As Omicron spreads across the country, many Pepperdine students are finding themselves quarantining or isolating from their peers for 5 to 10 days. Students are scattered in hotels across Malibu and through the canyon and shared their similar experiences.
Pepperdine University experienced a spike in COVID-19 cases this spring semester and it is only a week into it. This issue could potentially be an ongoing one, so there needs to be more clarity when it comes to protocols.
President Jim Gash hosted his final President’s Briefing for the 2021 academic year May 5, 2021.
Pepperdine’s Daily Wellness Check clears individuals to come onto the Malibu campus for 24 hours at a time. Only individuals with permission to come onto campus receive the DWC email every morning.
With two COVID-19 vaccines officially Federal Drug Administration emergency approved, vaccine rollout is slowly picking up speed in California. Pepperdine community members share their experiences getting vaccinated and look to the future mass vaccination could create.
President Jim Gash announced via email Jan. 4, that he and his wife Joline tested positive for COVID-19 that morning. Jim Gash said they are both experiencing mild symptoms and will remain in quarantine for the foreseeable future.
Seaver Dean Michael Feltner detailed the University’s plans for undergraduate course offerings for spring semester 2021 via email. Administration will share the final decision for spring semester in January 2021.
COVID-19 cases in the community, the loss of loved ones and fully remote classes have all greatly impacted the University. Faculty and staff explain the struggles they have experienced during the pandemic and the positives that brighten this challenging time.
Administrators and University authorities uphold the Student Code of Conduct during the remote semester. Students hold mixed reactions to the disciplinary actions they may face if they violate the code.
Pepperdine prohibits students from coming to campus and has closed on-campus resources as a result of restrictive LA Department of Health protocols. Campus access and in-person resources are unlikely to become available this semester, according to Vice President for Student Affairs Connie Horton.