Pepperdine reorganized the Department of Student Affairs over summer 2021. Administrators said the changes were made with operations, budget and strategic priorities in mind, but affected personnel share confusion and hurt following the changes.
Online learning in the wake of COVID-19 has proven difficult for transfer students who are struggling to feel like part of the Pepperdine community. By never experiencing normal campus life, it’s been challenging to feel like a member of the Pepperdine community.
As another semester begins online, more students move to the Malibu area to regain a portion of the Pepperdine experience. Athletes arrive on campus to begin training for their sports seasons, while students seek better living accommodations on and off campus.