Latest Event Updates

All Operations Normal

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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.

Wildfire In Malibu Canyon

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Pepperdine has received information from Los Angeles County Fire concerning a small wildfire located in Malibu Canyon near the Salvation Army Camp. At this time, the fire is being closely monitored by Pepperdine officials. The fire is not currently affecting the Malibu campus or the Calabasas Campus, but travel delays should be expected between the two campuses on Malibu Canyon Road.

For the latest information on road conditions, please call the University’s Road Conditions hotline at 310.506.ROAD (7623).

Please be advised of the following:

  • Community members whose homes are affected by the fire or road closures should follow the directions of their local governmental agencies.
  • Road condition information is available on the University’s Road Conditions hotline at 310.506.ROAD (7623).
  • The latest information from Pepperdine’s EOC is also available on the University’s Emergency Information Page or Emergency Recorded Message line (888.286.5659).

Red Flag Warning – October 22-25, 2017

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The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag warning extending from Santa Barbara County to the border of Mexico. The warning includes most coastal areas in Southern California including Malibu beginning on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM through Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM. The alert was issued due to gusty northeast winds and low relative humidity.

Red Flag warnings issued by the National Weather Service identify time periods when conditions are ideal for wildfires. During Red Flag warnings it is especially important to:

  • Report any signs of smoke immediately to emergency responders. If on the Malibu campus call Public Safety at 310.506.4441. At all other locations report smoke by calling 911.
  • Note there is no smoking on the Malibu Campus during red flag warnings.
  • Minimize any use of open flame in outdoor settings.

Pepperdine Public Safety is monitoring the situation and is prepared to respond to potential wildfires. Additional information regarding Red Flag warnings and Pepperdine’s wildfire response plans is available on the University’s Emergency Information Page and in the Emergency Preparedness Guide found in WaveNet beginning on page 15.

Red Flag Warning – October 13-15, 2017

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A Red Flag Warning was issued for the Santa Monica Mountains beginning at 3:00 AM on Friday, October 13, 2017 and continuing through Sunday October 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM for gusty northeast winds and very low relative humidity.

Red Flag warnings identify time periods when conditions are ideal for wildfires: gusty winds, low relative humidity, and low fuel moisture levels. During Red Flag warnings it is especially important to:

  • Report any signs of smoke immediately to emergency responders. If on the Malibu campus, call Public Safety at (310) 506-4441. At all other locations, report smoke by calling 911.
  • Smoke only in approved locations.  Use caution when disposing of cigarettes and ensure that they are completely extinguished.
  • Minimize any use of open flame in outdoor settings.

Pepperdine Public Safety is monitoring the situation and is prepared to respond to potential wildfires. Additional information regarding Red Flag warnings and Pepperdine’s wildfire response plans is available on the University’s Emergency Information Page, http://emergency.pepperdine.edu, and in the Emergency Preparedness Guide found in WaveNet beginning on page 16.