Latest Event Updates

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.

Pepperdine Monitoring Road and Weather Conditions

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University officials will evaluate weather and road conditions tomorrow morning and will determine whether to close the Malibu campus by 6 AM. All students, faculty, and staff should assume the campus will be open and normal business operations will be in place unless a closure notification is made. If the Malibu campus is closed, a notification will be sent via Everbridge, the University’s emergency alert system.

For the latest information, please visit the University’s Emergency Information Page. Community members are also encouraged to call the University’s Road Conditions Hotline at 310.506.ROAD for up-to-date information on road closures in the Malibu area.

Malibu Campus Closed and Classes Canceled – November 29, 2018

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Due to rain in the area and uncertainty with road conditions, classes are canceled and offices are closed on the Malibu campus for today, November 29, 2018. All other campuses remain open at this time. Faculty and staff working on the Malibu campus should not report to work unless they are critical support personnel, as designated by their supervisor. Critical support personnel on the Malibu campus should work with supervisors according to departmental protocols for determining whether to report to campus if they can safely do so.

At this time, faculty, staff, and students are advised not to use canyon roads near the Malibu campus, including to access the Calabasas campus. Calabasas employees with commutes affected by canyon roads should work with their supervisor. Pepperdine will continue to monitor conditions in the area.