Academy 2018 will be held on the beautiful Biola University campus, located 30 miles outside of Los Angeles in La Mirada, CA. All events and lodging are on campus, so there will be no need to rent a car. We provide arrival shuttles on Monday from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Biola, and a return shuttle on Friday from Biola back to LAX. You can also be dropped off or drive a car to campus. You'll need to submit your travel plans in the on-boarding/travel preferences survey by July 18.
For those wishing to take advantage of our shuttles to campus, ground transportation is provided from LAX airport on Monday at 11:30am and 1:00pm. Based on your travel plans, we'll assign shuttles and send you detailed information on where to find them a few days before the event.
In order to arrive on time for the event kickoff, and back to the airport with enough time to catch your departing flight, you must book in the following time-frames:
Arrive at LAX Airport no later than 12:00pm Pacific Time on Monday, July 30
*if you absolutely cannot book a flight in by 12pm PT (i.e. an international flight that arrives at 12:45pm), please consult us before you book your travel by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to accommodate international flights, as we understand schedules can be difficult.
Schedule your departing flight from LAX Airport after 5:00pm Pacific Time on Friday, August 3. All students must check out of their campus housing by 3:00pm on Friday.
CONTACT INFORMATION // DELAYS & CHANGES
If your flight is delayed, your plans change from what you submitted on your on-boarding survey, or you need help finding the shuttle, please notify our team via email or text message:
DRIVING OR ARRIVING TO LA BY BUS OR TRAIN
For those arriving by bus or train to L.A., we recommend finding a way to get to LAX Airport by 12:00pm PT so you can make the airport shuttle. You may also take local transportation and arrive on campus on your own.
ADDRESS & PARKING FOR THOSE ARRIVING BY CAR
For those planning to drive on your own or be dropped off, please arrive on Biola's campus between 1-3 pm on Monday, July 30.
13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, CA 90639
Enter campus via University Drive from La Mirada Boulevard. Turn right onto Horton Way and check-in at registration in Sigma Hall on your right. Please arrive between 1:00-3:00pm on Monday 7/30.
On campus parking is free -- just let us know at check-in so we can get you a permit to leave in your car for the week. Parking is in Structure S, located on University Drive near the soccer field and track.
LODGING & Meals
Lodging is reserved for you on campus. You can expect multiple-occupancy in updated, apartment style dorm rooms with air conditioning. You will have an option to submit roommate preferences in your on-boarding/travel preference survey.
MEALS & SNACKS
For the duration of the event -- starting with dinner on Monday and ending with lunch on Friday -- all of your meals will be provided on campus. In addition, we try to provide beverages and snacks to keep you energized and focused throughout the event. Biola does have a coffee and snack shop with limited hours where you can purchase additional food if you'd like.
While most of the meals will be in the cafe and you'll choose your own food -- we may have some sessions that require us to order a specific meal for you. Please provide any food allergies or serious dietary restrictions in your on-boarding survey.
ACCESSIBILITY & MOBILITY
Please notify us through the on-boarding survey of any accessibility needs so that we can prepare a seamless experience for you. While we will be on campus for the duration of the event, there is a significant amount of moving between venues throughout each day.