Latest Event Updates

Pepperdine Officials Continue to Monitor Wildfire

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The County Fire Department is reporting 75% containment of the fire, and confirming that conditions have not worsened. It continues to look like the Malibu campus will not be at risk from this fire. If the situation changes, we will update the community.

Pepperdine Officials Monitor Wildfire

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Pepperdine officials have been monitoring the wildfire near Calabasas and Topanga since it started Saturday afternoon. At this time, the fire has burned over 500 acres. While currently it is not threatening the Malibu campus, the Pepperdine community should remain alert regarding this fire as conditions can change. University officials are in close contact with the responsible agencies, including Public Safety personnel in direct communication with the incident command. The County Fire Department has devoted significant air and ground resources, and are working to contain the fire. They likely will use Alumni Park for air operations today. Further, it is possible that the Fire Department will move its command post to the Malibu campus later today.

The EOC encourages the community to remain vigilant about this fire through the day. You may check the University’s Emergency Information Page at for updates. Also, you may call the University’s Emergency Recorded Message line (888-286-5659) for messages and updates. From off campus you may obtain road condition information by calling Public Safety’s Road Condition hotline at 310-506-ROAD (extension 7623). Members of the Pepperdine community whose homes are affected by the fire or by road closures should follow the directions of their local governmental agencies.

We will provide updates as they become available.

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.

Terror Attacks in Brussels, Belgium

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This morning a terrorist attack took place in Brussels, Belgium that killed and injured many people. All current Pepperdine students have been accounted for and are residing at their respective campus locations. Pepperdine is currently assessing the security situation in Europe and around the world as a result of the events in Brussels. In the meantime, please remain vigilant, calm, and keep in prayer for those affected by this incident.

For more information about the incident, please click here to read a New York Times article regarding the attacks.