Campus

Housing

Under the direction of the Residence Life Staff, residence hall life plays a major role in the educational process. Each student is challenged to increase social skills, make new and lasting relationships, examine new ideas, learn new skills, and adjust to new and different situations and people.

To take full advantage of the holistic approach to education, all single, full-time students who have not reached the age of 22 and are not living with parents or with immediate relatives in the area are required to live in college residence halls. 

Our residence life staff, made up of resident directors and resident assistants, is here to serve you. Each hall has one or two resident assistants, who report to one resident director for each building. We encourage you to get to know your residence life staff!

Arnold Residence Hall - RD

Rachel Dee

Rachel earned a BA in History from Bryan in 2010 and her MA in Christian Leadership from Liberty University in 2015.

After graduating from Bryan, she worked as a program coordinator at Biola University’s Center for Christian Thought in La Mirada, California. However, her love for students and previous experience as a resident assistant at Bryan drew her back to Residence Life. Before returning to work at Bryan, she worked as a resident director at Clearwater Christian College (Clearwater, Fla.).

In her spare time Rachel enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband Matt (2010 Bryan alum), traveling, flipping through an interior design magazine, camping, cooking, and photography. Now that she has returned to Bryan, she is also looking forward to finally finishing Dr. Ricketts History of China class, which she dropped during her undergrad because China had too many dynasties to remember.

Arnold Residence Hall

Arnold Residence Hall was built in 1972, and is one of Bryan’s two suite-style housing facilities. The hall is named for founders, donors, and long-time trustees Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Arnold.

The rooms have a connecting bathroom for every two rooms. The building is carpeted throughout with lounge, kitchen, laundry rooms, and storage facilities. All rooms are individually climate controlled.

3
Floors
51
Residence Rooms
2
Student Per Room
14' x 16'
Room Dimensions
Arnold Residence Hall
Arnold Residence Hall
H.D. Long Hall - RD

Matt Williams

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.

Matt also serves as the Coordinator of Men’s Housing and the Coordinator of Intramural Sports at Bryan College.

H.D. Long Hall

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 49 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, two laundry rooms, storage facilities and a resident director apartment.

Long houses male students on each of its four floors. The building’s second floor serves as the community hub, where students have access to a lounge, a study lab, and a kitchen.

4
Floors
49
Residence Rooms
2
Student Per Room
14' x 16'
Room Dimensions
H.D. Long Hall
H.D. Long Hall
Huston - RD

Rachel Reinders

Born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN., Rachel graduated from Bethel College in 2011 with a B.A. in Youth Ministry and Adolescent Studies. Currently working on an M.A. in Christian Ministry from Bryan College, she is excited to call Dayton Tennessee home!

Rachel served as a resident assistant as an undergrad, and that is where she discovered her love and passion for residence life. After graduation, she studied aboard at Hillsong International Leadership College in Sydney Australia, then moved home where she worked as a case manager at Lifeline Youth and Family Services. However, her love for students and former experience as an RA at Bethel drew her back to residence life.

Rachel worked as an RD at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne before coming to Bryan. She is thrilled that God has given her the privilege to work with the ladies of Huston Hall and looks forward to watching God do a transformative work during their time in college.

In her spare time, Rachel enjoys hanging out with friends, singing karaoke, bedazzling almost anything, and serving on the worship team at Calvary Chapel Chattanooga.

Huston Hall

Huston Hall opened in March of 1964, two months after Long Hall.

Huston contains 49 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, two laundry rooms, storage facilities, and a resident director apartment.

Huston houses female students on each of its four floors. The building’s second floor serves as the community hub, where students have access to a lounge, a study lab, and a kitchen.

4
Floors
49
Residence Rooms
2
Student Per Room
14' x 16'
Room Dimensions
Huston Hall
Huston Hall
F.E. Robinson - RD

Jenny Swafford

Jenny is a Dayton local and Bryan College alumna.

She was a member of the Lion's very first softball team and earned a BA in Psychology in 2012 and an MS in Psychology from Grand Canyon University in 2015.

She previously taught high school English and coached basketball and softball before returning to The Hill. Jenny first served at Bryan in Admissions and now brings her husband Jake and son Marshall with her to be the first family in Robinson Dorm.

Jenny says that a Break for Change trip to Nicaragua during her time at Bryan gave her the travel bug and the Swaffords have since journeyed from coast to coast stopping longest to live in Utah, Florida, and Virginia before returning home to plant roots. When they are not planning their next camping or road trip, you can find them cheering on the Atlanta Braves, kayaking the Chickamauga Lake, or curling up with coffee or a spoonful of peanut butter and a good book.

F. E. Robinson Hall

F. E. Robinson Residence Hall opened in August 2006. The hall is named for F. E. Robinson, one of Bryan College’s founders and generous donors who served as chairman of the board of trustees for over 25 years.

Providing housing for 120 women, the building is a traditional style hall with bathrooms and lounges on each floor, and is wired for residents to have wireless Internet access from their rooms. Rooms are individually climate-controlled and are equipped with movable, modular furniture.

4
Floors
60
Residence Rooms
2
Student Per Room
14' x 16'
Room Dimensions
F. E. Robinson Hall
F. E. Robinson Hall
Townhouses at Bryan Commons - RD

Tim Shetter

Born and raised in nearby Grandview, Tenn., Tim graduated from Bryan College with a B.S. in Music Management and is currently working on an M.A. in Higher Education from Geneva College (Pa.)

Tim served as a resident assistant during his undergraduate experience at Bryan, and because of his love for student development, began working in higher education student affairs shortly after graduating from Bryan. In addition to his current responsibilities, he has also served as resident director of Woodlee-Ewing Hall during his time at Bryan.

In his spare time, Tim enjoys disc golf, bowling and ultimate Frisbee, playing cards, spending time with friends and family, listening to Hootie and the Blowfish and eating his mom’s famous “no-bake” cookies.

Tim also serves as the Assistant Dean of Students at Bryan College.

Townhouses at Bryan Commons

Built in 2010, the Townhouses at Bryan Commons are the newest residence facilities at Bryan College. Reserved for juniors and seniors, the Townhouses are distinctive because there are six students to an apartment, a full kitchen an living area, cable TV in each apartment, and the residents are not required to be on the meal plan or observe a curfew.

These buildings include state-of-the-art features including hybrid-mini HVAC units and full kitchens. A separate wash-house unit with six washers and six dryers is provided for the townhouse complex.

2
Floors
33
Residence Rooms
2 (6 per Apt.)
Student Per Room
Varies
Room Dimensions
Townhouses at Bryan Commons
Townhouses at Bryan Commons
Woodlee-Ewing Residence Hall - RD

Nick Pacurari

Nick earned a B.A. in Christian Ministry from Bryan in 2011 and his M.A. in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014.

In addition, while serving on a church staff in New Orleans he completed a year-long ministry residency. While in seminary, Nick managed a Chick-fil-A and served as a volunteer staff member of a church plant. Prior to returning to work at Bryan, Nick worked as the Operations Director at Vintage Church of New Orleans. He is hoping to start working on his MBA at Bryan over the next year. In his spare time, Nick enjoys spending time with his wife Rachel (2012 Bryan Alum & current Campus Counselor at Bryan) and daughter Lia. Nick and Rachel are expecting their second child this coming school year! Nick’s favorite hobbies are enjoying any type of recreation, watching basketball or football, & watching a good movie. Nick and Rachel are huge foodies and love finding new restaurants!

Woodlee-Ewing Residence Hall

Built in 1984, Woodlee-Ewing Residence Hall is Bryan’s largest residence facility, housing a capacity of 174 students. The hall is named for trustee Glen Woodlee and his wife, Sarah Ewing Woodlee, whose family was among the founders of the college. This building is designed suite-style to accommodate two students per room, with every two rooms having a connecting bathroom. Each room’s built-in furniture is arranged to provide two private study centers. All rooms are tiled and individually climate-controlled. Lounges, a kitchen area, a laundry room, storage facilities and a resident director’s apartment complement the 87 student rooms.

4 floors, 8 halls
Floors/Halls
87
Residence Rooms
2
Student Per Room
13′ x 17′
Room Dimensions
Woodlee-Ewing Residence Hall
Woodlee-Ewing Residence Hall