Dining at Pepperdine I heart food!


Your dining experience at Pepperdine is more than just delicious food. It is a community experience centered on culinary expertise, fresh ingredients, healthy options, and a shared sense of environmental and social responsibility.

All students living in suite-style residence halls, including Rockwell Towers and Seaside are automatically enrolled in the Waves 1,865 plan.

Your meal plan works like a debit card with each point being equivalent to $1.

What are the other meal plan options?

You can stay on the Waves 1,865 or switch to any of our other plans. Visit our meal plan page for more information, and to view the meal plan switch periods.

Having a meal plan and dining on campus will be an important part of your Pepperdine experience.


What is Waves Cash?

Waves Cash is purchased on a dollar-per-point basis at any time during the semester. Waves Cash does not expire and will carry over into the next semester. If you run out of points for the fall semester, we strongly recommend that you sign up for a higher meal plan for the following semester.

I live in an on-campus apartment or commute to campus, do I need a meal plan?

Apartment residents and commuter students are not required to purchase a meal plan, but it is highly recommended. Having a meal plan will save you money, help you budget and take out the stress of packing a lunch or finding something to eat while you are on campus.

How do I purchase a plan?

If you live in a suite-style hall, including Seaver or Rockwell Towers, your meal plan is automatically posted. If you are an apartment resident or commuter student, you may purchase a plan by sending an email to housing@pepperdine.edu from your Pepperdine email account.

How do I save money on a plan if each "point" is equal to $1?

All dining purchases on a meal plan are tax-free, which means you enjoy savings on every transaction when compared to using cash or credit cards. It also helps you create a budget and track your spending!

Be a Navigator!

Hungry and short on time? Navigate dining like a pro!

  • Use your meal plan to pick up a meal-to-go
  • Stop at Natures Edge, Cafe Fresca or HAWC C-Store and pick up a meal for later
  • Visit pepperdine.sodexomyway.com or our Bite App for hours, and menus
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Food Allergies & Intolerances

We know that some students have food allergies or intolerances. If this is true for you, we highly encourage you to reach out to us so we know how to best accommodate you.

Vegan & Vegetarian Menu Options

Pepperdine Dining is proud to offer vegetarian and vegan options. Also, Mindful our healthy choice offering, is shown with a heart-shaped apple (see below)

Vegetarian, Vegan and Mindful Icons

Make a Connection!

Have a suggestion or feedback; we would love to hear it. There are lots of ways you connect with dining.

  • Talk directly to a chef/manager
  • Use our online feedback form
  • Complete a comment card in our dining spaces


It is easy to make smart environmental choices when you dine at Pepperdine. We know you want to do the right thing for the planet and we also understand you lead busy lives, so our chefs and managers do a lot of the work for you behind the scenes!

Are you our newest student employee?

The ultimate experience.

Pepperdine Dining Services offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to work on campus while they attend school. Students can gain valuable work experience and be a part of a great team when they join us, all while earning a paycheck.

Jobs include service roles in our dining and catering services, production roles in our kitchens and even roles as student ambassadors through our “Street Team” program.

Stay connected! Follow us on social media, and we will see you on-campus!



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