Housing Handbook 2017-2018

Academic Year/Contract Year:

For the purposes of Housing the 2017-2018 Academic Year, which is also the Contract Year, begins on Fall Opening Day, Thursday, August 24, 2017 and runs through the day of Spring Commencement, Friday, May 4, 2018, excluding Christmas Break (Saturday, December 16, 2016 through Tuesday, January 2, 2018). Summer Housing (May 5 – August 29, 2018) is contracted separately.

For the purposes of Food Service, the Contract Year includes the Fall (August 24 – December 16, 2017) and Spring (January 3 – May 4, 2018) semesters. Summer (May 6 - August 28, 2018) meal plans are contracted separately.

1. Important Dates & Phone Numbers

Fall Deposit Refund Deadline for New Incoming Students Saturday, July 1, 2017
Fall Meal Plans Begin Thursday, August 24, 2017
Opening Day:
New Students Thursday, August 24, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.,
ID Card Office open 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Continuing Students Fri-Sat, August 25-26, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
ID Card Office open 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 27, 2017, 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.,
ID Card Office Closed
Fall Housing Claim/Check-In Deadline* Monday, August 28, 2017, 12 NOON
Last Day to Reduce Meal Plan for Residence Hall residents
Meal Plans may be increased at any time
Friday, October 20, 2017
Thanksgiving Break November 23-25, 2017
NO MEALS SERVED DURING BREAK · NO OPEN HOUSE
MEALS RESUME SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2017
Christmas Housing Sign-Up (apartments only) Friday, November 10 – Thursday, December 7, 2017
Spring 2018 New Residents Application Open Friday, September 15, 2017
Christmas Break Closing Day
Last Day of Fall Meal Plans
Friday, December 15, 2017, 10:00 p.m.
NO OPEN HOUSE and NO MEALS SERVED DURING CHRISTMAS BREAK
Spring meals resume with Breakfast on Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Spring Deposit Refund Deadline Friday, December 1, 2017
Spring Meal Plans Begin Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Spring Opening Days (for all students) Wed. – Fri., January 3-5, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.,
Sat. – Sun., January 6-7, 2018, 1:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Spring Housing Claim/Check-In Deadline* Monday, January 8, 2018, 12 NOON
Last Day to Reduce Meal Plan for Residence Hall residents Friday, March 2, 2018
Spring Break Saturday, February 24 – Sunday, March 4, 2018
NO OPEN HOUSE DURING SPRING BREAK
NO CAFÉ MEALS DURING BREAK, Feb. 24- March 3, 2018
EAGLE’S NEST OPEN FOR LIMITED HOURS, MON-FRI OF BREAK
Café meals resume with Breakfast on Sunday, March 4, 2018
Year-End Closing Days:
Last Day of Spring Meal Plans Friday, May 4, 2018
Students not moving to Summer Housing must check-out by Saturday, May 5, 2018, by 2:00 p.m.
Students moving to Summer Housing must check-out by Saturday, May 5, 2018, by 10:00 a.m.
Move Into Summer Housing Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 pm
Summer Meal Plans begin Breakfast, Monday, May 7, 2018
Last Day of Summer Meal Plans Wednesday, August 29, 2018

*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 Resident Director office 562-903-5875
Blackstone staff office 562-903-5868
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 (Li & Welch Apartments) 562-903-5887
The Block (Rosecrans Ave. Apartments) 562-903-5887

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