Waves Weekend Schedule - Pepperdine University - Seaver College

Waves Weekend Schedule

10:00am - 5:30pm
Check-In

Plaza Terrace
Pick up your name tag, concert ticket, and official Waves Weekend
schedule. Capture a special family photo at the booth adjacent to check-in.


10:00am - 11:00am
Celebration Chapel

Amphitheatre
A student-led devotional and time of worship, Celebration Chapel is a great opportunity
for fellowship and praise.


11:00am - Noon
Adamson House Tour

Seaver Main Lot
Explore this classic Southern California home that sits on one of the most beautiful
beaches in the state. The Adamson House was, for a time, home to Pepperdine President
Norvel Young and his family. Shuttles are available in the main lot in front of Smothers
Theatre. Limited space available. Please sign up at the check-in table.


11:00am - 5:00pm
Frederick R. Weisman Museum: California Dreaming

Weisman Museum (Adjacent to Smothers Theatre)
As the Weisman Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary, discover this lively exhibition celebrating the dynamic styles found in contemporary California art from the 1960s to the present.
It marks the 25th anniversary of the Weisman Museum of Art.


Noon - 2:00pm
Lunch
(Included in Seaver College Families Registration)
Waves Cafe
Join alumni, families, faculty, staff and students for lunch in the "caf." This meal is
included in the "Seaver College Families All Weekend registration." Meal includes
one main entree, one dessert and one medium fountain soda or 20 oz bottled
water.


12:30pm - 1:30pm
Adamson House Tour

Seaver Main Lot
Explore this classic Southern California home that sits on one of the most beautiful
beaches in the state. The Adamson House was, for a time, home to Pepperdine President
Norvel Young and his family. Shuttles are available in the main lot in front of Smothers
Theatre. Limited space available. Please sign up at the check-in table.


1:00pm - 4:00pm
Parent Information Table
Outside Starbucks
Your one-stop resource to get those FAQs answered – parent to parent.  Register for a chance to win a one-night stay at the Villa Graziadio located on campus. Don't forget to leave with a Seaver Parent Association membership card which is your key to many local discounts and a special 10 percent off clothing and gifts in the bookstore during Waves Weekend.


2:00pm - 2:30pm
International Programs Q&A
Hahn Fireside Room
With the International Programs application decisions quickly approaching, please stop by and meet members of the IP team and have all of your questions answered about applying for and attending our study abroad programs. 


4:00pm - 5:30pm
Men's Water Polo vs Long Beach
Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool
Cheer on the Waves Water Polo team as they take on Long Beach in the water. Purchase your discounted ticket today ($5.25), regularly $10.


4:00pm - 5:30pm
President's Open House
Brock House
Andrew and Debby Benton, president and first lady of Pepperdine, welcome Waves Weekend guests to a casual, come-and-go reception in their home where hor d'oeuvres will be served.
Shuttles will be available in the Seaver Main Lot in front of Smothers Theatre.


5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alumni Gathering
Thornton Administrative Center 3rd Floor Atrium
Alumni from all classes are invited for a reception in their honor. If you're on campus and planning to attend Blue & Orange Madness, meet up with other alumni and their families for the social hour of the weekend! You might just see someone you had no idea was in town!
Advanced RSVP preferred.


6:00pm - 8:00pm
Madness Village

Firestone Fieldhouse Parking Lot
Join us for one of Pepperdine's biggest events of the year! Enjoy food,
family-friendly carnival games, performances, rides, and more. Don't
miss out on one of Pepperdine's favorite traditions.


8:15pm - 10:00pm  
Blue & Orange Madness

Firestone Fieldhouse
Join us as we kickoff the Waves men's and women's basketball seasons! Celebrated
as one of Pepperdine's greatest traditions, this ultimate pump-up event will include
team introductions, student and fan contests and prizes as well as the chance for one
lucky student and one lucky parent to win a year of free tuition by making a half-court
shot. You don't want to miss it!

 

8:30am - 3:00pm
Check-In

Plaza Terrace
Pick up your name tag, concert ticket, and official Waves Weekend schedule. Capture a special family photo at the booth adjacent to check-in.


9:00am - 11:00am (Warm-up begins at 8:45am)
Crest Tennis Mixer
Crest Tennis Courts
Join the Pepperdine Crest Associates and Tennis Pro, Martin Parkes, for this Tennis Mixer at Waves Weekend. Players of all levels are welcome to enjoy a morning on the courts with friendly doubles and live ball games, followed by lunch at the courts. Advance purchase required.


9:00am - 1:00pm
Graziadio Day
West L.A. Campus
Head over to the West Los Angeles campus for our first ever Graziadio Day - a day of connecting and celebrating our alumni, thought leaders, and the Graziadio community. Hear from our world-class faculty and alumni, actively shaping today's world of business. Speakers include Dr. Charla Griffy-Brown, Dr. Kevin Groves, Mr. Robert Bikel, Dr. Craig Everett, and Dr. Kyle Murphy. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/grazday


9:00am - 10:25am
Devotional and Prayer Walk

Stauffer Chapel
Pepperdine constantly seeks the counsel, wisdom, and guidance of God
through prayer among the members of our local community. We invite
parents, students, alumni, and friends to join us in a prayer walk beginning at
the Stauffer Chapel and ending at the Amphitheatre.


9:30am - Noon
Ocean Kayaking & Stand Up Paddleboarding

Seaver Main Lot
Join us for two of the most popular ocean activities in Malibu! The staff at Malibu Surf Shack
will give a brief instructional overview of these ocean toys before Campus Recreation staff
leads you out on the water. You'll have the chance to try both kayaks and paddleboards. No
experience necessary. Advance purchase required.


10:00am - Noon
Gamma Phi Beta Annual Scholarship Tea

Sandbar Patio
Gamma Phi Beta members, parents, and alumni are invited to join us for our annual
Scholarship Tea. This event will include awards for outstanding involvement and scholastic
achievements, in addition to hearing from an inspiring speaker. Learning is one of our core values and is deeply cherished in Gamma Phi Beta. We invite our families to join us as we acknowledge our outstanding achievements. 


10:00am - 2:00pm
Heidelberg '04-'05 Reunion
Malibu Beach
Join your fellow Heidelbergs from '04-'05 for breakfast and time to catch up with fellow classmates. There will be food, drinks, volleyball, and other games to enjoy together on the beach. Advance RSVP preferred.


10:00am - Noon
Pepperdine Sweethearts Brunch with Private Chef
Teaching Kitchen, Rockwell Academic Center
Pepperdine Sweethearts are invited to a fun brunch where you will prepare the food together with other Sweetheart couples and dine on your creations! Hosted by Seaver College and George Pepperdine College Alumni Relations office, you'll enjoy cooking under the direction of Pepperdine employee and personal chef, Patrick Vercillo. Advance RSVP required.


10:30am - Noon
Brunch with the Dean
(Seaver families only)
Rockwell Dining Center - Waves Cafe
Enjoy brunch with other families while you have the special opportunity to hear from
Michael Feltner, dean of Seaver College; Sara Young Jackson, vice chancellor; and
the Chamber Choir as they perform their latest selections. Serving line begins at
10:30am. Program begins at 11am. Advance RSVP required.


11:00am - Noon
Adamson House Tour

Seaver Main Lot
Explore this classic Southern California home that sits on one of the most beautiful beaches in
the state. The Adamson House was, for a time, home to Pepperdine President Norvel Young
and his family. Shuttles are available in the main lot in front of Smothers Theatre. Limited
space available. Please sign up at the check-in table.


11:00am - 1:00pm
Kappa Alpha Theta Mother Daughter Brunch
Gulls Way Courtyard, Drescher Campus
Kappa Alpha Theta members and families are invited to attend our annual Mother Daughter Brunch. This special event will allow mothers and daughters the opportunity to bond over the impact Kappa Alpha Theta has on member's college experience. 


11:00am - 5:00pm
Frederick R. Weisman Museum: California Dreaming

Weisman Museum (Adjacent to Smothers Theatre)
As the Weisman Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary, discover this lively exhibition celebrating the dynamic styles found in contemporary California art from the 1960s to the present.
It marks the 25th anniversary of the Weisman Museum of Art.


Noon - 1:00pm  
Grandparents Reception (Seaver Families Only)

Weisman Museum
Grandparents are invited to bring their students and family members to a
festive time of honoring their participation in Waves Weekend. Games, prizes,
entertainment, and fun are sure to be had by all who attend.

Noon - 3:00pm
Student Journalism 80th Anniversary Reunion

Center for Communication and Business (CCB)
Journalism alumni are invited to join us for a celebration of 80 years of student journalism at Pepperdine. We will honor all former journalism majors and all alumni of Pepperdine Graphic Media (newspaper, online, GNews, GSports, and Currents Magazine). It also connects all NewsWaves, News Center, and TV news alumni from TV3, TV26, and TV32. At the event, the Communication Division will honor alumnus Bill Weir ('90) as our first-ever Alumni of Excellence honoree. The celebration will include a luncheon, tours of our newsrooms and studios, and a chance to reconnect with your classmates. Advance purchase preferred.


Noon - 2:00pm
International Programs Alumni Reunions
Mullin Town Square
Make the trek back to campus to reunite with fellow alumni who studied abroad through Pepperdine's International Programs. Reminisce with alumni and faculty families, learn all about the current programs from recently returned students, win raffle prizes, and enjoy a buffet lunch with food inspired by Pepperdine's International Programs locations. All program alumni will receive a complimentary shirt based on the program that they attended. Advance purchase preferred.


Noon - 3:00pm
Women's Volleyball vs. Santa Clara

Firestone Fieldhouse
Cheer on the Waves as the Women's Volleyball team takes on Santa Clara. Purchase tickets at the ticket office.
Alumni Discount Available with Waves Weekend Name badge.


12:30pm - 1:30pm
Adamson House Tour

Seaver Main Lot
Explore this classic Southern California home that sits on one of the most beautiful beaches in
the state. The Adamson House was, for a time, home to Pepperdine President Norvel Young
and his family. Shuttles are available in the main lot in front of Smothers Theatre.
Limited space available. Please sign up at the check-in table.


12:30pm - 3:30pm
Surfing Lessons

Seaver Main Lot
It's never too late to learn how to surf. Experience one of the best reasons for going to
school in sunny California with surf lessons. The friendly and experienced staff from Malibu Makos will make sure you're safe and have a great time. Take advantage of this half-off Waves Weekend price! Surfing is available to kids as young as 4. Shuttles are available at the Seaver Main Lot in front of Smothers Theatre. Advance purchase required.


1:00pm - 3:00pm
Social Work Alumni Reunion hosted by Dr. Emily Scott-Lowe
Appleby Center 263
Reconnect with Professor Scott-Lowe, other Social Work alumni, and current students to network and socialize. 
Advance RSVP preferred.


1:00pm - 3:00pm  
Pepperdine Ambassadors Council Reunion

Biggers Family Courtyard
Current members and alumni of the Pepperdine Ambassadors Council are invited to
join for fellowship during this outdoor, ocean-view reception.


1:00pm - 3:00pm
Pepperdine Wind Ensemble
Smothers Theater
The Pepperdine University Wind Ensemble is comprised of the most talented wind, brass and percussion students on the campus. Its repertoire ranges from traditional band literature, one-on-a part chamber works, world premieres, to contemporary works for wind band. This concert is free and open to the public. 


1:00pm - 4:00pm
Parent Information Table
Outside Starbucks
Your one-stop resource to get those FAQs answered – parent to parent. Register for a chance to win a one-night stay at the Villa Graziadio located on campus. Don't forget to leave with a Seaver Parent Association membership card which is your key to many local discounts and a special 10 percent off clothing and gifts in the bookstore during Waves Weekend.


2:00pm - 3:00 pm
Tri Delta Presents

Chapel
Tri Delta members and their families host their annual New Member Presents event. Guests are invited for lunch and fellowship.


2:00pm - 3:30pm
Pepperdine Improv Troupe (PIT) Comedy Performance

Elkins Auditorium 
Are you ready to laugh? The Pepperdine Improv Troupe (PIT) will be entertaining the masses at Elkins Auditorium. For 16 years, PIT has been serving up comedy at Pepperdine and promises to be a hilarious addition to Waves Weekend. Past PIT alumni will be joing this perforamnce as well.


2:00pm - 4:00pm  
Malibu Nature Hike

Meet at Seaver Main Lot
Enjoy a pleasant hike through stream side vegetation in a picturesque canyon of the Santa Monica Mountains. Observe various vegetation types that include reparian, oak woodland, chaparral, coastal sage scrub, and coastal grasslands. Encounter diverse wildlife that includes deer, woodpeckers, frogs, dragonflies, and lizards of various kinds. Explore the remains of the oldest rock cottage in Malibu and a mansion at the base of a remote waterfall. Javier Monzon, an ecologist and biology professor in the Natural Science Division of Seaver College, will lead the hike. Advance RSVP preferred.


2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lambda Omega Sigma/Psi Upsilon Alumni Reunion
Sandbar Patio
Lambda Omega Sigma/Psi Upsilon brothers are invited to return to campus to reunite before the Waves Weekend concert.
Advance RSVP preferred.


2:00pm - 5:00pm 
Seaver Class Reunions 1987, 1997, 2007
Casa Escobar
Join your fellow classmates from the class years of '97, '87, and '07 for a special reunion at the former Malibu Inn. Shuttles will be available at 1:30pm leaving Seaver Main Lot in front of Smothers Theater. Shuttles will leave Casa Escobar between 4:00pm and 5:00pm and drop guests off directly at Alumni Park for the evening concert. Advance purchase preferred.


5:00pm - 6:30pm
Beta Phi Alpha/Beta Theta Pi Fraternity Reunion
BurgerFi in the Malibu Lumber Yard
Calling all members of the Beta Phi Alpha and Beta Theta Pi Fraternities! We are calling our brothers home! Join us for our reunion at Waves Weekend. We will have all years represented, including Founding Fathers. This is your chance to catch up, rekindle lost relationships, and discuss the Mighty Marauders! Advance RSVP preferred.


5:00pm - 6:30pm
Sigma Phi Epsilon/Tau Rho Sigma/Phi Phi Phi Fraternity Reunion
Casa Escobar Malibu
Reunite with fellow Sigma Phi Epsilon, Tau Rho Sigma, and Phi Phi Phi alumni and families at Waves Weekend 2017! Celebrate 72 years of brotherhood at Pepperdine, and 20 years of national fraternity excellence. This event will immediately follow the Class of '97 Reunion at the same location, which many of our SigEp CA Psi founding fathers will be attending, then continue to the Waves Weekend concert on Alumni Park. HFF! Advance RSVP preferred. 


4:00pm - 9:00pm
Waves Weekend Concert featuring Hunter Hayes
Alumni Park

Join your Pepperdine Family for the 2017 Waves Weekend Concert!
Doors open at 4:00pm. A valid concert ticket is required
for entrance. Six of LA's favorite food trucks will be available for you to purchase dinner and
snacks with cash or credit card. Please feel free to bring blankets and short lawn chairs to
enjoy the concert in the park. No pets are allowed in the concert venue.
Food is not included in the admission price.
Paid admission to concert venue required for all activities within the concert venue,
including food truck service, the students' Spirit Cup Lip Sync performance, and all other
onstage performances.

4:00pm - 6:30pm
Kids Corner

Bring your young children to our Kids Corner, an area for
families with children to enjoy making crafts, playing games, and a fun
inflatable in an area designed just for them.

4:00pm - 9:00pm  
Alumni VIP Tent

Join Seaver College and George Pepperdine College Alumni Relations for a
special designated area just for alumni! Join us under the tent on Alumni Park for light refreshments as
you gather before and during the concert. Waves Weekend registration
required for admittance to this event.

4:00pm - 9:00pm  
A Taste of L.A.: Favorite Local Food Trucks

Six of LA's favorite food trucks will be available for you to purchase dinner
and snacks.The food trucks include: Go Fusion, Lobsta Truck, Oaxaca On Wheels, Tropic Truck, Street Kitchen, and Palazzolo's Gelato. All food trucks accept both cash and credit cards.


5:30pm  
Spirit Cup Lip-Sync Competition

Watch groups compete in the final Spirit Week event with exciting and fun
performances. We will announce the Spirit Cup winners following the lip-sync. Waves
Weekend registration required for admittance to this event.
*Headlining artist, Hunter Hayes, will begin approximately at 7:00pm.


9:00pm - 11:00pm     
Alumni After Party and Class of 2012 Reunion
Tavern 1 (21337 Pacific Coast Hwy. Malibu, CA)
Alumni and friends are invited to keep the party going with the Class of 2012 for an after hours celebration at one of Malibu's newest night spots, Tavern 1! While the Class of 2012 is celebrating their 5th Reunion, all Seaver Alumni are invited to join the party for this fun after hours event! 
Advance RSVP requested, $10 at the door.

 

9:00am - 9:50am
University Church Bible Classes
Plaza Classrooms
Wake up a little earlier and join members of the University Church for the Bible class
that most interests you. Children's Bible classes are also available.


9:50am - 10:10am
University Church Fellowship Time

Joslyn Plaza
Mix and mingle with members of the University Church and other guests over coffee
and donuts before making your way into Elkins Auditorium for worship.


10:15am - 11:30am
University Church Worship Service

Elkins Auditorium
Join the members of the University Church for worship and a message from the Word to finish
off your weekend with praise and celebration. If you have ever attended the University Church, we
would especially love for you to celebrate your Sunday here with us!


11:00am - 5:00pm
Frederick R. Weisman Museum: California Dreaming

Weisman Museum (Adjacent to Smothers Theatre)
As the Weisman Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary, discover this lively exhibition celebrating the dynamic styles found in contemporary California art from the 1960s to the present.


Noon - 4:00pm
Kappa Kappa Gamma Founders Day & Family Lunch
Sandbar Patio
Members of Kappa Kappa Gamma and their families are invited for a hosted lunch and fellowship. Following lunch, members will hold their Kappa Founders Day celebration.  


11:30am - 1:30pm
Tailgate BBQ and Waves Soccer
Rokus Field (Soccer Field)
Join your Pepperdine family to cheer on the women's soccer team and enjoy a tailgate party with food from It's In The Sauce BBQ. Spend the afternoon with Willie the Wave, women's soccer coaches Tim Ward and Ariana Martinez, alumni, family, and friends. The day also includes lawn games and an autograph session with players following the match. RSVP is required.


1:00pm - 3:00pm
Women's Soccer vs. Gonzaga
Rokus Field
The Pepperdine Women's Soccer team will take on Gonzaga for an exciting Sunday afternoon game. Come cheer on the Waves! Tickets purchased at the field. Alumni Discount available with valid Waves Weekend name badge.


2:00pm-5:00pm
Marv Dunphy Tribute Reception
Smothers Theatre
Five-time NCAA championship-winning men's volleyball coach Marv Dunphy is stepping down from coaching. Join us in paying tribute to a Pepperdine legend! To register for this event, click here: http://bit.ly/coachdunphy


3:30pm - 4:45pm
Library & Planned Giving Reception
Payson Library
Please join us for a special tour of the beautifully remodeled Payson Library featuring reimagined study and collaborative learning spaces, a seamless technology-rich environment, and a new special collections wing! Your tour ends in the Surf Board Room with a Refreshment Reception and an informative discussion led by Curt Portzel highlighting how to lower your taxes, increase your income, and help students secure their future through a Pepperdine degree. Advance RSVP preferred.


5:15pm
Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony/Dinner

Firestone Fieldhouse
A highlight every year for the Department of Athletics is its annual Hall of Fame Ceremony,
where the most accomplished student-athletes and coaches in the program's history are
celebrated. A new list of honorees will join more than 100 Pepperdine greats that have already
been inducted. Advance purchase required.