Housing Handbook 2016-2017

Academic Year/Contract Year:

For the purposes of Housing the 2016-2017 Academic Year, which is also the Contract Year, begins on Fall Opening Day, Friday, August 19, 2016 and runs through the day of Spring Commencement, Friday, May 26, 2017, excluding Christmas Break (Saturday, December 17, 2016 through Saturday, December 31, 2016). Summer Housing (May 27 – August 17, 2017) is contracted separately.

For the purposes of Food Service, the Contract Year includes the Fall (August 19 – December 16, 2016) and Spring (January 23 – May 26, 2017) semesters. Interterm (January 3-22, 2017) and Summer (May 27 - August 17, 2017) are contracted separately.

1. Important Dates & Phone Numbers

Fall Deposit Refund Deadlines:
New Incoming Students Friday, July 1, 2016
Continuing Students Friday, July 15, 2016
Fall Meal Plans Begin Friday, August 19, 2016
Opening Day:
New Students 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 19, 2016
ID Card Office open 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Continuing Students 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturday, August 20, 2016
ID Card Office open 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
1:00 – 7:00 p.m., Sunday, August 21, 2016
ID Card Office Closed
Fall Housing Claim/Check-In Deadline* NOON Wed., August 24, 2016
Last Day to Reduce Meal Plan
Meal Plans may be increased at any time
Friday, October 21, 2016
Thanksgiving Break November 23-27, 2016
NO MEALS SERVED DURING BREAK · NO OPEN HOUSE
MEALS RESUME SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2016
Christmas Housing Sign-Up (apartments only) Friday, November 11 – Thursday, December 8, 2016
Interterm Housing Sign-Up Friday, November 11 – Saturday, December 31, 2016
Spring 2016 New Residents Application Open Saturday, October 15 2016
Christmas Break Closing Day
Last Day of Fall Meal Plans
10:00 PM, Friday, December 16, 2016
NO OPEN HOUSE DURING BREAK OR INTERTERM
NO MEALS SERVED DURING CHRISTMAS BREAK
INTERTERM MEALS RESUME WITH BREAKFAST, MON, JANUARY 3, 2017
Interterm Reopening 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., Monday, Jan 2, 2017
Spring Deposit Refund Deadline Monday, January 16, 2017
Last Day of Interterm Meal Plan Sunday, January 22, 2017
Spring Meal Plans Begin Monday, January 23, 2017
Spring Opening Days (for all students)
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mon. – Fri., January 23-27, 2017
1:00 – 10:00 p.m., Sat. – Sun., January 28-29, 2017
Spring Housing Claim/Check-In Deadline* NOON Mon, January 30, 2017
Last Day to Reduce Meal Plan Friday, March 24, 2017
Easter Break Friday, April 14 – Sunday, April 23, 2017
NO OPEN HOUSE DURING EASTER BREAK
NO CAFÉ MEALS DURING BREAK, April 14-22, 2017
EAGLE’S NEST OPEN FOR LIMITED HOURS, MON-FRI OF BREAK
EAGLE’S NEST OPEN FOR LIMITED HOURS, MON-FRI OF BREAK
CAFÉ MEALS RESUME WITH BREAKFAST, SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017
Last Day of Spring Meal Plans Friday, May 26, 2017
Year-End Closing Days:
Non-graduating students not moving to Summer Hsg by 10:00 pm, Friday, May 26, 2017
Graduating students & commencement workers by 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 27, 2017
Students moving to Summer Hsg by 3:00 pm, Saturday, May 27, 2017
Move Into Summer Housing 12:00 pm-3:00 pm, Saturday, May 27, 2017
Summer Meal Plans begin Breakfast, Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Last Day of Summer Meal Plans Thursday, August 17, 2017

*Students who will not be claiming their rooms must notify the Housing Office in writing before this date to avoid a one month “no show” charge. Students must not depend on any other Biola department or personnel to do this for them.

E-mail: undergraduate.housing@biola.edu

Or write to:
Housing Manager, Student Services Building
Biola University, 13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada CA 90639

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Important Phone Numbers

Air Conditioning/Heating Maintenance Line, 562-903-4898
Broken Windows Maintenance Line, 562-903-4898
Building Access Auxiliary Operations, 562-903-4872
Check-Out Info (End of Semester/Year) floor R.A. or apt.R.C.
Check-Out Info (Mid-Sem.) Housing Office, 562-944-0351, ext 5838
Check-Out Fines Residence Life Office, 562-944-0351, ext 5842
Damage Charges Residential Facilities, 562-944-0351, ext 5813
Electrical Problems Maintenance Line, 562-903-4898
EMERGENCY on campus 5111, or 562-777-4000
Floor Coverings Residential Facilities, 562-944-0351, ext 5813
Furniture Needs Residential Facilities, 562-944-0351, ext 5812
Graduate Student Housing Graduate Housing, 562-944-0351, ext 5814
Housing Assignments Housing Office, 562-944-0351, ext 5838
Housing Deposit Refunds Housing Office, 562-944-0351, ext 5838
Housing Fee Questions Residential Facilities, 562-944-0351, ext 5813
Key Charges Residential Facilities, 562-944-0351, ext 5813
Light Fixture Problems Maintenance Line, 562-903-4898
Married Student Housing Graduate Housing, 562-944-0351, ext 5814
Meal Plan Questions Auxiliary Operations, 562-903-4872
Plumbing Problems Maintenance Line, 562-903-4898
Residence Exception Process
Buy-Out Exception Process
Freshman/Sophomore Commuter Requests
Housing Office, 562-944-0351, ext 5838
Room Assignments Housing Office, 562-944-0351, ext 5838
Room Changes Hall RD or Housing Office, 562-944-0351, ext 5838
Roommate Conflicts Floor R.A. or apt. R.C.
Roommate Requests Housing Office, 562-944-0351, ext 5838
Room Reservation Process (during Spring for upcoming year) Housing Office, 562-944-0351, ext 5838
Thefts Campus Safety, 562-903-6000
Vacuum Cleaner Checkout Floor Resident Advisor
Vehicle/Foot Safety Escort Campus Safety, 562-903-6000
Window Coverings Residential Facilities, 562-944-0351, ext 5813

Residence Life Staff Extensions

Residence Life Central Office (ex.Director, Assoc.Director, etc.)
562-903-6000 ext.5842
Alpha East 562-903-6525
Alpha West
562-903-6561
Blackstone 562-903-5875
Hart 562-903-6001
Hope North 562-903-5926
Hope South 562-903-5930
Horton North 562-903-6227
Horton South 562-903-6998
Sigma 562-903-5826
Stewart 562-903-6231
Thompson 562-903-6592
The Bluff 562-903-5887
The Block 562-903-5887

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Biola University
13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639
1-562-903-6000