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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. 


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The RISE interest community welcomes all students interested in living with peers who want to discover holistic wellness through the lens of resilience. Students participating in this community will partake in a range of special activities, intentional programming on the six dimensions of resilience (physical, social, cognitive, spiritual, life skills, and service), and more.

We are looking for students who:

  • Are committed to learning and further developing their resilience skills
  • Actively engage with resilience programming, conversations, and content within and outside of the RISE Interest Community
  • Are eager to contribute to the life of this interest community through participation, sharing ideas and experiences, and even leading events

What are the benefits of being in the RISE Interest Community?

You can look forward to specialized resilience-focused programming. Examples from past years include hikes, cooking activities, service projects, study groups, worship opportunities, game nights, and group meals. You will also have the opportunity to move in one day early with your community which will feature a special opening dinner!

Additionally, you will get priority registration to RISE events, such as the annual RISE Summit.

Where does the RISE interest community live?

The RISE interest community resides in Seaside Hall.

How can I join?

Applications to join the RISE Interest Community for the 2024-2025 academic year are no longer being accepted.



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Gaming and Esports

For rising second-year students only. 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.

How can I join?

To sign up for this interest community, please indicate you would like to join when prompted in the housing application!




Global Intersect

For rising second-year students only. 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 encourage 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.

How can I join?

To sign up for this interest community, please indicate you would like to join when prompted in the housing application!