Meal Plans

Waves Cafe

General Information

Pepperdine offers nine different meal plans during the academic year and three different summer session plans. The meal plans are designed to provide easy on-campus access to meals, snacks and beverages for both residents and commuter students. In addition to providing nutrition, eating at our dining locations provides the opportunity to hang out with friends, strike up a conversation with someone new, meet with professors, and participate in the Pepperdine Community.

Hours of Operation for Summer Sessions

LOCATIONSUMMER HOURS

Starbucks

Monday-Friday 7AM-5PM

Saturday-Sunday 10AM-3PM

Waves Cafe

May 7-25, 7:30AM-7PM

May 26-28, 10AM-7PM

June 1, 7:30AM-7PM

June 2-3, 10AM-7PM

June 4 - July 31, 7AM-7PM

Oasis Cafe

Sunday-Saturday, 11AM-7PM

Jamba Juice

Monday-Friday, 10AM-3PM

Saturday/Sunday, Closed

School of Law Cafe

Open Monday-Friday 7:30AM-2:00PM, closed weekends and closed week of July 30-August 3 for maintenance.

Drescher Cafe

Open Monday-Friday 7:30AM-2:00PM, closed weekends and closed week of August 13-17 for maintenance.

HAWC, Nature's Edge, and Cafe Fresca

Closed

Frequently Asked Questions

What are meal points?

One meal point is equivalent to one dollar, as an example, a new Waves "E" meal plan costs $1,800 which would be 1,800 meal points. A list of meal plans is available on our rates page.

How do I use meal points?

Your student ID acts like a debit card to access your meal points. Present it to a cashier at one of Pepperdine's dining locations when purchasing food or drinks. The cashier will swipe the card and the appropriate amount of points will be deducted from your balance. You can then view your remaining balance on the screen to help you keep track. The fastest way to pay in line is using an ID card.

Where can I use my meal plan?

  • Waves Cafe (Tyler Campus Center)
  • Nature's Edge (Tyler Campus Center)
  • Jamba Juice (Tyler Campus Center)
  • Starbucks (Payson Library)
  • Oasis Pizzeria & Noodle Bar (Tyler Campus Center)
  • Drescher Cafe (Drescher Campus)
  • Cafe Fresca (Center for Communication and Business)
  • School of Law Cafe (School of Law)
  • HAWC Cafe and Store (Howard A. White Center)
  • Concessions Stand (Firestone Fieldhouse)
  • Who can purchase a meal plan?

    All enrolled students including both resident and commuter students are eligible to purchase a meal plan.

    Am I required to have a meal plan?

  • Residents living in suite-style residence halls are required to purchase a Waves "E" meal plan, or higher, each semester.
  • Apartment residents and commuter students may purchase any meal plan.
  • Non-residents interested in purchasing a meal plan should email housing@pepperdine.edu from their Pepperdine email account with their meal plan request.
  • Do meal points carry over?

    All fall meal points carry over into spring semester. Any points remaining at the end of spring semester will expire. Summer meal points expire at the end of Session 3.

  • Undergraduate meal plans expire on Saturday, April 28 at 11:59PM
  • Graduate meal plans expire on Saturday, May 19 at 11:59PM
  • Can I use my meal plan during academic recesses, such as winter break or spring break?

    Yes, however during academic recesses some dining locations may be closed or have shortened hours of operation. Refer to the Dining Services  website for more information.

    Summer Meal Plans

    Each summer session meal plan activates at housing check-in for that respective session. All summer plans expire at the end of Session 3.

    Can I increase my meal plan?

    Yes. Students may increase their meal plan at any point in the semester simply by sending an email to housing@pepperdine.edu from their Pepperdine email account with their CWID and preferred plan.

    Can I decrease or cancel my meal plan?

  • The deadline to reduce or cancel a meal plan is the university wide Add/Drop Deadline for each respective semester.
  • First-year and transfer residents may not decrease their meal plan.
  • Residents of Rockwell Towers and Seaside Hall may opt-down to purchase a minimum of the Waves "D" meal plan each semester.
  • How is my meal plan billed?

    Your meal plan is conveniently billed to your Pepperdine Student Account.

    How can I check the balance on my ID card?

    Students can check their remaining balance at any time by clicking on "ID Card Deposit" on their Wavenet homepage or at any cash register in a dining area.


     

    Questions? Please contact:
    Housing and Residence Life and Residence Life
    Phone (310) 506-7586
    Email housing@pepperdine.edu

    Waves Cafe

     

    Frequently Asked Questions


    Who can purchase a meal plan?

    Any enrolled student is eligible to purchase a meal plan regardless of whether they live on campus.Residents living in the suite-style halls are required to purchase a minimum of the Waves 1,735 plan or higher each semester.Students living in Rockwell Towers are assigned the Waves 1,735 plan but are able to opt-down to purchase a minimum of Waves 1,085 each semester. Apartment residents and commuter students may purchase any meal plan.Non-residents interested in purchasing a meal plan should email housing@pepperdine.edu with their meal plan request.

    Can I increase my meal plan?

    Yes. Students may increase their meal plan at any point in the semester simply by sending an email to the Housing and Residence Life from their Pepperdine email account.

    Can I decrease or cancel my meal plan?

    Students may only decrease or cancel their meal plan before the add/drop deadline. Residents living in the suite-style residence halls may not decrease to a plan lower than the Waves 1,735 plan. Students living in Rockwell Towers are are able to opt-down to purchase a minimum of the Waves 1,085 plan each semester.

    Do meal plan points "rollover?"

    Yes, please review the rollover policy above.

    How is my meal plan billed?

    Your meal plan is conveniently billed to your university Student Account.

    What is Global Waves Cash?

    Students may purchase Global Waves Cash at any time. Global Waves Cash is purchased at one point per dollar, and the points do not expire until the student graduates.

    How can I check the balance on my ID card?

    The One Card Web Deposit is an online service designed to provide students, faculty, and staff with the convenience of depositing money on their Pepperdine ID card anywhere and anytime. Students, faculty and staff may deposit money to campus card accounts via credit card from the convenience of their own computers. Deposits made online are secure, and accounts are updated immediately.

    The website allows users to:

    Add money to the card
    View account balance
    View transaction history
    Report lost or stolen card

    Start using One Card Web Deposits to make a web deposit or check account balances.

     


     

    Questions? Please contact:
    Housing and Residence Life and Residence Life
    Phone (310) 506-7586
    Email housing@pepperdine.edu