Fall 2021 New Student Orientation

Full-Time Programs

About 

New student orientation is designed to introduce incoming students to the programs, services, and resources needed to begin a successful graduate school experience. 

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.

Be sure to mark your calendar now for your program orientation dates listed below. Please note that orientation dates and locations vary by program. Detailed orientation agendas will be posted to this webpage in July 2021. 

Full-Time MBA

  • Monday, August 16, 2021,12 - 1:45 PM (PT) (Live via Zoom)
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 8:30 AM - 3 PM (PT) (NOTE: Our goal is to host this session at the Drescher Graduate Campus in Malibu. Location information will be updated to this website in July 2021. In the meantime, Full-Time MBA students should tentatively plan for an on-campus session with the understanding that flexibility may be needed depending on current county guidelines and restrictions.)

MS in Global Business

  • Monday, August 16, 2021, 5 - 6:45 PM (PT) (Live via Zoom)

MS in Real Estate

  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 12 - 1:45 PM (PT) (Live via Zoom)

MS in Business Analytics

  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 5 - 6:45 PM (PT) (Live via Zoom)

Full-Time MS in Human Resources

  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 12 - 1:45 PM (PT) (Live via Zoom)

MS in Business

  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 5 - 6:45 PM (PT) (Live via Zoom)

MS in Applied Finance

  • Thursday, August 19, 2021, 5 - 6:45 PM (PT) (Live via Zoom)

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

This webinar is required for all new international students only. During this webinar, the Office of International Student Services (OISS) will provide new Pepperdine Graziadio international students with important immigration updates and information. Question and answer time will be provided at the end of the session. For students who are unable to join the live Zoom session, the slide presentation will be posted to this webpage after the event.

Be sure to mark your calendar now for the date listed below. A zoom link will be posted to this webpage in July 2021.

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

Thursday, August 19, 7 - 7:45 PM (PT) (Live via Zoom)