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Due to COVID-19, all campus visits have been canceled and our campus is closed to visitors until at least February 2021. More information

While our Malibu campus remains closed to visitors, we encourage you to take advantage of our virtual options including a live student-led virtual tour, a one-on-one phone or video appointment with an Admission Counselor or a Financial Assistance Advisor, and a 30-minute application workshop.

Seaver College Virtual Tours

If you are unable to visit us in Malibu, the virtual tours below are a great alternative option to exploring Pepperdine's Malibu campus and a first-year student residence hall.

Schedule Appointment with an Admission Counselor

Our Admission Counselors are here to serve as a resource to prospective and admitted students throughout the admission process. Email your Admission Counselor to schedule a one-on-one phone or video appointment with an Admission Counselor between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm (PST) Monday-Friday.

Schedule Appointment with a Financial Assistance Advisor

Our Financial Assistance Advisors are available for one-on-one phone appointments between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm (PST) Monday-Friday. Please email finaid2@pepperdine.edu to schedule a phone appointment.

Virtual Application Workshop

Join us for a virtual 30-minute Application Workshop hosted by an Admission Counselor. Topics covered include the application process, academics, student life, and financial aid. The Application Workshop will conclude with a time to answer questions, so be sure to bring all of yours!

Virtual Application Workshops for the Fall 2020 semester will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. (PST).

Admitted Student Virtual Events

The Admitted Student Virtual Tour and the Virtual Next Steps Workshop are offered exclusively to newly admitted students for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 terms.

Admitted Student Virtual Tour

Join us for a virtual tour of campus led by a current student tour guide! Your tour guide will lead you through Pepperdine's Malibu campus, sharing personal stories and student life experiences every step of the way. Our students are eager to connect with you and answer your questions about life as a Pepperdine Wave!

Please note: This tour is offered exclusively to admitted students and their families.

Admitted Student Virtual Tours are currently offered on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. (PST) through February 3. Dates and times for February and beyond will be added in the coming weeks. 

 

Virtual Next Steps Workshop

Join us for a one-hour Next Steps Workshop hosted by an Admission Counselor and a current Pepperdine student. This workshop covers the enrollment process, housing information, New Student Orientation, upcoming deadlines, and more.

Please note: This workshop is offered exclusively to admitted students and their families.

Virtual Next Steps Workshop for Admitted Students will be offered on Fridays at 4:00 p.m. (PST).

Live Student-Led Virtual Tour

Join us for a live virtual tour of campus led by a current student tour guide! Your tour guide will lead you through Pepperdine's Malibu campus, sharing personal stories and student life experiences every step of the way. Our students are eager to connect with you and answer your questions about life as a Pepperdine Wave!

Virtual Admission Interviews

Students applying for Fall 2021 have the option to sign up for an admission interview as part of the application evaluation process. Visit the Admission Interviews webpage for additional interview information and FAQs.

Admission interviews have ended for Fall 2021. Your chances of admission will not be negatively affected if you were unable to complete an interview.

Additional Virtual Experience Resources

We encourage you to picture yourself at Pepperdine through these online resources:

  • For an in-depth look into the experiences of our students, check out Rising Tide, a docuseries following five students as they navigate their college experience at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Started in the fall of 2015, Rising Tide has run for four seasons and concludes with the cast's graduation in April 2019.
  • Watch Seaver Stories documentary short films that showcase the unique, transformative Seaver College experience from the eyes of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and more.
  • Check out topical videos that highlight the Seaver College student experience including academics, spiritual life and service, student life, international programs, outcomes, and a peek into the men's and women's residence halls.
  • Read Seaver Blog posts from the unique perspective of current college students, faculty, and administration on topics ranging from admission tips to where to dine on campus.
  • Check out Seaver Voices to hear what our students have to say about the Pepperdine University community, studying abroad, service projects, spiritual development, student life, academics, faculty mentorship, and more!
  • Download a copy of our digital viewbook so that you can learn more about Pepperdine and the things that interest you most.
  • Explore our eight academic divisions and major and minor offerings online.
  • Follow us on Instagram (@seaveradmission) and join us every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. (PST) to hear a current Pepperdine student go live and answer all your questions.