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Identification Cards

Pepperdine Identification Cards

All Pepperdine University students, faculty, and staff are issued an identification (ID) card when their association with Pepperdine begins. Everyone must carry their Pepperdine ID card at all times. ID cards for students are issued for a 7-year period. ID cards for faculty and staff become void upon termination of employment. All void ID cards should be returned to the University.

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ID Card Issuing

Students receive ID cards at New Student Orientation (NSO). Faculty and staff ID cards are issued by the Center for Human Resources at time of hire. The first ID card is free. Should a card become damaged, return it to One Stop (students) or the Center for Human Resources (faculty and staff); and get a new card free of charge. If a card is lost or stolen, there is a $15.00 fee for the replacement card, payable at the Malibu campus Cashier Office in the Thornton Administrative Center.


Please report all problems with the use of ID cards to the Pepperdine Help Desk at 310-506-HELP (4357).

Security of the ID Card
Pepperdine University offices verify the identity of students, faculty, and staff prior to issuing an ID card. In addition, each ID card contains the picture of the card owner and a Campuswide Identification (CWID) number, both of which tie the use of the card to a single user.

Requesting a Change in Swipe Access
Departmental Office Managers should contact the Help Desk to request changes to building or parking lot swipe access for faculty and staff. Students do not typically need to swipe their ID cards to access University facilities.

Requesting a Refund
To process a refund from your Pepperdine ID card (Waves Cash Global) account, fill out a Technology Service Request form.

  • Any refund under $300 will be issued by the Malibu cashier's office. Students will need to submit a request online, receive notification of availability, and then visit the cashier's office in Malibu to pick up their refunds. The cashier's office is open Monday-Friday 8am-3pm.
  • Any refund over $300 will be issued via a check. Students will submit a request online and will receive the check within 2-3 weeks.

PLEASE NOTE: Points/money on a Pepperdine ID card DO EXPIRE, see the Web Deposit FAQ for more details.