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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.

Final Update: Pepperdine Monitoring Wildfire Activity

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Pepperdine officials are continuing to monitor fire activity in the region this afternoon. The latest reports indicate that the Easy Fire has burned 1,723 acres with 10% containment. All evacuation orders for the fire have been lifted, but residents are advised to use caution as first responders are still working in the area. 

Topanga Canyon Boulevard remains open to residents only. All other roads to the Malibu campus are open and clear of any significant delays. 

A Red Flag Warning remains in effect through the afternoon until 6 PM this evening. This will be the final EOC message related to this Red Flag Warning and fire activity unless conditions significantly change.

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. 
  • The latest road condition information is available on the University’s Road Condition hotline at 310.506.ROAD (7623).
  • Commuter students whose residences may be impacted by the fires and need a place to stay are encouraged to contact the Housing and Residence Life Office for assistance by calling 310.506.7586.

The latest information from Pepperdine’s EOC is also available on the University’s Emergency Information Page or on the emergency hotline at 888.286.5659.

Update #7: Pepperdine Monitoring Wildfire Activity

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All Pepperdine campuses are open, and classes will be held as regularly scheduled for today, October 31, 2019.

Pepperdine officials continue to monitor wildfires throughout the region. The Easy Fire has burned 1,650 acres with 5% containment. All Southbound lanes of the 23 freeway are currently open. Northbound lanes are closed from Avenida De Los Arboles to Los Angeles Avenue, and the off ramp at Tierra Rejada Road is closed in both directions. 

Topanga Canyon Boulevard remains open to residents only. All other roads to the Malibu campus are open and clear of any significant delays. 

A Red Flag Warning remains in effect through 6 PM this evening. Strong winds will continue through the morning, likely beginning to slow in the early afternoon, and humidity will remain in the single digits all day. 

Pepperdine has not been impacted by a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). University officials are in close communication with representatives at Southern California Edison (SCE) and at this time there are no planned PSPSs for a Pepperdine campus today. 

Unless conditions significantly change, the next EOC update will be shared at midday. 

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. 
  • The latest road condition information is available on the University’s Road Condition hotline at 310.506.ROAD (7623).
  • Commuter students whose residences may be impacted by the fires and need a place to stay are encouraged to contact the Housing and Residence Life Office for assistance by calling 310.506.7586.
  • The latest information from Pepperdine’s EOC is also available on the University’s Emergency Information Page or on the emergency hotline at 888.286.5659. 

Update #6: Pepperdine Monitoring Wildfire Activity

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Pepperdine officials continue to monitor wildfires throughout the region. Forecasters expect wind speeds to reduce this evening and overnight, though dry and windy conditions may continue through the expiration of the Red Flag Warning tomorrow at 6 PM. Dry conditions and light winds are expected to continue through Saturday. 

Due to these favorable conditions, this will serve as the final EOC update for the day unless conditions significantly change. The EOC will continue to monitor conditions overnight and will update the community as needed. The University has augmented its staffing, including Public Safety personnel, to ensure readiness to respond to emerging conditions. 

All Pepperdine campuses remain open, and classes are being held as regularly scheduled. 

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. 
  • The latest road condition information is available on the University’s Road Condition hotline at 310.506.ROAD (7623).
  • Commuter students whose residences may be impacted by the fires and need a place to stay are encouraged to contact Public Safety throughout the evening at 310.506.4442 to be connected with the on-duty resident director.
  • The latest information from Pepperdine’s EOC is also available on the University’s Emergency Information Page or on the emergency hotline at 888.286.5659.