Six. Only six more weeks until finals are over, papers are turned in, and your student has completed the fall semester. There’s a lot that has to happen between now and, and I’m sure many of your students are experiencing the highs and lows of college life. There are floor events, holiday parties on the horizon, local concerts and fun events to attend. There are also an endless amount of papers to write, books to read, the stress of relationships, loneliness for those without close friends, roommate conflict and class selection. Life as a young adult is full of extremes.
The extremes of young adulthood can both bring your son or daughter deeper into community, or it can isolate them. But as Jesus said, “I am with you always” (Mt. 28:20).
He is with them in the bleachers of Chase Gymnasium cheering on their friends performing in Punk n’ Pie. He is with them as they go on GYRADS, floor retreats, and day trips to LA. He is with them in their classes, their dorm rooms, and as they walk to and from the Cafe. He is also with them while they sit alone in their dorm room, hoping someone will invite them to dinner. He is with them when they fall asleep, wishing they were in their bed at home.
He is with them.
As the parent of a young adult, you aren’t able to be with them all the time. You hope that they remember the guidance you have given them when they encounter difficult situations and experience the joys of growing, but you simply can’t experience all of it with them. But our Father does. He is with them even when you can’t be there. This time of the year can be a hard season for parents of college students. You want to witness the proud moments of a well-written paper and give them a hug instead of comforting them over the phone. Some of you are also preparing for Thanksgiving without your son or daughter at the table. You too are experiencing the extremes of young adulthood. The words of Jesus are the same to you as they are to your student: He is with you.
Program Coordinator, Parent Relations
Can you imagine the pressure and stress a typical student faces during finals week? Many students are in survival mode. Imagine them receiving a gift from home during this exhaustive time, to help them through their week.
With your generous, tax-deductible gift to Christian Formation & Ministry*, we have the opportunity to deliver “Survival Sacks” to your son/daughter’s residence hall room the weekend before final exams begin. This Survival Sack will contain a plentiful assortment of fresh fruit, popcorn, sugarless gum, granola bars and various snacks and candy. Your personal note of encouragement (written on the green card) will be attached.
This service to parents and students is the primary way we raise support for our ministry efforts. It helps us in developing your students as ministers through our discipleship and outreach ministries. It also helps support our mission teams, both locally and abroad. Our mission is to equip and accompany students in their formation as disciples of Christ and Spirit-filled ministers of the gospel. You can encourage and bless your son or daughter during this intensive time of finals week and have a part in fulfilling this important vision through participating in our Survival Sack project.
The packages and encouragement notes will be delivered on (562) 903-4754 before .. Place an order by calling
*A small amount ($5) will be deducted from the donation receipt to offset costs.
Colleges and Universities are required by law to publish an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report each year before. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Biola University and on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. Last year’s on campus crime statistics were the lowest since Biola began reporting crime statistics.
The fire safety portion of this report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported instances of fire in campus residence halls, the number of evacuation drills performed, and information about fire detection and suppression systems in each residence hall.
In addition, this report gives information about services provided by Campus Safety, emergency preparedness & procedures, and institutional policies concerning crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, missing resident students, emergency notifications, alcohol & drug use, and sexual assault.
Biola student publications took journalism gold on Oct. 26 at the 92nd annual Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Advisers convention in New Orleans. For the first time, Biola’s student online newspaper, The Chimes Online, won the Pacemaker Award — the highest national award for student online publications. Additionally, Biola’s student magazine, The Point — a prior Pacemaker award recipient — was named a finalist this year.
“Every staff is a collection of winners in one way or another, but to see Chimes work ranked among the best in the nation sends a signal,” said Michael Longinow, faculty adviser of The Chimes and chair of Biola’s Department of Journalism and Integrated Media.
Pacemaker winners were selected from 277 entries for the online category, judged by journalism professionals with extensive online media credentials.
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.
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 Friday Holiday (University closed)
Final exam week (undergraduate)
Spring Commencement (graduate , undergraduate )
Students must move out of their dorms by
Monday, Nov 11
Tuesday, Nov 12
Wednesday, Nov 13
Festival of Instruments
Thursday, Nov 14
MEPD: Voices from Third Culture Community
Friday, Nov 15
Dwelling: Discerning Leadership Opportunities
Sunday, Nov 17
Monday, Nov 18
Wednesday, Nov 20
2 days with...The Stories of JRR Tolkien
Thursday, Nov 21
2 days with...The Stories of JRR Tolkien