Housing Handbook 2019–20

Academic Year/Contract Year:

For the purposes of Housing the 2019–20 academic year, which is also the contract year, begins on fall opening day, Thursday, August 29, 2019 and runs through Spring Commencement, Saturday, May 9, 2020. Summer housing (May 10 to August 26, 2020) is contracted separately.

For the purposes of food service, the contract year includes the fall (August 29 to December 20, 2019) and spring (January 8 to May 9, 2020) semesters. Summer (May 10 to August 26, 2020) meal plans are contracted separately.

Important Dates & Phone Numbers

Fall Deposit Refund Deadline for New Incoming Students Sunday, July 1, 2019
Fall Meal Plans Begin Thursday, August 29, 2019
Opening Day:
New Students Thursday, August 29, 2019
ID Card Office open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Continuing Students Friday to Sunday, August 30 to September 1, 2019
ID Card Office open Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ID Card Office Closed Saturday to Monday
Fall Housing/Check-In Deadline* Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 12 p.m.
Last Day to Reduce Meal Plan for Residence Hall residents
Meal Plans may be increased at any time
Friday, October 27, 2019
Thanksgiving Housing Plans Form (on MyHousing) — MANDATORY FOR ALL RESIDENTS November 2019 (Dates will be publicized to residents)
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 27 to December 1, 2019
NO MEALS SERVED DURING BREAK — NO OPEN HOUSE HOURS.
MEALS RESUME SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019
Holiday Break Housing Plans Form (on MyHousing) — MANDATORY FOR RESIDENTS WHO ARE NOT CANCELLING SPRING HOUSING December 2019 (Dates will be publicized to residents)
Spring 2020 New Residents Application Open Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Fall Move-Out/Check-Out
Last Day of Fall Meal Plans
Non-graduating residents: Friday, December 20, 2019 by 10 p.m.
Graduating residents: Saturday, December 21, 2019 by 10 a.m.
Holiday Break December 20, 2019 to January 7, 2020
NO OPEN HOUSE AND NO MEALS SERVED DURING HOLIDAY BREAK.
Spring meals resume with breakfast on Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Spring Deposit Refund Deadline (New Residents Only) Sunday, December 1, 2019
Spring Meal Plans Begin Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Spring Move-In Days (for New Residents) Wednesday to Friday, January 8–10, 2020, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Spring Housing/Check-In Deadline* Monday, January 13, 2020 at 12 p.m.
Last Day to Reduce Meal Plan for Residence Hall residents Friday, March 8, 2020
Spring Break Saturday, February 29 to Sunday, March 8, 2020
NO OPEN HOUSE DURING SPRING BREAK.
NO CAFÉ MEALS DURING BREAK, February 29 to March 7, 2020.
EAGLE’S NEST MAY BE OPEN FOR LIMITED HOURS, MONDAY TO FRIDAY OF BREAK.
Café meals resume with breakfast on Sunday, March 8, 2020
Year-End Closing Days:
Last Day of Spring Meal Plans Saturday, May 9, 2020
Spring Move-Out/Check Out Residents not moving to summer housing: Saturday, May 9, 2020 by 2 p.m.
Residents moving into summer housing: Sunday, May 10, 2020 by 10 a.m.
Friday Night Commencement Graduating SeniorsSaturday, May 9, 2020 by 8–10 a.m. or 4–6 p.m.
Students moving to Summer Housing & Saturday Night Commencement Graduating Seniors Sunday, May 10, 2020 by 10 a.m.
Move Into Summer Housing Saturday, May 9, 2020 (hours TBD)
Summer Housing May 10–August 26, 2020
Summer Meal Plans begin Breakfast, Sunday, May 10, 2020
Last Day of Summer Meal Plans Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Students who are cancelling their housing must notify the Housing Office in writing before the fall 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:
Assistant Director of Housing
Student Services Building, Biola University
13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada CA 90639

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Important Phone Numbers

Issue Phone number
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 Resident Advisor or Apartment Resident Coordinator
Check-out info (mid-semester) 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 Resident Director or Housing Office, (562) 944-0351, ext. 5838
Roommate conflicts Floor Resident Advisor or Apartment Resident Coordinator
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

Office Phone number
Residence Life Central Office (ex. Director, Associate 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

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