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

M.A. in Intercultural Studies and Doctoral Students

Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022

Time: 4 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Location: Zoom

Please contact Patti Colombo at 562-944-3051 Ext. 5740 or if you have any questions.


Crowell School of Business

MBA, MM and MALI Orientation

A fully online Canvas Orientation course will be sent out to enrolled students, prior to the beginning of classes.

Location: Virtual

Please contact the Crowell School of Business at (562) 777-4015 or for more information.

MPAcc Orientation

Date: Monday, January 10, 2022

Time: 5:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Location: Virtual

An online spring orientation will be held for Spring 2022 students. 

Please contact Amanda Oakes at 562-944-0351 x 5198 or for more information.


Rosemead School of Psychology

Rosemead School of Psychology admits new PsyD and PhD students each Fall semester. Incoming doctoral students will be invited to our Fall Orientation events scheduled for August 2022. These events will be wonderful opportunities for students to meet their cohort and other current Rosemead students, faculty, and staff. 

Please contact Rachel Butag at or (562) 903-4867 for more information.


School of Education


Date: Friday, January 14, 2022
Time: 5–6:30 p.m.

All new graduate students are invited to an in-person welcome reception in the Sutherland Buss Courtyard. Save the date now on your calendar and plan to attend. It is a chance to meet your professors and classmates. We understand that many of our students live outside the local area, but we enjoy meeting as many of you in person that we can. Students need to email by January 7, 2022, if they plan to attend.

The School of Education Online Orientation (SEOO) is set up as a mandatory Canvas course for MAT, MAEd, and MS students. Students will be sent this link at the beginning of the Spring 2022 semester.

Academic Advising

Academic advising for Spring 2022 registration for the School of Education will be done by individual appointment from October 11 through December 11, 2021. Please call (562) 903-4843 and schedule a telephone, virtual, or in-person appointment with either Melinda Soto or Mackenzie Ahmadinia. It is advised that students be able to access the School of Education website during telephone appointments. The School of Education office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New 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.


Talbot School of Theology

Talbot New Student Banquet

Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022

Time: 6–9 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Location: Andrews Banquet Room, Talbot East building

Please join Biola’s President, Dr. Barry H. Corey, and Talbot’s Dean, Dr. Clinton E. Arnold, for a special evening. 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!

RSVP for the New Student Banquet


International Students

Graduate Student Orientation

Join us this semester for an in person, Graduate Global Student Orientation meant to better equip you for life and studies at Biola.

In-Person Orientation, January 6, 2022

Join GSPD from 1-5pm for an orientation designed to help transition global students to Biola’s campus, culture and community. Please sign up for orientation if you plan on attending.

Next Steps

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