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Returning Students

2022 - 2023 Academic Year

When do I sign up for housing for the academic year?

Please note that housing self-selection is now over. Students who did not self-select a room or are interested in a residential area that is full, are welcome to log into the Housing Portal to access the waitlist page by going to Academic Year Application > Application Status > Additional Steps > Waitlist.

Students are welcome to sign up for one, some, or all waitlists that are available to them. Our office will send offers to students on the waitlist(s) as spaces open. These offers will be sent on an individual basis to student Pepperdine email addresses. Offers will expire within 24 - 48 hours, so please be sure to be monitoring your Pepperdine email account consistently throughout the upcoming weeks and into the summer to avoid missing an offer.

Students must be enrolled in classes in order to be eligible for on-campus housing. Please note that new incoming students will not yet have access to the Housing Portal as their housing process will take place over the summer. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I select my room?

The housing selection process can be completed in the Housing Portal online. Students who miss the general housing selection timeline will need to join a waitlist and, if space is available, will be placed in on-campus housing by the Housing Office. 

Withdrawal/Contract Cancellations

To cancel your housing contract, please visit the Housing Portal and email the Housing Office.

What happens if all junior and senior spaces are full before it is my turn to select a space?

For those who do not secure housing on selection day, waitlist registration will be available. After selection, those who were unable to select may place themselves on a waitlist as an individual. Campus housing is only available on a year-to-year basis. Additionally, housing prioritizes freshmen, transfers, and sophomores as they fall under our residency requirement.

How does my Office of Student Accessibility accommodation impact housing selection?

All current students with approved housing accommodations must renew and update their accommodations through the Office of Student Accessibility (OSA) annually. For more information, please visit our Student Accessibility webpage.

  • Sophomores are prioritized for campus housing and will participate in the regular process of Housing Portal time slot assignments.
  • Juniors and seniors also participate in a Housing Portal time slot assignment process to determine who will live on campus. This includes students with approved housing accommodations.

If an upperclassman with an approved housing accommodation secures a space on campus through the Housing Portal time slot assignments, Housing and Residence Life and Residence Life (HRL) and OSA will then work with the student to address the accommodation specifics based on availability.

How do I select a meal plan?

Meal plan requirements correspond with living areas and student classification, so you will not be able to select a meal plan until you are officially placed in housing. Any meal plan change requests should be emailed to housing@pepperdine.edu from your Pepperdine email address.

If you are a commuter (off-campus) student, please email housing@pepperdine.edu with any meal plan requests! We are happy to assist you in enrolling in a meal plan. 


We are pleased to offer a list of University-approved services on our HRL On-Campus Vendors page.

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