Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Registration for attendees and guests will not be required.
Logistics and Accommodations
Yes. The commencement ceremony will be live-streamed for guests who are unable to attend. The URL for the live stream will be provided on the Pepperdine commencement website.
Graduation regalia rentals including the cap, gown, hood, and tassel will be provided by SPP for all students participating in commencement ceremonies. Tassels and caps may be kept by the student. The gown and hood must be returned at the conclusion of the ceremony. Students should plan to arrive no later than 9:30 am to allow for photographs and lineup.
Water will be available to all guests and a reception will follow the ceremony. There are no food concessions sold at the ceremony. However, a reception is held following the ceremony for graduates, guests, and faculty.
Students registering their guests should make a notation of any attendee who require mobility-related accommodations by reaching out to the Office of the Dean at 310.506.7490. Requests should be made two-weeks in advance of the ceremony date.
Parking passes are not required. When guests arrive at the campus they will go through a check at the guard booth and will then be directed to designated graduation parking.
Please reference Pepperdine's Around Malibu website.
State and County Mandates
Commencement ceremonies at Pepperdine must comply with California Department of Public Health and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health mandates, specifically the state's COVID-19 guidance. The progression of applicable guidance and protocols will follow:
- California Department of Public Health COVID-19 guidance for Commencement/Graduation Ceremonies
- California's COVID-19 guidance for Outdoor Seated Live Events and Performances.
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Protocol for Live Outdoor Events and Performances.
No tickets are necessary and seating is unlimited.
Outside of select reserved seating for graduates, guests may choose any available location. We recommend early arrival for best seating.