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Join fellow parents, faculty, and staff as we begin the new year on our knees praying for the needs of Pepperdine students, programs and leadership. We will publish a daily prayer calendar to guide you all 365 days of the year.

Join fellow parents for a relaxing morning of coffee and conversation. Share stories and meet other Pepperdine parents who are also navigating the college journey. Light refreshments & coffee will be served!  More locations coming soon!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in Newbury Park, CA  - Register Here

Tuesday March 20, 2018 in Agoura Hills, CA - Register Here
Friday, April 13, 2018 in San Clemente, CA - Register Here

More locations coming soon!  If you are interested in hosting a local coffee near you, please contact Christine Galvin at or (310)506-6334.  Looking forward to hosting with you soon!


Parents serve as University ambassadors to greet and inform admitted students and their families. These receptions are hosted in cities nationwide by the Office of Admissions with the assistance of the Seaver Parents Council.  See below for a location near you to get involved!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - Sacramento, CA 

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - Bay Area, CA

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - Dallas, TX

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - Denver, CO

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - Houston, TX

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - Chicago, IL

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - Nashville, TN

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - Washington, D.C.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - New York, NY

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - Seattle, WA

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - Honolulu, HI

Registration links to volunteer are open now!  Click here to register for a reception near you.  Feel free to email Christine at if you have any questions. We look forward to working with you!

Pepperdine parents and alumni will once again welcome new students and their families to the University at these informal gatherings. These receptions are hosted in cities nationwide by the Seaver Parents Council.  In 2017, parties were hosted in the following cities:

Atlanta, GA; San Antonio, TX; The Bay Area, CA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Fresno, CA; Honolulu, HI; Houston, TX; Kansas City, KS; Las Vegas, NV; Manhattan Beach, CA; Miami, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Nashville, TN; New England Area; Newport Beach Area; Ohio; Oklahoma City, OK; Pacific Palisades Area, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Portland, OR; Reno, NV; Sacramento, CA; San Diego, CA; San Marino, CA; Seattle, WA; Simi Valley, CA; Washington D.C.; and Yorba Linda, CA.

Summer 2018 Send-off Parties will be posted soon!  If you are interested in hosting a party in your area for summer 2018,  please contact Christine Galvin at (310)506-6334 or

NSO is a program intentionally designed for incoming students and their parents. The student session runs for 5 days; August 21 - 25, 2018.  The parent session runs for 3 days; August 21 - 24, 2018. The program inclues 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.

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

      • Schedule for Fall 2018 NSO coming soon!
      • Registeration for Fall 2018 NSO coming soon!

      • This special weekend will be held October 12 - 14, 2018.  This unique weekend combines family weekend and homecoming giving alumni and current families 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 year!

      Pepperdine's 2018 Wave Classic will be again hosted at The Riviera Country Club's championship golf course located in Pacific Palisades, California on October 22, 2018. 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 consists 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 closes with a cocktail reception and awards dinner followed by silent and live auctions.

      If you are interested in playing in or supporting this annual event at the 2018 Wave Classic please contact Kim Barkis at or (310) 506-6110.

      Many thanks to our wonderful parents who volunteered with us this past fall at the following events;  NSO, Information Sessions, Wave Classic Golf Tournament and Waves Weekend!  

      2017 Information Sessions:

      Laura Baxter
      Chris Bigon
      Jennifer Busch
      Roger Busch
      Judy Brady
      Will Brady
      Dannette Chamber
      Jean Caulfield
      Megan Caulfield
      Laura Chiappe
      Kelly Cross-Chong
      Lauren Chong
      Mark Craig
      Alexis Cummingham
      LeeAnn Delmendo
      Monica Duvall
      Benjamin Gille
      Reyna Guille
      Carinda Hicks
      Curt Horn
      Diana Hutchinson
      Garth Hutchinson
      Angela Johnson
      Gary Johnson
      Alexandra Jones
      Kevin Jones
      Karen Kappus
      Carol King
      Robin King
      Sherry Koo
      May Lara
      Lori Liang
      Bill Mastalerz
      Joanne Matalerz
      Nancy Mason
      Robin Melin
      Ross Muramoto
      Andrew Palau
      Wendy Palau
      Lucy Parkin
      Jeff Rogers
      Sloane Rogers
      Pam Rondeau
      Mayra Rosa
      Allie Schwalb
      Joellen Stein
      Andy Seibt
      Leslie Silket
      Jamie Suard
      Jeff White


      2017 Send-off Party Hosts:

      The McRaven Family
      The Smith Family
      The Carter Family
      The Springer Family
      The Eruselius Family
      The Piller Family
      The Brown Family
      The Reeder Family
      The Slattery Family
      The Meyer Family
      The MacDonell Family
      The Beaman Family
      The Frizzelle Family
      The Casiple Family
      The Tom Family
      The Moreland Family
      The Gaumer family
      The latimer Family
      The Costa Family
      THe Mahoney Family
      The Yoshimura Family
      The Rogers Family
      The Manson Family
      The Frank Family
      The Sikorski Family
      The O'Connor Family
      The Broms Family
      The Williams Family
      The Adducci Family
      The Min Family