A Parent's FAQ
We get questions from parents every year, so started compiling this list of common concerns. If you have a question that you'd like to see on here contact us.
What are the biggest adjustments during the first year?
When is the best time to travel home for the first time?
Students recommend that new students wait a couple months before going home for the first time, citing Thanksgiving to be a good goal. Being here allows students to connect and thrive within the Pepperdine community. Holiday breaks are also great opportunities to travel home with new friends. Interim housing (on-campus) is made available to students who decide to stay in Malibu for holiday breaks, excluding Spring Break.
How can she/he call home?
Students wishing to use cellular phones on the Malibu campus will find that AT&T™ and Verizon™ enjoy the best cell coverage. Cell phone representatives will be on campus during the New Student Orientation in August with the latest phones and subscription plans for students.
How are the students billed?
All charges are assessed to the student's financial account and charged at the start of each semester. Please call One Stop at (310) 506-7999 for details related to addresses, fee schedules, etc. All financial information including charges, financial aid, and a "To-Do List" is available through your student's Wavenet account.
What do students do when they get sick?
What are students allowed to do to the room?
What amenities are allowed in the room?
Do students need a car?
What student jobs are offered?
Generally, how much money do students need and what do they spend it on?
What should she/he bring?
What is the mailing address for students?
Campus Box # _____
Malibu, CA 90263
Students can ship items 30 days before arrival in August. These items can be picked up Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00am - 4:30pm
How safe is the campus/Malibu?
Describe the Greek system at Pepperdine University
Where do students hang out?
Where can they study?
Where are students able to use computers and/or check e-mail?
What kind of meal plan options can my student have?
Where does my student go to put more money on their meal card?
What tuition payment options are there?
The 2014-2015 tuition and room and board rates for Seaver College have been announced. Frequently asked questions regarding tuition can be found here.