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Year 2 Arrival Checklist

Please be sure to review these action items carefully. 

1. Ensure a Successful Transition: Mandatory Actions

Items in this first group include mandatory actions that must be completed to ensure a successful transition to Pepperdine, as marked by the asterisks.

 Item and Action Required Date Due and Department Contact  Links

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

All incoming students need to be compliant with the university immunization requirements. All students are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a completed exemption by July 31, 2021 to the Student Health Center Patient Portal.

July 31, 2021

Upload Proof of Vaccination on Patient Portal

University's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Download the Navigate App

There's a lot to do to get ready for your first day on campus. The Navigate App will help you get everything done this summer as well as keep you on track throughout your college journey.

August 15, 2021

Questions about the App? Email.


To download the free app, search "Navigate Student" in the App Store or Google Play Store and log in with your University network ID and password. 

Pepperdine University Mobile App

App Store

Google Play Store

Complete your Health History Form*

Students must complete the Health History Form, enter up-to-date immunization dates, and upload immunization records in their patient portal by the deadline date.

August 15, 2021

Health History Form questions? Contact the Health Center at 310.506.4316, prompt 3.

Health Center Requirements

International Students: Obtain your Form I-20 and F-1 Visa*

Sign into the OISS portal and complete the International Student Data (ISD) Form to receive your Form I-20 required to schedule your F-1 Visa appointment at the US Embassy / Consulate.

Immediate submission recommended due to visa delays.

Questions regarding the
Student Data Form (ISD)? Email the Office of International Student Services or contact them at 310.506.4246.

Technical trouble with the International Student Portal or E Forms? Email the OISS Tech Manager.

Find the ISD Form under "F-1 Services" located in the International Student Portal which is accessible at oiss.pepperdine.edu. Use the same credentials you use to log into WaveNet.

International student welcome and resources.

Complete Your Health Insurance Requirement*

Pepperdine requires that all students* have a U.S. based health insurance plan. To meet this requirement, students must select one of two options: 1) Enroll in SHIP or 2) Waive SHIP on the AHP Insurance Dashboard.

*The requirement for US-based health insurance does not apply to international students studying exclusively online in their own country.

August 15, 2021

Student health insurance questions please visit our website. 

You will have access to complete this item beginning on May 15, 2021.

University Health Insurance Requirement

AHP Insurance Dashboard

Review the Student Code of Conduct

Our community standards are designed to help us create a nurturing, caring, and safe environment where everyone can learn and grow as we prepare for lives of purpose, service and leadership.

August 15, 2021

Student policy questions? Contact Community Standards Office at (310) 506-4471.

Review Student Code of Conduct

2. Helpful Information Before School Starts

Item and Action Required Date Due and Department Contact Links

Housing Exemptions and Accommodations

Submit applications for disability accommodations.

Questions about housing? Contact the Housing and Residence Life Office at (310) 506-7586. Email

Disability Accommodation

ID Card "Selfie"

Submit a selfie for your Pepperdine ID card. Make sure to follow all of the required guidelines when submitting.

August 6, 2021

Questions about uploading/submitting a selfie? Contact Information Technology at (310) 506-4173. Email

Submit Your Selfie

Selfie Etiquette

Register your Vehicle for Campus Parking

If you are approved to live on campus, register before your arrival, and have your permit sent to your on-campus mailbox.

August 15, 2021

Vehicle registration questions? Contact Kirsten Clark in the Office of Public Safety at (310) 506-4700. Email.

Register Your Vehicle

Hear My Name

Log in to our Hear My Name system to record your name pronunciation. This
helps our faculty and staff know how to properly say your name.

August 20, 2021

For any questions or issues with submitting your recording, contact Information Technology at (310) 506-4173. Email

Record Your Name

Log in with your Pepperdine network ID and password.

Review the Seaver 200 Program

Second-year residential and abroad student are enrolled in Seaver 200. Learn about the diverse opportunities available to you which satisfy this spiritual life requirement.

August 29, 2021

Questions about Seaver 200? Contact the The Hub for Spiritual Life at (310) 506-4999. Email.

Access the Seaver 200 Home Page

World Waves Program

International students, join the World Waves Program next Fall and connect with your peers for a weekly one-unit course that promotes intercultural exchange and success at Pepperdine.

August 16, 2021

Students can access application here: bit.ly/worldwaves2021

Questions regarding the World Waves Program? Contact the Student Success Center.

Student Success Center