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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 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 special weekend combines family weekend and homecoming for families to return to campus and enjoy fun activities and entertainment, as well as to become better acquainted with other Pepperdine families.  Hope to see you there!

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.

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:

Chicago: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Washington D.C.: Saturday, April 1, 2017
New Jersey: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Northern California: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Malibu: Friday, April 7, 2017
Honolulu: Sunday, April 9, 2017
Denver: Thursday, April 13, 2017
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!

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