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Heidelberg 60th Anniversary

Heidelberg, Germany International Program

Pepperdine's nationally recognized international programs launched in the fall of 1963 with its inaugural campus in Heidelberg, Germany, a university town rich in culture and history. Since then more than 4,300 students have considered Moore Haus, which stands prominently as the highest house on the castle hill, their home away from home.


Heidelberg Grand Reunion

Pepperdine Heidelberg alumni talking

Pepperdine Heidelberg alumni posing

Pepperdine Heidelberg alumni ladies posing

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Heidelberg program, Pepperdine hosted the Heidelberg Grand Reunion at the Brock House on Saturday, October 7, 2023, during the annual Waves Weekend event. More than 600 Heidelberg program alumni, faculty, staff, and friends returned “home” to reminisce and reconnect with their former classmates.

If you missed this special event, you are invited to watch a video highlighting Heidelberg alumni stories and a photo slideshow that will “bring you back” to your one-of-a-kind international experience as part of the Heidelberg community. You may also view additional photos from the Heidelberg Grand Reunion event on the Heidelberg 60th Anniversary Google Drive.


Heidelberg 60th Alumni Stories


Heidelberg 60th Slideshow



Support Heidelberg Students

To commemorate the 60th anniversary, Seaver College and International Programs have launched an exciting $60 for 60 years initiative to raise additional scholarship funds for the Pepperdine study-abroad experience. By increasing scholarships, we can ensure that even more young scholars can expand their educational horizons through a year or semester in Europe. Your gift to the Heidelberg Student Support Fund would mean a world of difference for current and future Waves.

Please consider partnering with us to increase funding for Heidelberg scholarships and help transform lives.




Share Your Heidelberg Story

Many alumni of Pepperdine's international programs recognize the transformative, cross-cultural experience of living and learning in a place far from home. A pivotal part of that journey is the relationships you build with the group of students who experience it with you. In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Heidelberg program, all program alumni are invited to connect with their fellow program participants by joining the Pepperdine Heidelberg Alumni Facebook group and sharing memories from your time abroad. Relive your best memories among your peers and share stories of personal growth as a result of immersing yourself in a new culture and returning to Malibu as a new person.




The Heidelberg History Collection

Pepperdine Libraries is the go-to resource for digital archives related to Heidelberg campus history. Discover publications, photographs, student newspapers, yearbooks, and more.




Questions? Contact Karin Shaw, vice chancellor of global engagement and development, at 310.506.6587.