Biola Weekend

* Indicates registration is required for this event

Friday, October 23

(Classes will still be in session on Friday)

9:30 a.m.  |  Chapel  |  Chase Gymnasium
Start the weekend right by joining the Biola community for student-led worship and a message by Dr. Arianna Molloy, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies.

10:45 - 11:30 a.m.  |  Campus Walking Tour  |  Bell Tower
True or False? The bells on Biola's Bell Tower were on one of the first ships to travel the newly-completed Panama Canal back in 1915. Let our student tour guides tell you about all-things-Biola during this fun 45-minute walking tour through campus. You'll learn about the early days in downtown L.A. as well as what's in store for the Biola of the future.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  |  Study Abroad and Off-Campus Programs  |  Café Banquet Room
Pack your bags! Learn about Study USA and Study Abroad along with the wealth of cross-cultural engagement opportunities!

*12:00 – 1:30 p.m.  |  Dine & Dialogue with Bible Profs  |  Andrews Banquet Room, Talbot East
Enjoy lunch with some of Biola’s most beloved Bible professors. Hear their heart for our students as they share stories from in and outside the classroom.

$12 per person, general admission
$7 for current Biola students with a meal plan*
Children 5 and under are free!
*By registering your student, you agree to have 1 meal taken from your student's meal plan. All current students without a meal plan must purchase a general admission ticket.

2:00- 4:00 p.m.  |  Breakout Seminars

  • Torrey Honors Institute  |  Sutherland Auditorium  |  
  • CMA Student Shorts  |  Calvary Chapel  |  
  • Strategies to Pay Off Debt for Students and Parents  |  Café Banquet Room 
    Loans are a reality many students and families face. Biola is committed to ensuring the affordability of a Biola education as well as educating students on how to approach their student loans with wisdom. Learn from Rick Bee, Senior Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, strategies to pay off loans as well as ways to steward finances in a godly manner. This seminar is for both students and parents.

3:30 pm- 4:30 pm | Distinguished Scholarship Reception | Giumarra Courtyard
New students who received the Trustee's and Presidents' Academic Scholarships are invited to attend. By invitation only.

*4:30 – 7:00 p.m.  |  Community Dinner  |  Fireplace Pavilion and Commons Breezeway
$10 per person
Children 5 and under are free!
Current Biola students with a meal plans will swipe their ID card – no registration required. All current students without a meal plan must purchase a general admission ticket.

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  |  Punk n’ Pie  |  Fluor Fountain
You’re sure to be entertained as students compete in a talent show performing their most ridiculous and amazing talents. And true to its name, everyone is welcome to enjoy FREE pie following the show, courtesy of the Student Government Association

9:30 p.m  |  Pumpkin Pie LIVE  |  Fireplace Pavilion and Commons Breezeway
Sweet tooth acting up after all this talk of pie?  Or perhaps you need a little energy boost after cheering for all the great acts at Punk ‘N Pie?  Either way, join us for... you guessed it... pumpkin pie!  Hot coffee will be available, so grab a slice and wind down the day.

11:00 p.m.  |  Teen Sibling Sleepover  |  Only for siblings of current Biola students
Parents, does your Biola student have a sibling who would like to spend the night in their dorm room? Siblings ages 14+ are welcome to spend the night with their same-sex Biola sibling and experience college dorm life. To arrange a stay, your Biola student must get the approval of his or her roommates and register their visit on MyBiola>Student>Student Forms>Guest Registration Form.

Saturday, October 24
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*7:00 – 10:00 a.m.  |   Iron Eagle 5K Run/Walk  |  Bell Tower
Whether you’re a 5K veteran or interested in a little group exercise, come on out and run or walk for a great cause – student affordability. Participants will receive an event t-shirt, participation medal, and the satisfaction of contributing to student scholarships. Don’t miss one of the most popular activities of Biola Weekend!

PLEASE NOTE: Separate registration is required for the Iron Eagle 5K.

*12:00 – 2:00 p.m.  |  Picnic with the President  |  Metzger Lawn Tent
It’s an old-fashioned picnic with our beloved president, Dr. Barry H. Corey. Hear his “State of the University” address as you enjoy a delightful buffet with gourmet picnic fare.

$15 per person, general admission
$12 for current Biola students with a meal plan*
Children 5 and under are free!
*By registering your student, you agree to have 1 meal taken from your student's meal plan. All current students without a meal plan must purchase a general admission ticket.

*2:00 – 4:30 p.m.  |  PRISM Concert  |  Lansing Recital Hall, Crowell School of Music
This yearly concert showcases a spectrum of talents from the Conservatory of Music.  Large and small ensembles, as well as solo instruments and voices, will be performing. Hurry and get your tickets because this concert always sells out! Tickets will be available here.

2:00 – 4:30 p.m.  |  Nursing Commissioning  |  Sutherland Auditorium
The Nursing Department Commissioning Ceremony is a special time where the faculty will commission the new Level 1 students as they prepare to serve God and the hurting through nursing.

*7:30 – 10:00 p.m.  |  PRISM Concert  |  Lansing Recital Hall, Crowell School of Music
This yearly concert showcases a spectrum of talents from the Conservatory of Music.  Large and small ensembles, as well as solo instruments and voices, will be performing. Hurry and get your tickets because this concert always sells out! Tickets will be available here.

FAQs

When should I arrive and depart?
Programming begins with chapel at 9:30 am on Friday, October 23 and will end in the afternoon on Saturday, October 24th. Events will not be held on Sunday, October 25th so many families will find it most convenient to travel home on Saturday night or Sunday.

Will my student have classes, work, or other activities?
Yes. Classes on Friday, October 23 will not be canceled. If your student has work, homework, meetings, or other extra-cirricular activities planned that weekend they will not be canceled so we advise that parents discuss the weekend with their student before making final plans.

Is registration required?
Yes and no. Registration will be required for the meals that will be offered during the weekend and few other events. Families are invited to attend as much or as little of the planned activities as they desire.  

 

Biola University
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