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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 Road and Weather Conditions – Update #1

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Road conditions continue to change.

  • PCH is now open in both directions.
  • Southbound Malibu Canyon is closed from the Tunnel to Malibu due to a rock slide.

Community members should anticipate changing road conditions and exercise caution while driving, especially if using canyon roads, including Malibu Canyon and Kanan Dume.

For the latest information, please visit the University’s Emergency Information Page. Road closures in the area will also continue to be updated on the University’s Road Conditions Hotline at 310.506.ROAD.

Pepperdine Monitoring Road and Weather Conditions

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The Malibu and Calabasas campuses remain open and classes are still being held as scheduled today, December 6, 2018. The area is expected to receive some additional rainfall this afternoon and possibly into the evening as the storm moves throughout the region.

Please note the following road closures in the area:

  • Pacific Coast Highway is closed in both directions from Trancas Canyon Road to Las Posas Road.
  • Encinal Canyon Road is closed in both directions.
  • Decker Canyon Road is closed in both directions.

Kanan Dume Road has now reopened following a brief closure this morning. During this rain event, Pacific Coast Highway from the south is likely to be the least impacted route to campus.

Community members should anticipate changing road conditions and exercise caution while driving, especially if using canyon roads, including Malibu Canyon and Kanan Dume.

For the latest information, please visit the University’s Emergency Information Page. Road closures in the area will also continue to be updated on the University’s Road Conditions Hotline at 310.506.ROAD.

Malibu Campus Open – November 30, 2018

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The Malibu campus is open today, November 30, 2018.

Major access routes to campus are open, including Malibu Canyon Road and Kanan Dume Road, but drivers are urged to use good judgment when considering whether to travel along these canyon roads due to the possibility of falling rocks and debris flow. At this time the least vulnerable route to campus is Pacific Coast Highway from the south. The University will continue to monitor road conditions, and any critical changes will be shared on the Road Conditions Hotline at 310.506.ROAD. Community members are advised to regularly check the hotline before traveling to campus, especially during inclement weather conditions.