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Spring 2023

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Housing Application Process - Spring 2023

Returning Students

The Housing Portal opens on November 7 for returning undergraduate students to apply for spring housing. The deadline to submit housing applications is December 5

  • Please note that housing is limited, and upperclassmen who apply for spring housing will be offered placements on a rolling basis based on availability beginning December 9.
  • In order to be eligible for on-campus housing, students must be enrolled in Spring 2023 courses.

New Students

Newly admitted students apply for housing on November 15. The deadline to submit housing applications is December 5. For more new student information, please visit our first-year housing or transfer housing web pages. 



Frequently Asked Questions

I am looking for information on New Student Orientation.

Please visit the New Student website for more details. 

What if I want to sign up for a single room?

At this time, we are not offering additional single-room options beyond what is provided at the Drescher campus apartments and through the disability accommodation process. Should you feel you need a single room accommodation or request to be exempt from the on-campus housing requirement, please follow these processes: Single Room Accommodation and Residency Exemption.

Am I required to live in campus housing?

Our residency requirement policy states that all new students must live on campus and have meal plans for four semesters, including all transfer residents who are required to live on campus for the entire academic year. We believe the relationships and community built during these first years of attending Pepperdine are vital to the college experience. The Housing and Residence Life program provides an atmosphere that empowers students to make connections between faith, living, and learning within a diverse community.

I'm required to live on campus. How can I apply to be exempt from this policy?

Students and families may request an exemption from the first-year/sophomore requirement by completing an exemption request.

In the event that you can not house all intended students, how will you decide who receives priority? International students? Students without cars? Students from out of state?

First and second-year students are required to live on campus and will generally be given first priority. Other considerations will be factored in as well. Students who want on-campus housing who are initially denied will be given an opportunity to express their needs and describe their particular situation.

If I need accommodation, what should I do?

All students in need of accommodations must work through the Office of Student Accessibility (OSA).  For more information and deadlines, please visit our Student Accessibility webpage. Please note that students who currently have accommodations must annually renew and update their accommodations.

How do I select a meal plan?

Meal plan requirements correspond with living areas and student classifications, so you will not be able to select a meal plan until you are officially placed in housing. For more details, please visit our Meal Plan Information page. 

How do I cancel my housing contract?

Please email housing@pepperdine.edu and visit the Housing Portal to start the cancellation process.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the information contained on this website. The information contained on this website may be changed at any time without prior notification. 

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