University Housing

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Update 5.10.2018 – We have housing available at the door.


Housing Info

Are the prices per-person or per room?
Per-Person: $48 per-person-per-night includes one bed in a shared room and meals for one person.

Meals are included in the cost of housing, starting with lunch* on the day of check-in and ending with breakfast on the day of check-out. (*Wed check-ins begin with dinner.) The Biola cafeteria is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Selected meals will also be offered outdoors in our UYWI Festival area.

(Note: We also offer a $27 commuter meal pass for guests who live locally or stay at a hotel.)

About the Accommodations

  • Dorms: Dorm rooms sleep two people each. A shared bathroom is down the hall. Horton Hall is centrally located on the Biola University Campus near all the conference activities. The majority of our guests will be placed in the dorms. Bed linens and towels are provided.
  • Apartments: Married couples and families with children will be placed in the apartments. The apartments sleep 2-4 people with a shared bathroom. All beds are twin-sized. Bed linens and towels are provided. Couples might share an apartment with another couple depending on capacity. Please note: The apartments are located on Rosecrans near Biola Ave, a ½ mile or 12-minute walk from the center of campus and conference activities.  No Shuttle service is provided.

Prefer a Hotel?
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn La Mirada, less than a 10-minute drive from campus, and a free shuttle is provided. Return to the Travel Page for the discount code and link.

(Note: Hotel guests may like our $27 commuter meal pass which covers all your meals during the conference.)

Minors in Housing
For liability reasons, we can not host anyone under the age of 18 in on-campus dorm housing unless they are with their parent. If you need housing for minors who are not your children, please consider Holiday Inn La Mirada. Details on the Travel Page.

A Note to Couples and Families on Apartment Distance:
If you’re traveling without a car, please understand that you will have about a 12-minute walk to and from your accommodations. There is no shuttle between campus and the apartments. If this doesn’t work for you, consider our partner hotel, The Holiday Inn, which offers a free shuttle. More info at Travel Page.

Pricing for Children:

  • Children under the age of two can stay in housing for no charge, but please let us know they are coming so we can place you appropriately.  Write a note in your “roommate” field indicating you are bringing a child under 2. Please bring your own portable crib / pack-and-play, etc.
  • Children 2 and up are charged the regular price. They must be included in your housing reservation names. Their meals are included. Please add a note in the “roommate” field to indicate which people on your reservation are children.

What’s the deadline for reservations?
April 27th – It’s best if you can submit your housing reservation by April 27th for optimal roommate matching and placement with your group.
May 9th – The very last day to make housing reservations is Wed May 9th.

Where should I go upon arrival?
Park in Lot S, and go to the Student Union Building on the Biola Campus. (Follow signs to Registration). You will receive your key and meal wristband. Then proceed to your dorm or apartment.

Late Night Check-Ins
If you expect to arrive late after 1am, please contact us at in advance at to make arrangements.

Will I have a roommate?
You will have the opportunity to request your roommate, and they should also request your name for optimal matching. If you do not request one, you may be placed with a roommate, depending on capacity. Couples may be placed in a two-bedroom apartment with another couple.

Can I get my own room? (Single Occupancy)
We are able to accommodate single-occupancy requests at an additional cost. Please enter the word “SINGLE” in the promotional code field to reveal the Single Occupancy Rates.

Do I need to bring a sleeping bag or towels?
Biola will provide bed linens (sheets, blanket, pillow & pillowcase), and bathroom linens (towel, washcloth). Please bring your own toiletries. We recommend flip-flops for the shower.

Can I stay for just Thursday or just Friday night?
I’m sorry, no. Thursday & Friday are a package deal during the main time of the conference. There is also an option to add Wednesday or Saturday. We’d love to see you there for the whole conference!

Is my housing reservation transferable to someone else?
Yes. Please contact us at ASAP. If the transfer involves a change in housing type (Male/Female/Couple) then we will need to change your room placement, so the sooner we know about it, the better.

Cancellation Policy
What is your cancellation/refund policy?
If you cancel your reservation by April 27th, we can offer a full refund. After April 27th there are no refunds because we have to guarantee our housing numbers to Biola. Contact to cancel.