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Inauguration of James A. Gash - Pepperdine University

University Delegates

On behalf of the Board of Regents and the Inauguration Committee of Pepperdine University, we are delighted about your upcoming visit to Pepperdine University to celebrate the inauguration of James A. Gash. We look forward to welcoming you to campus.

Registration Deadline

So that we may have the honor of including your name and institution in our printed program, the favor of your reply is requested no later than September 3, 2019.


Room blocks have been held at hotels for inauguration guests. Please make reservations directly with the hotels by their requested deadline.  A full listing of lodging information can be found under Inauguration General Information.


Directions to campus can be found under Inauguration General Information.

Registration for Ceremony

Delegates arriving on campus for the ceremony should park in the Firestone Fieldhouse Parking Lot. Please place your yellow parking pass on the driver's side of your dashboard before arriving on campus so that our public safety officers can more easily direct you to parking. Your names will additionally be on a list that will be provided to the officer at the entrance to the lot. Registration packets will contain name tags and luncheon tickets. All delegates should plan to arrive no later than 8:45 AM to the Program Participant registration table located at the entrance to Alumni Park.

Inauguration Luncheon

The inauguration luncheon will immediately follow the ceremony in Alumni Park. If you did not register for the luncheon at the time you registered to attend the ceremony, please email university.events@pepperdine.edu and let us know you would like to attend the luncheon. The luncheon will be open seating, and University hosts will be available to provide assistance.


Delegates are asked to provide their own regalia and are required to wear regalia if they are processing. If you do not have regalia, please contact your institution for assistance. Delegates may check their regalia in Alumni Park at the designated robing area. 

All marching delegates should convene in the robing area no later than 8:45 AM to don regalia. During the ceremony, delegates may leave suit coats, jackets, and other garments in the robing tent. Items will be secure and may be retrieved until 2 PM. Event hosts will be available to help you find your place in the procession. The ceremony in Alumni Park will begin promptly at 10 AM.


Following the ceremony, marshals will lead the recessional out of the ceremony stadium and marchers will disburse to the luncheon or return to the robing tent to reclaim their checked items.

Event Contact Information

If you need further assistance contact:

Tami McKelvy at 310.506.6266 or tami.mckelvy@pepperdine.edu