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Graduation Information

Additional instructions and details can be found on the Spring 2024 Commencement FAQs page.

Graduation Day Planning


Seaver College’s commencement ceremony, held at Alumni Park, is open to all guests of graduating students. In the unlikely event that the weather requires us to hold the ceremony somewhere other than Alumni Park, this may change. We recommend checking back to the Seaver graduation webpage frequently.

Consistent with University policies, pets are not allowed at commencement services except for guide, service, or signal dogs.

  In Absentia

If you are unable to attend the commencement ceremony but wish to have your name read during the commencement ceremony, please submit your information no later than Friday, March 22. Graduates do not need to attend to have their degree conferred. Diplomas will be mailed to you at the diploma address on file approximately 120 days after degrees are conferred on April 27. Make sure you have a valid mailing address recorded with OneStop to ensure you receive your diploma. If you would like to pick up your diploma instead of having it mailed to you, please contact OneStop.


The Seaver College commencement ceremony will be broadcast online, live, and on-demand for future viewing. The livestream will begin 15 minutes prior to the start of the commencement ceremony and can be viewed on the commencement website.

  Parking and Shuttles

Graduation event parking is available on campus on a first-come, first-serve basis. A designated parking area in the Firestone Fieldhouse parking lot (parking lot P) will be available for guests with accessibility needs. Follow the directions of traffic control staff. Carpooling is recommended due to possible traffic delays and limited availability of parking. Shuttles will be in service, available at any marked campus shuttle stop. For more information, see the Parking and Shuttle Information page.

  Rainy Day Plan

In the event of rain, commencement will be moved to Firestone Fieldhouse. All graduates will take their seats prior to the start of the ceremony. Due to extremely limited indoor seating, tickets will be required for admission. Each graduate will receive two guest tickets for entrance to Firestone Fieldhouse. Graduates' additional guests are strongly encouraged to view the ceremony via livestream from the convenience and comfort of their preferred off-campus location.




Pepperdine University cordially invites you to Seaver College's Loqui: A Celebration of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence. This event honors our graduates' accomplishments and the rich diversity they bring to the educational experience. For more information and to register for this event, please visit the Loqui website.

  Baccalaureate Worship and Prayer Service

Baccalaureate will take place in Firestone Fieldhouse from 5:30pm to 6:30pm on Friday, April 26, 2024.




Graduates will be photographed as they receive their diplomas during the commencement ceremony by Grad Images. In the past, GradImages has been able to deliver proofs by email within 24 hours to graduates who indicate an email address on cards. Please use this photography service and remain seated during the ceremony.


Friends and family have the opportunity to purchase flowers for their graduates on the day of commencement or reserve them ahead of time. Please visit the Commencement Group website to pre-order and pickup at graduation.


  Financial Information

It is important to clear all financial obligations with the Library, the Student Health Center, the Student Accounts Office, and the Financial Aid Office prior to graduation. For Student Accounts information, call 310.506.8000. If you have borrowed a Federal Direct Stafford, Federal Perkins, or Pepperdine Institutional loan at any time while at Pepperdine, please complete an online Loan Exit Counseling session prior to graduation. For additional information, visit Federal Direct Loan Exit Counseling Information web page.

  Senior Surveys

All graduating seniors will be asked to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). This is a follow-up survey to the survey you completed during your first year at Pepperdine. A survey invitation will be sent to your Pepperdine email address on February 13, 2024. You will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card for completing the survey by March 29. For more information, please contact Jazmin Zane in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

All graduating seniors will be asked to complete the First Destination Graduation Survey (opens on April 7). Students who complete the survey before graduation will be entered into a raffle for a prize from the Seaver College Career Center.


Students may order graduation announcements online at herff.ly/pepperdine. Contact Herff Jones at 800.837.4235 for additional information.

  Academic Receptions

Please see the Graduation Schedule web page for details.

  Graduation Schedule

The complete graduation schedule can be found on the schedule page

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