Hello Biola Parents and Guardians!
Biola Housing Selection for Fall 2015-Spring 2016 is coming soon, and some exciting things are happening!
Thanks to our university leaders, a new residence hall, “North” Hall, will open in Fall 2015! (Check out the details on BiolaHousing.com.) Additionally, Biola is purchasing the La Mirada Apartments located on Rosecrans Ave. These additions create more room, allowing more students to benefit from living in Biola Housing! Did you know? National research indicates living on campus significantly increases students’ success, including graduating on-time, sense of belonging in the community, encountering diverse perspectives, and increasing academic achievements.
Housing Selection kicks off Tuesday, March 3, with the Housing Selection Meeting in Sutherland Hall at 8:30 pm and 10 pm (identical meeting as 8:30pm). Please strongly encourage your students to attend the Housing Selection Meeting, especially if they will be going through housing selection for the first time.
To participate in Housing Selection, students must:
*Late Applicants can apply then select a bed anytime from March 31-May 1.
Here are a few additional important details:
This can be an involved process for students, especially those in their first year of Biola Housing. Housing Selection can bring excitement for new adventures and community connections coming in the future. At the same time, it can be another reminder that things are different in adult life; that university housing is different than home, and necessitates involvement, following instructions, and completing the process.
The Housing Selection process is not perfect- but it is still a good and important process that empowers each student to make decisions for their immediate future, with a safety net. Simultaneously, this process develops critical thinking skills and tools to make informed housing decisions critical to their post-college future, including: finding roommates, yielding to rules/restrictions, considering pros and cons of multiple housing options, strategizing, waiting on the Lord where the future is not yet defined, taking personal responsibility in lease agreements, planning for future financial commitments, and compromising with roommates. Since you are Parents, Guardians, Friends, and Mentors, the students will most likely reach out to you for support during Housing Selection. The best ways to support them during this season are:
We sincerely care about each and every one of these students, and will be available to guide, pray with, and empower them along the way. We are excited for what the future will bring to residents on our campus and in our community! Visit the Housing website.
Biola University Housing Manager
Time is running out for grandparents to register for Grandparents Day on March 6! Advanced registration and payment is required for the Luncheon with the President.
Join the Biola University Center for Christianity, Culture & the Arts for daily devotions incorporating Scripture, art, video and music as together we remember the sacrifice of our great Redeemer. Click here to view daily devotionals and reflections.
The goal of "Be Cash Smart" is to provide tips and tools to help students grow in their knowledge of principles of good financial stewardship. To achieve this goal, we will have a "Be Cash Smart" table out weekly from 11:30 to 1:30 where students will have a chance to earn one ticket toward one of four $100 cash prizes!!
Be Cash Smart Spring Contest:
Each week a new question on finances will be posted to the “BE CASH SMART COMMUNITY” Facebook page. To encourage utilizing the tools available on Biola's Cash Course Website, students will receive one ticket/entry into a drawing for one of four $100 cash prizes for each correct answer they bring to the Be Cash Smart table.
To Enter the Contest: students need to do the following:
1) Like our Facebook page
2) Register for CashCourse access at BIOLA.EDU/CASHSMART
3) Stop by the Be Cash Smart Table
March Table Dates - By the Bell Tower
Wednesday, March 4 (1:00–3:00 pm)
Tuesday, March 10 (11:30–1:30 pm)
Wednesday, March 18 (11:30–1:30 pm)
Thursday, March 26 (11:30–1:30 pm)
Please encourage your student to participate in our game this spring!!
$ 45.00 Price includes tax and delivery. This special "Hang in There" care package is perfect for those times when your student needs a little extra encouragement (ex: heavy workload, relationship troubles, injuries, homesickness, etc.)
Each brightly colored care package is filled with assorted sweets and treats, and includes the following contents: a plush monkey stuffed animal, chocolate covered caramel corn, fudge striped shortbread cookies, 1 pecan "sweetie pie," a small loaf of chocolate chip bread, 2 brownie peanut butter "monkey bars", a thermal "hang in there" monkey mug, and a custom themed greeting card with a personalized message from home.