This is it. This is the final big push for students as they finish spring semester. There’s a quiet energy on campus as students attack the last of their projects and exams with laser-like focus. For many, the end of finals week can’t come soon enough. It will bring relief from the never-ending demands of school and a much needed summer break. For others, it means the beginning of a new adventure, whether it is a short-term missions trip, a summer job, or a post-graduation job search. Add to that the responsibility of packing up ones dorm room, completing chapel assignments and saying goodbye to friends, and you have a recipe for major overload.
Now perhaps you have heard that even positive experiences can cause stress. If you are married, just think back to how stressful your wedding was or preparing for the arrival for your son or daughter! Together the tough stuff and the fun stuff can create an emotional rollercoaster ride for many students. You can help your student think through and verbalize their college experience by asking them a few thoughtful 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 an article written by Biola professor Matt Jenson. “12 Things to Do After Graduating” is written for graduates, but I found it valuable and refreshing myself. Feel free to pass it along to your Biola student!
Blessings to you and your family this summer and the rest of the year,
Director, Parent Relations
Program Coordinator, Parent Relations
Students living in Biola residence halls or apartments received the following email regarding checking out of their dorm or apartment:
Applications are now available for Summer Housing at the Housing Office. Cost is $1,775 for all 90 days ( ), or $19.72/day for stays less than the full summer. Summer Housing in Hart Hall is available for all students taking summer classes or having a local job in the area. See more information about Summer Housing on the Housing website.
Check out includes:
It is recommended students check-out within 24 hours of their last final. Your son or daughter must be completely checked out of their building/room by Saturday, May 24 at 2:00 p.m.! Hart residents must be checked out of their building/room by Saturday, May 24 at 10 a.m.! Students who have applied for summer housing may check-in to Summer Housing between 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., Saturday, May 24.
Check out hours: (Monday, May 19 – Saturday, May 24)
**If your student needs to check out prior to Monday, May 19th at 9 am they will need to visit the Housing Office during normal business hours (Mon-Fri,
To avoid fines, your student should...
Before they leave, your student will be given a complete check-out list by their Res Life Staff. They must pack and remove all personal belongings, clean room/apartment thoroughly, remove and discard all trash, turn in completed Room Condition Form and turn in their key.
If your student has any questions, they should contact their RA/RC/RD immediately for clairification.
In solidarity with the grieving nation of South Korea, Biola University President Barry H. Corey and students somberly walked the half-mile path from their bus to a tent at Paengmok-hang Harbor near Jindo Island in South Korea, the base camp for search, rescue and relief efforts for the tragic Sewol ferry accident.
A year ago, Rev. Billy Kim, a well-known Korean pastor and chairman of Far East Broadcasting Company, invited Biola University Chorale to travel the nation on a singing concert tour throughout South Korea.
On Sunday, April 28, 2014, after four days of performances across the country, the chorale, made up of 35 students, along with Corey and chorale director Shawna Stewart, were invited to visit Christians at the relief site where families waited for search and rescue news.
Are you the parent of a graduating senior? Commencement is right around the corner!
Click here to view important details for the ceremony. The ceremony will also feature a live webcast available around the world for family members and friends who aren't able to travel to campus. The webcast will be held here.
Spring 2014 Baccalaureate Service
7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 22, 2014
Location: First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton,
2801 Brea Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92835
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.
7:00 p.m., May 23, 2014
McNally Lawn, Biola University- LOCATION CHANGE
Graduation Day Flowers will offer fresh bouquets and orchid leis for sale to benefit Biola University Commencement Ceremonies. Pre-order online by May 20 to ensure that your graduate crosses the stage wearing his/her orchid lei. Leis will be availble for pickup near the Hope basketball court and baseball field. Visit the Graduation Day Flowers website to pre-order and ensure availability.
Chapels will not be held during finals week.