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In line with recommendations from multiple governmental and health agencies, limiting the number of people at gatherings, the University postponed the commencement ceremonies scheduled for the spring 2020. Information about commencement and the spring 2021 is forthcoming. Nonetheless, graduating students who complete their coursework will receive their degrees as scheduled and should be assured that commencement ceremonies will take place on the Malibu campus at a future date.

The Pepperdine School of Public Policy honors its students who have successfully achieved completion of the Master of Public Policy degree with a graduation ceremony of pomp and circumstance. Each spring the celebration occurs, overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, for those who successfully complete their degree prepared to join a distinguished cadre of alumni leaders.

Spring 2020 graduation: Friday, April 17, 2020 (postponed)
Spring 2021 graduation: Friday, April 30, 2021 (tentative)

Location:  Alumni Park (tentative)

Candidates for graduation should follow the instructions and procedures outlined here for a successful experience. 

Commencement Ceremony Video  
2019 Ceremony (April 26, 2019) Watch 2019 Graduation Ceremony
2018 Ceremony (April 20, 2018)  Watch 2018 Graduation Ceremony
2017 Ceremony (April 21, 2017) Watch 2017 Graduation Ceremony
2017 Graduation Highlights Watch 2017 Graduation Highlights