Rainy Day Information | Pepperdine University | Seaver College

Rainy Day Information

In the event of rain, the commencement exercises will be moved to Firestone Fieldhouse.


Due to limited indoor seating, tickets will be required for admission to Firestone Fieldhouse and other graduation viewing venues.  Rainy Day tickets will be available for pick-up at OneStop on the second floor of Thornton Administrative Center beginning after the last convocation of the spring semester. A photo ID and signature will be required to pick up your tickets.  Each graduate will receive a limited number of tickets for both the Firestone Fieldhouse and overflow locations.

Academic Receptions

The academic receptions for each division will move to the following locations:

Academic Division Location
Humanities/Teacher Education Raitt Recital Hall atrium (Map Reference 17)
Natural Science Rockwell Academic Center lobby (Map Reference 14)
Religion Appleby Center, Room 286 (Map Reference 13)
Social Science Thornton Administrative Center, 2nd floor lobby (Map Reference 3)

Graduation Line-up

Graduates will line-up in the upper left section of the bleachers as you enter Firestone Fieldhouse.

Alternate Viewing Locations

The graduation ceremony will be broadcast to Elkins Auditorium, Rockwell Dining Center, Raitt Recital Hall, Hahn Fireside Room, Smothers Theatre and the Plaza Classrooms. Tickets will be required at each venue for admission.