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New Student Checklist

This New Student Checklist provides a list of action items that all new full-time students must complete in order to begin their graduate program. Please carefully read each section, paying close attention to the action items that require your response.

Action Items

1. Review Your WaveNet Student Center for Requirements

Be sure to regularly log into your WaveNet Student Center to review any outstanding requirements, including admissions and financial aid.

2. Check Your Pepperdine Email Regularly

As a new student, you will receive email communication and guidance from your academic advisor and various departments to help ensure a smooth transition to Pepperdine Graziadio. For students beginning in the fall term, you will begin hearing from your academic advisor during the month of July, so be sure to check your pepperdine.edu email regularly for updates.

3. Submit Health History Form

All new students must visit the Pepperdine Student Health Center website and select the Patient Portal Login to:

  • Complete your Health History Form
  • Input the dates you received all University-required immunizations 
  • Upload documentation verifying the immunizations you received
  • Visit the Student Health Center website for due dates.

4. Submit Health Insurance Waiver

Each academic year all Pepperdine Graziadio students registered on the Malibu campus, both domestic and international, including those studying abroad, are required to either provide proof of a U.S. based health insurance plan through the online waiver system OR enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). All new and returning students may access the online waiver system by visiting the Pepperdine Health Insurance website. Visit the Student Health Center website for due dates.

Note: Inbound Exchange Students are not eligible to enroll in SHIP and are not required to provide proof of health insurance.

5. Submit Student Financial Agreement 

Before you are enrolled in courses, you must log in to your WaveNet Student Center to electronically submit your Student Financial Agreement (SFA) by the deadline. You will receive an email from the Full-Time Programs Office with instructions and deadline information.

6. Complete Online Pre-Arrival Orientation

Complete the Online Pre-Arrival Orientation listed in your WaveNet Student Center. You will receive an email from the Full-Time Programs Office with instructions and deadline information. Learn more about orientation.

7. Register Your Vehicle for Campus Parking

University permit registration may be completed on the Vehicle Registration webpage, or by visiting Public Safety on campus during regular business hours.

8. Register for Student Accessibility Accommodations

If needed, submit an application for disability accommodations through the Office of Student Accessibility. Accommodations are accepted on a rolling basis throughout each term (will not be retroactive).

9. Take ID Card "Selfie" Photo

In order to have your student ID card ready and waiting for you when you arrive on campus, you must submit an approved selfie photo by Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Follow these instructions to submit your selfie ID photo. You will have an opportunity to pick up your student ID card upon your first scheduled on-campus day.

If you submit your selfie photo by the deadline, you will have the opportunity to pick up your ID during your first week of classes. More information regarding student ID pick-up will be provided via the Graziadio Insider student newsletter, so be sure to check your Pepperdine email regularly.

If you do not submit your selfie photo by the deadline, you may follow these instructions to submit your selfie photo anytime and print your student ID at the printing station located in the Drescher Graduate Campus Learning Center (lower level).

10. Download Helpful Apps

It is recommended that all Pepperdine Graziadio students download three very useful mobile apps to your mobile phone prior to your arrival to campus: