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 Three School of Public Policy graduates hugging each other


Class of 2023

Date:  Friday, April 14, 2023
Time:  10:30 AM
Location:  Outdoors on Alumni Park

Graduate Arrival:  9:30 AM for photographs and lineup


All commencement attendees agree to abide by the COVID-10 protocols established by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Pepperdine University.  Attendees must not come if they are experiencing cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, or if they are under current isolation or quarantine orders.


Commencement will be live streamed for guests who are unable to attend.  See below for recorded ceremony video to be published approximately two weeks following the ceremony.



Graduation regalia rentals including the cap, gown, hood, and tassel will be provided by SPP for all students participating in commencement ceremonies. Students should check their Pepperdine email for updates on regalia orders and pick up times. Please plan to arrive no later than 9:30 AM to allow for robing, photos, and lineup. Tassels and caps may be kept by the student. The gown and hood must be returned at the conclusion of the ceremony. Students who wish to purchase their hood or gown should contact the Herff Jones representative at the Cap and Gown Return tent at the conclusion of the ceremony.


Commencement Ceremony Video  
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