Purpose of the Convocation Series
The Convocation Series is dedicated to help Pepperdine students build Christian faith, affirm Christian values, and address the moral and ethical dimensions of current issues.
From its beginning, Pepperdine has included regular assemblies where students gather to grow in faith, hear engaging speakers, and learn more about how they can make a difference in this world through purpose, service, and leadership. Convocation programs are the contemporary connection to this integral aspect of Pepperdine's Christian mission.
All Seaver undergraduate students are required to attend 14 events each semester (the equivalent of one program each week). Attendance at recognized Convocation programs counts toward a grade in which students receive one half unit of academic credit each semester. The units do not contribute towards the 128 units required for graduation, but the grade earned applies to the student's GPA.
Students are encouraged to plan ahead and find programs that appeal to their interests. (Refer to Student Handbook pgs.7-8).
You receive Convocation Credit by scanning your CWID card on your way in and out of any event on time sponsored by our office. You are responsible to be sure your card is properly scanned for credit. We encourage all students to make sure they hear the beep and/or watch the scanner light turn from red to green as their cards are being scanned in/out. Feel free to request an additional scan if you are uncertain that the card was read properly.
Convocation credit will only be given for events listed on the Convocation calendar. Click here to view calendar.
Convocation Grading System
Number of Programs Attended Grade
14 or more A
7 or fewer F
Convocation Fall 2013 Deadlines
Subject to change
- Exemption applications and all supporting materials due by Friday, September 6, 2013, at 5 p.m.
- Club Convo proposals (for leaders) due by Friday, September 20, 2013, at 5 p.m.
- Spiritual Mentor requests due by Friday, October 18, 2013, at 5 p.m.
- Club Convo and Spiritual Mentoring rosters and reflections due by Friday, December 13, 2013, at 5 p.m.
- ALL RECORD QUESTIONS AND REQUESTS DUE BY DECEMBER 13, 2013, AT 5 PM.