Pepperdine faces challenges in recruitment and competition with some facilities. Still, administrators say it’s “not where you are, it’s who you are.”
Seaver College celebrated the class of 2022’s graduation ceremony April 30 on Alumni Park. The ceremony honored the graduates achievements but also inspired hope for the future.
Hope can be a feeling or an experience, or maybe even a concept some people avoid out of fear of disappointment. Many students said hope gives them a strong foundation to ground themselves in, whether they have hope in their faith or hope in particular moments.
Pepperdine will offer a new program for the fall 2022 and spring 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. Applications are due April 18 for prospective students.
Songfest returned to campus April 1 for a recorded show in Elkins Auditorium, followed by free food at food trucks and student karaoke. Songfest has been a long-standing tradition for the Pepperdine community.
Student Government Association announced its new leaders for the 2022-23 academic year. The vice president of Finance position will require a runoff election which will take place March 30
The Office of Student Accessibility honored Disability Awareness Week on campus March 14 through 18. The office hosted events such as accessible yoga and trivia, and encouraged students to only take accessible routes to spread awareness on the issue.
LA County Board of Supervisors voted March 15 to move violent offenders to Camp Kilpatrick, located in Malibu. Malibu City Council members said they questioned whether Camp Kilpatrick was secure enough for these offenders.
Pepperdine will start a new dining service contract with Bon Appètit in August 2022, ending its four-decade contract with Sodexo. Bon Appètit is based in Redwood City, Calif., and operates 1,000 cafes in 33 states.
Students returned to Pepperdine from spring break without a mask mandate, after Pepperdine lifted its mask mandate March 7, following LA County guidance. Students expressed their opinions about the freedom to decide on face coverings.