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Seaside Hall

Steps leading up to Seaside Residence Hall lobby

Completed in 2018, Seaside Residence Hall is a four-story, three-building, suite-style hall that provides double occupancy accommodations to approximately 458 Seaver College students. Typically, second-year students and some new transfer students may reside in Seaside Hall.

Seaside offers stunning ocean views, a workout room, a furnished lobby with television, a large laundry room, wireless internet, as well as a team of resident advisors and spiritual life advisors to guide and support you during your time at Pepperdine. Seaside also features a community kitchen suited to prepare large group dinners or quick bites to eat.

Virtual Tour of Seaside

Read more about Seaside from the Pepperdine Magazine.


Each suite typically contains:

Room in Seaside Residence Hall

  • Four double occupancy bedrooms. Each resident is typically provided with an extra-long twin bed, a desk pedestal, three stackable drawers, and a desk with a chair.
    • Rooms are not air-conditioned, however, feature a built-in natural cooling system.
  • A bathroom containing three sinks, two showers, and two toilets.
  • A living room furnished with a three-piece modular sofa, a loveseat, a side chair, two ottomans, and a dining table with chairs.
  • View a floor plan of a typical Seaside suite.


Residential amenities include utilities (electric/gas/water), high-speed internet, and an on-site laundry room with a washer/dryer. Residents are welcome to utilize campus shuttles for transportation to key locations around the Malibu campus. An off-campus Malibu shopping shuttle is also available to take students to nearby shopping locations. For students with vehicles, on-campus parking permits are attainable by registering through the Department of Public Safety.

Within the Pepperdine community, residents have quick and easy access to community rooms, courtyards with grills, academic facilities (e.g., library, classrooms), and dining venues, including some late-night options. Students also have access to a variety of fitness centers, recreational courts (basketball, tennis, volleyball, track), walking/hiking trails, and a pool/spa! The Pepperdine Malibu campus is a gated community with a guard booth and is patrolled 24/7 by the Department of Public Safety.

Frequently Asked Questions

  How much does housing cost?

A full list of our housing rates is available online.

  Am I required to have a meal plan?

Depending on student classification and residential area, students may be required to enroll in a meal plan. View our meal plan requirements online or contact the Housing Office with any questions.

  Can I bunk, raise or loft my bed?

To raise or loft beds speak with your resident advisors about getting the necessary tools and parts or contact the Housing and Residence Life office.

  Am I allowed to stack my bed on top of furniture?

No. Due to safety concerns, residents may not stack their beds on top of the furniture.

  Is there air conditioning?

The majority of living areas at Pepperdine are not air-conditioned with the exception of Drescher W Block. Residents are not allowed to install air conditioners of any kind. Portable fans are allowed as long as the window screen remains in the window. Nothing can extend from the window or the building.

  What am I allowed to put on the walls of my room?

You may hang items on your walls by using small nails, tacks, or putty only. No screws or bolts are allowed. Do not hang items from your ceiling. TV or surfboard mounts are not allowed. Surfboards may be stored in the common living area.

  Can I mount my TV on the wall?

No. TV mounts, large screws, nails, or bolts are not allowed.

  What other student policies should I follow?

Please refer to our Housing and Residence Life Student Policies for additional information about on-campus housing policies and procedures. 


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