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Housing Interest Communities

Housing and Residence Life is pleased to introduce four interest communities to our residential areas!

Please note which interest communities have a separate application process. Otherwise, to sign up for an interest community, just 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, cooking classes, special meals, and a visit to the Brock House! Members of the Community also receive a free MicroChill minifridge & microwave unit.

Apply to be in the RISE interest community. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis through January. 

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 for those who share an interest in gaming, and are excited to be a part of a living experience 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 others who are like-minded and have similar habits to yours!

Being in the Gaming and Esports interest community means:

You will gain access to a 24-hour lounge in Towers for your gaming needs! Engage with others in your interest community - any day, any time.

Where do the Gaming and Esports interest community live?

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




Global Intersect

Global Intersect is a new community created in partnership with Pepperdine Intercultural Affairs available to international students and US residents who are interested in international exchange and cultural sharing as part of an immersive living experience. This opportunity presents to you 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:

  • Potentially participating in specialized multi-cultural tours of LA hotspots
  • Using meal points for special Global Intersect cultural meals hosted in Towers
  • Participating in specialized intercultural workshops for Global Intersect members only
  • Sharing in resident programs such as cross-cultural festivals, movies, and dance classes for Global Intersect members
  • Hosting a Global Intersect Fair on March 12, 2022

Where does the Global Intersect interest community live?

The Global Intersect interest community resides in Towers Hall.



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The Callings interest community is for students who wish to engage questions of faith,
identity, work/career, and service in community with their peers. Students who join this
community are drawn to living more deeply into their callings, and are joined by peers,
faculty, staff, and guest speakers who are equally passionate about their own journeys
and supporting those of others. Students who participate in the Callings community
have the option during their third and fourth years of participating in subsequent
Callings programs such as the Career Coaching Mentorship Program and service-
learning opportunities.

Being in the Callings interest community means:

Connecting more deeply with God, self, and others, as well as laughing, celebrating, and
fostering new friendships.

Where does the Callings interest community live?

The Callings interest community resides in Seaside Hall.