Latest Event Updates

Pepperdine Monitoring Fire Conditions

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Pepperdine continues to monitor the Wendy Fire in Newbury Park as well as the Saddleridge Fire near Porter Ranch and the Newhall Pass, north of the 118 freeway. At this time fire officials do not expect these fires to affect University campuses, although the campus community can expect smoke/air quality impacts throughout the day.

All campuses are open, and classes will be held as regularly scheduled. The University is addressing air quality issues, including the following:

  • Campus HVAC settings at both Malibu and Calabasas have been adjusted to limit outside air intake and primarily circulate internal air.
  • The University is securing air scrubbers which will be deployed at various locations.
  • Masks will be available on the Malibu campus at the following locations: Howard A. White Center, Payson Library, Waves Cafe, Drescher Graduate Campus Library, Department of Facilities Services, and Department of Public Safety. Masks will also be available at the main reception desk at the Calabasas campus.

The campus community should be advised of the following:

  • Waves Weekend events: Celebration Chapel has been canceled. The lunch scheduled in Adamson Plaza has been moved inside to the Waves Cafe. At this time, all other Waves Weekend events are proceeding as scheduled. 
  • The diving portion of today’s Athletics swim meet has been rescheduled for tomorrow.

The University will be monitoring weather developments throughout the day and will share additional information if conditions change. 

Pepperdine Monitoring Wendy Fire

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Pepperdine officials are monitoring developments of the Wendy Fire, which began last night south of the intersection of Wendy Drive and Potrero Road in Newbury Park. Ventura County fire crews and helicopters have been working throughout the night to extinguish the fire and remaining hot spots. While smoke from the fire can be smelled on the Malibu and Calabasas campuses, fire officials do not expect the fire to affect Pepperdine operations. 

The University continues to monitor the situation and will share additional information if changes occur.

Pepperdine Monitoring Wendy Fire

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Pepperdine officials are monitoring developments of the Wendy Fire in Newbury Park. While smoke from the fire can be smelled on the Malibu campus, fire officials do not expect the fire to impact Pepperdine. 

Information Regarding Public Safety Power Shutoffs 

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You may have heard recent news reports about Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) happening in the area. This means, during forecasts of fire danger and high winds, Southern California Edison (SCE) could proactively turn off the power in certain areas to mitigate fire risk.

Pepperdine officials are in close communication with SCE. Though changes could occur, at this time, a PSPS is not expected to impact the Malibu or Calabasas campuses. The University continues to monitor the situation and will share additional information if changes occur.