.receptionist@biola.edu for the Zoom link and password)

Please join Biola’s President, Dr. Barry Corey, and Talbot’s Dean, Dr. Clinton E. Arnold, for a special virtual welcome event on Zoom. You’ll have an opportunity to interact with some of our Talbot faculty, meet our Associated Students Officers, and connect with other new Talbot students. We look forward to meeting you!

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International Students


Graduate Student Orientation

Join us at the Spring 2021 New Global Student Orientation on Thursday, January 21. There are two options to attend: 10–11 a.m. (PST) or 6:30–7:30 p.m. (PST). Please email globalstudentservices@biola.edu to register and with any additional questions you may have.

Next Steps

  1. View the Global Graduate Student Orientation Schedule
  2. Sign up for your School/Department Orientation
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