Check-In Hours


Location

Check-in will be located at your Residence Hall Office or at the Housing Office for Apartments and Thompson. 

 

Dates and Times

  • Thursday, August 29: 8 a.m.–7 p.m. (New Students Only)
  • Friday, August 30: 8 a.m.–7 p.m. (New and Continuing Students)
  • Saturday, August 31: 10 a.m.–7 p.m. (New and Continuing Students)
  • Sunday, September 1: 1–7 p.m. (New and Continuing Students)
  • Monday, September 2: 5–7 p.m. (due to the Holiday all check-ins will occur at the Housing Office)

Please do not arrive earlier than August 30th or you will be subject to a $100-$150 fine per day. You must check-in with a Residence Life or Housing Staff member by the Check-In Deadline at Noon on Tuesday, Sep 4. If you plan to arrive after the deadline, fill out this late arrival form to avoid the $100 no-show fee.

Helpful Hints

  1. You'll be receiving an email on how to check your furniture for bed bugs BEFORE you bring it to campus. Please read it.
  2. Follow the Decorating & Safety Guidelines when setting up your room. Use finishing nails and screws without anchors in normal walls made of drywall. Don't use 3M-type sticky hooks on drywall (they are only permitted on cinderblock walls)!
  3. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
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Meal Plans


Fall Meal Plans start on Thursday, August 29th (Opening Day).

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Parking On-Campus


Parking permits are issued starting Tuesday, September 4th and after by Campus Safety.

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Driving Directions for Arriving


Depending on where your Hall is located, you may use a different entrance to Biola's campus:

Lower Campus (Hart, Stewart, and Hope Halls):

  1. Drive onto campus from Biola Ave. entrance.
  2. Parking in Temporary Unloading Parking nearest your residence hall in Lot G.
  3. Check-in to your residence hall with your Residence Life Staff (bring a valid Biola or Government-issued ID with you).
  4. Unload your vehicle.
  5. Move your car to long-term parking in Parking Structure S (between the baseball and soccer fields).
  6. Return to your room and move-in/unpack.

Upper Campus (Alpha, Blackstone, Horton, and Sigma):

  1. Drive onto campus from La Mirada Blvd. entrance.
  2. Parking in Temporary Unloading Parking nearest your residence hall in Lot L and the lower levels of Parking Structure K.
  3. Check-in to your residence hall with your Residence Life Staff (bring a valid Biola or Government-issued ID with you).
  4. Unload your vehicle.
  5. Move your car to long-term parking in the upper levels of Parking Structure K, Lot M, N, or R (below the soccer field).
  6. Return to your room and move-in/unpack.

Block and Bluff (Thompson and Biola Apartments):

  1. Drive onto campus from Biola Ave. entrance.
  2. Park in parking structure by the Baseball Field or under the track.
  3. Walk to the Housing Office in the Student Services Building (across from the gym) to Check-in with your Residence Life Staff (bring a valid Biola or Government-issued ID with you).
  4. Drive to your building and park.
  5. Unload your vehicle.
  6. Consider moving your vehicle to the far end of the parking area to let other residents have an easier time moving in.

Campus Map

Download a printable map here.

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Airport Shuttles


Biola is not able to provide rides to campus from the airport, but there are many local companies that provide shuttle service to/from all the major nearby airports.

Find a list of providers here.

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