Greetings to all Seaver Parents!
As the Parents Program welcomes our new and returning students and families back to campus, we are overjoyed with the number of parent volunteers who have already given of their time to help represent Seaver College at several events. Below you will see a summary of the many activities that took place in Malibu this fall and upcoming events this spring. We encourage you to take part in something happening in your own hometown this year--whether it is regional coffee with fellow parents, an admissions event, or an alumni event--you are all part of the Pepperdine family, and for that we are so grateful.
- Fall Regional Information Sessions & Spring Regional Admission Receptions
- NSO (New Student and Family Orientation)
- SWAPP "Sealed with a Parents Prayer"
Look for these additional upcoming opportunities to get involved:
- Waves Weekend October 11-12, 2019, formerly known as Family Weekend
- The Annual Wave Classic Golf Tournament - October 21, 2019
- Seaver Parents Council Outreach Events - multiple dates throughout the year
- Summer Send-off Parties, - Summer 2019, July through August
- Join or Renew Your Membership to the Seaver Parents Council, anytime!
- Waves Weekend Residence Hall Family Gatherings - Saturday, October 12, 2019 in your students hall
- PPP "Pepperdine Parents in Prayer"- hosted on the Malibu Campus at 8:45 am on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (September-April)
If you are interested in volunteering for any of these events, please contact Christine Galvin at (310)506-6334 or christine,email@example.com
Regional Information Sessions and Admission Receptions
Seaver Parents Council members help support Pepperdine's Office of Admission as they host annual admission sessions in cities across America. The Office of Admission depends on current parents and alumni to spread the word about their own experiences at Pepperdine and give prospective students and parents a bit of insight into the University. Our Seaver parent volunteers from the Outreach Committee do a wonderful job welcoming and introducing the prospective students and their families in their area into the Pepperdine family. We welcome our amazing parent to play such an important role in these sessions.
Volunteer sign up link coming soon for the Spring 2019 sessions
Waves Weekend 2019!
We look forward to celebrating Waves Weekend 2019! Look for sign-up information beginning in August on the "Get Involved" portion of our web site and our monthly Parents Program Newsletter email if you would like to volunteer to help.
Wave Classic Golf Tournament
For more than nineteen years, the Pepperdine Wave Classic Golf Tournament has provided support for student scholarships, academic enrichment, career preparation programs, and the men's and women's golf teams. Last year marked $2.5 million plus in total funds raised!
The Pepperdine Wave Classic Golf Tournament will took place on Monday, October 21, 2019. We are grateful to our parent sponsors, auction donors, and volunteers for making this a highly successful event.
On behalf of our tournament hosts, the Seaver Parents Council and the Seaver Board of Visitors, we thank you for your support of Pepperdine University students and we look forward to celebrating our 20th year with you in October 2019!
Look for sign-up information beginning in August on the "Get Involved" portion of our web site and our monthly Parents Program Newsletter email if you would like to volunteer to help. For more information click here.
Seaver Parents Council Outreach Events
Several outreach events take place each year including afternoon teas held for moms and families of Pepperdine students and alumna of Seaver College. These events are the perfect way for families to share about the Pepperdine experience, and get to know others from their area. If you would like to organize a special event in your hometown, please contact Kim and Christine in the Seaver Parents Program at (310) 506-6334 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, Seaver College parents are always welcome at any alumni events taking place throughout the nation. Visit the alumni news and events page to see the latest.
Summer Send-off Parties
The Seaver Parents Program is looking for current parents, alumni, and friends to host summer send-off parties in 2019! Many of you probably remember the feeling of sending your son or daughter off to Pepperdine for their freshman year of college--it can be nerve-wracking, stressful and emotional for many families. Through the summer send-off parties, we strive to alleviate some of these feelings by gathering students together prior to their departure from Pepperdine. We have found that it helps to know a few familiar faces from a student's own hometown before coming to college in August. If you would like to host an event in your hometown, please contact Christine in the Seaver Parents Program at (310) 506-6334 or Christine.Galvin@pepperdine.edu.
Join the Seaver Parents Council
Please take a moment to join or renew your membership to the Seaver Parents Council by completing the volunteer interest form. As a member of the Parents Council, you will be kept up to date with events happening in your area and on campus. There are many ways to get involved! And we would love to continue to have you involved in regional events even if your student has graduated. Please join today!
SWAPP - Sealed with a Parents Prayer - Prayer Walk
The Parents Program team hosts a Prayer Walk during NSO to cover the campus in prayer. We meet up again during Waves Weekend in the residence halls. We call it SWAPP Day. SWAPP stands for, "Sealed with a Parent's Prayer." Join us as we gather together monthly to pray for specific needs of our students, faculty, staff, and families September through April on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Pepperdine Parents in Prayer. If you can not attend, we will be happy to send you our prayer points to pray from afar!
For those of you further afield, we invite you to gather in groups off campus according to your location. Please prayerfully consider hosting a regional prayer site in your home. We know this is a wonderful opportunity for Seaver College parents to enjoy one another's fellowship.
Whether you pray on your own, in a group with other parents, or with us on campus, your presence is wanted and encouraged. We know you will be blessed by the time you invest in our parents day of prayer.
Father of Love, help these young adults grow in gratitude to you. Help them to find you in their busy lives. Help us to affirm them and support them with love, that they might recognize authentic faith and love, and turn to you in their time of need.