H.D. Long Hall is Bryan’s oldest residence facility, opening in January of 1964. Two months later, Huston Hall, Long’s sister building opened its doors. This hall is named for Dr. H. D. Long, member of the board of trustees from 1946 to 1968 and its hard-working chairman from 1955-68.
Long contains 52 residence rooms which are individually climate controlled. Each student room has a sink and is furnished with beds, wardrobes and study desks. Some student rooms are fitted with movable, modular furniture. The building also has a lounge, a kitchen, bathrooms on each floor, a laundry room, storage facilities and a resident director apartment.
Quick Facts about Long
Residence rooms: 52
Students per room: 47 rooms accommodating two people, four rooms housing one person and two rooms housing three people
Current Capacity: 102
Room Description: 14′ x 16′, Cinderblock walls and tiled floors
Furniture/Amenities: Bed, desk, chair, wardrobe and sink with medicine cabinet
Community Areas: Lounge (cable tv), kitchen (refrigerator, stove, oven and microwave) and laundry room (washers, dryers and ironing board) all housed on the second floor
Showers per student: About one shower for every four men
H.D. Long is well-known for: Being Bryan’s oldest residence hall, housing a wide range of underclassmen and upperclassmen, and the legendary wide hallways where something is always going on
H.D. Long’s game(s) of choice: FIFA, NCAA Football, Dominion, Settlers of Catan, Cornhole and Sand Volleyball
Matt Williams, RD, Director of Men's Housing
Matt was born and raised east of Atlanta in Decatur, Ga., but has proudly called the Chattanooga/Dayton area his home for 16 years. Matt earned a B.A. in English Literature from Bryan College and an M.A. in Higher Education from Geneva College (Pa.). Matt worked in journalism for several years following his undergraduate education, but made his way back to higher education student affairs following his experience as a resident assistant during college.
In his spare time, Matt enjoys spending time with wife Kati and sons Caleb and Andrew, cheering on the Atlanta Braves and Falcons, watching movies with friends, reading for pleasure, playing Settlers of Catan, hiking the Cumberland Trail and frequenting America’s best independently-owned donut shops.
Dean Franklin, RA
Second Floor and Long Lead RA
Hometown: Salisbury, Maryland
Major: Christian Ministry (Youth Option)
Favorite food: Enchiladas
Favorite Bible verses: Psalm 25:4-5
Favorite book: Princess Bride (better than the movie)
Jessalyn Pierce, RA
First Floor RA
Hometown: Columbia, TN
Major: Christian Ministry Leadership
Before I Die: See the Northern Lights
What I love about Bryan: I love that it’s small. I feel like I know the majority of the people here on some level. It’s a tight community and it’s a lot of fun. I also love how the entire population of Dayton shows up for steak/shrimp night in the cafeteria…and I love the squirrels that live on campus.