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Fall 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.  
  Full-Time MBA
The Full-Time MBA onboarding schedule will be posted in the summer of 2023 in preparation for the fall 2023 term.

 

  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

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

  MS in Global Business

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

  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

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

 

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.