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Suite-Style Houses

Opened in 1972, Pepperdine's 19 single-gender suite-style houses each host approximately 50 Seaver College students. A short walk to the Seaver Campus, the houses offer community living, stunning ocean views, a laundry room, volleyball courts, outdoor common areas, wireless internet, community barbecues, community television, and a furnished lobby. Two resident advisors and one spiritual life advisor live in each house to guide and support our students during their time as residents. Live-in professional staff is available to assist 24/7. 


Each suite typically contains:

  • Four double occupancy bedrooms. Each resident is typically provided with an extra-long twin bed, a dresser (or three stackable drawers), a small bookcase (or desktop book hutch), and a desk with chair. Each bedroom is 170 square feet (16 square meters).
  • A suite bathroom with two sinks, two showers, and two toilets.
  • A common living room furnished with a loveseat, lounge chair, and two sofas.
  • View a floor plan of a typical suite in a suite-style house.

Virtual Tour

Visit a suite-style house through an online virtual tour!

We've also partnered with Roomie to provide students with an accurate, to-scale 3D model of on-campus housing. Once a housing placement is received, students will have access to a unique link for their room. In the meantime, feel free to take a look at an example model below. 

Please note that the models linked above are approximate measurements and individual rooms may vary. 


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

  Who lives in a Suite-Style House?

Typically, first-year students reside in suite-style houses.

  How much does housing cost?

A full list of our housing rates is available online.

  Can I bunk, raise or loft my bed?

Only rooms with dark wood beds may be bunked or lofted. To raise your beds, speak with your resident advisors about getting the necessary tools. If you are interested in lofting your bed, please 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.

  Are suite-style houses air-conditioned? Can I bring an air conditioner?

The suite-style houses are not air-conditioned. 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 to 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.


For information regarding asbestos in the residence halls and the measures taken to ensure the safety of our community, please read this notification.