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Housing Interest Communities

Housing and Residence Life is pleased to offer three interest communities to our residential areas!

Please note which interest communities have a separate application process. Otherwise, to sign up for an interest community, indicate which one you would like to join when prompted in the housing application!


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The RISE interest community is for those who are interested in living in a community of peers who strive to live lives of wholeness and resilience. Students participating in this community will encourage each other and have special discussions with peers, faculty and staff on a variety of dimensions of resilience and wholeness, including physical, social, cognitive, spiritual, service, and life-skills.

Being in the RISE interest community means:

You can look forward to specialized programming such as hikes, group meals, and a special kickoff event! Members of the Community also receive a free MicroChill minifridge & microwave unit.

Where does the RISE interest community live?

The RISE interest community resides in Seaside Hall.



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Gaming and Esports

The Gaming and Esports community is available to those who share a passion for gaming and are excited to be a part of a living community that fosters relationships and student engagement. Being a part of this interest community will improve your resident and student experience, particularly in roommate relationships. By becoming a part of the Gaming and Esports interest community, you can live with and near others who are like-minded and have similar habits to yours!

Being in the Gaming and Esports interest community means:

You will gain exclusive access to a 24-hour gaming-specific lounge in Towers to connect with other community residents! Engage with others in your interest community - any day, any time.

A Gaming and Esports Resident Advisor will specifically develop programming opportunities for the community.

Where do the Gaming and Esports interest community live?

The Gaming and Esports interest community resides in Towers Hall next to the gaming lounge.




Global Intersect

Global Intersect is a living community created in partnership with Pepperdine Intercultural Affairs. It is available to international students and US residents interested in international exchange and cultural sharing as part of an immersive living experience. This opportunity presents a unique student-living community where global perspectives and experiences meet! Being a part of Global Intersect will open up the space to promote awareness of international issues and encourages discussion and dialogue across cultures.

Being in the Global Intersect interest community means:

  • Access to the exclusive Global Intersect Lounge in Towers.
  • A Global Intersect Resident Advisor, dedicated to specifically developing community and planning programming events for the interest community.
  • Culturally-focused programming events. Past examples have included: Day in LA Cultural Tour, Cultural Potluck, and International Movie Nights.
  • Intentional engagement with other students from different cultural backgrounds.

Where does the Global Intersect interest community live?

The Global Intersect community resides in Towers Hall.