21 STUDENT SERVICES
Student Services Biola recognizes that education does not take place exclusively in the classroom; rather, the individual student is viewed as a "whole person" and we are commit ted to contributing to his or her development in the social, personal, physical and spiritual areas of life, as well as in the academic area. Toward that end, several depart ments are devoted to this emphasis. The Student Affairs Department is responsible for programs and activities both in the residence halls and throughout the campus community. Also, they supervise such areas as career planning, health services, discipline, advisement to the student organizations, new student orientation, learning skills development, ethnic and international student rela tions and campus safety. The Auxiliary Services Department is responsible for the business management of the residence halls, the cafeteria, the bookstore and the scheduling of facilities for Biola's various programs. RESIDENCE LIFE The residence halls are more than a place for students to sleep and study. We also see the halls as a place for a person to develop in all areas of his or her life. Programs and staff are therefore available to provide such growth. We see the residence hall as an exciting, challenging place to live. There are resident directors and assistants available in each hall to assist you. THE RESIDENCE HALLS Most rooms accommodate two students and are equipped with individual study desks, single beds, indi vidual closets and chest of drawers. Each residence hall has laundry rooms equipped with metered washing machines and dryers. Students are expected to supply their own linens (sheets, pillowcases, towels, blankets, pillow, and bedspreads) and electric irons. No cooking equipment is allowed in the residence hall rooms. Student Affairs has qualified staff members super vising the development and well-being of the individual students in each residence hall unit. ON-CAMPUS APARTMENTS Two on-campus apartment buildings are available for occupancy by Biola students. Two-bedroom apartments may be rented by single students 21 years of age or older. Each apartment will be occupied by four persons, two per bedroom. One-bedroom apartments designed for occu pancy by two persons, are available primarily for married students. Information on deposits and rental rates may be obtained from the Auxiliary Services Office. RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS All unmarried freshmen, sophomores and juniors under 21 years of age and not living with their parents are expected to live in the residence halls if they are enrolled for 10 units or more. Seniors and postgradu ate students may live in residence halls or apartments on a space-available basis. Requests for exceptions are
to be directed in writing to the manager of the resi dence halls. All students living in residence halls are required to participate in the food service program. All university residence halls will be closed over the Christmas holidays and Spring break. International students or other students with extreme circumstances requiring them to remain in residence during these peri ods should contact the Housing Services Office early in the fall semester to make necessary arrangements. HOUSING RESERVATION All accepted applicants will be sent a housing infor mation card with the notice of acceptance which must be filled out and returned by all who plan to live on campus. Applicants must remit a $100 room reserva tion deposit in addition to the $100 enrollment deposit. No room can be reserved without this deposit. Applicants who have paid the $100 room reservation deposit and are unable to live in the residence halls may request a refund of this deposit if the Housing Office has been notified in writing. The Housing Office must receive this notification prior to July 15 for the fall semester or prior to December 15 for the spring semester. Failure to notify the Housing Office by the designated dates will result in forfeiture of the deposit. CONTINUING STUDENTS: PROCEDURE FOR RESERVING CAMPUS HOUSING Continuing students desiring to reserve on-campus housing for the fall must sign up for the room of their choice according to the reservation schedule in the spring. COMMUTER STUDENTS Students who live off campus are an important part of our university community. Due to the fact that it is often difficult for the commuter students to feel a part of a university community, commuter students are strongly encouraged to interact with those students living in resi dence halls and to participate in student life on campus. Involvement in clubs and leadership opportunities is strongly encouraged. For undergraduate students, the Student Senate and the Student Relations Board have designated positions which provide representational status for commuters. Information and services for commuter students are handled through the Student Affairs Office and the Department ofAuxiliary Services. FOOD SERVICE Biola provides an excellent food service for all resi dent students. Awide variety of offerings is available at each meal, including a choice of hot entrees, a salad bar, several specialty salads, fresh fruits, breads, bever ages, and deserts. Three meal plans are available, and all resident students are required to choose one of the three: a full service plan (consisting of 20 meals per week), a 15-meal plan, or a 10-meal plan. For students with special dietary
Student I.D. Cards
All students enrolling in credit classes are issued an official student identifica tion card at the time of initial registration. 1J1is card is used for transactions on campus, including regis tration, fee payment, class adds and drops, library checkout, and admission to campus events. Lost or stolen cards are the responsi bility of the student. A $5 fee is charged for replace ment oflost or stolen cards. No charge is made to replace damaged cards or to issue a new card with corrected address.
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