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Spring 2023 New Student Onboarding

Full-Time Programs

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.  
  BS/MBA 5 Year

Pre-Arrival Orientation

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

In early November, 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 November. 

New Student Webinar Part 1: Introduction to Your Academic Program 

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 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 before the event.

View the webinar recording here.

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.

New Student Webinar Part 2: Preparing for Your Academic Program

Thursday, November 17, 2022, 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 before the event.

View the webinar recording here.

Part two of the new student webinar series occurs before 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 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.

BS/MBA Onboarding Brunch

Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 9 - 10:30 AM (PT), Breakfast served at 8:30 AM (PT)
Location: Villa Graziadio Executive Center Dining Room, Drescher Graduate Campus

This onboarding brunch will be an opportunity for the incoming BS/MBA cohort to meet your faculty, current students, and support staff team, learn more about the BS/MBA program, and ask any questions you may have. Breakfast will be served beginning at 8:30 AM. 

Admitted Student Reception

Thursday, December 8, 5:30 - 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 spring 2023 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! 

New and Returning Student Kickoff Lunch and Resource Fair

Wednesday, January 4, 2023, 12 - 2:30 PM (PT)
Location: Palm Plaza, Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu

Register on the Graziadio Student Hub

Welcome to the beautiful Malibu campus! Take care of your on-campus to-do list all in one place. Explore campus resources, meet student clubs, take a campus tour, and receive your welcome gift. You will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch with Graziadio faculty, staff, and students. 

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, January 4 - Friday, January 6, 2023
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. Please check your WaveNet student center for specific course information. 

Three-Day Workshop Schedule: 

  • Wednesday, January 4, 3 - 7:30 PM (PT)
  • Thursday, January 5, 8 AM - 10 PM (PT)
  • Friday, January 6, 8 AM - 12 PM (PT)

Student Health Center Visit Hours

Friday, January 6, 12 - 4 PM (PT)
Location: Student Health Center

If you need to complete any outstanding immunization requirements, you can do so after the conclusion of your BSCI 650 workshop at the Student Health Center, located on the lower Malibu campus in the Student Assistance Center (SAC) building. To schedule an appointment, call 310.506.4316, option 3.

  MS in Applied Finance

The MSAF onboarding schedule will be posted in the summer of 2023 in preparation for the fall 2023 term.

  MS in Business

The MSB onboarding schedule will be posted in the summer of 2023 in preparation for the fall 2023 term.

  MS in Business Analytics

Pre-Arrival Orientation 

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

In early November, 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 November 

New Student Webinar Part 1: Introduction to Your Academic Program 

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 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 before the event.

View the webinar recording here.

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.

New Student Webinar Part 2: Preparing for Your Academic Program

Thursday, November 17, 2022, 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.

View the webinar recording here.

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 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.

Admitted Student Reception

Thursday, December 8, 5:30 - 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 spring 2023 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! 

MS in Business Analytics Program Orientation

Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 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 before the event.

Your program orientation is an opportunity to meet your classmates, faculty members, and support staff team, 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 and Returning Student Kickoff Lunch and Resource Fair

Wednesday, January 4, 2023, 12 - 2:30 PM (PT)
Location: Palm Plaza, Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu

Register on the Graziadio Student Hub

Welcome to the beautiful Malibu campus! Take care of your on-campus to-do list all in one place. Pick up your student ID, explore campus resources, meet student clubs, take a campus tour, and receive your welcome gift. You will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch with Graziadio faculty, staff, and students. 

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, January 4 - Friday, January 6, 2023
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. Please check your WaveNet student center for specific course information. 

Three-Day Workshop Schedule: 

  • Wednesday, January 4, 3 - 7:30 PM (PT)
  • Thursday, January 5, 8 AM - 10 PM (PT)
  • Friday, January 6, 8 AM - 12 PM (PT)

Student Health Center Visit Hours

Friday, January 6, 12 - 4 PM (PT)
Location: Student Health Center

If you need to complete any outstanding immunization requirements, you can do so after the conclusion of your BSCI 650 workshop at the Student Health Center, located on the lower Malibu campus in the Student Assistance Center (SAC) building. To schedule an appointment, call 310.506.4316, option 3.

  MS in Global Business

Pre-Arrival Orientation

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

In early November, 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 November. 

New Student Webinar Part 1: Introduction to Your Academic Program 

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 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 before the event.

View the webinar recording here.

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.

New Student Webinar Part 2: Preparing for Your Academic Program

Thursday, November 17, 2022, 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 before the event.

View the webinar recording here.

Part two of the new student webinar series occurs before 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 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.

Admitted Student Reception

Thursday, December 8, 5:30 - 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 spring 2023 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! 

MS in Global Business Program Orientation 

Monday, December 12, 2022, 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 before the event.

Your program orientation is an opportunity to meet your classmates, faculty members, and staff support team, 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 and Returning Student Kickoff Lunch and Resource Fair

Wednesday, January 4, 2023, 12 - 2:30 PM (PT)
Location: Palm Plaza, Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu

Register on the Gaziadio Student Hub

Welcome to the beautiful Malibu campus! Take care of your on-campus to-do list all in one place. Pick up your student ID, explore campus resources, meet student clubs, take a campus tour, and receive your welcome gift. You will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch with Graziadio faculty, staff, and students. 

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, January 4 - Friday, January 6, 2023
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. Please check your WaveNet student center for specific course information. 

Three-Day Workshop Schedule: 

  • Wednesday, January 4, 3 - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, January 5, 8 AM - 10 PM
  • Friday, January 6, 8 AM - 12 PM

Student Health Center Visit Hours

Friday, January 6, 12 - 4 PM (PT)
Location: Student Health Center

If you need to complete any outstanding immunization requirements, you can do so after the conclusion of your BSCI 650 workshop at the Student Health Center, located on the lower Malibu campus in the Student Assistance Center (SAC) building. To schedule an appointment, call 310.506.4316, option 3.

  MS in Real Estate
The MSRE onboarding schedule will be posted in the summer of 2023 in preparation for the fall 2023 term.
  Inbound Exchange Program

Pre-Arrival Orientation 

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

In early November, 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 November. 

Global Programs Exchange Orientation

Monday, December 5, 2022, 9 - 10:30 AM (PT)
Location: Virtual - A Zoom link will be provided by email.

Global Programs and special guests from other university offices will help you prepare for 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. The orientation will also address practical topics like packing, banking, and mobile phones, as well as health & safety, academics, and student life at Pepperdine.

New and Returning Student Kickoff Lunch and Resource Fair

Wednesday, January 4, 2023, 12 - 2:30 PM (PT) 
Location: Palm Plaza, Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu

Register on the Graziadio Student Hub

Welcome to the beautiful Malibu campus! Take care of your on-campus to-do list all in one place. Pick up your student ID, 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. 

Student Health Center Visit Hours

Friday, January 6, 12 - 4 PM (PT)
Location: Student Health Center

If you need to complete any outstanding immunization requirements, you can do so at the Student Health Center, located on the lower Malibu campus in the Student Assistance Center (SAC) building. To schedule an appointment, call 310.506.4316, option 3.

 

Onboarding Resources

As you prepare for your arrival, we invite you to browse through these onboarding resources to help guide your smooth transition to Pepperdine Graziadio. 

We look forward to welcoming you as a Pepperdine Wave!

  Onboarding Resources

New Student Checklist

The New Student Checklist provides a list of action items that all new full-time students must complete to begin their graduate program. Please carefully read each section, paying close attention to the action items that require your response. Helpful contacts and links are also provided.

Office of International Student Services

The Office of International Student Services (OISS) welcomes our newly admitted international Waves to Pepperdine University! In order to best help you on your journey to Pepperdine, please follow the important next steps listed on this webpage.

Graziadio Student Hub

The Graziadio Student Hub is your one-stop shop for student life at Pepperdine Graziadio. New students can login using their WaveNet credentials to join student clubs and organizations and explore upcoming events. 

Preparing to Study in Malibu

As you prepare for your arrival in beautiful Malibu, check out this list of helpful resources to learn more about the area.