Latest Event Updates

Malibu Campus Classes Cancelled And Offices Closed Today

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Due to inclement weather and intermittent road-closures, Pepperdine officials have cancelled classes and closed offices on the Malibu campus Monday, January 23, 2017. Critical Support Personnel should check with their supervisors regarding reporting to campus. All other campuses including Calabasas remain open and classes are to be held as scheduled.

Currently the following routes to the Malibu campus are closed:

  • Malibu Canyon
  • Topanga Canyon
  • Las Flores Canyon
  • Kanan is currently open but has experienced intermittent closures

We are expecting more rain today and may have further road closures. As conditions change, updates will be available on the University’s Road conditions hotline (310) 506-ROAD (7623).

Malibu Campus Update

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The University Emergency Operations Committee (EOC) is monitoring all weather, facility conditions, and road related activity as a result of the rains.  Pursuant to established protocol, the EOC will assess weather and road conditions early in the morning to make a decision regarding the status of classes and campus operations for Monday, January 23rd.  This information will be available by 6 AM on the Road Conditions Hotline, (310) 506-ROAD (7623).

Malibu Campus Classes Cancelled – 1/20/17

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Due to inclement weather and intermittent road-closures, Pepperdine officials have cancelled classes on the Malibu campus Friday afternoon, January 20, 2017. All other campuses remain open and classes are in session at this time.

Staff are also released except for Critical Support Personnel. Staff departing campus should coordinate with their supervisors.

Currently the following routes to campus are closed:

  • PCH south of campus from the Getty Villa to Sunset
  • Malibu Canyon
  • Topanga Canyon

We are expecting large storms this weekend and may have further road closures on Monday morning. As conditions change, updates will be available on the University’s Road conditions hotline (310) 506-ROAD (7623).

Red Flag Warning

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A Red Flag Warning was issued for the Santa Monica Mountains beginning at noon on Friday, December 2, 2016 and continuing through Saturday, Decemeber 3, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

Red Flag warnings identify time periods when conditions are ideal for wildfires: gusty winds, low relative humidity, and low fuel moisture levels. During Red Flag warnings it is especially important to:

  • Report any signs of smoke immediately to emergency responders. If on the Malibu campus, call Public Safety at (310) 506-4441. At all other locations, report smoke by calling 911.
  • Smoke only in approved locations.  Use caution when disposing of cigarettes and ensure that they are completely extinguished.
  • Minimize any use of open flame in outdoor settings.

Pepperdine Public Safety is monitoring the situation and is prepared to respond to potential wildfires. Additional information regarding Red Flag warnings and Pepperdine’s wildfire response plans is available on the University’s Emergency Information Page, http://emergency.pepperdine.edu, and in the Emergency Preparedness Guide found in WaveNet beginning on page 15.