Latest Event Updates
Welcome to Pepperdine University’s Emergency Information website. CURRENTLY ALL UNIVERSITY OPERATIONS ARE NORMAL.
This Emergency Information Web site may be accessed via a link on Pepperdine University’s Home Page at anytime. You may wish to save the URL for easy referencing in the event of an emergency impacting Pepperdine University in Malibu, or any of its campuses. During an emergency, information on this site will be updated regularly to keep students, faculty, staff, and family members informed with accurate and current information.
In addition to briefings which are posted during an emergency, this site makes it easy for you to obtain the latest information or road conditions affecting the Malibu campus. In the event of an emergency, the latest information will be posted at the top of this page.
Pepperdine’s Toll Free Emergency Hotline: (888) 286-5659.
The recorded message is updated regularly during emergency situations.
Information about current road conditions is also available on the Road Condition Hotline at (310) 506-ROAD (7623).
To report an emergency on the Malibu campus and at all other domestic University campuses, call 911. Then please call the Department of Public Safety at (310) 506-4441.
If you have any questions, please call the Office of Public Relations and News at (310) 506-4138.
Pepperdine officials are monitoring a small plane crashed on the 405 Freeway adjacent to John Wayne Airport. The situation has closed the freeway.
GSEP has canceled classes at the Irvine Campus for Friday, June 30.
Pepperdine University officials continue to monitor the Stokes Fire and the Topanga Fire. The Los Angeles County Fire and Los Angeles Fire Departments continue to fight the fires and an incident command post is open at the Drescher Campus.
At this time the fires are not threatening any of Pepperdine’s southern California campuses.
Malibu Canyon is open. Topanga Canyon is closed.
Pepperdine University officials are currently monitoring two wildfires near Pepperdine campuses.
- The Stokes Fire, in Calabasas near the intersection of Malibu Canyon and Mulholland is approximately 30-50 acres.
- The Topanga Fire, in Malibu near the intersection of Topanga Canyon and PCH is approximately 50 acres.
Los Angeles County Fire is fighting both fires with both ground crews and air support. Additionally an incident command post for the fires will be setup at Pepperdine’s Drescher Campus.
Road Closures at this time include:
- Topanga Canyon
- PCH at Sunset Boulevard