Admission & Aid

First Year Student Info

This page is designed to help you understand what your first year of college will be like if you choose to attend Pepperdine University. We have compiled a list of typical experiences that will be a part of your first year here. This is only a small sample of the excitement that awaits you at Seaver College. Your first college year will be filled with many adventures, and Seaver College faculty, staff and administration are ready to guide you in your transition to Pepperdine.

Upcoming Dates

New Student Web site

Within 1-4 Weeks of the Enrollment Deadline (May 1)
This Web site will included detailed information for New Student Orientation as well as an important checklist and deadlines for new students to complete. The Web site will also include further information about housing.

Final Official High School/College Transcripts Deadline

July 15
Mail to the Office of Admission (Office of Admission, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu CA 90263-4392). If transcripts are not received, you may not be eligible to register for classes.

New Student Orientation

All New Students: August 19-24
Parents: August 20-21 *Parents must secure their own housing. List of area accommodations.

For the complete academic calendar, please reference the academic catalog.

First-Year Seminars

All first-year students are required to fulfill the First-Year Seminar requirement during their first semester of college work. Students may select a First-Year Seminar course OR commit to either the four-course Great Books Colloquium sequence or four-course Social Action and Justice Colloquium sequence. International students who place into ENG 110, American Language and Culture, will also fulfill the First-Year Seminar requirement. This course introduces you to college coursework and college life. Your First-Year Seminar professor becomes your first academic advisor and guides you in your transition to Seaver College. This is often one of the most memorable components of a student's first year.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) is meant to introduce you to Seaver College. NSO occurs a few days before the first day of school and gives you the opportunity to make new friends, get to know your roommate, and move into your residential hall with help from current students. Faculty, staff, administration, and students come out to ensure that we make your transition from high school to college seamless and fun.

Residence Halls

See a floor plan of first-year student residence halls and what added features are provided.

Take a student-led video tour of both women's and men's dorms!