Information on availability and rates may be obtained from Auxiliary Services at (562) 903-4872.

Student Services Biola recognizes that education does not take place exclusively in the classroom; rather, the individual student is viewed as a "whole person:'We are committed to contributing to student development in the social, personal, physical and spiritual areas of life, as well as that of the intellect. Toward that end, a number of departments and programs are devoted to student development. The Student Affairs Division is responsible for programs and activities both in the residence halls and throughout the campus community. Also, it is responsible for such areas as career planning, discipline, Chaplain's Office and Student Ministries, advisement to student organ izations, new student orientation, learning skills development, students wit h disabilities, ethnic and international student relations and campus safety. The Auxiliary Services Department is responsible for the busi­ ness management of the residence facilities, food services, health services, the bookstore, the duplicating center and the scheduling of facilities for Biola's various non-academic 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 life. For this reason programs and staff are available to provide an environment for such growth. We see the residence halls as an exciting, challenging place to live. Resident Directors and Resident Assistants are available in each hall to serve as a resource for students. The Residence Halls Rooms accommodate two to three students and are equipped with individual study desks, single beds, closet space, chest of draw- ers, bookshelves, phone and wastebasket. Each residence hall has laundry rooms equipped with card-operated washing machines and dryers. Residents receive a laundry card when they originally move into their residence hall. Students are expected to supply their own linens (sheets, pillowcas­ es, towels, blankets, pillows and bedspreads), desk lamps and irons. No cooking equipment is allowed in the residence hall rooms except in kitchen facilities. Housing for Graduate Students There is a limited amount of off-campus apartment housing for single graduate students. Apartments are located within th ree miles of the campus, many within walking distance. Major kitchen appli­ ances (refrigerator, stove/ oven) are provided as well as residence­ hall style bedroom furnishings, couch and dinette set. Rates are paid monthly, not bil led to student accounts, and are based on the number of occupants sharing each bedroom. Utilities are included; telephone service, however, is arranged and paid for by the residents themselves.

Residence Requirements All unmarried freshmen and sophomores 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. Incoming students 21 and older may live in residence halls or apartments on a space-avail­ able basis. Requests for except ions are to be directed in writing to the Residence Exception Committee care of the Housing Office in Student Affairs. All students living in undergraduate residence halls are required to participate in the food service program.

All university undergraduate res idence halls wil l be closed over the Christmas holiday.

Housing Reservation All accepted applicants requiring on-campus housing will be sent a housing information card by the Office of Admission along with their notice of acceptance. This card must be filled out and returned to the Office of Admission with a $100 housing deposit and the required $100 enrollment deposit . No room can be reserved without these deposits. Applicants who have pa id the $100 room reservation deposit but decide not to attend Biola or obtain exemption from the residence requirement may request a refund of this deposit if the Housing Manager in Student Affairs has been notified in writing. The Housing Manager must receive this notification prior to July 15 for the fall se­ mester or prior to January 15 for the spring semester. Failure to notify the Housing Manager by the designated dates will result in forfeiture of the deposit. The $100 housing deposit will be kept by the University to hold a space in on-campus housing until such a time as the student withdraws, graduates, is eligible to live off-campus and does so or receives an exemption from the residence requirement. In the case of withdrawal, or moving off campus, the student must submit a written request for refund of the housing deposit to the Housing Of­ fice at the time the student moves off campus (claim forms available at Student Services Building front desk). Such notification must be received prior to July 15 after the spring semester or prior to January 15 after the fall semester. Refunded deposits will be credited to the student's university account ba lance. In the case of graduation, the deposit will be automatically refunded to the student 's account balance. In case of an exemption to the residence requirement, the terms of the exemption wil l inform the student whether the deposit will be refunded or forfeited. Refunded deposits will be credited to the student's university account balance.


Genera l Information

2005- 2007 CATALOG

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