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Drescher Campus Apartments

Built in 2003, the Drescher Campus Apartments are organized in 13 blocks of apartments that typically house Seaver College upperclassman students and Pepperdine graduate students. Across the street from the Drescher Graduate Campus, the complex offers quiet living spaces, stunning ocean views, outdoor common areas, a fitness center, wireless internet, mailboxes, and community barbecues.


Each apartment contains:

  • Four single-occupancy bedrooms furnished with an extra-long twin bed, dresser, bookcase, file cabinet, desk, and chair.
  • An apartment bathroom containing two sinks, one shower, and one toilet.
  • A kitchen equipped with a gas stovetop and oven, refrigerator, microwave, and sink with disposal.
  • A living room furnished with a couch, side chair, coffee table, end table, dining table with chairs, and an entertainment center.
  • View the floor plan of a typical Drescher Apartment.


Residential amenities include utilities (electric/gas/water), high-speed internet, and an on-site laundry room with a washer/dryer. Residents are welcome to utilize campus shuttles for transportation to key locations around the Malibu campus. An off-campus Malibu shopping shuttle is also available to take students to nearby shopping locations. For students with vehicles, on-campus parking permits are attainable by registering through the Department of Public Safety. Residents with parking permits may park in a covered 300-space parking structure adjacent to the Drescher Campus Apartments.

Within the Pepperdine community, residents have quick and easy access to community rooms, courtyards with grills, academic facilities (e.g., library, classrooms), and dining venues, including some late-night options. Students also have access to a variety of fitness centers, recreational courts (basketball, tennis, volleyball, track), walking/hiking trails, and a pool/spa! The Pepperdine Malibu campus is a gated community with a guard booth and is patrolled 24/7 by the Department of Public Safety. 

Drescher Fitness Center

The Drescher Fitness Center located in the Drescher Campus Apartments complex, provides access to cardio machines, a multi-weight station, and benches.

Drescher Cafe

During weekdays, the Drescher Cafe located in the Villa Graziadio Executive Center offers a variety of hot meals, made-to-order sandwiches, prepared foods, and drinks. Meal plans can also be used with the fresh-food vending machines located at the Drescher Graduate Campus.

Frequently Asked Questions

  How much does housing cost?

A full list of our housing rates is available online.

  Am I required to have a meal plan?

Depending on student classification and residential area, students may be required to enroll in a meal plan. View our meal plan requirements online or contact the Housing Office with any questions.

  Can I bunk, raise or loft my bed?

No. You will not be able to bunk, raise, or loft your bed.

  Am I allowed to stack my bed on top of furniture?

No. Due to safety concerns, residents may not stack their beds on top of the furniture.

   Is there air conditioning?

The majority of living areas at Pepperdine are not air-conditioned with the exception of Drescher W Block. Residents are not allowed to install air conditioners of any kind. Portable fans are allowed as long as the window screen remains in the window. Nothing can extend from the window or the building.

  What am I allowed to put on the walls of my room?

You may hang items on your walls by using small nails, tacks, or putty only. No screws or bolts are allowed. Do not hang items from your ceiling. TV or surfboard mounts are not allowed. Surfboards may be stored in the common living area.

  Can I mount my TV on the wall?

No. TV mounts, large screws, nails, or bolts are not allowed.

   What other student policies should I follow?

Please refer to our Housing and Residence Life Student Policies for additional information about on-campus housing policies and procedures. 


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