October 24-25

Save the date for Biola Weekend 2014 and join us as we celebrate the best of Biola!

We had a great time celebrating Biola Weekend with alumni, parents, family members and students in 2013! Take a look at the highlights from the weekend here.

Registration for Biola Weekend will open on September 2, but it is never too early to start making plans! Events with "**" require registration and/or payment (some of these events are free but will require previous registration). Time, location and event descriptions are subject to change. Registration opens on September 2. Refund requests must be submitted by 3 pm PST on October 13 by emailing alumni@biola.edu or parent.relations@biola.edu. 

Questions? Visit our FAQ page by clicking here.
Interested in becoming a vendor for the Biola Weekend Bazaar? Apply here by 5 pm PST on September 29!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Chapel
9:30 am - 10:20 am, Chase Gymnasium 
Start your Biola Weekend with a time of worship and spiritual nurture by joining the Biola community for chapel in the gym. 

Biola Campus Walking Tour
10:30 am - 11:15 am, departs from the Library steps 
Biola’s well-trained Student Alumni Association tour guides will tell you about "all things Biola" during this fun 45-minute walking tour through campus. You'll learn about the "old days in LA" as well as what's in store for the Biola’s future.

Cross-Cultural Engagement Seminar
11:00 am- 12:00 pm, Cafe Banquet Room
Pack your bags! Learn about Study USA and Study Abroad and the wealth of cross-cultural engagement opportunities!


**Dine & Dialogue with Biola Profs
Friday, October 24
12 - 1:30pm
Tent on Metzger Lawn
$10 per person
$7 for current Biola students with a meal plan*

Biola University is known for being one of the world’s best at framing all of its departments with a biblically centered worldview. Join Dr. Rick Langer, Professor and Director of the Office of Faith and Learning, and faculty from the fields of science, art and humanities as they share what it means to integrate faith and learning. You will also hear from alumni and current students about how faith integration has impacted their lives. This popular event often sells out! Registration and payment required beginning September 2.
*By registering, you agree to have 1 meal taken from your student meal plan.


Cinema and Media Arts Student Shorts Showcase
2:00 pm- 4:00 pm, Mayers Auditorium 
Cinema and Media Arts presents the best recent short films from its students. Each film is accompanied by its director who provides the context and inspiration for the film. A time of Q&A with the director follows each film. More information at facebook.com/biolascreenings or call 562-231-6494.

**Torrey Talks on the Inklings
2:00 pm- 4:00 pm, Business Building 109 
The Torrey Honors Institute invites guests to engage in a Torrey style conversation about the legacy of the Inklings authors.  That little group of writers, including Lewis, Tolkien, and Chesterton, communicated faith in such a way that it became interesting and relevant to the modern Christian. Registration is required for this FREE event beginning September 2.

Strategies to Pay Off Debt
2:00 pm- 4:00 pm, Location TBD
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.

**Backwards Breakfast
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Fireplace Pavilion
$5 per person
Hot pancakes, fresh scrambled eggs, and sizzling bacon... sounds like dinner to us!  Join the fun Caf tradition of Backwards Breakfast.  We’ll have live music and some fun activities for the whole family, plus you’ll get to campus early for the much-anticipated Punk 'n' Pie. Registration and payment required beginning September 2.

Punk 'n’ Pie 
7:30 pm– 10:00 pm, Chase Gymnasium 
They can sing! They can dance! They can pull trumpets out of their hats! 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 AS! Not interested in sitting in the Gym? Plenty of outdoor seating and a live stream of the show will be available.

Pumpkin Pie LIVE 
10:00 pm, Fireplace Pavilion
Did somebody say, “PIE”?!  Perhaps you need a little energy boost after cheering for all the great acts at Punk ‘N Pie?  Join us for... you guessed it... pumpkin pie! Served by your Alumni Board. Grab a slice of pie, listen to live jazz, and wind down after a busy day.

Teen Sibling Sleepover ~ Only for siblings of current Biola students
11:00 pm
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 inform their RA of the sibling’s presence.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Biola University 5k
Saturday, October 25
8 – 10am
Check in at the Bell Tower at 7am
$25 per person entry fee
$10 per Biola student entry fee

Sign up for the 4th Annual Biola 5K Run/Walk! Your entry fee gets you a t-shirt and a picturesque run, walk or stroll through campus--all ages and abilities welcome. Everyone receives a medal and breakfast burritos, too. Every donation helps a deserving Biola student afford their education. Bring a group and race with President Corey! Registration for this event is required. Registration and payment required beginning September 2.

**School of Education “Lessons Learned” Roundtable
9:30 am - 11:30 am, Location TBD 
In these challenging academic times, School of Education alumni are succeeding.  Come hear what Biola SOE alumni are doing to help students in lower socioeconomic areas become high-performing learners. Registration is required for this FREE event beginning September 2

Biola Campus Walking Tour
10:30 am - 11:15 am, departs from the Library steps 
Biola’s well-trained Student Alumni Association student tour guides will tell you about "all things Biola" during this fun 45-minute walking tour through campus. You'll learn about the "old days in LA" as well as what's in store for the Biola of the future.

Biola Weekend Bazaar
11:00 am – 4:30 pm, Sutherland Way 
Browse the  Biola Weekend Bazaar and support Biola crafters and small businesses, featuring a variety of items for purchase, games for the kids and live music. Located along the walkway from the Fluor Fountain to the Common Grounds Breezeway and Fireplace Pavilion. Interested in becoming a vendor? Apply here by 5 pm PST on September 29!

**Picnic with the President
12:00 – 2:00 pm, Tent on Metzger Lawn 
It’s a family style gourmet picnic with our beloved president, Dr. Barry H. Corey. Hear his “State of the University” address as you enjoy a delicious picnic lunch. Registration and payment required beginning September 2.

Nursing Commissioning
2:00 pm  – 4:30 pm, 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.

**Prism
2:00 pm  – 4:30 pm , Crowell Auditorium 
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! 

**Iron Eagle Competition
2:00 pm- 4:30 pm, McNally Field 
Come on over to McNally Field and bring your roommates, hall-mates and RAs past and present for a fun time of friendly competition between the Biola residence halls. Show your pride in your current or former residence hall on upper campus, lower campus or off campus and commuters. Alumni and current students join forces to represent their area in games to claim the ultimate prize. 

Alumni-Hosted Reunions "106 Years Strong!"
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Fireplace Pavilion
Join us for a fun, casual time to re-connect with Biola alumni from all decades, including a special reunion for 1960s alumni! Enjoy a virtual "Walk through The Decades" memorabilia display, vintage photo mural for snapshots, yearbooks and delicious snacks. Bring an old photo or other memento!

Men's Lacrosse Scrimmage
4:30 pm-6:30 pm, Soccer Field
Cheer on the Biola Men's Lacrosse team as they face Occidental College. 

**Weekend Wind Down Dinner
5:00pm - 6:30pm, Tent on Metzger Lawn
As the weekend draws to a close, join us for a festive, yet relaxing meal featuring America's #1 chicken restaurant, Chick-fil-A! Enjoy THE best chicken sandwich this side of the Mississippi, along with their fabulous waffle fries and coleslaw before you head over to Sutherland Auditorium for a special session of Singspiration. Registration and payment required beginning September 2.

**Prism
7:30 pm  – 10:00 pm, Crowell Auditorium 
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! A link to purchase tickets will be posted on September 2.

Singspiration
6:30 pm  – 7:30 pm, Sutherland Auditorium 
There’s no better way to cap off Biola Weekend than to come together as a community and worship through music. Join our students for the beloved tradition of Singspiration, led by one of our talented student-led worship bands. Credit will be offered for this Saturday Singspiration as well as normally scheduled Sunday Singspirations. 

This concludes Biola Weekend programming. Thank you for joining us, travel home safely. 

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