Welcome to Housing Selection 2019–20 for current Biola students!
Make sure you understand the four mandatory steps of selecting housing:
Full-time students 19 years old or younger by the first day of fall classes (September 3, 2019) are required either to live in Biola housing or to commute from their parents'/guardians' home.
If you are planning to commute from your parents' or guardians' home or need to request an exception to live off-campus for another reason, please submit an Exception to Commute Google Form by March 20, 2019.
If you will be age 20+ by the first day of fall classes (September 3, 2019), you are automatically approved to live off-campus, if you want. You do not need to submit the Exception to Commute Google Form.
Any unmarried undergraduate student is eligible to live in Alpha, Blackstone, Hart, Hope, Horton, Sigma or Stewart Halls. Thompson Hall is reserved for students age 20+ by the first day of fall classes. Thompson Hall is a residence hall and does not have kitchens, so a meal plan is required for all residents living there.
Students age 20+ by the first day of fall classes get priority in selecting a room during Same Hall and Any Hall Selection Processes.
During Same Hall Selection, priority is given to current residents of these halls, who are allowed to have roommates that currently live in other halls, apartments or off-campus.
Some rooms on each floor of each residence hall will be reserved for incoming students and will not be available to select.
Please note: We are not planning to have designated triple rooms available during housing selection, only the large permanent triple rooms in Hope and Horton. Please plan accordingly.
Students who will be age 20+ by the first day of fall classes (September 3, 2019) are eligible to select one of the Biola apartments. All students in your roommate group must meet this criteria to be eligible for a Biola apartment.
The Biola apartments include:
Thompson Hall is a dorm, not an apartment complex. The Biola apartments are considered on-campus living for financial aid purposes since they are managed by Biola, even though some buildings are located physically off-campus.
Students whose birthdate is close to September 3, 1999 may fill out the Exception to Live in Biola Apartments Request Google Form by March 12, 2019 to request an exception.
You are contracted for housing for the full academic year (fall 2019 and spring 2020) when you or your matched roommate select a bed/room/apartment during any of the selection processes. All the terms of the housing contract and housing handbook are in effect.
Cancellation fees apply after selecting a room or apartment. Before selecting a room/apartment, review all the cancellation details, especially the fees. Cancellation fees are two months' rent, plus daily charges and deposit forfeiture.
You cannot change your room after selecting it. If you don't want the room, don't select it! Cancellation fees apply after selecting a room or apartment.
The room you or your roommate select will be yours for the fall and spring semesters. You will have an opportunity to participate in a room change at the start of each semester and may make a change at that time.
Have multiple plans! It is very important that you and your matched roommate group have multiple plans thought out ahead of time so that you know what you will do if your preferred building or room type is not available during your selection time.