TV and Internet

Does my campus housing come with a TV?

All suite-style houses have TVs located in the main lobby. Each suite has its own common room, but a TV is not provided in this space. Apartments do not include TVs with the exception of Drescher W Block and George Page Law Housing and Residence Life. Coordinate with your suite-mates and roommate(s) before arrival to decide whether a TV is desired in the common room or shared bedroom. 

How do I watch TV on campus?

We have partnered with Philo Edu to bring you the most powerful way to watch TV on campus on a wide variety of devices, including your laptop, tablet, smartphone, or a traditional television set using a Roku or Apple TV. Philo Edu is available as an amenity to all residents who live in campus housing.

Where can I use Philo Edu?

Philo Edu is available to campus residents while they are connected to the university network anywhere on campus, but is not available off campus and will not work over a VPN connection.

How can I watch Philo Edu on my laptop?

  1. Connect to the Pepperdine University Network by visiting

  2. Visit and login using your university credentials (Wavenet username and password).

How can I watch Philo Edu on my mobile device?

  • To watch Philo Edu on a phone or tablet, download the iOS or Android beta app.
  • For a complete overview of Philo's Edu features and how to use them, see the Philo Usage Guide.
  • To watch Philo Edu on a TV you will need a Roku or Roku TV, an Apple TV, or a laptop (with HDMI out) connected by HDMI cable to a TV (see supported devices).
  • Philo Edu can only be viewed on one device at a time.

How Do I Get Help?

If you have any questions, feedback, or need any additional support along the way, visit or view the Philo Usage Guide

How do I connect to the Internet on campus?

All Pepperdine faculty, staff, students, and visitors must register their computer or mobile device before accessing the Internet on a Pepperdine campus. The WavesConnect computer registration system manages access to the University wired and wireless networks. This registration system associates your computing devices (laptop, desktop, phone, or other device) with your official Pepperdine University NetworkID. In the case of campus visitors, it associates the device with their name and phone, but provides access to the Internet via Web or common VPN technologies only.

For WiFi troubleshooting issues, contact Pepperdine Information Technology.

Does my campus housing come with a telephone?

Pepperdine University provides each residence room with a single telephone line. Students must bring their own telephones and must get a personal billing number (PBN) in order to make long distance calls. For Troubleshooting issues, contact Information Technology.

How should I set up my electronics? Are there any cables I should bring to campus?

Extension cords and cheap power strips are not allowed in the residence halls. Everything should be plugged into a surge protector—not directly into the wall. Please keep in mind that some appliances draw a lot of electricity (e.g., mini fridges and microwaves). To avoid overloading the circuit, do not try to plug too much into a single surge protector.