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COVID-19 Planning and Preparedness

Pepperdine University continues to update its pandemic emergency response plan to reflect current COVID-19 circumstances and protect the well-being of the University community. The University's Emergency Operations Committee (EOC) is working closely with University stakeholders, as well as an outside infectious disease expert; consulting with International SOS regarding international programs and travel risk assessment; and following advice from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

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Why Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

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Vaccines have been recommended by California and the nation’s top medical experts. By getting vaccinated, you can protect yourself and help protect your fellow Waves.

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Vaccines are safe and highly effective. All available vaccines in the US are authorized by the CDC and recommended to prevent COVID-19 illness.

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Vaccines are available at no cost. Waves can get the vaccine for free no matter where they receive it.

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They're the best way for us all to be together again. Getting our community vaccinated is allowing us to safely resume life on our campuses.


School Updates

Each school continues to develop plans to address COVID-19 for the 2020–2021 academic year in coordination with the Pepperdine Restoration Plan. Additional information will be shared by schools as it becomes available.



Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding (HEERF) at Pepperdine

Pepperdine has support funds available for students impacted by COVID-19 and stands ready to support students as they overcome any interruption this pandemic has had on their lives.

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Waves of Service During COVID-19

Pepperdine Waves are uniting around the globe to help out and give back. Learn more about these remarkable stories and find out how you can get involved and serve.


Student Emergency Fund

In light of the current coronavirus crisis, we want students to focus on their health and safety and on their studies, not on financial concern.

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University Resources

Pepperdine students, faculty, and staff benefit from a community of care and compassion. During these times please remember the following resources are also
available to you:

COVID-19 Information Line
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Student Health Center
310.506.4316, option 3

Student Care Team

Counseling Center

Employee Assistance Program

Hub for Spiritual Life/Pastoral Care

Office of Student Accessibility

Office of Emergency Services

Public Safety Dispatch
310.506.4441 (Emergency)
310.506.4442 (Non-emergency)


Additional Public Health Resources