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Pepperdine Campus Life Project: Your Future. Under Construction

Construction Updates

In summer 2016, Pepperdine launched bold plans to modernize Payson Library, build the new Seaside Residence Hall at Seaver College, and renovate the Caruso Auditorium and Lon V. Smith Atrium at the School of Law. These transformative construction projects, among the largest the University has undertaken in more than a decade, will reinvigorate the Malibu campus experience for the student community as Pepperdine ushers in a new era of growth and welcomes the next generation of Pepperdine Waves.

Payson Library will return to service in fall 2017, featuring a completely modernized interior designed to foster collaboration and a more open study environment for students. The construction of Seaside Residence Hall—a new suite-style housing complex—and state-of-the-art renovations to the School of Law's most widely used spaces are scheduled for completion by fall 2018.

The University is working diligently to minimize disruptions on campus related to construction. Some ancillary sites on campus, including parking lots and other academic and operational buildings, will continue to be affected by preparations and construction, and to accommodate the surge space for temporary locations. At times, construction vehicles and materials may occupy space on campus roads and in campus parking lots, and detours and traffic pattern changes may be implemented around campus.

As these construction projects continue to develop, project descriptions, estimated timelines, impact maps, surge space and relocation details, parking lot closures and alternatives, and other construction details will be available on this site. Updated construction information is also available on Twitter by following @PepConstruction.

For questions or comments, contact the Office of Planning, Operations, and Construction at 310.506.4581 or constructionupdates@pepperdine.edu. 

Upcoming Projects

Payson Library

Payson Library

Completion Date: Fall 2017

School of Law

School of Law

Completion Date: Fall 2018

Seaside Residence Hall

Seaside Residence Hall

Completion Date: Fall 2018