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First-Year Students

Welcome to Pepperdine Housing and Residence Life

We are excited to welcome you to the Pepperdine community!

The placement process for new students will work like this: 

May 15 - Housing Portal Opens

The Housing Portal  goes live on May 15. Students must be fully prematriculated before access to the portal is granted. If an error message appears, make sure your intent to enroll deposit has been submitted. This can take 24 to 48 hours to process before prematriculation is complete.

Once the portal has opened you can complete an application for the academic year. Students will have the opportunity to answer lifestyle questions that will help you create a link with potential roommates. You can use the messaging system to contact other students and select a person to link with by June 15.

June 15 - Priority Deadline for Contracts and Roommate Links

The deadline to link with roommates is on June 15 at 5PM. Students who submit applications after the deadline are still guaranteed housing, but they will not have the option of selecting a roommate nor are they guaranteed notification of their placement by July 15.

July 15 - Placements Confirmed Via Email

Students who submit their contract by the priority deadline will receive an email to their Pepperdine account with their placement and roommate's name by July 15. 

Other Important Deadlines:

Requests to be considered for a residency exemption are due no later than June 1.

Requests for a housing accommodation through the Office of Student Accessibility require registering with that office no later than June 1. It is important to note that most accommodations can be met in our campus housing options and this approval is separate from academic accommodations.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

What is my network ID?

Your network ID is the same as your Wavenet username (in all lowercase letters) and is used to sign your contract.

What if I've already picked out a roommate?

That's great! Just ask them what their screen name is (their first name followed by five digits) and search for them within the portal.

What if I don't have a roommate picked out?

That's fine! You'll be asked a series of questions about your lifestyle preferences and our software will recommend compatible roommate for you to choose from. You can message other students to ask whether they would like to link up with you. You can also choose not to link up with anyone and we will place you according to your lifestyle preferences. 

Can I choose my suitemates or a specific residence hall?

No, unfortunately we cannot accommodate suitemate requests or requests to be placed in a certain hall. Everyone may choose one roommate to link with before linking closes on June 15 at 5PM. 

What if I can't access the portal? 

Please send an email to housing@pepperdine.edu with your name, Campus Wide Identification (CWID), and a description or screenshot of the error message you have received. We will respond to emails as quickly as possible in the order that they are received. You can also call us at 310-506-7586 during business hours. 

How much does housing cost? 

Please view our rates for our various living communities. 

Do I have to live on campus?

Yes, all new students are required to live on campus per the University Residency Requirement.

What are the meal plan options?

You can view your options here.

**Note that first year students living in suite-style halls are required to purchase the standard meal plan or larger. 

Other questions?

We are available via email at housing@pepperdine.edu or by phone at (310) 506-7586. You may also find answers to many of your questions right here on our website.