Pepperdine will begin classes remotely Jan. 10, and plans to start in-person classes Jan. 13. All Pepperdine community members will be required to receive an entry test as well as a PCR test on campus before attending in-person classes.
Pepperdine faces updated county guidance as it continues to deliver on-ground, in-person services for students, faculty and staff. Latest changes per LA County Public Health guidance will impact mega events as well as quarantine measures for unvaccinated individuals.
Waves Weekend took place from Oct. 8-10, bringing in over 1,100 parents and alumni to campus. The University filled the weekend with carnival rides, free food, campus tours, pep rallies and more.
Pepperdine will mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for all students, faculty and staff before the start of the 2021 academic year. Chief Business Officer Nicolle Taylor provides the University Management Committee’s rationale and additional information on the policy.
Pepperdine shared a second draft of its interim COVID-19 Vaccine Policy for community review May 12. The updated policy would make vaccination mandatory for students, staff and faculty for the fall 2021 semester.
We cannot change campus opening — that’s happening no matter what — but we should each be responsible to ourselves and others, no matter what that looks like for the individual person. We’ve been resilient; let’s stay vigilant.