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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 Public Relations Office at (818) 702-1401.

Power Restored to the Malibu Campus

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Southern California Edison crews have restored full power to all areas of the Malibu campus. All campus operations are normal.

Power Outage Impacting Portions of Campus 

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Due to a Southern California Edison (SCE) underground equipment failure, portions of Malibu and Pepperdine’s Malibu Campus are experiencing a power outage. Power has been restored to some areas of campus.  The following areas currently do not have power: Thornton Administrative Center, the Center for Communications and Business, President’s Drive, Tiner Court, Baxter Drive, Student Assistance Center, George Page Apartments, and the Caruso School of Law. 

University administrators are in contact with SCE, and their teams are working to address the issue. SCE now estimates they will have full power restored to the Malibu Campus by 9 PM tonight. 


Pepperdine Monitoring Wildfire in Topanga Canyon 

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Pepperdine officials are monitoring a wildfire in Topanga Canyon. Los Angeles County Fire has closed Topanga Canyon to north and south bound traffic from Pacific Coast Highway to Mulholland Drive. The fire department is holding the fire at couple of acres and does not expect it to grow into a larger incident. Smoke from the fire is visible from the Malibu campus. 

Please be advised of the following:

  • Community members whose homes are affected by the fire or road closures should follow the directions of their local governmental agencies. 
  • Road condition information is available on the University’s Road Condition hotline at 310.506.ROAD (7623).