Calamigos student housing was created by Pepperdine’s Associate Dean of Students back in 2013 when on-campus student housing waitlists topped 400 students. We have since gone independent from Pepperdine and branded our Semester by the Sea program to host Pepperdine students during the academic year and host other university learning communities during the summer. Our leasing, staffing, events, and processes are specifically designed to for university students to having a thriving community experience.

Students love life at Calamigos because of the resort style living with attention paid to hospitality and student needs.  Campus is about 15 minutes away, but our location avoids the traffic that most off-campus students fight.  We have our own community, student programming and the best college meal plan in the country at our resort restaurants! Student favorites are 24/7 gym access, heated lap pools, saunas and hot tub, and miles of beautiful outdoor recreation trails leading from our property into the Santa Monica National Recreation Area.  

Spaces fill up fast, so please explore our website, look at our spaces available, and come visit us to experience the magic yourself!

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