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Department of Facilities Services

Pepperdine University

The Department of Facilities Services (DFS) maintains the buildings, grounds, and physical infrastructure of Pepperdine's campus. Our goal is to maintain and enhance the university's facilities so that they effectively serve the campus community and support Pepperdine's mission.

Areas of Service

We provide services to the community in the following areas:

  • Carpentry
  • Custodial
  • Electrical
  • Energy Management
  • HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning)
  • Landscaping
  • Lock Installation and Key Cutting
  • Painting
  • Pest Control
  • Plumbing

DFS is responsible for the maintenance, repair, and remodeling of the built environment, and for its condition assessment and renewal planning. The department also responds to emergency and urgent calls after normal business hours, on weekends, and during holidays. Management staff are supplemented by contractors who assist with immediate infrastructure repairs.


 Fun Facts

  • More than 29,000 work orders are issued per year
  • More than 1,000 requests are received annually for repair of window shades and blinds
  • Each year, DFS receives nearly 300 reports of University community members being too hot or too cold
  • DFS staff empty trash cans more than 367,000 times per year, which is more than 1,000 trash cans per day
  • On average, DFS receives the most calls about power outages in October, November, January, and February

DFS works closely with Special and Event Services to provide a point of contact within the Facilities Management Department to bring together all the services for non-routine and major events on campus. This service helps such events as graduation, preview day, orientation, and campus visits.

 Event Notices

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