Cell Phone Coverage on the Malibu Campus

The location and physical terrain of the Malibu campus present significant challenges for cellular service coverage. This page contains information for faculty, students, and staff about specific cellular service providers.

The information on this page will be updated as changes occur. (Last updated 3/3/2017)


There are three Verizon Wireless cellular sites on Pepperdine's Malibu campus. These sites, located at the School of Law, on the RAC building, and at the Water Tanks site, located at the top of Aqua Mesa Road, provide excellent coverage to almost every area of campus.


There are currently two Sprint cellular sites on Pepperdine's Malibu campus. These sites, located at the Aqua Mesa site and on the RAC building, provide good coverage to the Drescher and the lower campus.


The current coverage from this service provider is very good on most of the lower campus and on the Drescher campus. Pepperdine students and employees are eligible for service discounts with AT&T. To access, go to https://www.att.com/shop/wireless/iru-check-for-discount.html. Students should select FAN #2403847 and employees should select FAN #2403830. A time sensitive email will be sent to you that requires immediate action to complete the process.


The current coverage for this service is fair in most of the lower Malibu campus and School of Law areas, and poor in all other campus areas. Information Technology has been working with T-Mobile on the installation of a new site to be located on the Appleby building. Unfortunately, we have no ETA at this time for the installation of this new site.

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