You know the campus housing is pretty impressive when such an affluent student body as Pepperdine's tends to lob terms like "palace" and "castle" around to describe it. Indeed, freshman dorms well reflect the University's eagerness to ensconce its students in comfort and splendor. Folks expecting dingy halls stacked in tall, shabby buildings will likely be taken aback by the well-lit and freshly-painted opulence that awaits them. Freshmen luxuriate in suites of four bedrooms (two students to a room), a large double bathroom, and a pleasant living area replete with television and a picture window offering Pepperdine's most treasured asset, the ocean view. Friendly janitors clean the bathrooms and living areas daily.
This living arrangement offers certain benefits, but also a few shortcomings. Freshmen get to know their seven suitemates very well (maybe a little too well for many people's liking), and friendships form quickly within the suites. On the other hand, students can settle too comfortably into these relationships and not get to know as many other people in their dorms, as kids in a more traditional residence hall might. Also, the dorms' restrictive policies can grate on students who aren't used to random "room checks" or to being told when they can and cannot fraternize with members of the opposite sex. Nevertheless, one has to admit that Pepperdine's student housing is pretty darn nice.