EOC Activates Shelter-in-Place Procedures for Malibu Campus

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The University continues to closely monitor the Woolsey Fire, which started on November 8, 2018, in the Bell Canyon area north of the 101 freeway and has been driven by Santa Ana winds to Malibu.

Due to the fire, Pepperdine’s Emergency Operations Committee (EOC) has requested the relocation of students, faculty, and staff, presently on the Malibu campus.

  • Residents of on-campus apartments, Seaside, and Drescher along with any community members with pets or service animals should relocate to the Firestone Fieldhouse.
  • Students in all residence halls, Towers, and residents of Baxter Drive and Tiner Court should relocate to the Tyler Campus Center.

The University, in coordination with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, has determined that it is safer to shelter-in-place—remaining on campus—during this wildfire than it is to leave the campus.  

Relocation Center Overview

Both relocations centers are centrally located on the Malibu campus and provide resources such as food, water, and restrooms, along with video and wireless internet access. Bring only necessities such as a pillow, blanket, book/laptop, medications, eyeglasses, and minimum personal hygiene articles.

The University also maintains additional emergency supplies including blankets, masks, medical supplies, and flashlights. Once at a relocation center, Pepperdine officials will advise you further.  Remain calm, limit your physical activity, and remain in the areas designated for students, faculty, and staff.