Student housing exclusively for Pepperdine Students. Designed to make the everyday extraordinary.  

Sorry we are sold out for the 2017/18 year, but if you are looking for 2018/19, please browse and contact us early!



Located 6 minutes from PCH

and only 20 minutes from Pepperdine Campus

Tucked away in the beautiful Malibu Mountains you will find yourself at Semester By The Sea, Malibu. Allowing students to unlock their potential in a nature style campus setting while having amenities as if at home. Choose from 70 spacious Cottages, Private Houses and Unique Bungalows organized to provide a comfortable living retreat in a casual, California-style setting.

Semester By The Sea, Malibu is committed to empowering education beyond the classroom by offering great programs and services. Stay connected, and discover all the ways to enhance your success with employment programs through the Calamigos Ranch.





Much more than just a University Housing complex.


Semester By The Sea is more than just a housing complex – it's a neighborhood! Located on more than 200 acres surrounded by National Parks, Beaches and Malibu Estates. Semester By The Sea Malibu captures classic California; Private Resort, Restaurants, Wedding Venues, and Movie Filming Stages. Students living here are part of a unique neighborhood.



The Malibu Café

Calamigos ranch cafe

We welcome you to the Malibu Cafe, located directly on Calamigos property. A breathtaking dining experience to enjoy with your family and friends, we call Nouveau Barbeque. With signature dishes created generations ago, paired with modern cooking techniques and flavors, we are proud to honor our ancestors and introduce you to a few of the many things that make California timeless.


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Poolhouse & Gym

Calamigos Guest Ranch Pool

Pepperdine Students can access the Well-Fit Gym & Pool located on the south-end of the resort. Pool hours are seasonal please contact your Calamigos Dean Of Students to receive updated hours. 

Student Study Beach Club

The Beach club

Study with the sound of crashing waves in the background.  Staying at Semester By The Sea, Malibu gives you exclusive access to our private beach club located at Corral Canyon Beach, less than 2 miles from campus.  Any Pepperdine club or organization that signs leases for 20 or more members will also receive an exclusive rental of this club for your club formal valued at $10,000!  Ask for details.

The Beach

zuma beach

We believe there is a balance when it comes to work and play and Zuma Beach is just that. Step into Zuma beach located only 6 miles from Calamigos Property. The perfect place to relax from your busy school week and soak up the sun or read your favoriate book! 

Living it up in Malibu.


At Semester By The Sea, Malibu, we believe a true community shouldn't be gated or fenced in – it should seamlessly meld into its surroundings. That's why Semester By The Sea would be your perfect choice for housing during your studies at Pepperdine.