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 New Student Orientation

Seaver students at NSO welcome new students

New Student Orientation facilitates a successful college transition by introducing new students and families to Pepperdine's engaging campus community, academic environment, Christian mission, and support resources in a welcoming atmosphere conducive to building new relationships.

A student who participates in New Student Orientation should be able to:

  1. Cultivate a sense of community
  2. Make informed decisions about academic choices
  3. Locate and utilize campus services and resources
  4. Discover opportunities available outside the classroom
  5. Understand the nature and importance of Pepperdine's Christian faith and heritage
  6. Develop a growing love and pride for Pepperdine
  7. Feel reassured about the decision to attend Pepperdine for his or her college education.

Waves Weekend

Two Seaver students at Waves Weekend

Each year,  Student Activities plans a weekend full of fun and exciting events. Waves Weekend celebrates our entire Pepperdine community from students and their families to alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the University's five schools and colleges.

Christmas Tree Lighting

Seaver students in front of lit tree

The Christmas tree lighting is an annual tradition where the Pepperdine community gathers on Joslyn Plaza for a time of worship and celebrating the birth of Christ.  The program culminates in the lighting of the Christmas tree.

Dance in Flight

Dance in Flight performance

Dance in Flight, the resident dance company at Pepperdine University, embodies the diversity and essence of Seaver College and the liberal arts tradition. For over 30 years, Dance in Flight has provided a safe environment for emerging student dancers and choreographers to cultivate creativity, physical expression, and teamwork in a professional performing atmosphere. Dance in Flight is both a dance company and an offering to the community, a chance to polish a craft and create a public celebration. DIF is art and faith in action. The company members come from a variety of dance backgrounds, interests, and fields of study. United by their passion for the art of movement, they are dedicated to presenting an impressive showcase of student artistry. The annual showcase is one of the largest, most beloved, and well-attended events at Pepperdine.

For more information, please visit the Dance in Flight website at