C.W. Smith

C.W. Smith Hall (usually called “CDub”) is the newest dorm on campus. It was completed in Spring 2003 to alleviate the need for housing with a growing number of students having to live in off-campus rented apartments. In fact, students were moved mid-semester from the off-campus apartments - Oak Tree and Manzanita - into the newly finished dorm. Nearly the entire campus participated in the effort and accomplished the huge task in one afternoon.

The hall was named in honor of the beloved Bible professor Charles W. Smith. He came to the school in 1987 and was a favorite of students for his class on the book of Romans as well as upper division theology and Greek classes. After he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he gave the 2002 Commencement Address with the memorable line, “These are the things for the past 50 years I’ve tried to give my students to teach them how to live … and now it is time to teach you how to die.” He dedicated 50 years of his life to educating Christian young people, 35 years at Bob Jones University and the last 15 years at The Master’s University. He went to be with the Lord in 2003. There is a C.W. Smith Biblical Endowment fund to give scholarships to students studying biblical languages and theology.

What is C.W. Smith Hall like?

C.W. Smith Hall is a three-story building in a slight-V shape. The first floor has a spacious lounge furnished with ping-pong and pool tables. The second floor has a large laundry facility and a Resident Director apartment. The third floor has another large lounge with a beautiful view of the valley and it also has the second Resident Director apartment.

The dorm is divided into six wings, three women’s wings on the west side of the building, and three men’s wings on the east side separated by lounges. Each wing has a large central shower and restroom area and 13-14 rooms. Each room is fully furnished for two students including beds, built-in shelving, drawers, closet space, desks, and an individual heater/air-conditioner unit. The wings are normally referred to as “first,” “second,” or “third floor.” Because of its relatively recent construction, C.W. Smith is the only dorm with an elevator and is fully ADA-compliant.

Three words to describe CDub:

Lively. Warm. Vibrant.

Dorm Traditions:

Dinner in the Dub: an event held once every two weeks. They host a full breakfast for dinner with pancakes, eggs, and bacon. This is a time to come together from 9pm-10pm to relax, enjoy pancakes, fellowship, and take a break from schoolwork. Both Resident Directors encourage CDub to be a place where anyone from any dorm can come hang out and play ping-pong on into the night.

Dubfest: a fall bash, which includes live music, pumpkin carving, pie eating, and games. November is the time of the year when everyone needs a reminder that the semester is almost done, and there is no better way than enjoying maple donuts and coffee while listening to friends perform original music as well as playing bingo.

Deck the Dub: candy canes, candy corn, and syrup fill this event, along with white elephant gift exchanges and movies. This is an open-dorm style event and thus a great excuse for everyone to festively decorate their rooms and spend some last-minute time together before finals the following week.

Black and White Party: CDub’s end-of-the-year party which features exclusively black-and-white design. It gives the dorm time to recognize and hand out awards for outstanding students, both academically and comedically, while enjoying food and semi-formal wear.

Daniel Sheaffer

Men's Resident Director

Daniel Shaeffer earned his undergraduate degree in Communication in 2013. After moving to Louisville, Kentucky for 3 years and completing a Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he came back to TMU as a Resident Director in 2016. He currently oversees the dorm known as “CDub” where he lived during his time as a student. Daniel played baseball for the college and in his lifetime has lived in 20 different states. He is happily married to his wife, Lindsey, as of February 2019.

B.A. in Communication, The Master’s University, M.Div. in Christian Ministry, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Joined TMU in 2015

Favorite Verse: Hebrews 12:1-3

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.”

Favorite Things:

Anything St Louis Cardinals, leading worship music, reading, and family.


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