In an Aug. 11 email to Pepperdine community members, the University mandated weekly COVID-19 testing to those authorized to be on campus. Students, faculty and staff on the Malibu campus can expect to spit weekly to ensure campus safety.
With COVID-19 restrictions during the last academic year, Music students endured a loss of educational experience in the last year. Pepperdine’s Music Department continues monitoring COVID-19 protocols and communicating with students.
Pepperdine’s Housing and Residence Life is facing capacity issues with a large incoming first-year class and a higher-than-normal number of sophomores staying in Malibu. Housing Director Robin Gore explained some of the problems and solutions the University is looking to implement for the fall.
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.
The University Management Committee sent an email to the Pepperdine community July 9 sharing Pepperdine’s COVID-19 vaccination policy decision and more expectations about infection control measures for the fall semester.
The International Programs’ office announced the suspension of the Florence program for the fall semester. This suspension was due to low enrollment within the program.
Seaver Dean Michael Feltner provided the Seaver community with updates regarding commencement, summer International Program suspensions and summer session offerings in Malibu. The University continues to prepare for a fully in-person fall semester.