Upon arriving to campus, please stop at the guard booth to request a visitor parking pass, campus map, and directions to the undergraduate Admission Office. Tours and information sessions depart from the Seaver College Admission Office, which is located on the second floor of the Charles B. Thornton Administrative Center, #3 on the campus map.
We recommend that you allow an extra 15 minutes to find parking and locate the Thornton Administrative Center (TAC). You can park at any of the following locations with your visitor pass:
- Along Banowsky Blvd or Seaver Drive.
- Theme Tower Lot in a visitor spot, which requires a coin token (provided by the Public Safety Officer at the guard booth) for access this parking lot.
- Seaver Main Lot in a visitor spot, which requires a coin token (provided by the Public Safety Officer at the guard booth) for access this parking lot.
- Firestone Fieldhouse parking lot.
Out-of-State and International Travel
Pepperdine University is located approximately 30 minutes by car from one of the largest international airports, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Shuttle and ground transportation information can be found here.
Please note that on-campus visit resources are limited on weekends. If you are planning to visit campus on a weekend please be aware that the Office of Admission does not offer official campus tour options on Saturdays and Sundays. However, you are welcome to take a self guided tour. Additionally, the Pepperdine on-campus shuttles do not run on weekends. Therefore, it is important that you arrange your own transportation while on-campus if you are visiting on a Saturday or Sunday. Please view the Pepperdine on-campus shuttle schedule for more detailed information.
There are 10 different dining options on campus ranging from the Waves Cafe, affectionately dubbed "the Caf" by students, to the Jamba Juice smoothie station in the Sandbar. Please visit Pepperdine Dining Services for a complete list of dining facilities and menu options, as well as regular and special operating hours. Please note that some dining facilities have limited or no operating hours on the weekends.
While we recommend the following for out of town visitors, please be aware that the Office of Admission is not officially affiliated with these facilities and service providers.
Hotels, Restaurants, and More
Campus Visit Tips Video
Watch the following video for some helpful tips on how to navigate the Malibu campus, finding parking, and locating the the Office of Admission in the Thornton Administrative Center (TAC) which is where you will check-in for your campus tour.
Please Note: New campus construction has commenced since this video was created. Therefore, please refer to campus signage and Department of Public Safety for the most up to date parking instructions.