Open Classes: Has it been a while since you've been in a classroom? Pick up a list of open classes from the check-in table so you can stop in for a visit. These professors welcome your presence! Professor Open Houses: Some professors have invited you to stop by their offices. Parents, meet your student's professors. Alumni, reconnect with your favorite professors. Pick up a list of open houses from the check in table. Graziadio School Events: If you are unable to attend the events on campus, check out whats going on online at the Graziadio School, including a podcast featuring Professor John Mooney, in which he discusses the latest in Digital Innovation and Information Systems, the Dean's Executive Leadership Series and Graziadio Thought Leadership. More videos are on our YouTube channel.
Artists have been inspired by nature since the dawn of time. This exhibition features a diverse group of contemporary artists who comment on our relationship to the natural world. Their art reveals the complex ways nature functions in society—ranging from a source of beauty to be admired to a resource to be respected, utilized, and conserved. Works by artists such as Ed Ruscha, Joe Goode, Peter Alexander, Chuck Arnoldi, and many younger talents capture our complex and multifaceted connection with our environment. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday
Adjacent to Smothers Theatre
Explore this classic Southern California home that sits on one of the most beautiful beaches in the state. The Adamson House was, for a time, home to Pepperdine President Norvel Young and his family.
Limited space available. Please sign up at the check-in table.
Shuttles available in the main lot
Located in the Waves Café
Come to the pool and cheer on the Pepperdine University Women's Swim & Dive Team! The Diving Meet begins at noon and the Long Distance Meet begins at 2:00 p.m.
Located at the Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to learn about the Graduate programs offered at Pepperdine University. Meet recruiters and Advisors, get the answers you need, and walk away with a plan for your educational future.
Rick Marrs, provost; Michael Feltner, dean of Seaver College; and Marnie Mitze, president's chief of staff, welcome Pepperdine students and their family members to a casual, open house reception at the president's home. Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres and meet other Pepperdine families.
The freshman class will present a parade of floats around the residential road. Decorating floats to match their house themes for the year, the parade route will take them past all of the residence houses. At the end of the event, each house will have two minutes to fit as many people into a Mini Cooper as they can. Come watch this special event!
Located on Res Road
Boxing is an old-school approach to training. This class emphasizes proper technique and incorporates innovative exercise principles such as H.I.I.T. (high intensity interval training). This is a great way for anyone to achieve fitness. Who doesn't love hitting stuff? Don't worry, you'll only hit the bags! Grab your son or daughter for some exercise fun together!
Show your Waves Weekend name tag and receive free entry to class.
Located at the Harilela International Tennis Stadium Fitness Studio
Join us for one of Pepperdine's biggest events of the year! Enjoy food, family-friendly carnival games, performances, rides, and more. Don't miss out on this favorite Pepperdine tradition!
Join us as we kickoff the Waves men’s and women’s basketball seasons! Celebrated as one of Pepperdine’s greatest traditions, this ultimate pump-up event will include team introductions, student and fan contests and prizes, as well as the chance for one lucky student and parent to win a year of free tuition by making a half-court shot. You don’t want to miss it!
Pepperdine constantly seeks the counsel, wisdom, and guidance of God through prayer among the members of our local community. We invite parents, students, alumni, and friends to join us in a prayer walk beginning at the Stauffer Chapel and ending at the Amphitheatre.
Located at Stauffer Chapel
Parents and family members of current Kappa Alpha Theta sisters are invited to a brunch in their honor. Join the sisters and their families for a fun morning get together!
Located at Gulls Patio on Drescher Graduate Campus
Join us for two of the most popular ocean activities in Malibu! The staff at Malibu Surf Shack will give a brief instructional overview of these ocean toys before Campus Recreation staff will lead you out on the water. You'll have a chance to try both kayaks and paddle boards. No experience necessary.
Advance purchase required. Shuttles are available at the Seaver Main Lot
A private ceremony for Alpha Phi's and their family and friends to celebrate the joining of their new members to their chapter. A light brunch and refreshments will be served.
Located at the Sandbar Patio
Gamma Phi Beta members, parents, and alumni are invited to join us for our annual Scholarship Tea. This event will include awards for outstanding involvement scholastic achievements, in addition to hearing from an inspiring speaker.
Located at Center for Communication and Business, 140
Join us for special art projects and Weisman Museum tours.
Family Art Day is free and open to the public.
Located at the Gregg G. Juarez Palm Courtyard
Come to the pool and cheer on the Pepperdine University Women's Swim & Dive Team! The Middle Distance Meet begins at 10:00 a.m. and the Sprint Meet begins at 1:00 p.m. followed by the Free Relay.
Enjoy brunch with other families while you have the special opportunity to hear from Michael Feltner, dean of Seaver College; Sara Young Jackson, vice chancellor; and the Concert Choir as they perform their latest selections. Serving line begins at 10:30 a.m. Program begins at 11 a.m.
Alumni artist Shannon Celia (SC '98), Seaver College Alumni Affairs, and the Crest Associates invite you to a special reception to officially debut the first-ever Pepperdine Alumni Art Showcase, a gallery of alumni art to exhibit for six weeks. Enjoy refreshments as you mingle with other Waves and view the works from our talented alumni artists.
Alumni artists! Submit your works now through August 19th for exhibit consideration! Click HERE for more information.
Located at the Payson Library Art Gallery (2nd floor)
The Seaver College and George Pepperdine College Alumni Affairs office and Greek Life invite you to a BBQ Picnic in your honor! Please join us and your fellow alumni for an afternoon of faith, fellowship, and food! At the afternoon buffet, the Seaver College and GPC Alumni Affairs office will honor the class reunion years of 2004, 1994, 1984, and 1974. Greek Life will represent tables full of memories from each of the current Greek Organizations!
Advanced Ticket Purchase Required. Free admission for children 6 & under.
Located at Adamson Plaza
It's never too late to learn how to surf. Experience one of the best reasons for going to school in sunny California with surf lessons. The friendly and experienced staff from Malibu Makos will make sure you're safe and have a great time. Take advantage of this half off Waves Weekend price! Surfing is available to kids as young as 4 and as old as 80! Advanced purchase required.
Shuttles are available at the Seaver Main Lot.
Come cheer on the Men's Club Soccer team! Free admission
Located at Tari Frahm Rokus Field
Come watch our Waves in action as they play USF. It promises to be an exciting match! Show your Waves Weekend name tag and get into the game for free. Pepperdine faculty, staff, and students get free admission with their Pepperdine I.D. Located at Firestone Fieldhouse
Experience a 360˚ panoramic vista of southern California, with the Santa Monica Mountains to the north, Channel Islands of the Pacific to the south, Los Angeles basin to the east, and Camarillo Valley to the west. Visit the original movie sites of Planet to the Apes (Charlton Heston’s final scene) and Iron Man (Tony Stark’s house). Observe wildlife, sandy beaches, coastal bluffs, and tide pools. Bring binoculars for close scrutiny of sea lions, dolphins, and possibly the early arrival of grey whales. Plan to get wet and sandy, with plenty of sun exposure. The hike will be led by Stephen Davis, biologist in the Natural Science Division of Seaver College.
Shuttles will be available at the Seaver Main Lot
Are you ready to laugh? The Pepperdine Improv Troupe will be entertaining the masses at the Howard A. White Center. PIT has been performing for the past seven years, and promises to be a hilarious addition to Waves Weekend. Past PIT alumni will be joining this performance. Located at Elkins Auditorium
The mothers of our Pi Phi sisters are invited to our "Moms & Mocktails" Hour! Games, food, and mocktails will be served as mothers and daughters get to know each other.
Hosted by the women of Pi Beta Phi.
Located at the Sandbar Patio
Come watch our Waves in action as they play USD. It promises to be an exciting game! Show your Waves Weekend name tag and get into the game for free. Pepperdine faculty, staff, and students get free admission with their Pepperdine I.D. Located at the Tari Fraham Rokus Field
The Waves Weekend Concert, featuring the Plain White T's and Andy Grammer is Saturday, October 18th, 2014 on Alumni Park. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. A valid concert ticket is required for entrance. Some of LA's favorite food trucks will also be available for you to purchase dinner and snacks with cash or credit card. The food trucks include; Don Chow Truck, Meat the Greek, Slamming Sliders, and Palazzolo's Gelato. Click here for each of their menus. Please feel free to bring blankets and short lawn chairs to enjoy the concert in the park. No pets are allowed in the concert venue.
Food is not included in the admission price.
Paid admission to concert venue required for all activities within the concert venue, including food truck service, the students' Spirit Cup Lip Sync performance, and all other onstage performances including Plain White T's and Andy Grammer.
Located on Alumni Park
Located at Joslyn Plaza
Come cheer on the Men's Club Soccer team as they take on California State University San Bernardino! Free Admission.
Located at Tari Frahm Rokus Field
Tri Delta hosts their annual Waves Weekend tea with chapter members' parents. This event will present the newest pledge class for 2014 and highlight this past year's achievements.
Located in the Fireside Room
In 2013, Sean Chen became the first American to garner a Cliburn International Piano Competition prize since 1997, winning fans with his “exceptional ability to connect with an audience combined with an easy virtuosity” (Huffington Post). Also the 2013 Christel DeHaan Classical Fellow, he is an advocate of new music and has collaborated with Michael Williams, Niccolo Athens, Michael Gilbertson, and Reinaldo Moya. Advanced purchase required.
Located at Raitt Recital Hall
A highlight every year for the Department of Athletics is its annual Hall of Fame Ceremony, where the most accomplished student-athletes and coaches in the program's history are feted. A new list of honorees will join more than 100 Pepperdine greats that have already been inducted. For more information and to register for this event, please contact Jamil Macias at 310-506-4935 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Hall of Fame Ceremony registration ends on October 10th.
Advanced purchase required.
This style of yoga connects breath and movement to create a flowing class. Postures are blended together in different combinations creating a unique experience each and every time.
Show your Waves Weekend name tag and receive free entry to class. Located at Harilela International Tennis Stadium Fitness Studio
If you're still around on Sunday evening, make your way to Stauffer Chapel for a beautiful time of a capella worship and to hear from a student speaker.
Located at Stauffer Chapel