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Spring 2022 New Student Orientation

Full-Time Programs


The Pepperdine Graziadio new student orientation is designed to introduce incoming students to the programs, services, and resources needed to begin a successful graduate school experience.  The orientation includes both virtual and on-campus opportunities to guide new students in their journey to Pepperdine Graziadio. 

Pre-Arrival Orientation

Prior to the start of the term, you will receive an email from the Full-Time Programs Office with instructions to access the full-time pre-arrival orientation via your WaveNet Student Center To-Do List. The pre-arrival orientation will provide you with valuable information and instructions to help you prepare for your arrival on campus and become familiar with the many resources and opportunities that Pepperdine provides. You can complete the pre-arrival orientation at a time most convenient for you. For most students, it will take about 45 minutes to complete the full pre-arrival orientation.

Program Orientation

Your program orientation is an opportunity to meet your classmates, faculty members, academic advisor, career coach, and to learn about program-specific expectations, opportunities, and requirements. For students unable to attend the live session, a recording will be posted to this webpage after each orientation. Please note that orientation dates vary by program. 


MS in Global Business

MS in Business Analytics

New Student Webinars

The new student webinar series focuses on a variety of topics designed to support your transition to graduate school.  For students who are unable to attend the live webinars, recordings or presentation slides will be posted to this webpage after the event.

Meet Your Program Advisors

Academic Advising for MS Students

How to Maintain Your Status as an F-1 Student at Pepperdine

During this webinar, the Office of International Student Services (OISS) will provide new international students with important immigration updates and information. Question and answer time will be provided at the end of the session. 

New Student Welcome Table

Tuesday, January 11, 12 - 1 PM (PT) and 5 - 6 PM (PT)
Palm Plaza, Drescher Graduate Campus

New students can stop by the Welcome Table to pick up their welcome gift, student ID, and parking pass. Our staff is available to assist you in locating your classes, answering your questions, and navigating your first week on campus.