Malibu

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 Public Relations Office at (818) 702-1401.

Pepperdine Monitoring Sweetwater Fire – Final Update

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The University continues to monitor the Sweetwater Fire. Fire officials are in the final stages of containment. Ground crews will remain onsite to address any remaining hot spots. All roads surrounding the Malibu campus remain open, and campus operations remain normal. 

Unless conditions materially change, this will be the University’s final update on the Sweetwater Fire. 

Please be advised of the following:

  • Road condition information is available on the University’s Road Condition 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).

Pepperdine Monitoring Sweetwater Fire – Update #3

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The Sweetwater Fire continues to burn and is now 40 acres, with 20% containment, and forward progress has been stopped. Smoke from the fires can be seen on campus. The University is monitoring the situation very closely and is in touch with fire and other officials. All roads surrounding the Malibu campus remain open, and all campus operations remain normal. 

Pacific Coast Highway remains open. No evacuations have been issued at this time, and wind conditions are not exacerbating the fire. 

Please be advised of the following:

  • Road condition information is available on the University’s Road Condition 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).

Pepperdine Monitoring Sweetwater Fire – Update #2

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Pepperdine continues to monitor the Sweetwater fire burning east of the Malibu campus near Pacific Coast Highway and Sweetwater Canyon Rd. The fire is now five acres in size and Los Angeles County Fire continues to fight the fire with multiple ground and air resources, including helicopters that are utilizing our reservoirs at Alumni Park.

The fire department is staging on Pacific Coast Highway, but currently Pacific Coast Highway remains open. No evacuations have been issued at this time and wind conditions are not exacerbating the fire. 

Please be advised of the following:

  • Road condition information is available on the University’s Road Condition 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).