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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.


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!


Parents serve as University ambassadors to greet and inform interested junior and senior high school students and their families. This reception is hosted by the Office of Admissions with the assistance of the Seaver Parents Council.

If you are interested in volunteering this fall, please contact Christine at christine.galvin@pepperdine.edu . We look forward to working with you soon!


Pepperdine parents and alumni once again welcomed new students and their families to the University at informal gatherings across the country. These receptions were hosted in cities nationwide by the Seaver Parents Council.  Join us at a Send-off party next 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 3 days;.  The parent session runs for 2 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.

  • Fall 2019 schedules... (schedules for parents  and students
  • Registration for Spring 2020 NSO coming soob!

This special weekend will be held October 11 - 12, 2019.  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 in the Fall!


Pepperdine's 2019 Wave Classic will be again 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 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, the 2019 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


Many thanks to our wonderful parents who volunteered with us recently at the following 2018-2019 events:  Regional Information Sessions, New Student Orientation, Waves Weekend, Wave Classic, and Regional Admission Receptions!  

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.