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Join fellow parents, faculty and staff as we begin the new year on our knees praying for the needs of Pepperdine students, programs and leadership. We will publish a daily prayer calendar to guide you all 365 days of of the year.

Parents serve as University ambassadors to greet and inform prospective students and their families. These receptions are hosted in cities nationwide by the Office of Admissions with the assistance of the Seaver Parents Council.

Spring 2017 Admission Receptions:

Seattle: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Nashville: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Portland: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Dallas: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Phoenix: Sunday, April 23, 2017

To get involved... see registration links for volunteer opportunities in your area now! Feel free to email Christine at if you have any questions. We look forward to working with you!

Gear up in your Pepperdine orange and blue to join fellow alumni, parents, family, and friends for an afternoon of fun with It's In The Sauce's famous barbecue and America's favorite pastime. Bring your entire family out to play family field games, then watch the Pepperdine men's baseball team take on Saint Mary's at Eddy D. Field Stadium! Stay tuned for a special guest to stop by and get the inside scoop on all things Waves baseball!! There is NO COST to attend; however, online registration is required. REGISTER HERE!  If you have any questions about this event, please email or call 310.506.6334

 Feel free to email Christine at if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you on the field!

Parents and alumni are welcomed to join us in experiencing a journey of beauty and discovery into Pepperdine's recently acquired, limited edition Saint John's Bibles.  Through a series of both inspirational and educational sessions, we hope that this masterpiece collection of illuminated, handwritten Bibles will move and intrigue you.

We will begin with an introductory preview of the upcoming series this spring, Monday, May 22nd at 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on our Drescher Graduate School campus in Malibu.  If this is something that you are interested in attending, please register online here or contact Christine Galvin at (310)506-6334 or

Parents and alumni welcomed new Pepperdine students and their families to the University at these informal gatherings. These receptions are hosted in cities nationwide by the Parents Council. We are currently looking for hosts for our 2017 Send-Off Parties!

If you are interested in hosting a party in your area please contact Christine Galvin at (310)506-6334 or

NSO is a program intentionally designed for incoming students and their parents. The program included information on academics, student activities, student services, living on campus, international programs, and much more. NSO is mandatory for all students. Most first year parents attend this event.

The registration fees for parents and other family members typically $125 per person.  There is NO CHARGE for incoming students.

  • This exhilarating annual event has blessed Seaver College students and faculty with more than $2,000,000 in scholarship and program resources. The men's and women's golf teams have also been a generous beneficiary of this tournament's proceeds. Pepperdine Wave Classic 2017 will again be hosted at The Riviera Country Club's championship golf course located in Pacific Palisades, California on October 9th. Owning a legendary place on the American golfing landscape, Riviera's famed George Thomas-designed golf course has hosted one U.S. Open, two PGA Championships and a U.S. Senior Open, in addition to serving as the perennial site of the PGA Tour's Northern Trust Open.

    Our exciting day will consist of a tasty breakfast, barbeque lunch; contests will include a Golf "Warm-Up" Clinic, Longest Drive, closest to the pin and Putting Contest. The day will close with a cocktail reception and awards dinner followed by silent and live auctions.

    A limited amount of Riviera's guest suites, offering magnificent panoramic golf course and ocean views will be available to our sponsors

    If you are interested in playing in or supporting the 2017 Wave Classic please contact Kim Barkis at (310) 506-6110.

    Thank you to the many parents who helped us during this Fall 2016 Season!

    Waves Weekend:

    Dale Anderson
    Lynne Anderson
    Dannette Chambers
    Kelly Cross-Chong
    Mike Duffield
    Pam Finck
    Joyce Graves
    Susan Grenier
    Art Hanamoto
    Lynne Hanamoto
    Karen Kappus
    Andrea Kollerbohn
    Wellin Koo
    Sherry Koo
    Jena Marxer
    John McKee
    Leslie McKee
    Taunie Moreland
    Liz Perez
    Bob Perez
    Cheri Sanchez
    Rick Sikorski
    Liz Sikorski
    Jamie Suard
    Jan Virant

    Bryan Welbaum
    Suzy Welbaum

    Dale Anderson
    Lynne Anderson
    Dan Chong
    Kelly Chong
    Javier Contreras
    Pam Finck
    Karen Kappus
    Joanna Mastelerz
    Leslie McKee
    Julianne Ota
    Catherine Pacos
    Amy Rogers
    Sharon Stevens
    Parris Stevens
    Kathy Walecki

    Carlsbad Information Sessions:

    Dan Chong
    Kelly Cross-Chong
    Rick Fischer
    Ed Jablonski
    Carol Morgan

    Chicago Information Session:

    Kathy Brown
    David Brown
    Kerri Courtwright
    Jan Hertz
    Jim Hertz
    Lori Kazich
    Andy Seibt

    Dallas Information Session:

    Michael Chidiac
    Ana Dubin
    Brenda Masters
    David Masters
    Osmana Scales
    Christopher Scales
    Amy Van Amburgh

    Denver Information Session:

    Joelle Behlmaher
    Juli Clay
    Kevin Jones
    Cindy Wells

    Honolulu Information Session:

    Kanoelani Naone

    Nashville Information Session:

    Carinda Hicks

    Anne Tarwater
    Jim Tarwater
    New Jersey Information Session:
    Jennifer Busch
    Kiki Cunningham
    Jane Daly
    Nicholas Lordi
    Louis Mossucco
    Joanne Mossucco
    Donna Schifano




    Phoenix Information Sessions:

    Channon Balkan
    Kelly Cross-Chong
    Julie Kaijser
    Nancy Manson
    Mark Manson
    Miffie Seidemam
    David Wilkinson
    Cherie Wilkinson

    Portland Information Session:

    Laurie Bryson
    Ruth McRaven
    Laura Nelson
    April Sheaffer

    Sacramento Information Session:

    Sandra Stillwell
    Greg Stillwell

    San Francisco Information Session:

    James Cai
    Esther Hsieh
    Michelle LaForce
    Jonathon Lee
    Donna Low
    DBrian Low
    Melissa Minke
    Cory Suppes

    Suzanne Suppes
    Hong Zhang
    Seattle Information Session:
    Xin Bai
    LeeAnn Delmendo
    Karin Hummel
    Theresa Kenyon
    Susan Lee
    Chris Lee
    Pete Wilson
    Mollie Wilson

    Washington DC Information Session:

    Sheila Bedford
    Stan Bedford