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Waves Weekend Schedule


Make sure to check the schedule periodically as more events will be added as we near Waves Weekend.
 

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

Howard A. White Center (HAWC)
Pick up your name tag, concert ticket, and official Waves Weekend schedule. Capture a special family photo at the Parents Program photo booth adjacent to check-in.


10:00am - 11:00am
Celebration Chapel - Cancelled

Amphitheatre
Celebration Chapel is a weekly student-led worship service inviting the Pepperdine community into a time of honest and transformative worship. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to experience and participate in the Kingdom of God through music, prayer, communion, and student sermons.


10:30am - Noon
Adamson House Tour - Cancelled

Seaver Main Lot
Explore the gardens of a classic Southern California home situated on one of the most beautiful beaches in the state. Enjoy a guided tour by docent and Pepperdine staff member Nancy Shatzer. 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-Noon
Payson Library Tour
Payson Library, Meet in 1st-Floor Lobby
Come discover what libraries look like in the 21st century. During your tour, you will learn about our Saint John's Bible and other treasures in Special Collections, hear about how we support academic learning, and visit the Genesis Lab, our makerspace for emerging technology. Meet in the lobby of Payson Library near the Saint John's Bible display case.


11:00am - 5:00pm
Frederick R. Weisman Museum: It's All Black and White

Weisman Museum (Adjacent to Smothers Theatre)
Artists turn to black and white to explore essential visual effects. These colors carry deep psychological meaning ranging from white's association with light and purity to black's connection to darkness and death. This exhibition looks at a fascinating array of contemporary art that delves into the eternal mysteries of black and white. Hours: 11 am–5 pm, Friday–Sunday


Noon - 2:00pm
Lunch
(Included in Seaver College Families Registration only)
Waves Cafe
Enjoy an outdoor lunch with family, friends, and students. This meal is included with the Family Registration. Be sure to bring the voucher you received at the check-in table. Students can use their meal plan.


12:00pm - 1:30pm
Adamson House Tour - Cancelled

Seaver Main Lot
Explore the gardens of a classic Southern California home situated on one of the most beautiful beaches in the state. Enjoy a guided tour by docent and Pepperdine staff member Nancy Shatzer. 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 - 3:00pm
International Programs Open House
International Programs office, Tyler Campus Center (TCC)
Join us to learn about one of the top study abroad programs in the nation. We offer a variety of global programs featuring in-class and experiential learning, research, and internships. Discover how our staff, faculty, and program alumni empower Pepperdine students throughout their college career. You can find us just between the Waves Cafe and Bookstore.


1:00pm - 3:00pm
Student Assistance Center Open House
Student Assistance Center (SAC)
The Student "Awesome" Center is the new home of the Counseling Center, Student Health Center, Office of Student Accessibility, and Housing and Residence Life. They welcome students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families to tour their new space. Located next to the Center for Communication and Business, the SAC now provides these resources under one roof to better serve the student population. Shuttles will be available around campus.


1:30pm - 3:00pm
Adamson House Tour - Cancelled
Seaver Main Lot
Explore the gardens of a classic Southern California home situated on one of the most beautiful beaches in the state. Enjoy a guided tour by docent and Pepperdine staff member Nancy Shatzer. 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.


3:00pm - 4:00pm
Faculty Presentation
Surfboard Room, Payson Library
Meet Michael Feltner, dean of Seaver College, and hear from Cindy Colburn and Paul Contino, two esteemed faculty and recipients of the Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence. Topics and descriptions of their presentations are listed below. Join us for an engaging and exciting glimpse into the classroom experience. Alumni, reconnect with two of your favorite professors.

  • Michelangelo's Faith Journey as Seen in His Pietàs (Cindy Colburn)
    Michelangelo's exceptionally long artistic career allows us to experience his spiritual journey through his works of art. In this talk, Colburn highlights Michelangelo's evolving personal sense of faith by analyzing a single artistic subject that he produced several times, the Pietà, the final version of which was left incomplete upon his death at the age of 88. By analyzing the contexts in which Michelangelo's artworks were created, students move beyond the formal analysis of a work of art to a thorough contextual analysis informed by history, religion, politics, and more.
  • Great Books and Student Flourishing (Paul Contino
    With examples drawn from the Seaver College Great Books Colloquium, Contino will highlight ways in which the close reading of authors vital to the Christian intellectual tradition—followed by reflective writing and collaborative conversation—enriches our students' spiritual lives and contributes to their sense of flourishing. Using PowerPoint, Contino will draw examples from authors studied in the Colloquium—including Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Dante, Pascal, Dostoevsky, Simone Weil, and Martin Luther King, Jr.—and will share anecdotes from past classes.

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Dean's Reception
Weisman Museum
Come enjoy refreshments with the dean and members of the Seaver College faculty following the presentation.


5:00pm - 6:00pm
Volleyball and Corn Hole Tournament
Volleyball Court Outside of Debell (Lower Residential Road)
Come compete in this family event and earn points for Housing and Residence Life House Cup for your first-year daughter or son.


6:00pm - 8:00pm
Madness Village
Firestone Fieldhouse Parking Lot
Join the Student Programming Board for one of Pepperdine's biggest events of the year! Come early to hear an exciting array of music from the Pepperdine Wind Ensemble, composed of the most talented wind, brass, and percussion students on campus. Madness Village opens at 6 PM, and the Wind Ensemble will begin performing at 5:45 PM, finishing at 6:30 PM. They will be performing from 5:45 PM until 6:30 PM. Enjoy food, family-friendly carnival games, performances, rides, and more.


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

Firestone Fieldhouse
Join us as we kick off 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,  and 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 - 9:30am
Pepperdine Prays
Stauffer Chapel
Join Joline Gash, Tracey Hanson, and Parents Program participants for an opportunity to gather and pray for the specific needs of our University.


8:30am - 11:00am
Check-In
Howard A. White Center (HAWC)
Pick up your name tag, concert ticket, and official Waves Weekend program. Check-in will reopen on Alumni Park at noon.


9:00am - 11:00am
Crest Tennis Mixer & Games
Crest Tennis Courts
Join Crest members for a mixer and friendly tennis games. Lunch is included. Cost: $15.00 Please RSVP at Crest Associates Office (310) 506-6446 or email coach Martin at martin.parkes@pepperdine.edu


9am - Noon

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 and as old as 80! Shuttles are available at the Seaver Main Lot in front of Smothers Theatre. Advance purchase required.


9 am–Noon
Gamma Phi Beta Annual Scholarship Tea
Sandbar Patio
Upholding their value for academic achievements, family members and Gamma Phi Beta alumnae are invited to celebrate members' hard work and success. Light refreshments will be served at this annual scholarship tea featuring exceptional achievement awards and a motivational speaker.


10 am–Noon
Tri Delta New Member Reception
Hahn Fireside Room, Tyler Campus Center (TCC)
Pepperdine's Gamma Rho Chapter of Tri Delta invites all new members and their families in honoring the fall 2019 pledge class. Enjoy light refreshments, mingle with the chapter members, and participate in a ritual event to welcome the women into their new home.


10 am–Noon
Kappa Kappa Gamma Parents' Tea
Rockwell Academic Center Patio
The families of the women of Kappa Kappa Gamma are invited to their annual Parents' Tea. Come get an inside look at the Eta Beta chapter and meet its newest members.


10am –  11am
Pancakes with the President
Lower Mullin Town Square
Enjoy pancakes and an outdoor buffet-style brunch with family, friends, and students before President Gash's presentation at 11 AM.


11am - Noon
President's Presentation and Q&A
Elkins Auditorium
Hear from Jim Gash, Pepperdine's eighth president. Learn about his vision for the University, followed by an opportunity to ask questions.


11:00am - 5:00pm
Frederick R. Weisman Museum: It's All Black and White 

Weisman Museum (Adjacent to Smothers Theatre)
Artists turn to black and white to explore essential visual effects. These colors carry deep psychological meaning ranging from white's association with light and purity to black's connection to darkness and death. This exhibition looks at a fascinating array of contemporary art that delves into the eternal mysteries of black and white. Hours: 11 am–5 pm, Friday–Sunday


Noon - 4:00pm
Waves Weekend Concert 
Alumni Park

Doors open at 12:00pm. A valid concert ticket is required for entrance.

Join your Pepperdine community for the 2019 Waves Weekend concert, featuring A R I Z O N A, with opening band, JEMs, featuring Seaver alumna Jessica Rotter ('10). Enjoy these talented performers plus some of L.A.'s favorite food trucks: Baby's Burgers, Lobsta Truck, Oaxaca on Wheels, Palazzolo's Gelato, Rice Balls of Fire, and Street Kitchen LA.

  • Paid admission to concert venue required for all activities within the venue, including foodtruck service, the Spirit Cup Lip-Sync Competition, and all other onstage performances.
  • No pets are allowed in the concert venue.
  • Food is not included in the admission price.
  • Please feel free to bring blankets and short lawn chairs to enjoy the concert in the park.
  • Headlining artists will begin approximately at 1:30 pm.

Noon - 2:30pm
Kids Corner

Bring your young children to our Kids Corner, an area for families with children to enjoy playing games in an area designed just for them.

Noon - 4:00pm  
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.

Noon - 4:00pm 
Affinity Reunions

  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
  • Debate Team
  • Zeta Kappa Sorority
  • Florence '06-'07
  • Pepperdine Ambassadors Council. 

Noon - 4:00pm
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. All food trucks accept both cash and credit cards.

12:30pm
Spirit Cup Lip-Sync Competition

Watch student groups compete in the final Spirit Week event with exciting and fun performances. We will announce the Spirit Cup winners following the lip-sync.


4:30pm - 6:00pm
Pepperdine Improv Troupe (PIT) Comedy Performance
Elkins Auditorium
Are you ready to laugh and shout out suggestions? Now in its 17th year, PIT is ready to perform improvised comedy for the students and promises to be a hilarious addition to Waves Weekend. Past PIT alumni will be joining host Brian Jones ('04) and musical director Allen Simpson (Pixar, Dreamworks, The Simpsons) during this performance.


6:00pm-8:00pm
University Church of Christ (UCC) House Church
24440 Tiner Court
Join us at UCC House Church from 6–8 PM as we gather to eat, worship, pray, grow, and equip. Come and be refreshed as we encounter the truth, power, and presence of Jesus.


7:00pm - 11:00pm
Alumni After Party
Tiato - 2700 Colorado Ave. Santa Monica, CA
As the evening activities in Malibu come to an end, gear up for a night of food, dancing, and good times with your friends as we celebrate Pepperdine alumni! If you didn't catch up with your friends on campus or you couldn't make it to campus, the Alumni After Party is the place to be. Parking is plentiful and FREE! RSVP encouraged, walk-ups welcome. 

9:00am - 9:50am
University Church Bible Classes
Kresge Reading Room (Payson Library)
Wake up a little early and join members of the University Church for the Bible class that most interests you. Check out the UCC website (uccmalibu.com) for more information about specific classes and locations. 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've never 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: It's All Black and White

Weisman Museum (Adjacent to Smothers Theatre)
Artists turn to black and white to explore essential visual effects. These colors carry deep psychological meaning ranging from white's association with light and purity to black's connection to darkness and death. This exhibition looks at a fascinating array of contemporary art that delves into the eternal mysteries of black and white. Hours: 11 am–5 pm, Friday–Sunday


Noon - 2:00pm
Malibu Nature Hike
Seaver Main Lot
Enjoy a pleasant streamside hike in a picturesque canyon of the Santa Monica Mountains. Observe various vegetation types that include riparian, oak woodland, chaparral, coastal sage scrub, and coastal grasslands. Encounter diverse wildlife such as 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.


Noon - 3:30pm
Ocean Kayaking and 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.