Hotchkiss Hall was the first dorm constructed when the university moved to its current location in the 1960’s. It was dedicated on April 30, 1965 to Dr. Herbert Hotchkiss, “No man ever deserved to be memorialized in connection with an educational institution more than Herbert Hotchkiss.”
What is Hotchkiss Hall like?
Hotchkiss Dorm is a two-story building in the shape of an “H”. The lounge is a great place to build relationships, hang out, play board games, study, play ping pong, and have movie nights. The RDs love having the students over in their apartments for fun and fellowship. We love using our “Hotchyard” in the back and are excited to utilize the fountain area for hangouts. There is a central lounge on the first story and two apartments for the Resident Directors on the second story. There are eight wings, four men’s and four women’s, divided by the lounge on the first floor and by the Resident Directors’ apartments on the second. The wings are equipped with several showers, restrooms, and laundry facilities. Each dorm room is fully furnished for two students including beds, built-in shelving, drawers, closet space, and desks. The rooms have individual heater/air-conditioner units. The wings are referred to as “Upper-Back,” “Lower-Back,” “Upper-Front,” and “Lower-Front.”
Three words to describe the dormFamily. Tradition. Heart.
Apple Pie Night: an evening when a small team from Hotchkiss makes roughly 60-70 pies and the whole dorm gets together to eat them with vanilla ice cream. They collect apples as a dorm for weeks leading up to it.
Hotchkiss Luau: the final dorm event at Dockweiler Beach, every April, where they play games, have a sandcastle competition, grill, make s’mores, and crown the Hotchkiss King and Queen. Mistletoe Madness: The annual Christmas Ping Pong tournament! Whether you are skilled in the mastery of table tennis or not, it’s one of our most unifying dorm events that lasts a whole week.
Reagan is from Silverton, Oregon. He and his wife, Julie, have been married since June of 2020. They originally moved to Los Angeles from Oregon in 2017 to attend TMU as students. After Reagan graduated TMU, he continued his education at The Master’s Seminary. Reagan’s goal is to go into full-time pastoral ministry. As a student, Reagan was in Hotchkiss and served both as a WA and as an RA, so his love for Hotchkiss has been increasing every year. He loves the opportunity as an RD to encourage the young men in college to move outside the dorm life and get involved in their local churches. He desires to help students grow from young men to churchmen. Julie graduated from TMU with a B.A. in Biblical Counseling and loves both the Hotchkiss men and women with a goal to encourage them through her loving example.
B.A. Biblical Exposition, The Master’s University, M.Div., The Master’s Seminary (in progress). Joined TMU in 2021.
Favorite Things: Reagan loves spending time with his wife in whatever they do together. He loves his church, makes coffee, enjoys college football, looks for time to read, likes the beach, loves the woods, and really loves his church. He is also always trying to learn new things and get into new activities. Recently, he has been getting into golf.
Julie is from Littlerock, CA. Family is a big part of who she is. Julie has 4 brothers and one sister. She recently became an aunt for the first time this summer as well. Julie accepted Christ at a young age. An important theme that God has taught her throughout her life is that salvation is not by works, but faith alone. Julie graduated from TMU with her bachelor’s degree in Biblical Counseling. During her time at TMU she lived in CDub and Dixon Hall. She participated in TMU’s IBEX program and served as a WA and an RA. Julie is passionate about discipleship and loves spending time with people. She is always down for an adventure. Julie is pursuing her MABC and finishing up her ACBC certification. She has a heart to work with foster children in the future.
Favorite Things: Julie loves being with people. She enjoys coffee shops, adventures, the beach, hiking, running and watching the sunset. Other hobbies include playing her guitar, writing poetry, or reading. On the weekend you will find her finding new coffee shops and hanging out with friends or family. Julie also loves spending time serving at her church.
Fun Fact: Julie has a pet tortoise named Sully.