Latest Event Updates

Monitoring Latigo Canyon Wildfire

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Pepperdine University is closely monitoring a fire in Latigo Canyon located north of the Malibu campus. The University’s Malibu campus is not currently threatened by the fire. Los Angeles County Fire are utilizing Alumni Park for landing zone operations. Pepperdine will continue to remain in close contact with appropriate county and state agencies to ensure the safety of our campus community.

In the event of a campus-wide emergency, Pepperdine community members will be notified via phone, text, and/or e-mail by Everbridge, the University’s emergency communications system.

Pepperdine Monitoring Washington D.C. Threat

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Pepperdine University is committed to the safety and security of our students, faculty, and staff members wherever they are in the world.  We are aware of the recent video in which a purported member of ISIS makes a threat of violence against Washington, DC.  The FBI has released a statement noting that at this time there does not appear to be a specific or credible threat to the United States.  However, Pepperdine University will continue to closely monitor the situation and will share more information with our community as needed.  We work closely with local and national government agencies as well as a private global security firm in order to do our best to protect our community as is reasonably possible.

Terrorist Attacks in Paris, France

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Pepperdine University is closely monitoring the reports coming from Paris, France, tonight.  All Pepperdine University students known to be in Paris have been accounted for and are safe.  We will provide the community with further updates as we learn more information.

Red Flag Warning

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A Red Flag Warning was issued for most of the Santa Monica Mountain Malibu area beginning Thursday, November 12 at 6:00 AM and continuing through Friday, November 13 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,, and in the Emergency Preparedness Guide found in WaveNet beginning on page 14.