Students have exactly one week to prepare for final exams. Is your student stressed? Chances are they’re feeling the pressure of needing to study a whole semester’s worth of information for four or more subjects. I’m a little anxious just thinking about it!
As a parent, your prayers and encouragement can go a long way in helping your student prepare for a “less stressed” experience. Give your student a phone call and ask them how they’re feeling. LISTEN, and affirm their feelings. Then, if they are open to some advice, offer it, but in a non-pushy way. You might say something like this:
“I wonder if it would be helpful to…
Of course, all of those options would help their preparation, but by making suggestions instead of demands, you’ll be offering them ownership of their situation and actions.
Along with encouragement, you want to be sure to pray for your student! Pray that they will make wise decisions, that they will manage their time wisely and be bold in finding help if they need it.
Your students have come a long way! Help them finish strong by being their biggest advocate!
Director, Parent Relations
- (interterm) (spring semester)
All Biola Housing Residence Halls close for Christmas Break. All residents must complete end-of-Fall checkout and find alternative housing for the break by. Students can leave their belongings in their dorm, but will have to go through a checkout procedure and turn in their key. Therefore they will not have access to their dorm room during Christmas break. Students not returning their room key are subject to $55 rekey charge. Failure to checkout properly will result in $50+ improper checkout fine.
NO EXCEPTIONS FOR LATE CHECKOUT WILL BE PERMITTED.
Apartment Residents may apply in advance to remain in the Biola Apartments during Christmas Break at an additional cost. Apartment Residents may sign up for Christmas Housing until. Application is at MyBiola>MyHousing.
Students who are not returning for Spring should talk to the Housing Office beforeto coordinate their final checkout on or before .
Students taking Interterm classes, who have a local job, or are International Students may apply in advance to return to Biola Housing starting on.
Students returning to Biola Housing for Spring semester may arrive starting on.
On Center for Christianity, Culture and the Arts released the Advent Project, an online daily Advent experience. Each day from the beginning of Advent ( ) to the Epiphany ( ), a relevant Scripture reading with devotional thoughts from Biola faculty, classic art and a sacred music clip will be posted to encourage the Biola community to prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior. Visit the calendar each day and embark on a spiritual journey throughout the holidays!, Biola's
University chapels and conferences are intended to bring the Biola community together regularly for worship, spiritual nurture and education regarding relevant issues facing us in our lives. The overall program brings a unique distinction to the ethos of Biola as a Christian university. Due to the central and significant nature of that ethos, attendance at chapel is required of all students.
Full Time Student (12+ units)
30 Spiritual Development Credits + 8 Conference sessions
Note: At least 15 spiritual development credits & 4 conferences must be physically attended in person; the remaining can be made up online for a $1 fee per makeup.
Part Time (7-11 units)
20 Spiritual Development Credits + 5 Conference sessions
Note: At least 10 spiritual development credits + 3 conferences must be physically attended in person; the remaining can be made up online for a $1 fee.
If students fail to complete their chapel requirements (in-person or by submitting make-ups) by, they will be charged a $375 fee.
Location: Calvary Chapel, Biola University
Friends and family of the undergraduates are invited to a special worship service in celebration of God's faithfulness in the lives of our graduates.
All graduation rehearsals and ceremonies will take place in Chase Gymnasium. Satellite locations, with a live feed of the ceremonies, will also be available for guests.
(No tickets required.)
(Due to limited space during the Undergraduate Ceremony, tickets are required for seating inside Chase Gymnasium. Students should have picked up their tickets at the University Communications and Marketing office in Metzger Hall)
Guests, please plan to arrive 1 to 1.5 hours before the ceremony as all seating will take place on a first-come, first-served basis.
All Biola students and their grandparents are invited to join us for a day full of activities! Grandparents will have the chance to experience their grandchild’s home away from home as well as attend chapel, take golf cart tours, lunch with President Corey, special musical performances, seminars from Biola professors and much more!
A full schedule and registration will be available in January.
Please note that Grandparents Day is a special day for students and their grandparents. Additional guests will be accepted if grandparents require mobility assistance. We are unable to provide wheelchairs for guests. Please bring your own wheelchair or motor scooter if you require mobility assistance.
Be sure to discuss your plans for the day with your student before making final arrangements!
Not sure if we have your Biola grandparent's information? Send us their information by filling out this form.
Monday, Dec 9
Here I am, Lord
Talbot Christmas Chapel
Offerings: Worship Chapel
MEPD: Spoken Word Poetry
All University Christmas Chapel
There will be no chapels offered during finals week.
Move in days for all students
Classes begin; Convocation
Last day to complete late enrollment and payment; last day to add online and hybrid classes
Last day to add classes and reduce meal plan
Last day to withdraw from classes; last day to receive a partial refund when dropping a class
Academic Advising for Fall 2014
Registration for Summer 2014
Registration for Fall 2014
Good Holiday (University closed)
Final exam week (undergraduate)
Spring Commencement (graduate , undergraduate )
Students must move out of their dorms by