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Fall 2022 New Student Onboarding

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Welcome Waves! 

The Pepperdine Graziadio new student onboarding experience is designed to prepare you to succeed in your graduate program. New student onboarding is a comprehensive (and fun!), multi-week experience that includes virtual and on-campus opportunities to network, learn about student services and resources, engage in career planning, and prepare for your academic program. At Pepperdine Graziadio, the entire campus community comes together to support your new student onboarding journey, and we can’t wait to welcome you!

Each full-time program has a uniquely tailored onboarding schedule, therefore, dates and times vary by program. Select your academic program below to view your new student onboarding schedule and mark your calendar now. 

Things to Know

  • Dress attire: Comfortable, business casual attire is suggested for all events. We recommend wearing layered clothing and planning for potential outdoor seating and varied Malibu temperatures.
  • Driving directions: On-campus events will take place at the Drescher Graduate Campus in Malibu. Driving directions are located here. Upon arrival, students can park in lots S, T or V at the Drescher Graduate Campus.
  • Interactive campus map: To locate specific buildings or parking lots on campus, refer to the interactive campus map. Use the search bar at the top of the screen to type in the exact location, or click on the buildings and parking lots directly on the map.  
  Full-Time MBA

Pre-Arrival Orientation

Location: Virtual - Log in through your WaveNet Student Center To-Do List

In early July, you will receive an email from your academic advisor with instructions to access the virtual Full-Time Pre-Arrival Orientation. The Pre-Arrival Orientation will provide you with information to help you prepare for your arrival on campus and become familiar with the many services and resources Pepperdine provides. This is a required, self-paced orientation that must be completed before the end of July. 

New Student Webinar Part 1: Introduction to Your Academic Program 

Tuesday, June 7, 5 - 6 PM (PT) 
Location: Virtual - The webinar will be held via Zoom. A calendar invitation, Zoom link, and additional details will be emailed to you prior to the event.

The two-part new student webinar series hosted by the Full-Time Programs Office will be one of the first opportunities to meet your academic advisor. The first webinar will cover the distinct features of your academic program, including a typical class schedule and highlight particular courses you will complete while in the program. For students unable to attend the live session, a recording will be posted to this webpage after the webinar.

Admitted Student Reception

Wednesday, June 22, 5:15 - 7 PM (PT)
Location: Virtual - You will receive an email invitation to register. 

Pepperdine Graziadio is thrilled to invite you to the virtual Admitted Student Reception open to all admitted students in the fall 2022 term. This is a chance for you to celebrate with your future classmates and meet more of the Pepperdine community as we welcome you into the incoming class. We invite you to wear the Pepperdine University school colors (orange and blue) to showcase your school spirit. We look forward to celebrating with you! 

Note: You must be admitted for fall to attend this event. 

Career Readiness Boot Camp: Four-Part Series

  • Part 1: Wednesday, June 29, 5 - 7 PM (PT)
  • Part 2: Wednesday, July 13, 5 - 7 PM (PT)
  • Part 3: Wednesday, July 27, 5 - 7 PM (PT)
  • Part 4: Wednesday, August 10, 5 - 7 PM (PT)

Location: Virtual - The Boot Camp sessions will be held via Zoom. A calendar invitation, Zoom link, and additional details will be emailed to you prior to June 29.

Come prepared to flex your career readiness muscles during this four-part series designed to get you pumped up to launch your career journey and get the most out of your time as an MBA student at Pepperdine Graziadio. You will partner with the Career and Professional Development team to strengthen your understanding of key networking, job search, and storytelling strategies for achieving your professional and career goals.  This boot camp will set you up for career success, help you define your unique career story and purpose, and lead you into the PGBS 560 Career Seminar course at the start of the fall semester. Strap on your boots and let's get to work!

New Student Webinar Part 2: Preparing for Your Academic Program

Monday, July 25, 5 - 6 PM (PT)
Location: Virtual - The webinar will be held via Zoom. A calendar invitation, Zoom link, and additional details will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Part two of the new student webinar series occurs prior to course registration for the first term in the program. Your academic advisor will share the academic tools you will access in the context of how to utilize them upon being enrolled in the program along with outlining academic standards and requirements. For students unable to attend the live session, a recording will be posted to this webpage after the webinar.

Full-Time MBA Program Orientation

Monday, August 15, 12 - 2 PM (PT) 
Location: Virtual - The Program Orientation will be held via Zoom. A calendar invitation, Zoom link, and additional details will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Your program orientation is an opportunity to meet your classmates, faculty members, academic advisor, career coach, and 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 the orientation.

New Student Kickoff Event

Monday, August 22, 1 - 2:30 PM (PT)
Location: Gull's Way Courtyard, Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu

Welcome to the beautiful Malibu campus! Take care of your on-campus to-do list all in one place. Pick up your student ID and parking pass, explore campus resources, take a campus tour, and receive your welcome gift. You will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch with Graziadio faculty, staff, and students. International students can complete their Mandatory Arrival Report on-site. 

Please note that New Student Kickoff will take place prior to your BSCI 650 Workshop, so you can come to campus to enjoy the event before the start of your workshop at 3 PM.

BSCI 650: Personal and Leadership Development Workshop 

Monday, August 22 - Wednesday, August 24
Location: Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu

The workshop (BSCI 650) is an academic course and attendance is required to earn a grade. Meals will be provided.

Three-Day Workshop Schedule: 

  • Monday, August 22, 3 - 7:30 PM 
  • Tuesday, August 23, 8 AM - 10 PM
  • Wednesday, August 24, 8 AM - 12 PM

Full-Time MBA Strategy Fundamentals and Emerging Leaders Collaborative

Thursday, August 25, 9 AM - 2:30 PM (PT) 
Location: Room LC159, Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu

Business strategies are developed by understanding the intersection of different business functions and how they come together to drive success. This session will provide foundational knowledge by our faculty and a team simulation where you will run a business. 
 
Following the simulation, the Emerging Leaders Collaborative, made of a group of second-year MBA students, will join the conversation to provide perspectives on student life and provide the foundation for your MBA network at Graziadio. 

Required for all incoming Full-Time MBA students. Lunch will be provided.

Summer BBQ Picnic

Saturday, August 27, 1 - 5 PM (PT) 
Location: Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Avenue, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Professor Maretno Agus Harjoto and his family invite you to a summer barbecue (BBQ) party for new and returning students. Burgers, hot dogs, and bottled water will be served. 

Please RSVP to attend. Questions? Contact maretno.a.harjoto@pepperdine.edu

Networking Event for First and Second-Year Full-Time MBA Students

Thursday, September 8, 5 - 7 PM (PT) 
Location: Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu

Come network with first and second-year full-time MBA students over a casual dinner on campus. The Emerging Leaders Collaborative will host a social activity following the networking event. 

  MS in Applied Finance

Pre-Arrival Orientation

Location: Virtual - Log in through your WaveNet Student Center To-Do List

In early July, you will receive an email from your academic advisor with instructions to access the virtual Full-Time Pre-Arrival Orientation. The Pre-Arrival Orientation will provide you with information to help you prepare for your arrival on campus and become familiar with the many services and resources Pepperdine provides. This is a required, self-paced orientation that must be completed before the end of July. 

Welcome Session with Career and Professional Development

  • Option #1: Thursday, June 2, 5 - 6 PM (PT)
  • Option #2: Thursday, July 7, 5 - 6 PM (PT)

Note: Please choose one of the two sessions to attend.

Location: Virtual - The session will be held via Zoom. A calendar invitation, Zoom link, and additional details will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Join the Career and Professional Development (CPD) team for a one-hour welcome and onboarding session! You will meet several coaches on the CPD team and learn about the different career resources available to you during your academic program.  We look forward to working with you.

New Student Webinar Part 1: Introduction to Your Academic Program 

Monday, June 6, 5 - 6 PM (PT)  
Location: Virtual - The webinar will be held via Zoom. A calendar invitation, Zoom link, and additional details will be emailed to you prior to the event.

The two-part new student webinar series hosted by the Full-Time Programs Office will be one of the first opportunities to meet your academic advisor. The first webinar will cover the distinct features of your academic program, including a typical class schedule and highlight particular courses you will complete while in the program. For students unable to attend the live session, a recording will be posted to this webpage after the webinar.

Admitted Student Reception

Wednesday, June 22, 5:15 - 7 PM (PT)
Location: Virtual- You will receive an email invitation to register. 

Pepperdine Graziadio is thrilled to invite you to the virtual Admitted Student Reception open to all admitted students in the fall 2022 term. This is a chance for you to celebrate with your future classmates and meet more of the Pepperdine community as we welcome you into the incoming class. We invite you to wear the Pepperdine University school colors (orange and blue) to showcase your school spirit. We look forward to celebrating with you! 

Note: You must be admitted for fall to attend this event. 

New Student Webinar Part 2: Preparing for Your Academic Program

Monday, July 25, 5 - 6 PM (PT)
Location: Virtual - The webinar will be held via Zoom. A calendar invitation, Zoom link, and additional details will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Part two of the new student webinar series occurs prior to course registration for the first term in the program. Your academic advisor will share the academic tools you will access in the context of how to utilize them upon being enrolled in the program along with outlining academic standards and requirements. For students unable to attend the live session, a recording will be posted to this webpage after the webinar.

MS in Applied Finance Program Orientation

Tuesday, August 16, 5 - 7 PM (PT) 
Location: Virtual - The Program Orientation will be held via Zoom. A calendar invitation, Zoom link, and additional details will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Your program orientation is an opportunity to meet your classmates, faculty members, academic advisor, career coach, and 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 the orientation.

New Student Kickoff Event

Wednesday, August 24, 1 - 2:30 PM (PT)
Location: Gull's Way Courtyard, Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu

Welcome to the beautiful Malibu campus! Take care of your on-campus to-do list all in one place. Pick up your student ID and parking pass, explore campus resources, take a campus tour, and receive your welcome gift. You will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch with Graziadio faculty, staff, and students. International students can complete their Mandatory Arrival Report on-site. 

Please note that New Student Kickoff will take place prior to your BSCI 650 Workshop, so you can come to campus to enjoy the event before the start of your workshop at 3 PM.

BSCI 650: Personal and Leadership Development Workshop 

Wednesday, August 24 - Friday, August 26
Location: Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu

The workshop (BSCI 650) is an academic course and attendance is required to earn a grade. Meals will be provided.

Three-Day Workshop Schedule: 

  • Wednesday, August 24, 3 - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, August 25, 8 AM - 10 PM
  • Friday, August 26, 8 AM - 12 PM

Summer BBQ Picnic

Saturday, August 27, 1 - 5 PM (PT) 
Location: Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Avenue, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Professor Maretno Agus Harjoto and his family invite you to a summer barbecue (BBQ) party for new and returning students. Burgers, hot dogs, and bottled water will be served. 

Please RSVP to attend. Questions? Contact maretno.a.harjoto@pepperdine.edu

  MS in Business

Pre-Arrival Orientation 

Location: Virtual - Log in through your WaveNet Student Center To-Do List

In early July, you will receive an email from your academic advisor with instructions to access the virtual Full-Time Pre-Arrival Orientation. The Pre-Arrival Orientation will provide you with information to help you prepare for your arrival on campus and become familiar with the many services and resources Pepperdine provides. This is a required, self-paced orientation that must be completed before the end of July. 

Welcome Session with Career and Professional Development 

  • Option #1: Thursday, June 2, 5 - 6 PM (PT)
  • Option #2: Thursday, July 7, 5 - 6 PM (PT)

Note: Please choose one of the two sessions to attend.

Location: Virtual - The session will be held via Zoom. A calendar invitation, Zoom link, and additional details will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Join the Career and Professional Development (CPD) team for a one-hour welcome and onboarding session! You will meet several coaches on the CPD team and learn about the different career resources available to you during your academic program.  We look forward to working with you.

New Student Webinar Part 1: Introduction to Your Academic Program 

Tuesday, June 7, 5 - 6 PM (PT)
Location: Virtual - The webinar will be held via Zoom. A calendar invitation, Zoom link, and additional details will be emailed to you prior to the event.

The two-part new student webinar series hosted by the Full-Time Programs Office will be one of the first opportunities to meet your academic advisor. The first webinar will cover the distinct features of your academic program, including a typical class schedule and highlight particular courses you will complete while in the program. For students unable to attend the live session, a recording will be posted to this webpage after the webinar.

Admitted Student Reception

Wednesday, June 22, 5:15 - 7 PM (PT)
Location: Virtual - You will receive an email invitation to register. 

Pepperdine Graziadio is thrilled to invite you to the virtual Admitted Student Reception open to all admitted students in the fall 2022 term. This is a chance for you to celebrate with your future classmates and meet more of the Pepperdine community as we welcome you into the incoming class. We invite you to wear the Pepperdine University school colors (orange and blue) to showcase your school spirit. We look forward to celebrating with you! 

Note: You must be admitted for fall to attend this event.  

New Student Webinar Part 2: Preparing for Your Academic Program

Monday, July 25, 5 - 6 PM (PT)
Location: Virtual - The webinar will be held via Zoom. A calendar invitation, Zoom link, and additional details will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Part two of the new student webinar series occurs prior to course registration for the first term in the program. Your academic advisor will share the academic tools you will access in the context of how to utilize them upon being enrolled in the program along with outlining academic standards and requirements. For students unable to attend the live session, a recording will be posted to this webpage after the webinar.

MS in Business Program Orientation 

Wednesday, August 17, 12 - 2 PM (PT) 
Location: Virtual - The Program Orientation will be held via Zoom. A calendar invitation, Zoom link, and additional details will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Your program orientation is an opportunity to meet your classmates, faculty members, academic advisor, career coach, and 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 the orientation.

New Student Kickoff Event

Monday, August 22, 1 - 2:30 PM (PT)
Location: Gull's Way Courtyard, Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu

Welcome to the beautiful Malibu campus! Take care of your on-campus to-do list all in one place. Pick up your student ID and parking pass, explore campus resources, take a campus tour, and receive your welcome gift. You will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch with Graziadio faculty, staff, and students. International students can complete their Mandatory Arrival Report on-site. 

Please note that New Student Kickoff will take place prior to your BSCI 650 Workshop, so you can come to campus to enjoy the event before the start of your workshop at 3 PM.

BSCI 650: Personal and Leadership Development Workshop 

Monday, August 22 - Wednesday, August 24
Location: Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu

The workshop (BSCI 650) is an academic course and attendance is required to earn a grade. Meals will be provided.

Three-Day Workshop Schedule: 

  • Monday, August 22, 3 - 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, August 23, 8 AM - 10 PM
  • Wednesday, August 24, 8 AM - 12 PM

Summer BBQ Picnic

Saturday, August 27, 1 - 5 PM (PT) 
Location: Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Avenue, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Professor Maretno Agus Harjoto and his family invite you to a summer barbecue (BBQ) party for new and returning students. Burgers, hot dogs, and bottled water will be served. 

Please RSVP to attend. Questions? Contact maretno.a.harjoto@pepperdine.edu

  MS in Business Analytics

Pre-Arrival Orientation 

Location: Virtual - Log in through your WaveNet Student Center To-Do List

In early July, you will receive an email from your academic advisor with instructions to access the virtual Full-Time Pre-Arrival Orientation. The Pre-Arrival Orientation will provide you with information to help you prepare for your arrival on campus and become familiar with the many services and resources Pepperdine provides. This is a required, self-paced orientation that must be completed before the end of July. 

Welcome Session with Career and Professional Development 

  • Option #1: Thursday, June 2, 5 - 6 PM (PT)
  • Option #2: Thursday, July 7, 5 - 6 PM (PT)

Note: Please choose one of the two sessions to attend.

Location: Virtual - The session will be held via Zoom. A calendar invitation, Zoom link, and additional details will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Join the Career and Professional Development (CPD) team for a one-hour welcome and onboarding session! You will meet several coaches on the CPD team and learn about the different career resources available to you during your academic program.  We look forward to working with you.

New Student Webinar Part 1: Introduction to Your Academic Program 

Wednesday, June 8, 5 - 6 PM (PT)
Location: Virtual - The webinar will be held via Zoom. A calendar invitation, Zoom link, and additional details will be emailed to you prior to the event.

The two-part new student webinar series hosted by the Full-Time Programs Office will be one of the first opportunities to meet your academic advisor. The first webinar will cover the distinct features of your academic program, including a typical class schedule and highlight particular courses you will complete while in the program. For students unable to attend the live session, a recording will be posted to this webpage after the webinar.

Admitted Student Reception

Wednesday, June 22, 5:15 - 7 PM (PT)
Location: Virtual - You will receive an email invitation to register. 

Pepperdine Graziadio is thrilled to invite you to the virtual Admitted Student Reception open to all admitted students in the fall 2022 term. This is a chance for you to celebrate with your future classmates and meet more of the Pepperdine community as we welcome you into the incoming class. We invite you to wear the Pepperdine University school colors (orange and blue) to showcase your school spirit. We look forward to celebrating with you! 

Note: You must be admitted for fall to attend this event. 

New Student Webinar Part 2: Preparing for Your Academic Program

Monday, July 25, 5 - 6 PM (PT)
Location:  Virtual - The webinar will be held via Zoom. A calendar invitation, Zoom link, and additional details will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Part two of the new student webinar series occurs prior to course registration for the first term in the program. Your academic advisor will share the academic tools you will access in the context of how to utilize them upon being enrolled in the program along with outlining academic standards and requirements. For students unable to attend the live session, a recording will be posted to this webpage after the webinar.

MS in Business Analytics Program Orientation

Wednesday, August 17, 5 - 7 PM (PT) 
Location:  Virtual - The Program Orientation will be held via Zoom. A calendar invitation, Zoom link, and additional details will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Your program orientation is an opportunity to meet your classmates, faculty members, academic advisor, career coach, and 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 the orientation.

New Student Kickoff Event

Monday, August 22, 1 - 2:30 PM (PT)
Location: Gull's Way Courtyard, Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu

Welcome to the beautiful Malibu campus! Take care of your on-campus to-do list all in one place. Pick up your student ID and parking pass, explore campus resources, take a campus tour, and receive your welcome gift. You will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch with Graziadio faculty, staff, and students. International students can complete their Mandatory Arrival Report on-site. 

Please note that New Student Kickoff will take place prior to your BSCI 650 Workshop, so you can come to campus to enjoy the event before the start of your workshop at 3 PM.

BSCI 650: Personal and Leadership Development Workshop 

Monday, August 22 - Wednesday, August 24
Location: Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu

The workshop (BSCI 650) is an academic course and attendance is required to earn a grade. Meals will be provided.

Three-Day Workshop Schedule: 

  • Monday, August 22, 3 - 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, August 23, 8 AM - 10 PM
  • Wednesday, August 24, 8 AM - 12 PM

Summer BBQ Picnic

Saturday, August 27, 1 - 5 PM (PT) 
Location: Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Avenue, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Professor Maretno Agus Harjoto and his family invite you to a summer barbecue (BBQ) party for new and returning students. Burgers, hot dogs, and bottled water will be served. 

Please RSVP to attend. Questions? Contact maretno.a.harjoto@pepperdine.edu

  MS in Global Business

Pre-Arrival Orientation

Location: Virtual - Log in through your WaveNet Student Center To-Do List

In early July, you will receive an email from your academic advisor with instructions to access the virtual Full-Time Pre-Arrival Orientation. The Pre-Arrival Orientation will provide you with information to help you prepare for your arrival on campus and become familiar with the many services and resources Pepperdine provides. This is a required, self-paced orientation that must be completed before the end of July. 

Welcome Session with Career and Professional Development 

  • Option #1: Thursday, June 2, 5 - 6 PM (PT)
  • Option #2: Thursday, July 7, 5 - 6 PM (PT)

Note: Please choose one of the two sessions to attend.

Location: Virtual - The session will be held via Zoom. A calendar invitation, Zoom link, and additional details will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Join the Career and Professional Development (CPD) team for a one-hour welcome and onboarding session! You will meet several coaches on the CPD team and learn about the different career resources available to you during your academic program.  We look forward to working with you.

New Student Webinar Part 1: Introduction to Your Academic Program 

Monday, June 6, 5 - 6 PM (PT)  
Location: Virtual - The webinar will be held via Zoom. A calendar invitation, Zoom link, and additional details will be emailed to you prior to the event.

The two-part new student webinar series hosted by the Full-Time Programs Office will be one of the first opportunities to meet your academic advisor. The first webinar will cover the distinct features of your academic program, including a typical class schedule and highlight particular courses you will complete while in the program. For students unable to attend the live session, a recording will be posted to this webpage after the webinar.

Admitted Student Reception

Wednesday, June 22, 5:15 - 7 PM (PT)
Location: Virtual - You will receive an email invitation to register. 

Pepperdine Graziadio is thrilled to invite you to the virtual Admitted Student Reception open to all admitted students in the fall 2022 term. This is a chance for you to celebrate with your future classmates and meet more of the Pepperdine community as we welcome you into the incoming class. We invite you to wear the Pepperdine University school colors (orange and blue) to showcase your school spirit. We look forward to celebrating with you! 

Note: You must be admitted for fall to attend this event. 

New Student Webinar Part 2: Preparing for Your Academic Program

Monday, July 25, 5 - 6 PM (PT)
Location: Virtual - The webinar will be held via Zoom. A calendar invitation, Zoom link, and additional details will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Part two of the new student webinar series occurs prior to course registration for the first term in the program. Your academic advisor will share the academic tools you will access in the context of how to utilize them upon being enrolled in the program along with outlining academic standards and requirements. For students unable to attend the live session, a recording will be posted to this webpage after the webinar.

MS in Global Business Program Orientation 

Monday, August 15, 5 - 7 PM (PT) 
Location: Virtual - The Program Orientation will be held via Zoom. A calendar invitation, Zoom link, and additional details will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Your program orientation is an opportunity to meet your classmates, faculty members, academic advisor, career coach, and 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 the orientation.

New Student Kickoff Event

Wednesday, August 24, 1 - 2:30 PM (PT)
Location: Gull's Way Courtyard, Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu

Welcome to the beautiful Malibu campus! Take care of your on-campus to-do list all in one place. Pick up your student ID and parking pass, explore campus resources, take a campus tour, and receive your welcome gift. You will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch with Graziadio faculty, staff, and students. International students can complete their Mandatory Arrival Report on-site. 

Please note that New Student Kickoff will take place prior to your BSCI 650 Workshop, so you can come to campus to enjoy the event before the start of your workshop at 3 PM.

BSCI 650: Personal and Leadership Development Workshop 

Wednesday, August 24 - Friday, August 26
Location: Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu

The workshop (BSCI 650) is an academic course and attendance is required to earn a grade. Meals will be provided.

Three-Day Workshop Schedule: 

  • Wednesday, August 24, 3 - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, August 25, 8 AM - 10 PM
  • Friday, August 26, 8 AM - 12 PM

Summer BBQ Picnic

Saturday, August 27, 1 - 5 PM (PT) 
Location: Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Avenue, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Professor Maretno Agus Harjoto and his family invite you to a summer barbecue (BBQ) party for new and returning students. Burgers, hot dogs, and bottled water will be served. 

Please RSVP to attend. Questions? Contact maretno.a.harjoto@pepperdine.edu

  MS in Real Estate

Pre-Arrival Orientation 

Location: Virtual - Log in through your WaveNet Student Center To-Do List

In early July, you will receive an email from your academic advisor with instructions to access the virtual Full-Time Pre-Arrival Orientation. The Pre-Arrival Orientation will provide you with information to help you prepare for your arrival on campus and become familiar with the many services and resources Pepperdine provides. This is a required, self-paced orientation that must be completed before the end of July. 

Welcome Session with Career and Professional Development 

  • Option #1: Thursday, June 2, 5 - 6 PM (PT)
  • Option #2: Thursday, July 7, 5 - 6 PM (PT)

Note: Please choose one of the two sessions to attend.

Location: Virtual - The session will be held via Zoom. A calendar invitation, Zoom link, and additional details will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Join the Career and Professional Development (CPD) team for a one-hour welcome and onboarding session! You will meet several coaches on the CPD team and learn about the different career resources available to you during your academic program.  We look forward to working with you.

New Student Webinar Part 1: Introduction to Your Academic Program 

Wednesday, June 8, 5 - 6 PM (PT)
Location: Virtual - The webinar will be held via Zoom. A calendar invitation, Zoom link, and additional details will be emailed to you prior to the event.

The two-part new student webinar series hosted by the Full-Time Programs Office will be one of the first opportunities to meet your academic advisor. The first webinar will cover the distinct features of your academic program, including a typical class schedule and highlight particular courses you will complete while in the program. For students unable to attend the live session, a recording will be posted to this webpage after the webinar.

Admitted Student Reception

Wednesday, June 22, 5:15 - 7 PM (PT)
Location: Virtual - You will receive an email invitation to register. 

Pepperdine Graziadio is thrilled to invite you to the virtual Admitted Student Reception open to all admitted students in the fall 2022 term. This is a chance for you to celebrate with your future classmates and meet more of the Pepperdine community as we welcome you into the incoming class. We invite you to wear the Pepperdine University school colors (orange and blue) to showcase your school spirit. We look forward to celebrating with you! 

Note: You must be admitted for fall to attend this event. 

New Student Webinar Part 2: Preparing for Your Academic Program

Monday, July 25, 5 - 6 PM (PT)
Location: Virtual - The webinar will be held via Zoom. A calendar invitation, Zoom link, and additional details will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Part two of the new student webinar series occurs prior to course registration for the first term in the program. Your academic advisor will share the academic tools you will access in the context of how to utilize them upon being enrolled in the program along with outlining academic standards and requirements. For students unable to attend the live session, a recording will be posted to this webpage after the webinar.

MS in Real Estate Program Orientation 

Tuesday, August 16, 12 - 2 PM (PT) 
Location:  Virtual - The Program Orientation will be held via Zoom. A calendar invitation, Zoom link, and additional details will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Your program orientation is an opportunity to meet your classmates, faculty members, academic advisor, career coach, and 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 the orientation.

New Student Kickoff Event

Wednesday, August 24, 1 - 2:30 PM (PT)
Location: Gull's Way Courtyard, Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu

Welcome to the beautiful Malibu campus! Take care of your on-campus to-do list all in one place. Pick up your student ID and parking pass, explore campus resources, take a campus tour, and receive your welcome gift. You will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch with Graziadio faculty, staff, and students. International students can complete their Mandatory Arrival Report on-site. 

Please note that New Student Kickoff will take place prior to your BSCI 650 Workshop, so you can come to campus to enjoy the event before the start of your workshop at 3 PM.

BSCI 650: Personal and Leadership Development Workshop 

Wednesday, August 24 - Friday, August 26
Location: Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu

The workshop (BSCI 650) is an academic course and attendance is required to earn a grade. Meals will be provided.

Three-Day Workshop Schedule: 

  • Wednesday, August 24, 3 - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, August 25, 8 AM - 10 PM
  • Friday, August 26, 8 AM - 12 PM

Summer BBQ Picnic

Saturday, August 27, 1 - 5 PM (PT) 
Location: Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Avenue, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Professor Maretno Agus Harjoto and his family invite you to a summer barbecue (BBQ) party for new and returning students. Burgers, hot dogs, and bottled water will be served. 

Please RSVP to attend. Questions? Contact maretno.a.harjoto@pepperdine.edu

  Inbound Exchange Program

Pre-Arrival Orientation 

Location: Virtual - Log in through your WaveNet Student Center To-Do List

In early July, you will receive an email from your academic advisor with instructions to access the virtual Full-Time Pre-Arrival Orientation. The Pre-Arrival Orientation will provide you with information to help you prepare for your arrival on campus and become familiar with the many services and resources Pepperdine provides. This is a required, self-paced orientation that must be completed before the end of July. 

Program Orientation

Wednesday, August 24, 9 AM - 12 PM
Location: Beckman Management Center Classroom P1, Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu

Global Programs and special guests from other university offices will help you officially kick off your exchange program at Pepperdine and learn about how to make the most of your experience. You will meet your fellow exchange students and learn about program-specific expectations, opportunities, and requirements. Breakfast will be served. 

New Student Kickoff Event

Wednesday, August 24, 1 - 2:30 PM (PT) 
Location: Gull’s Way Courtyard, Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu

After your program orientation, come take care of your on-campus to-do list all in one place. Pick up your student ID and parking pass, explore campus resources, take a campus tour, and receive your welcome gift. You will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch with Graziadio faculty, staff, and students. International students can complete their Mandatory Arrival Report on-site. 

Summer BBQ Picnic

Saturday, August 27, 1 - 5 PM (PT) 
Location: Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Avenue, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Professor Maretno Agus Harjoto and his family invite you to a summer barbecue (BBQ) party for new and returning students. Burgers, hot dogs, and bottled water will be served. 

Please RSVP to attend. Questions? Contact maretno.a.harjoto@pepperdine.edu

 

Welcome Week

Monday, August 29 - Thursday, September 1 

During your first week of classes, join new and returning students for a variety of networking and community-building activities. Our staff will be available to assist you in locating your classes, answering your questions, and navigating your first week on campus. Select the drop-down menu below to review the Welcome Week schedule and mark your calendar now.

  Welcome Week Schedule

Monday, August 29 and Tuesday, August 30, 7:30 - 9 AM (PT)
Coffee and Pastries on the Plaza
Location: Palm Plaza, Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu

Stop by to enjoy coffee and pastries as you start your day.

Tuesday, August 30, 5 - 7 PM (PT)
Group Hike with Spiritual Life Officer Dr. Robert Woodcock
Location: Meet at the George Graziadio Statue, Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu

Register here.

Take a group hike to explore Malibu’s natural beauty while meeting new friends. Please wear comfortable shoes and sun protection. Snacks and water will be provided. All skill levels are welcome! 

Wednesday, August 31, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM  
#WavesWednesday Spirit Lunch 
Location: Palm Plaza, Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu

Register here

Celebrate your Pepperdine Graziadio school spirit! Come enjoy a free lunch, pick up a free #WavesWednesday t-shirt, and win prizes. This is a chance to mix and mingle with students, staff, and faculty while showing your school spirit! 

Thursday, September 1, 12 - 1 PM (PT)
Meet the Clubs Day
Location: Palm Plaza, Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu

Register here.

Meet your Graziadio student clubs! Stop by Palm Plaza for lunch and a chance to learn about student club leadership, membership, and event opportunities. A free boxed lunch will be provided to the first 100 student attendees.