The Campus Life Project - Fufilling our Long-term Approvals

The Campus Life Project includes improvements envisioned and approved 20 years ago through Pepperdine's long-term plans. Today, the project has evolved to add state-of-the-art environmental protections and become more efficient, while responding to input from our neighbors. Here are some highlights:

  • Consistent with long-term planning goals approved by the County of Los Angeles and the California Coastal Commission
  • Built within the existing campus footprint
  • Eases rush hour congestion along Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu Canyon Road by adding on-campus student housing and eliminating 744 daily commuter trips
  • Relocates the proposed Athletics and Events Center to the interior of the campus farther away from neighbors
  • Implements green building design and construction practices to achieve LEED certification • Maintains existing enrollment cap
  • Replaces existing outdoor lighting within the project area with state-of-the-art shielded and directed lighting
  • Creates 2,000 jobs in Los Angeles County and generates over $400 million in economic activity

Keeping Students on Campus and Reducing Daily Traffic

Upgrading Pepperdines 40-year-old Athletic Facilities

Enhancing the Campus, Enriching the Experience


  • Add 468 beds on campus and reduce commuting by students
  • A state-of-the art LEED Silver certified Athletics/Events Center farther away from neighbors
  • Enhanced soccer and recreational fields
  • A new campus quad and welcome center
  • Additional parking on campus