Housing Handbook 2020-21

Academic Year/Contract Year:

For the purposes of Housing the 2020-21 academic year, which is also the contract year, begins on Fall Opening Day, Thursday, August 27, 2020 and runs through Spring Commencement, Saturday, May 8, 2021. Summer housing (May 9 to August 25, 2021 is contracted separately.

For the purposes of food service, the contract year includes the fall (August 27 to December 18, 2020) and spring (January 8 to May 8, 2021) semesters. Summer (May 9 to August 25, 2021) meal plans are contracted separately.

Important Dates & Phone Numbers

Fall Deposit Refund Deadline for New Incoming Students Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Fall Meal Plans Begin Thursday, August 27, 2020
Opening Day:
New Students Thursday, August 27, 2020
ID Card Office open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Continuing Students Friday to Sunday, August 28-30, 2020
ID Card Office open Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ID Card Office closed Saturday and Sunday
Fall Housing Claim/Check-In Deadline* Monday, August 31, 2020 at 12 p.m.
Last Day to Reduce Meal Plan for Residence Hall residents
Meal Plans may be increased at any time
Friday, October 16, 2020
Thanksgiving BreakNovember 25-29, 2020
NO MEALS SERVED DURING BREAK — NO OPEN HOUSE HOURS.
MEALS RESUME SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2020
Holiday Housing Sign-Up (on the Mandatory Housing Plans Survey) November 30 - December 16, 2020
Spring 2021 New Residents Application Open Thursday, October 15, 2020
Holiday Break Closing Day
Last day of Fall Meal Plans
Friday, December 18, 2020 at 10 p.m.
NO OPEN HOUSE AND NO MEALS SERVED DURING CHRISTMAS BREAK.
Spring meals resume with breakfast on Thursday, January 7, 2021.
Spring Deposit Refund Deadline (New Incoming Students) Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Spring Meal Plans Begin Thursday, January 7, 2021
Spring Move-In Days (New Residents only) Thursday and Friday, January 7-8, 2020, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Spring Housing Claim/Check-In Deadline* Monday, January 11, 2021 at 12 p.m.
Last Day to Reduce Meal Plan for Residence Hall residents Friday, February 26, 2021
Spring Break Saturday, February 27 to Sunday, March 7, 2021
NO OPEN HOUSE DURING SPRING BREAK.
NO CAFÉ MEALS DURING BREAK, February 27 to March 6, 2021.
EAGLE’S NEST OPEN FOR LIMITED HOURS, MONDAY TO FRIDAY OF BREAK.
Café meals resume with breakfast on Sunday, March 7, 2021.
Year-End Closing Days:
Last Day of Spring Meal Plans Saturday, May 8, 2021
Spring Move-Out/Check Out Residents not moving to summer housing: Saturday, May 8, 2021 by 2 p.m.
Residents moving into summer housing: Sunday, May 9, 2021 by 10 a.m.
Move Into Summer Housing Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9, 2021
Summer Meal Plans begin Breakfast, Sunday, May 9, 2021
Last Day of Summer Meal Plans Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Students who are cancelling their housing must notify the Housing & Residence Life Office in writing before the semester 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 & Residence Life, Housing operations
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 ID Card Office, (562) 944-0351, ext. 5827
Check-out info (end of semester/year) Floor R.A. or Apartment G.A.
Check-out info (mid-semester) Housing & Residence Life Office, (562) 944-0351, ext. 5838
Check-out fines Housing & 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 from a campus phone, or (562) 777-4000
Floor coverings Maintenance Line, (562) 903-4898
Furniture needs Residential Facilities, (562) 944-0351, ext. 5812
Graduate student housing Graduate, Married & Family Housing, (562) 944-0351, ext. 5814
Housing assignments Housing & Residence Life Office, (562) 944-0351, ext. 5838
Housing deposit refunds Housing & Residence Life 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, Married & Family 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 & Residence Life Office, (562) 944-0351, ext. 5838
Room assignments Housing & Residence Life Office, (562) 944-0351, ext. 5838
Room changes Housing & Residence Life Office, (562) 944-0351, ext. 5838
Roommate conflicts Floor R.A. or Apartment G.A.
Roommate requests Housing & Residence Life Office, (562) 944-0351, ext. 5838
Room reservation process (during spring for upcoming year) Housing & Residence Life Office, (562) 944-0351, ext. 5838
Thefts Campus Safety, (562) 903-6000
Vehicle/foot safety escort Campus Safety, (562) 903-6000
Window coverings Residential Facilities, (562) 944-0351, ext. 5812

Residence Life Staff Extensions

Office Phone number
Alpha East (562) 903-6525
Alpha West
(562) 903-6561
Blackstone Resident Director's office (562) 903-5874
Blackstone staff office (562) 903-5875
Hart (562) 903-6148
Hope North (562) 903-5926
Hope South (562) 903-5930
Horton North (562) 903-5868
Horton South (562) 903-6998
Sigma (562) 903-5824
Stewart (562) 903-6231
Thompson (562) 903-6867
The Bluff (Li & Welch Apartments) (562) 903-5887
The Block (off-campus apartments) (562) 903-5887

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