The Fine Print is a weekly column written by Addison Whiten addressing problems at Pepperdine in a lighthearted and real way. This week’s installment discusses some of the problems and privileges that come with living on campus at Pepperdine.
With COVID-19 shutting down college campuses nationwide in 2020, students have been unable to live on Pepperdine’s campus until now. First-years, sophomores and transfer students share their experience of move-in day, decorating their dorm and finding a campus community.
With 2,500 students living on campus this fall, HRL is finding new ways to cultivate community among first and second-years while prioritizing safety. RAs and SLAs take on the largest group of students to ever be housed at Pepperdine, yet they are dedicated to fulfilling their mission to lead, support and bond with their peers in the best way they can.
Pepperdine’s first-year students arrived in Malibu on Aug. 24 and participated in a week of New Student Orientation to get acquainted with campus. For some students, this week was their first time on campus.
Pepperdine Housing and Residence Life prepares to reopen in fall 2021 with full capacity for students. HRL leaders talk through the logistics of an in-person fall in regards to housing and community building.
Senior Zeke Bongiovanni has a deep love for people and authentic connections.
Director of Housing Operations Robin Gore explains what the campus housing experience will look like for students staying on campus this semester.
Students received two emails July 9 and July 22 from Dean Michael Feltner providing an update on International Programs, and all international programs were suspended. IP students discussed how the suspension has impacted them.
Housing and Residence Life came under fire for rehiring “unethical” staff members
News flash: No alcohol is allowed on campus. But students may not know there is one exception to that rule, or that Pepperdine was considered a party school not too long ago.