The halved custodial staff was a safety concern for University officials and students during the first in-person semester since the start of the COVID pandemic. Although facilities managers commended custodians for their hard work, they barred custodians from interviews to talk about their experience.
The University projected the new temporary fitness center to be completed at the end of 2021. Rain, COVID-19 and subsurface issues all contributed to a longer delay, and the exact completion date is not known.
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.
Pepperdine is building a new parking lot to replace the track and baseball lots. The new space is set to open August 2022 and will provide the University with additional underground storage as well.
Pepperdine misquoted its student COVID-19 vaccination rate, as released in a Sept. 10 email. The real number hovers in the low 80s, but the University had previously reported a 96% vaccination rate of its on-campus students.
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.
Pepperdine and Malibu reflect on the Woolsey Fire in preparation for the upcoming 2020 wildfire season.
On Wednesday morning, the student body was notified that classes would be held remotely, and anyone who lived on campus must go home.
Over the past year and a half, there have been 94 mountain lion sightings on campus.
For the first time since 2003, Pepperdine has a new residence hall.