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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.


10:30am - 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 - 11:30am
Seaside Residence Hall Dedication Ceremony
Seaside Residence Hall 
Gather with alumni, family, and friends as we dedicate the newest building on campus and honor our generous Seaside Residence Hall benefactors. With state-of-the-art amenities and meticulously designed community areas, Seaside represents an exciting new direction for on-campus student living. Our late-morning dedication ceremony will be followed by an open house reception and tours of the facility.
Reception to follow. Tours will begin at approximately 12:00pm. Advance RSVP required.


11:00am - 5:00pm
Frederick R. Weisman Museum: Pop! 50 Years of Art & Popular Culture

Weisman Museum (Adjacent to Smothers Theatre)
Since Pop art appeared int he early 1960s, artists have drawn inspiration from popular culture. Featuring vintage examples of historic Pop art, combined with work by younger artists, this exhibition looks at the varied ways contemporary art continues to reflect mass media and daily life. 


Noon - 2:00pm
Lunch
(Included in Seaver College Families Registration only)
Adamson Plaza
Enjoy an outdoor buffet style lunch with family, friends, and students. This meal is included with the Family Registration. Be sure to bring the voucher you will receive at the Waves Weekend check-in table. Advance RSVP preferred.


12:00pm - 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.


1:30pm - 3:00pm
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.


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 about applying for and attending our study abroad programs answered.


2:00pm - 2:45pm
Payson Library Tour
Payson Library, Meet in 1st Floor Lobby
Join us for a tour of the newly renovated Payson Library. See our wonderful new spaces, and hear about the services and cultural programming that we provide to the Pepperdine Community.


2:45pm - 3:30pm
Payson Library Tour
Payson Library, Meet in 1st Floor Lobby
Join us for a tour of the newly renovated Payson Library. See our wonderful new spaces, and hear about the services and cultural programming that we provide to the Pepperdine Community. 


3:450pm - 4:00pm
Grandparents Greeting at the President's Open House
Brock House
Grandparents and their families are invited to come early for front-of-the-line entrance to the President's Open House. There will be an opportunity to write a note of encouragement to your grandchild; as well as, time to meet fellow grandparents and families of Seaver students. 
Shuttles will be available starting at 3:30pm.

Advance RSVP preferred.


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 hors d'oeuvres will be served. 
Shuttles will be available in the Seaver Main Lot in front of Smothers Theatre.
Advance RSVP preferred.


5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alumni and Friends Gathering
Thornton Administrative Center 3rd Floor Rotunda
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!
Advance RSVP preferred.


5:30pm - 9:00pm
Pepperdine Graziadio Business School - ASPIRE 2025 Series: Honoring Best for the World Alumni
Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood
An evening of networking with fellow alumni and esteemed faculty and Honoring Best for the World Alumni and Graziadio community members for their contributions to the Graziadio Business School.
Advance RSVP preferred. Click HERE for tickets. 


6:00pm - 7:30pm
Sigma Phi Epsilon & Tau Rho Sigma Alumni Reunion
Firestone Fieldhouse Courtyard
Reunite with current Sigma Phi Epsilon undergrads, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Tau Rho Sigma alumni, and families at Waves Weekend 2018 on Friday, October 12th at 6PM! We hope you will join us at Madness Village in the Firestone Fieldhouse parking lot. Come by our reunion area in the Firestone Fieldhouse courtyard and enjoy catered food and beverages in close proximity to all of the Village's carnival games, performances, rides, and more. 
Advance 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.

 


8:30am - 4:00pm
Pepperdine Graziadio Business School - Showcasing Best for the World Thought Leaders
Pepperdine West Los Angeles Campus
An interactive day of connecting, networking, and showcasing Best for the World Thought Leaders and the Graziadio community.
Advance RSVP preferred. Click HERE to register


 

9:00am - 9:50am
Pepperdine Parent Residence Hall Gathering

Residence Halls
Gather as a family in your student's Residence Hall with their Spiritual Life Advisor and fellow parents. This is a perfect time to reconnect with those families you met at NSO or meet the new families of your student's hall-mates. During this gathering time, the Spiritual Life Advisors will take a moment to pray as a group over your student, their suite-mates, advisors, and Malibu home. Light refreshments will be provided in the lobby of the hall hosted by the Adopt-A-Dorm committee.


9:00am - 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.
Advanced purchase required.


9:00am - 1:00pm
Delta Delta Delta Presents
Sandbar Patio
Delta Delta Delta welcomes members and their families as they introduce their newest members! Parents and friends of the new and current members are invited to their formal presentation of the 2018 Pledge Class. Following will be a time of celebration with refreshments.


10:00am - 11:00am
Coffee with the Interim Associate Dean (Seaver families only)
Lower Mullin Town Square
Enjoy coffee and pastries with other families while you have the special opportunity to interact with Kindy DeLong, Interim Associate Dean of Seaver College. Kindy DeLong will share brief remarks about Seaver College and the student body. She hopes to spend most of the time engaging in a Q&A discussion with those in attendance. Interim Associate Dean DeLong will be joined by a current student who will provide a student perspective to the conversation.
Advanced RSVP required.


10:30am - Noon
Alumni Art Showcase Reception
Payson Library, 2nd Floor Gallery
The CREST Advisory Board, Seaver Alumni Relations, and the Pepperdine University Libraries invite you to the 3rd Alumni Art Showcase and Reception. View pieces of art from talented and celebrated Pepperdine Alumni in the newly renovated Payson Library and enjoy a reception hosted by the CREST Advisory Board.


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
Genesis Lab Open House
Payson Library, Genesis Lab - 2nd Floor
Come try out Virtual Reality, 3D Printing, or vinyl cutting at the Genesis Lab, Pepperdine's new makerspace. We are a place where the Pepperdine community can work, learn, and create together. Drop by to learn more!


11:00am - 2:00pm
Pi Beta Phi Alumni Tea
Rockwell Academic Center Patio
Pi Beta Phi alumni and members are invited to a special alumni tea celebrating the past and present of Pi Beta Phi.


11:00am - 5:00pm
Frederick R. Weisman Museum: Pop! 50 Years of Art & Popular Culture

Weisman Museum (Adjacent to Smothers Theatre)
Since Pop art appeared in the early 1960s, artists have drawn inspiration from popular culture. Featuring vintage examples of historic Pop art, combined with work by younger artists, this exhibition looks at the varied ways contemporary art continues to reflect mass media and daily life.


Noon - 1:00pm
Payson Library Tour
Payson Library, Meet in 1st Floor Lobby
Join us for a tour of the newly renovated Payson Library. See our wonderful new spaces and hear about the services and cultural programming that we provide to the Pepperdine community.


Noon - 2:00pm
Lunch (Included in Seaver College Families Registration)
Waves Café
Bring your family together to enjoy 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. 


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

Firestone Fieldhouse
Cheer on the Waves as the Women's Volleyball team takes on LMU.
$10 Gameday Package available. Includes this game and 1pm Soccer vs BYU.


Noon - 3:00pm
Black Student Association BBQ & Alumni Reunion
George Page Residential Complex Courtyard
We are excited to see you at the George Page Grills! IT will be a time of fellowship, food, and fun. We'd love for you to bring a dish or dessert to add to the celebration. 


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
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.


1:00pm - 2:00pm
First-Generation Student CONEction
Hahn Fireside Room
The Seaver Student Success Center and the First Wave program invites you to join a panel discussion featuring students, alumni, and faculty who are the first among their families to have gone to college. Panelists will share their experiences as first-generation students and offer their perspectives and advice to current first-gen students. Immediately after the panel, you will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with first-generation faculty and staff and enjoy an ice-cream sundae bar. 
This event is free and open to all Seaver College students and their families. 
Advance RSVP preferred. 


1:00pm - 2:30pm
Women's Soccer vs. BYU
Tari Frahm Rokus Field
Cheer on the Waves as the Women's Soccer team takes on BYU.
$10 Gameday Package available. Includes this game and 12pm Women's Volleyball vs LMU.


1:00pm - 2:30pm
Pepperdine Wind Ensemble
Smothers Theatre
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.


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 joining this performance as well.


2:00pm - 4:00pm
Pepperdine Ambassadors Council Reunion with the Bentons
Brock House
Current members and alumni of the Pepperdine Ambassadors Council are invited to come together to honor and celebrate President Benton as he concludes his presidency at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year. 


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 - 5:00pm 
Seaver Class Reunions 1988, 1998, 2008, and 2013
Casa Escobar
Join your fellow classmates from the class years of '98, '88, '08, and '13 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.


4:00pm - 9:00pm
Waves Weekend Concert - ECHOSMITH with opening band, Van Alden, featuring Pepperdine alumnus, Paul Abrahamian ('15)
Alumni Park

Join your Pepperdine Family for the 2018 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. 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.
*ECHOSMITH will begin approximately at 7:00pm.

 

9:00am - 9:50am
University Church Bible Classes
Payson Library, Kresge Reading Room
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: Pop! 50 Years of Art & Popular Culture

Weisman Museum (Adjacent to Smothers Theatre)
Since Pop art appeared in the early 1960s, artists have drawn inspiration from popular culture. Featuring vintage examples of historic Pop art, combined with work by younger artists, this exhibition looks at the varied ways contemporary art continues to reflect mass media and daily life..


5:00pm - 6:30pm
Second Service: University Church of Christ Worship
Stauffer Chapel
Praise and worship God with the University Church of Chris in this instrumental evening service. 


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. Click HERE to purchase tickets separately.