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Student Services

Student Services


A bookstore operated by Follett College Stores is maintained on the Drescher Graduate Campus in the Center for Learning and Technology. School of Public Policy students may purchase textbooks and materials at this location. Textbooks also may be ordered online. The bookstore can be contacted at 310.506.8569. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cafeteria (Dining)

Food and beverages are provided for sale through Sodexho Campus Services in the Margaret M. Rockwell Student Dining Center on Drescher Campus, in the Edward and Jill Di Loreto Dining Room of the School of Law, from the WAVES Cafe or the Oasis Pizza and Deli at the Tyler Campus Center, and from vending machines located throughout the campus. Pepperdine’s dining program is designed around an a la carte pricing system using points. Points are accessed using the student's Pepperdine ID card, which acts as a debit card for food. Points can be used in all Sodexho dining locations on campus. Major credit cards also are accepted at the Drescher campus cafeteria.

Career Services
The Office of Career Services helps to facilitate summer internships around the city, nation, and throughout the world that enable students to apply their classroom work to actual public policy situations. The Career Resources Center and library are dedicated to supporting student career and internship research.

Central Receiving

Central Receiving is part of Mail Services and receives all ground and freight shipments for the University and students living on campus. Students receiving packages via these methods will be sent a notice that will be placed in their mailbox. Packages may be picked up in Mail Services.

Students may ship packages via express mail by taking their packages to Central Receiving located on the Facilities Management and Planning pad.


Graduate students may reside in private housing or in University apartments on campus. In the Drescher Graduate Campus apartments, each resident has his or her own bedroom in a four-bedroom apartment.

Information for Students with Disabilities

Pepperdine University is committed to complying with all mandates set forth in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students with disabilities requesting accommodations should contact the University's Disability Services Office (DSO) before their academic program begins. Upon verification of the student’s disability, the DSO will work with each student on a case-by-case basis to determine appropriate accommodations while maintaining academic integrity of the courses. Students should expect a two-week time frame in which the documentation and accommodation request will be reviewed. If the documentation is incomplete and/or does not meet the DSO guidelines, students will be required to submit complete documentation before accommodations may be granted.

Students who are registered with the DSO will receive accommodation letters to provide faculty verifying their accommodations. Students must request accommodations each semester through the submission of a completed Service Request Form.

Inquiries should be addressed to the director of disability services at 310.506.6500.

Mail Services

Pepperdine Mail Services is open to the University community from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The retail window is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Pepperdine Malibu Mail Services and Central Receiving is located on the Facilities Management and Planning pad. Phone: 310.506.4293.  West Los Angeles Graduate Campus Mail Services is located in Room 105.

Students may mail letters, packages, or express packages or may purchase stamps at the Mail Services resale window. Limited mailing supplies are available for purchase at the resale window.

All mail for the Drescher Graduate Campus student mailboxes will be sorted to the individual mailboxes in the afternoon. Packages that are too large for the mailbox will have a notification slip placed in the mailbox and can be picked up in Mail Services in the Charles B. Thornton Administrative Center.

All incoming mail must have a student name and mailbox number included in the address. Mail Services reserves the right to open and/or return any mail not displaying a student name. Any mail that comes in without a box number must be looked up before being processed. To ensure prompt delivery to each mailbox, all student mail should be addressed in the following manner:

Student Name
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy. # (student's four-digit box number)
Malibu, CA 90263-(student's four-digit box number)

Students will forfeit their mailboxes if they leave the University except in the case of emergency. Mail Services must be notified when students leave for the summer in order for their mailboxes to be retained. Students must fill out a mail forwarding form and submit it to Mail Services if they are graduating or leaving for the summer. Only first-class mail, periodicals, and parcels of obvious value will be forwarded.

Office of International Student Services

International students registering at Pepperdine University for the first time must report to the Office of International Student Services (OISS) in Malibu and consult with the designated school official for purposes of ensuring compliance with government regulations. The OISS issues the Form I-20, "Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status," to international students who have been granted admission to Pepperdine University. The OISS provides information seminars and publications on immigration, employment, tax requirements, and other matters related to the maintenance of legal nonimmigrant status in the United States. Health and accident insurance coverage is mandatory for international students. For more information, call 310.506.4246.

Parking Information

Parking on the Malibu Campus is free, but parking permits are required and it is mandatory to display a valid permit at all times when on campus. Parking permits can be obtained online. Students should visit Pepperdine University's Department of Public Safety Web site to register their vehicles. All vehicles must be registered through the Department of Public Safety. The California Vehicle Code, Section 21113(a) empowers University Regents to establish parking and traffic regulations on University property. Unless otherwise provided for by these regulations, all of the provisions of the California Vehicle Code (CVC) relating to traffic upon the highways shall be applicable on Pepperdine University property. Pepperdine University parking and traffic regulations are adopted by the Board of Regents and are available for review in the Office of the President and the Department of Public Safety.

Shuttle Services

The University provides free on-campus shuttle service.

Blue Route
The Blue Route circles the campus clockwise and leaves the main lot every 15 minutes beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 6:30 p.m.

Orange Route
The Orange Route circles the campus counter-clockwise. Two shuttles serve this route, leaving the main lot approximately every 10 minutes beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Student Accounts

The Office of Student Accounts is committed to providing unparalleled, quality service to our constituents, balancing the needs of the students and their families with the fiduciary duties we have to the University, minimizing the bureaucratic maze while upholding accountability for all those involved in the education process at Pepperdine.

Travel Agency

Pepperdine University in conjunction with Corniche Travel offers a complete travel department located in the Print shop in the Facilities Managment and Planning (FM& P) Pad. The travel department offers air, hotel, ground transportation, group and meeting planning, and exclusive value-added vacation specials. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Any registered student may use the service and make travel arrangements in person, by telephone at 310.506.4562, or by e-mail at .

University Card Services

Students are able to use their student identification cards for the purchase of photocopies or the purchase of food and beverages from the Drescher Campus Cafeteria, Law School Grill, Tyler Campus Center Cafeteria, and Gourmet Bean located in the Howard A. White Center. There is no charge for a student’s first identification card. The fee to replace lost or stolen identification cards is $15. Students may get a replacement identification card at One Stop. The replacement fee can be charged to the student account.