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Check-In Procedures

To stay updated, please visit our Housing Information During COVID-19 page. 

FAQs and Check-In Details

May I check in early?

Student residents are not allowed to check in early or drop off any of their belongings before the assigned check-in time.

When can I move in?

School/Classification Standard Move-In Day Check-In Times
Seaver New Students (Domestic) August 24 Follow instructions provided 
Seaver New Students (International)*** August 23 Follow instructions provided
Undergraduate Sophomores Attending Year 2 Welcome August 20 9AM - Follow instructions provided
Undergraduate Sophomores NOT Attending Year 2 Welcome August 28 - 29 1PM - 5PM
Seaver Returning Students August 28 - 29 1PM - 5PM
Caruso School of Law New Students August 6 Follow instructions provided
Caruso School of Law Returning Students August 13 Follow instructions provided
Graziadio Business School New Students August 13 8AM - 5PM at Housing Office
Graziadio Business School Returning Students August 27 8AM - 5PM at Housing Office
School of Public Policy New Students August 20 8AM - 5PM at Housing Office
School of Public Policy Returning Students  August 27 8AM - 5PM at Housing Office
Graduate School of Education and Psychology New Students August 27 8AM - 5PM at Housing Office
Graduate School of Education and Psychology Returning Students September 3 8AM - 5PM at Housing Office

***Students traveling to Malibu from international locations should review the frequently asked questions (FAQs) for international students on the University's COVID-19 website. The FAQs outline international travel expectations prior to departure and arrival to campus. Questions related to international travel requirements may be directed to the COVID-19 Information line at 310.506.8111 or covid19info@pepperdine.edu.

Can I have help moving in? Will guests be allowed?

Yes. Students moving into a residence hall space may invite guests to assist in their move-in.

Pre-Arrival Expectations

Vaccination Policy

The University's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, released on July 9, requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated in advance of their return to campus for the fall semester. However, the policy does entitle community members to claim a medical, religious, or philosophical exemption to the vaccination requirement in good faith. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last recommended dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines must be authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration or World Health Organization.

All students are required to provide proof of vaccination or a completed exemption. Returning students who do not submit one or the other will have their fall registration canceled. New students who do not submit one or the other will not be registered for fall classes. On-campus residential students also will not be permitted to move into residence halls.

If you have previously complied with this requirement, thank you. If you have not already done so, please submit your COVID-19 vaccine documentation (either proof of vaccine or a completed and signed exemption form) via the Student Health Center Patient Portal. Instructions for this required task may be found on the University's COVID-19 website.

Pre-Arrival Testing Requirements

As a precautionary measure and screening tool for the start of the semester in compliance with LACDPH guidance, Pepperdine requires students at all five schools accessing a Pepperdine campus or facility, regardless of vaccination status, to obtain a diagnostic test for COVID-19 no earlier than 72 hours before arrival at one of Pepperdine's campuses or facilities. This is a one-time test required prior to arrival on campus. The test results must be uploaded to the student's patient portal.

Please note that self-administered tests that are purchased over the counter are not acceptable. The test report from the testing site must include the name of the individual being tested, the name or type of test performed, the date and time the test was obtained, and the result of the test.

Ongoing Expectations Once In Community

For the safety of our community and to enable the University to remain open for in-person classes and activities, all Pepperdine students are required to cooperate with existing University COVID-19 policies, including, but not limited to, wearing masks over the nose and mouth; daily wellness checks; screening testing; contact tracing; relocation of housing, if necessary; and quarantine and isolation requirements. The details of these expectations may be modified as infection rates, vaccination rates, and Los Angeles County guidance change. Updated information can be found on the University's COVID-19 website.

Incoming International Travel Restrictions and Move-In Preparation

Students traveling to Malibu from international locations should review the frequently asked questions (FAQs) for international students on the University's COVID-19 website. The FAQs outline international travel expectations prior to departure and arrival to campus. Questions related to international travel requirements may be directed to the COVID-19 Information line at 310.506.8111 or covid19info@pepperdine.edu.

How do I enter my room? Where do I find my PIN?

Present your Student ID Card to the card reader above the doorknob and enter your four-digit PIN code. If you do not know your PIN, please log in to Wavenet and click on the "Student Services" drop-down menu. "ID Card PIN Lookup" is the last item on the menu.

Can I send packages before I arrive?

Belongings can be shipped to Pepperdine University Mail Services up to 30 days before your arrival. Mail Services will not deliver shipped items. All belongings must be picked up at Mail Services during regular business hours. We encourage you to bring essentials with you in case you are not able to visit the mail services office on the day of your arrival.

Your shipping address:
[Your Full Name]
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway #[Your Box Number]
Malibu, CA 90263-[Box Number]