Housing Handbook 2018-2019

Academic Year/Contract Year:

For the purposes of Housing the 2018-2019 Academic Year, which is also the Contract Year, begins on Fall Opening Day, Thursday, August 30, 2018 and runs through the day following Spring Commencement, Saturday, May 11, 2019. Summer Housing (May 12 – August 28, 2019) is contracted separately.

For the purposes of Food Service, the Contract Year includes the Fall (August 24 – December 21, 2018) and Spring (January 9 – May 11, 2019) semesters. Summer (May 12 - August 28, 2019) meal plans are contracted separately.

1. Important Dates & Phone Numbers

Fall Deposit Refund Deadline for New Incoming Students Sunday, July 1, 2018
Fall Meal Plans Begin Thursday, August 30, 2018
Opening Day:
New Students Thursday, August 30, 2018
ID Card Office open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Continuing Students Friday-Saturday, August 31-September 2, 2018
ID Card Office open Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
ID Card Office Closed Saturday - Monday
Fall Housing Claim/Check-In Deadline* 12:00 p.m. noon, Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Last Day to Reduce Meal Plan for Residence Hall residents
Meal Plans may be increased at any time
Friday, October 19, 2018
Thanksgiving Break November 21-25, 2018
NO MEALS SERVED DURING BREAK · NO OPEN HOUSE
MEALS RESUME SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2018
Holiday Housing Sign-Up (on the mandatory Housing Plans survey) November 20 – December 1, 2018
Spring 2019 New Residents Application Open Friday, October 5, 2018
Holiday Break Closing Day
Last Day of Fall Meal Plans
10:00 p.m., Friday, December 21, 2018
NO OPEN HOUSE and NO MEALS SERVED DURING CHRISTMAS BREAK
Spring meals resume with Breakfast on Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Spring Deposit Refund Deadline (New Residents Only) Saturday, December 1, 2018
Spring Meal Plans Begin Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Spring Move-In Days (for New Residents) 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday – Friday, January 8-11, 2019
Spring Housing Claim/Check-In Deadline* 12:00 p.m. noon, Monday, January 14, 2019
Last Day to Reduce Meal Plan for Residence Hall residents Friday, March 1, 2019
Spring Break Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 10, 2019
NO OPEN HOUSE DURING SPRING BREAK
NO CAFÉ MEALS DURING BREAK, March 2-9, 2019
EAGLE’S NEST OPEN FOR LIMITED HOURS, MON-FRI OF BREAK
Café meals resume with Breakfast on Sunday, March 10, 2019
Year-End Closing Days:
Last Day of Spring Meal Plans Saturday, May 11, 2019
Students not moving to Summer Housing must check-out by By 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2019
Students moving to Summer Housing & Graduating Seniors must check-out by By 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2019
Move Into Summer Housing Saturday, May 11 – Sunday, May 12, 2019
Summer Meal Plans begin Breakfast, Sunday, May 12, 2019
Last Day of Summer Meal Plans Wednesday, August 28, 2019

*Students who are cancelling their housing must notify the Housing Office in writing before the relevant Housing Claim/Check-In Deadline 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

Top of Page

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
ID Card Functions ID Card office, 562-944-0351, ext 5827
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 Services, 562-944-0351, ext 5813
Plumbing Problems Maintenance Line, 562-903-4898
Residence Requirement Exception
Housing Contract Buy-Out/Exception Process
Requests to Commute
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

Top of Page

Report a problem on this page
Biola University
13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639
1-562-903-6000
© Biola University, Inc. All Rights Reserved.