Leases offered for Pepperdine students only during the academic year.  Students are eligible to move in the Thursday before school starts and must move out by the Monday following graduation.  These dates are just shy of 9 months and payments are broken down into 9 equal payments or discounts are given if you pay up front by the semester.  Cancellation of leases are only allowed if you find another student to take your place who will be acceptable to your roommates.  When a replacement roommate signs a lease with us for the remainder of your term, you will be released from your liability.  A $750 deposit is due at the time of lease signing to save your space to be used towards your first payment and a $250 refundable damage deposit is due from each student at move in. 


Payments may be processed through this current page- Leasing Information/Contact. Your pre-authorized credit card will be on file, allowing you to just send an email to approve payment. Please contact Semester By The Sea Leasing Team for additional details and services. 


There are designated parking areas for all parking pass student holders. Your parking pass will last your lease agreement. 


Although we love pets they are not allowed at the Calamigos Ranch Property. Assistance animals are always welcome.


The Calamigos Ranch property will always have many events, weddings, TV or movie filmings, and special corporate events around the property.  We ask that you please do not interfere with someone’s special day or special event.  Weekend Events tend to take place during certain hours 5pm-11pm. Please feel free to visit the Wedding office to ask for a weekly event schedule to know which venue can not be disrupted.  If events are not taking place we invite you to explore the Calamigos grounds respectfully. 


Have fun while you are a college student, but be respectful of your roommates and community.  Quiet hours are midnight to 8AM.  Follow all state and local laws, and our staff will only be involved if you have a complaint that cannot be resolved.  Please note that Semester by The Sea Malibu/Calamigos was run under Pepperdine rules in the past, but is no longer affiliated with Pepperdine and not under any Pepperdine student codes.


Smoking is not allowed inside any Calamigos buildings, but you are welcome to smoke outside and away from the buildings as long as you clean up.



Leasing/Payment Information

For all Leasing inquires OR payments please fill out our inquiry form and our Property Dean of Students will contact you or process your payment within 24hrs. 

Contact:  Michelle or Brian Dawson

Email: or directly ;

Hours: M-F 9:00am-5:00pm

Sat-Sun.- Contact for appointment only or Private tours of the grounds.

*Please select which Property you are interested in and list the Semester you wish to attend or are currently attending.* By filling out this inquiry form authorizes Semester By The Sea to process your credit card on file. 

Name (of Student OR Parent) *
Name (of Student OR Parent)