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Behavior Workshop FAQ's

Do I have to attend the workshop?

Yes, the attendance and successful completion of the workshop is mandatory for you to continue the program.

Where will the workshop be held?

Every effort is made to hold the workshop at a hotel that is located in close proximity to your preferred campus location. Various factors-hotel availability, rates, faculty availability, etc.- can influence the workshop location, but it will typically not be more than an hour's drive from your home campus.

Where can I find details regarding my workshop location?

The workshop is usually held within the general area of your preferred campus. After you have registered for the workshop, Pepperdine will reserve a hotel guest room on your behalf for Friday and Saturday nights. A reservation confirmation will be sent to your Pepperdine student email account. A standard reservation is typically for a single-occupancy room, but if you wish to request a double-occupancy room with another classmate, you may do so after receiving your original confirmation. Please note that Pepperdine makes the room reservation, and the actual hotel expenses are the responsibility of the student.

What type of expenses will I be responsible for covering?

Students are responsible for covering the cost of the hotel guest room for two nights (Friday and Saturday), hotel parking (if applicable), certain meals, and any other incidentals. Upon checking into your hotel room, you will be required to provide a payment method for these expenses. Meals covered by Pepperdine during the weekend include dinner on Friday evening, as well as breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.

How long is the workshop?

You will begin on Friday evening, continue all day Saturday, and usually end by noon on Sunday.

If I live close to the hotel, can I go home?

No, the experience requires all students to remain on-site for the entire duration of the workshop.

When do I make a reservation?

Unless otherwise told, sleeping room reservations for your workshop will be made on your behalf, for a single room. Your confirmation number will be sent to your Pepperdine email address, via Sakai, by Wednesday of the week of the workshop. You are required to provide the hotel with a credit card when you check-in.

What if I am told that I have to make my own hotel room reservation?

If you are asked to make your own reservation and fail to do so, you may not have a room at the hotel. Failure to secure a room in the hotel, or not attending the entire weekend for any reason, will require that you drop BCSI XXX, Organizational Behavior. Check your Sakai BSCI XXX e-room reservation instructions.

What do I need to do if making the reservation is my responsibility?

If you are asked to make your own reservation, you must call the hotel and provide a credit card number and expiration date to create a new reservation. Each student, whether sharing a room or not, must provide this information. The hotel will NOT charge your credit card to make the reservation. You may designate a different payment method when you check-in and will only be charged when you check out. Should you drop the course, and fail to cancel your reservation, you will be charged.

Is it possible to share a room with another student to reduce the cost of the workshop?

Yes, depending on the hotel accommodations, you are able to share a room. Please check Sakai for specific arrangements for the hotel your class will be utilizing.