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Heidelberg scenic view

 

Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 23, 2024

Date: Thursday,  July 4 - Sunday,  July 7, 2024 

Location: Heidelberg, Germany

Calling all jet-setting alumni who love to travel, and those looking to experience Heidelberg once again!

Join us this July with fellow alumni, family, and friends. 

ALL alumni, and any friends or family you would like to bring along are welcome to attend!


  See Who's Attending!

 

First Name

 

 

Last Name While at Pepperdine

 

Last Name

 

Heidelberg

 

Class Year

 

School

 

Pepperdine Affiliation

 

 

Deborah

 

Dean

 

Beyer

 

1983-1984

 

1987

 

Seaver College

 

Alumna

 

Eric 

 

Beyer

 

Beyer

 

1983-1984

 

1986

 

Seaver College

 

Alumna

 

William

 

Biller

 

 

 

 

 

Guest

 

Eric

 

Carter

 

 

1987/88

 

1990

 

Seaver College

 

Alumnus

 

Alma

 

Chavez Pelaez

 

Chavez

 

 

2022

 

School of Law

 

Alumnus

 

Chandra

 

Shpak

 

Chhun

 

 

2014

 

Graziadio Business School

 

Alumna

 

Sennett

 

Chhun

   

 

2014

 

 

Friend

 

Lisa

 

Foote

 

Christman

 

1985

 

1987

 

Seaver College

 

Alumna

 

Naomi

 

 

Cuyugan

 

 

2021

 

Seaver College

 

Alumnus

 

Lauren

 

Dam

 

Dam

 

 

2018

 

Seaver College

 

Alumnus

 

Michelle

 

 

Leong

 

Dam

 

 

1982

 

Seaver College

 

Alumnus

 

Cheryl

 

Kimes

 

DeLong

 

 

1974

 

Seaver College

 

Alumna

 

Matt

 

Ebeling

 

Ebeling

 

1997

 

1999

 

Seaver College

 

Alumnus

 

Elizabeth

 

 

 

Edwards 

 

1996-1997

 

1999

 

Seaver College

 

Alumnus

 

 

Lincoln

 

 

 

 

Edwards

 

 

 

 

Prospective Student

 

Lucas

 

 

 

Edwards

 

 

 

 

Prospective Student

 

Jason

 

Eggleston

 

Eggleston

 

 

2008

 

 

Seaver College

 

Alumnus

 

Diane

 

Trosino

 

Guido

 

 

1982

 

Seaver College

 

Alumna

 

Don

 

 

Guido

     

 

Friend

 

Keely

 

Hall

 

Hall

 

1994

 

1996

 

Seaver College

 

Alumna

 

Melissa

 

 

Foley

 

Hall

 

1993

 

1994

 

Seaver College

 

Alumnus

 

Alexandra

 

Erwin

 

Handy

 

1996-1997

Summer 1998

 

1999

 

 

Seaver College

 

Alumnus

 

Jared

 

 

Hankins

 

1999

 

2001

 

Seaver College

 

 

Alumnus

 

Natalie

 

Cameron

 

Hankins

 

1999

 

2001

 

Seaver College

 

Alumna

 

Sylvia

 

 

Hankins

     

 

Prospective Student

 

James

 

Howell

 

Howell

 

 

2002

 

Caruso School of Law

 

Alumnus

 

 

Denise

 

Huth

 

 

Huth

 

 

1995

 

Seaver College

 

Alumnus

 

Denise

 

Bruce

 

Huth

 

 

1996

 

Seaver College

 

Alumnus

 

 

Denise

 

Navarro

 

Huth

 

 

2022

 

Seaver College

 

Alumnus

 

 

Melissa

 

 

Labnow

 

2017-2018

 

2020

 

Seaver College

 

Alumnus

 

 

Mary

 

Jimenez

 

Labnow

 

1987-1988

 

1990

 

Seaver College

 

Alumnus

 

 

Gina Marie

 

Lalena

 

 

Lalena

 

 

2024

 

School of Law

 

Alumnus

 

Corinne 

 

Sanchez

 

Le

 

1984-1985

 

 

1987

 

Seaver College

 

Alumna

 

Hung

 

 

Le

 

1985

 

1987

 

Seaver College

 

Alumnnus/Staff

 

Matthew 

 

Le

 

Le

 

2018-2019

 

2021

 

Seaver College

 

Alumnus

 

 

Ngockhanh

 

Le

 

Le

 

Fall 1995

 

1996

 

Seaver College

 

Alumnus

 

 

Garrett

 

 

Le

 

Fall 2021

 

2024

 

Seaver College

 

Alumnus

 

 

Erich

 

 

Meltvedt

 

1987-1988

 

1991

 

Seaver College

 

Alumnus

 

 

Patricia

 

Mamola

 

Moore

 

 

1974

 

Seaver College

 

 

Alumna

 

Rachel

 

Moran

 

Moran

 

 

2017

 

Seaver College

 

Alumna

 

Matthew

 

Moran

 

Moran

 

2016-2017

 

2019

 

Seaver College

 

Alumnus

 

Jillian 

 

Moran

 

Moran

 

 

2022

 

Seaver College

 

Alumna

 

Monae

 

Moran

 

Moran

   

 

Seaver College

 

Parent

 

 

Mary(Ali)

 

Mullin

 

Mullin

 

2018-2019

 

2021

 

Seaver College

 

Alumna

 

 

Grace

 

Navarro

 

 

 

2024

 

Seaver College

 

Alumna

 

 

Patrick

 

Quigley

 

Quigley

     

 

Friend

 

Beverly

 

Quigley

       

 

Friend

 

Chad

 

 

Quiñones

     

 

Staff

 

Alana

 

Richards

 

Richards

 

2021

 

2018-2019

 

Seaver College

 

Alumna

 

Patricia

 

 

Schneiter-Kirby

 

 

 

 

Guest

 

Karin

 

 

Shaw

     

 

Staff

 

Timothy

 

 

Song

 

 

2021

 

Seaver College

 

Alumnus

 

Monica

 

Sousa

 

Sousa

 

1994

 

1996

 

Seaver College

 

Alumna

 

Derek

 

 

St. Louis

     

 

Friend

 

Joshua

 

Strutzman

 

Strutzman

 

2006

 

2008

 

Seaver College

 

Alumnus

 

Terri

 

Sullivan

 

 

 

 

2016

 

Graduate School of Education and Psychology

 

Alumnus

 

Anthony

 

Zotti

 

Zotti

     

 

Friend

 

James

 

Zotti

 

Zotti

     

 

Friend

 

Cathy

 

Pham

 

Zotti

 

1991

 

1992

 

Seaver College

 

Alumna

 



Heidelberg Itinerary 

 

Heidelberg scenic view

 

Return to Heidelberg or experience it for the first time with your alumni family July 4-7!

Immerse yourself in the culture, while you make new memories with old friends and discover new connections with your Pepperdine family. 

This weekend is sure to be filled with all the magic Heidelberg has to offer!

Optional activites you can look forward to include: 

  • Welcome Boat Cruise 
  • Mooore Haus Tours
  • Castle Tours
Heidelberg Itinerary
Heidelberg Itinerary
Wednesday, July 3 

Optional event for early arrivals. 

Morning Breakfast on your own
8 AM

Farmers Market in Neuenheim      

  • Meet on the Hauptstrasse outside of Cafe Schafheutle
  • 20-minute walk on flat ground to the Farmers Market
  • We’ll get Dampfnudeln with Vanilla Sauce here
Thursday, July 4

8 AM - Noon 

Check-In for guests staying at Moore Haus

10:00 AM

“First Look” Gathering at the Alte Brücke/Old Bridge    Meet at bridge
Group Photo                

11:30 AM–12:30 PM

Lunch on your own

12:30–2:00 PM

Welcome Reception: Pepperdine Classrooms    

  • The classrooms are located on the second and third floors of Hauptstraße 92, above Cafe Schafheutle, approximately a 15-minute walk from Moore Haus,
    in the heart of the busy Altstadt (Old Town). 
  • Light refreshments provided.

2:30–3:00 PM

Walk to Boat Cruise

3:00–3:30 PM

Board Boat: Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure

3:30–6:40 PM

Four Castles Boat Cruise

  • Ready for an excursion? This magical 3-hour Four Castle
    tour heads up stream to Neckarsteinach, passing the
    Benedictine Abbey and the picturesque Neckargemund.
    Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery with your
    Pepperdine family. (Must be pre-registered)

7:30 PM

Dinner on your own/self-planned

  • We’ll have the opportunity to break into dinner groups
    and enjoy your favorite restaurant after the boat cruise.
  • We recommend making dinner reservations ahead of time
    (see notes for dinner reservations).
Friday, July 5
We intentionally left this day unscheduled, allowing everyone to explore Heidelberg at your own pace. Please see the “Heidelberg Tips” document for ideas. Restaurants fill up quickly for dinner times, so remember to make reservations early.

Morning

 

Breakfast on your own

TBD 

Excursions / Activities

11 AM–5:00 PM

Heidelberg Castle Tours (pre-registered)

  • Tour the historic Heidelberg Castle with an English tour guide.

Evening

Alumni dinners (no-host / self-planned)

Saturday, July 6

Morning

Breakfast on your own

10:00–11:30 AM

 Heidelberg Castle Tours (guided)    

11:30 AM

Meet at Funicular      

Guests not on 10 AM castle tour will meet at the Funicular

  • Bergbahn Station at Kornmarktplatz
  • Funicular ride tickets provided by Pepperdine

12:00–4:30 PM

Moore Haus Group Experience

  • Visit Moore Haus
  • Guided tours of property
  • Light refreshments provided
  • Fellowship in Frühstück Room
  • Devotional/Communion service led by Hung Le
  • Group photo

4:30–6:30 PM

Castle Grounds Visit & Group Photo    

6:30–9:30 PM    

Group Dinner    

  • Meal included w/ your registration
  • Group photo

9:30–9:45 PM  

Sunset at Heidelberg Castle

  • Sunset at 9:33 PM
   
Sunday, July 7 

9:30 AM

Meet at Old Bridge to walk to Neuberg Abbey (45 min walk)

11 AM

Devotional in Neuberg Abbey Chapel

Noon 

Lunch available at the Abbey

Monday, July 8 

8 - 10 AM

Check-out of Moore Haus

 

 


 

 


 

Optional Excursions and Activities

The following excursions and activities are offered as optional items during registration. 

  Boat Cruise

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We invite you to join us for a magical 3-hour Four Castles tour! We’ll set course upriver to Neckarsteinach, past sights such as the impressive Beneditctine Abbey of Neuburg and the picturesque Neckargemünd. During the relaxing ride, you will have the opportunity to admire the beauty of the Neckartal-Odenwald Nature Park, which stretches out before you with its lush green splendor. On board is a spacious open sun deck to enjoy the breathtaking views. 

 

Friday, April 5 
3:30 PM - 6:45 PM 
  Moore Haus Tours

moore-haus

In 1965, two years after the “Year-In-Europe” program began in Heidelberg, Pepperdine purchased a permanent facility located 300 yards from the entrance of the Heidelberg Castle. This spacious and beautiful villa was built in 1906 and renovated into dormitory building when, in 1966, students moved into Pepperdine’s own facility named after the late J.C. Moore, Jr., Pepperdine controller and spiritual father of the Heidelberg program. 
In 2016, thanks to the generosity of donors, Moore Haus went through a complete renovation of the building, turning it into a gem that countless Pepperdine students will continue to enjoy in years to come.  

Whether you lived at Moore Haus as a student or it’s your first time visiting, you’ll enjoy touring this beautiful villa where so many students have called home for 60 years!

 

Friday, July 5 
10 AM - 11 AM
11 AM - 12 PM 
12 PM - 1 PM
1 PM - 2 PM
2 PM - 3 PM
3 PM - 4 PM 
4 PM - 5 PM 
  Castle Tours

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Heidelberg Castle towers majestically above the Neckar Valley and continues to enchant visitors from near and far.

This world-famous castle is the epitome of German romanticism and the walls tell of the destruction of the castle at the end of the 17th century, its slumber in the 18th century, and the beginning of tourism under the sign of the romanticism of the 19th century. Tour through the castle courtyard and the castle garden, immerse yourself in the colorful history of the world-famous structure. 

*See tour schedule below!

Friday, July 5 
11 AM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2 PM 
2 PM - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5 PM
Saturday, July 6 
10 AM - 11:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1 PM 
1 PM - 2:30PM

 

Heidelberg Registration

The Heidelberg Alumni Trip registration fee includes a tax deductible donation of $100.00, a group dinner just steps from the Heidelberg Castle at Burgfreiheit restaurant on July 6th, and costs associated with utilizing our beautiful Moore Haus during our visit. 


 

Lodging at Moore Haus

Moore Haus

We’re excited to offer rooms and bed spaces in Moore Haus as an opportunity for you to relive your experiences as students and save money on accommodations.

Rooms are available beginning July 4, 2024, check-in time TBD, through Monday July 8th, with a firm check-out time of 10:00 AM. (Luggage may be stored at Moore Haus Sunday July 8th).

Rooms are based on availability, first come-first serve. A group room must be paid in full ($150/bed) at the time of registration. A registrant who selects a group room must intend to fill each bed with a family member or friend. We want to be sure as many alumni and guests can stay at Moore Haus as possible, we do not want to have empty beds in group rooms. 

*Cost Per-Person
$150.00 covers 4 nights per person at Moore Haus. Guests must pay the full $150.00 for any portion of their stay between July 4-7, 2024. Coffee available each morning. Breakfast is on your own

Guests are also welcome to stay at a local hotel. Be sure to review the lodging options carefully to find the accommodations that best suit your needs.

  Moore Haus
Room Type Beds Price
2 Bed Bedroom: Couples or Mixed Gender Friend Group of 2 2 $300
4 Bed Bedroom: Families of 4 or Mixed Gender Friend Groups of 4 4  $600
3 Bed Bedroom: Family of 3 or Mixed Gender Friend Group of 3  3  $450
7 Bed Bedroom: Family of 7 or Mixed Gender Friend Group of 7  7  $1050
4 Bed Bedroom Single: Female Single Bed Space w/ assigned same gender roommates  4 $150 (per bed*)
4 Bed Bedroom Single: Male Single Bed Space w/ assigned same gender roommates 4 $150 (per bed*)

*Rooms are based on availability, first come-first serve. A group room must be paid in full ($150/bed) at the time of registration. A registrant who selects a group room must intend to fill each bed with a family member or friend. We want to be sure as many alumni and guests can stay at Moore Haus as possible, we do not want to have empty beds in group rooms. 

  Nearby Lodging Options

The Deadline has passed for Hotel Blocks.

Please feel free to use the website to find accommodations.  
The 8 hotels are pinned on this Google Map to show where they are in relation to Pepperdine's Moore Haus.

 


 

Travel Tips

Guests are responsible for their individual travel arrangements to Germany and to Heidelberg. We recommend that you fly into Frankfurt as it is the most convenient airport. 

  Resources for Flights
   Ground Transportation in Heidelberg and from Frankfurt Airport
  • Taxi  

When you arrive at the Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof (main train station), the most efficient way to get to Moore Haus is by taxi. Tell the driver, "Graimbergweg 10, bitte" (pronounced "Grime-berg-vague Tsane, Bit-a"). The taxi driver will drop you off at the front gate.

  • By Train

If you fly into the Frankfurt airport, you have a choice of three ways to get to Heidelberg. The simplest, but most expensive, is to take a taxi. However, this may not be an unreasonable choice if the fare can be shared between three or four of you. A less expensive option is to travel to Heidelberg by train. A railway runs through the lower level of the airport. Trains to Mannheim are more frequent than those to Heidelberg and a shared taxi fare from Mannheim to Heidelberg is not out of the question. However, should you choose to continue to Heidelberg by train, there are also frequent connections from Mannheim directly to the Heidelberg main station.

  • By Shuttle Bus

The most economical way to travel from the Frankfurt airport to Heidelberg is via Lufthansa shuttle. These shuttles leave the Frankfurt airport on the hour in the daytime. Shuttle buses depart outside the arrival area for Lufthansa flights from Terminal 1, section B (meeting point). Tickets must be purchased online to guarantee a seat on the bus. The bus will take you to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Heidelberg, from which you can take a taxi to Moore Haus (See: "By Taxi" above).


 

In and Around Heidelberg

Pepperdine strives to facilitate a fantastic trip to Heidelberg for each of you! We wanted to offer you optional activities while you travel with us but we also understand that you want the chance to hang out with each other and make your own plans in smaller groups.

Planning activities on your own:
Seaver Alumni Relations recommends you visit the Heidelberg Marketing GmbH website  for tourist information and activities. Explore activities to plan on your own and have the ability to book some of these activities directly with Heidelberg Marketing GmbH! If this page comes up in German, simply click the DOWN ARROW on the top right beside "DE" and change the view to "EN" (English)

 


 

FAQ:

  Ground Travel from Airport(s) to Heidelberg

We recommend flying into Frankfurt airport, as it is closest to Heidelberg. Transportation to and in Heidelberg is easily accomplished by taxi, train, and shuttle bus. View travel information on this site.

  Resources for groups to independently plan excursions

We have had success with this trip booking local events through "Heidelberg Marketing GmbH." If you and a group of friends are interested in a group or individal activity, visit "Heidelberg Marketing GmbH." At the top right of your screen you can click the down arrow for the site in English.

  Ideas for what to wear in Heidelberg in July
  • Lightweight Clothing: Opt for light, breathable fabrics like cotton or linen to keep cool during the day. Pack t-shirts, dresses, shorts, and light trousers to stay comfortable in the warm summer temperatures.
  • Layer Up for Evenings: Even though days are warm, evenings can get a bit cooler. Carrying a lightweight jacket, sweater, or shawl is advisable for those breezy summer nights.
  • Comfortable Footwear: Whether you're walking on the cobbled streets of historic towns or hiking in the beautiful surroundings, comfortable shoes are a must. Think about packing a pair of stylish yet comfy sandals, sneakers, or walking shoes.
  • Rain Gear: Summer showers can pop up unexpectedly. so it's wise to always carry a small, foldable umbrella or light rain jacket. Waterproof shoes can also come in handy on rainy days. Check out this "Ultimate Packing list for Germany" for more tips.
  Castle Tours
Note that the castle is steps from Moore Haus and it is possible to select a castle tour time and moore haus tour time that are close toether since guests can walk to and from each other. Note, a funicular ticket comes with the Castle Tour and if you are already at the top you can still use the ticket to go down to take advantage of the classroom open house.

Please contact Chad Quiñones or call 310.506.4348 with any additional questions, 


 
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