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 Convocation programs each semester (the equivalent of one program each week). Program offerings range from large gatherings such as Wednesday Chapel to small groups and one-on-one mentoring. Attendance at recognized Convocation programs counts toward a grade in which students receive one half unit of academic credit each semester, totaling 4 units by graduation. The units do not contribute towards the 128 units required for graduation, but the grade earned applies to the student's GPA and appears on school transcripts.
Students are encouraged to plan ahead and find programs that appeal to their interests. (Refer to Student Handbook pgs.7-8). Convocation credit will only be given for events listed on the Convocation calendar. Click here to view calendar.
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 Grading System
Number of Programs Attended Grade
14 or more A
7 or fewer F
Convocation Spring 2014 Deadlines
Subject to change
Friday, January 17, 2014, at 5 p.m.
- Exemption applications and all supporting materials with cover sheet
Friday, January 24, 2014, at 5 p.m.
- Club Convo leader proposals
Within 48 Hours of Last Session of Student-Led Club Convos
- Club Convo rosters, session logs and reflections
Friday, April 18, 2013, at 5 p.m.
- Rosters for Faculty/Staff-Led Club Convos
- Spiritual Mentoring Records
- ALL RECORD CHANGE APPEALS
Wednesday, April 23, 2013, at 5 p.m.
- ALL CLUB CONVO ROSTER ISSUES