The excitement in the air is palpable; the end of another school year is at hand. Your students are wrapping up their spring semester, giddy about what comes next. For some of you, your student is going to be graduating. What an accomplishment! For others, your student is involved in a summer job, a missions trip, or perhaps more classes. Either way, the 2012 – 2013 academic chapter is coming to a close and there is a sense of accomplishment across campus.
I hope your student has made some good memories at Biola this year, and learned more about themselves, each other and God. You can help your student capture and process those life lessons by asking them some thought-provoking questions:
In this final parent e-newsletter of the year, Shannon and I would like to say thank you for allowing us to be part of your Biola experience. It has been a pleasure to serve you! And thank you for providing such valuable support to your student, even if it’s just by being informed. Knowing you are invested in your student’s education and growth is priceless to your son or daughter.
And before I close, I’d like to draw your attention to a special article included in this newsletter. Be sure to read and pass along to your student the article “12 Things to Do After Graduating” by Biola professor Matt Jenson. While it’s written for graduates, I found it valuable to read even as a parent of a 2011 alumnus.
May you enjoy God’s grace and mercies this summer and the rest of the year!
Director of Parent Relations
Can't make it to the ceremony, but you'd like to watch? Click here to watch LIVE on !
First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton
Friends and family of the graduates are invited to participate in a special Biola tradition - a final worship and communion service for the graduating class.
Biola University Metzger Lawn
Speaker: Adam Edgerly
[Graduate Mandatory Rehearsal: in Chase Gymnasium]
Biola University Metzger Lawn
Speaker: Larry Acosta
[Undergraduate Mandatory Rehearsal: in Chase Gymnasium]
Undergraduate All University Reception hosted by Alumni for Life
Immediately following the ceremony - guests can mingle with their student's major, enjoy refreshments with professors & graduates can receive their “Bye-ola” t-shirt and Biola license plate frame!
All students must checkout by.
All students are required to officially checkout through their Hall Office or the Housing Office. They may checkout earlier thanby appointment through their Hall Office and RA staff ( ) or through the Housing Office (until 4pm Monday, May 20).
International students or students who cannot go home need to make alternate housing arrangements with friends, through their local churches or with hotels in the area.
Students will complete a Room Condition Form and checkout paperwork with their RA or Housing staff, as well as return their room key. Students who do not return their room key will be charged $55 for a rekey. If you fail to check out properly, you can be fined $50.
Graduating senior Amanda Andrews has been named to OC Metro Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list published in the May issue. As the youngest woman recognized, Andrews is noted for her advocacy to eliminate human trafficking and as one of the most interesting and accomplished people younger than 40 in the Orange County area.
May was full of excitement with the close of the academic year. Watch chapel videos featuring President Corey and learn about what happened on campus during the month of May. Read his reflections here.
Chapels will not be offered during finals week. All chapel makeups should have been turned in by May 17 or students will be fined.
Final Exam week
Thursday, May 23
Summer School Session I
Summer School Session II
Enrollment and payment for Fall 2013
Move-in for returning students
Last day to complete late enrollment and payment
Torrey Memorial Bible Conference
Last day to withdraw from classes and receive a partial refund
Academic Advising for Spring 2014
Registration for Interterm and Spring 2014
Final exam week