This dorm was completed in 1990 as part of an expansion project to accommodate the growing student population following Dr. John MacArthur’s arrival as president in 1985. The hall is named after Dr. Frederick W. Waldock. He and his wife, Dorothy, were pioneering missionaries in northern India for almost forty years. He often spoke at the school’s mission conference and was awarded an honorary doctorate for his contribution to missions.
O.J. graduated from TMU in 2014 with a degree in history. He then interned at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL, worked as a docent for Passages, Museum of the Bible, and most recently, spent five years teaching at Desert Christian High School in Lancaster, CA. He enjoys research and writing, but most of all, he is passionate about the Word of God and discipleship. His favorite verses are Lamentations 3:21-25.
Waldock is a two-story building in a wide V shape. In the middle of both floors are lounges with great views of Placerita Canyon. The Resident Director apartment is in the middle of the second story.
The dorm is divided into four wings, two per floor of 10-11 rooms with a large, central shower and restroom area on each floor. Laundry facilities are on the first floor. 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 generally referred to as “Upper-East,” “Upper-West,” “Lower-East,” and “Lower-West.”
Waldock’s sister dorm is Dixon Hall.
Devoted. Assorted. Chill.
Pumpkin Carving: An old tradition with their sister dorm, Dixon. Students have one hour to carve a pumpkin to the best of their ability. When time is up, tea lights are lit inside. As the RDs vote, they blow out the candles one by one. The last pumpkin with a lit candle is the winner. Fellowship and pie follow.
Annual Family Pie Night: The RD opens his kitchen to anyone who wants to make pies that they eat later with hot drinks (think cider, hot cocoa, and coffee). The guys dress up the way they would for a holiday at home, or with funny ugly Christmas sweaters. Towards the end of the evening, they put up the Christmas decorations, play games and music, and hang out together.
Christmas Caroling: A long-standing tradition of Waldock’s where they go Christmas caroling with Dixon. They sing to the on-campus family and then travel to the neighborhood to help others get into the Christmas spirit. This year, they will be ending the night with hot chocolate and a visit to Candy Cane Lane, a popular neighborhood that decorates their whole cul-de-sac with Christmas lights.
What a Year: A combined party with Dixon where the RDs give out paper plate awards, ranging from humorous to serious. It’s a chance for the dorm leadership to show their gratitude to each other and to the dorm for the year. They enjoy burgers, a water balloon toss, fellowship around and in the pool, corn hole, and giant Jenga.
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