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COVID-19 Planning and Preparedness

Pepperdine University continues to closely follow the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak and has a comprehensive plan in place to protect the well-being of the University community. The University's Emergency Operations Committee (EOC) is working closely with University stakeholders, as well as an outside infectious disease expert; consulting with International SOS regarding international programs and travel risk assessment; and following advice from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

The University continues to update its pandemic emergency response plan to reflect current COVID-19 circumstances. As developments occur, the plan addresses many possible scenarios at all University campuses with the ultimate goal to best protect the community.

School Updates

Each school is currently developing plans to address COVID-19 for the fall 2020 semester in coordination with the Pepperdine Restoration Plan. Additional information will be shared by schools as it becomes available.


University Resources

Pepperdine students, faculty, and staff benefit from a community of care and compassion. During these times please remember the following resources are also available to you:

COVID-19 Information Line
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Student Health Center
310.506.4316, option 3

Student Care Team

Counseling Center

Employee Assistance Program

Office of the Chaplain/Pastoral Care

Office of Student Accessibility

Office of Emergency Services

Public Safety Dispatch
310.506.4441 (Emergency)
310.506.4442 (Non-emergency)



CARES Act at Pepperdine

Pepperdine has support funds available for students impacted by COVID-19 and stands ready to support students as they overcome any interruption this pandemic has had on their lives.

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Waves of Service During COVID-19

Pepperdine Waves are uniting around the globe to help out and give back. Learn more about these remarkable stories and find out how you can get involved and serve.


Student Emergency Fund

In light of the current coronavirus crisis, we want students to focus on their health and safety and on their studies, not on financial concern.

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Additional Public Health Resources


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