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Join fellow parents, alumni, faculty, and staff throughout the year on our knees praying for the needs of Pepperdine students, programs and leadership. We also publish a monthly prayer calendar to guide you all 365 days of the year.  See recent calendars and other ways to pray for Pepperdine.


The University is canceling or postponing non-essential Pepperdine events with expected attendance of 100 or more through the end of March. Community members should be aware that further events may be canceled if the Los Angeles County Department of Health or another health agency mandates such action, or if University officials determine event cancellation is the best course of action given the totality of circumstances. We hope to have a final answer by early April. Pepperdine community members and their families should consider travel plans for upcoming University events, including commencements, and plan accordingly. The University recommends considering the purchase of refundable ticketing options or travel insurance when appropriate.  Find updates here

If you have hosted a Send-off party and have a student scheduled to graduate this spring, please contact Christine Galvin at christine.galvin@pepperdine.edu or (310)506-6334.  Looking forward to sharing this day with you soon!


We will be welcoming our recently admitted senior high school students and their families this spring via special Pepperdine ZOOM webinars.

  • Student Webinar ~ Friday, April 3, 2020 from 3 - 4 PM (PT)
  • Parent Webinar ~ Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 10 - 11 AM (PT)
  • Student Life Fair ~ April 13 - 17, 2020 from 10 - 11 AM (PT)

These virtual welcome receptions will be hosted by the Office of Admissions with the assistance of the Seaver Parents Council. 

If you are interested in participating, please contact Christine at christine.galvin@pepperdine.edu . We look forward to seeing you soon!


Pepperdine parents and alumni will once again welcome new students and their families to the University at informal gatherings across the country. These receptions are hosted in cities nationwide by the Seaver Parents Council.  Join us at a Send-off party this summer! 

If you are interested in volunteering at a party in your area summer 2020, please contact Christine Galvin at (310)506-6334 or christine.galvin@pepperdine.edu


NSO is a program intentionally designed for incoming students and their parents. The student session runs for 5 days;.  The parent session runs for 3 days. The program includes information on academics, student activities, student services, living on campus, international programs, and much more. NSO is mandatory for all students. Most first-year parents attend this event.

There are registration fees for parents and other family members.  There is NO CHARGE for incoming students.


Coming October 9 - 11, 2020.  This unique weekend combines family weekend and homecoming giving alumni and current families the opportunity to return to campus and enjoy fun activities and entertainment, as well as to become better acquainted with other Pepperdine families.  Hope to see you there next Fall!


Pepperdine's 2019 Wave Classic was hosted at The Riviera Country Club's championship golf course located in Pacific Palisades, California on October 21, 2019. Owning a legendary place on the American golfing landscape, Riviera's famed George Thomas-designed golf course has hosted one U.S. Open, two PGA Championships and a U.S. Senior Open, in addition to serving as the perennial site of the PGA Tour's Northern Trust Open.  This exhilarating event has blessed Seaver College students and faculty with more than $2,000,000 in scholarship and program resources. The men's and women's golf teams have also been a generous beneficiary of this tournament's proceeds.

Our exciting day consisted of a tasty breakfast, barbeque lunch; contests will include a Golf "Warm-Up" Clinic, Longest Drive, closest to the pin and Putting Contest. The day closed with a cocktail reception and awards dinner followed by silent and live auctions.

If you are interested in playing next year or supporting this annual event, the 2020 Wave Classic, please contact Kim Barkis at kimberly.barkis@pepperdine.edu or (310) 506-6110.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Christine Galvin at (310)506-6334 or christine.galvin@pepperdine.edu

Fall Regional Parent Coffees:
Join fellow, local Waves for a relaxing cup of coffee and conversation. Meet other Pepperdine parents navigating the college journey, speak with parents of recent graduates (PLUMS), or share stories with fellow alumni. These coffees are held in homes and at local coffee shops around the nation. BYOC (Buy your own coffee)!

If you are interested in hosting a local coffee near you this fall, please contact Christine Galvin at christine.galvin@pepperdine.edu or (310)506-6334. Looking forward to hosting with you soon!


Many thanks to our wonderful parents who hosted and or volunteered with us this year!  

Seaver College Graduation Celebration

Waves of Success Graduation Luncheon

Join us for an unforgettable, come-and-go celebration as graduates are welcomed into the Pepperdine alumni family.