A big part of Evangel’s culture is life on campus. From roommate relationships to residence hall traditions, we believe the experiences you build while living at Evangel are as important to your development as classes. We’ve worked hard to provide unrivaled facilities and a fun, unique culture. For more information on each of our residence halls, visit Residence Life.
- New and re-entering students must pay a one-time, $200 enrollment deposit.
- Must be accepted/re-accepted by Admissions before paying enrollment deposit.
- Online payment instructions will be automatically emailed upon acceptance.
- Off-Campus Policy
You must meet one of the following criteria to be approved to live off-campus:
- Living with an immediate family member (parent, grandparent or legal guardian)
- 23 years of age or older (by official published semester move-in day)
- 22 years of age with senior status and a minimum 3.0 GPA (cannot be on Behavioral Probation or higher)
- 4-year baccalaureate degree earned
- 8 semesters of full-time study completed (2 summer sessions totaling 12 hours equals one semester)
- Enrolled for 9 credit hours or less (includes hours taken concurrently at other institutions)
- Veteran having completed a full two-year tour of duty
- Nursing student junior or senior
To apply to live off campus, please submit the appropriate forms and supply a parental endorsement if single and under the age of 24.
*Most students are required to live on-campus. You must submit an off-campus housing form even if you do meet the criteria in order to live off-campus (including married students, who will be automatically approved).
- Housing Deposit Refund Policy
The fall semester cancellation deadline for new applicants is May 1, and the spring semester cancellation deadline for new applicants is December 1. Enrollment deposits are non-refundable after the cancellation deadlines, but may be applied to the following semester or year by notifying the appropriate admissions counselor.
Deposits cannot be taken from future financial aid not yet applied to the student account.
Deposits will be held for the entire time the student attends Evangel University.
The deposit will secure enrollment each semester, whether on or off campus, and will allow resident students to reserve a room. When students graduate/leave Evangel, they must notify the Housing Office by the cancellation deadline in order to receive a deposit refund. Refunds will first be applied to any outstanding balance on the student account and any remaining amount will be refunded directly to the student.
The fall deposit refund cancellation deadlines for returning students are shown below:
Date Deadline May 1 Deadline for Full $200 deposit refund June 1 Deadline for 75% refund July 1 Deadline for 50% refund August 1 Deadline for 33% refund August 15 Deadline for 25% refund
The spring semester returning student cancellation deadline is the day the residence halls close for winter break.
*If returning students are unsure of their plans and need more time, they may be granted a 30-day extension on the May 1, deadline without financial penalty by simply notifying the Housing Office in writing or by email by May 1. They will then need to contact the Housing Office by May 15, with their final decision in order to be eligible for the full refund.
New students will receive an email with instructions for paying the enrollment deposit and completing the housing form after they are accepted to the University.
If you have questions about the deposit policy or anything else about Housing, please do not hesitate to contact Pam Smallwood by by phone at 417-865-2815 ext. 7335.
- Married Student Housing
Evangel has a limited number of houses, duplexes and apartments available to full-time students who meet the requirements to live off campus. Perkin Apartments have one bedroom and are reserved for married students without children. Two-bedroom duplexes and several single-family homes are also available. All properties are within walking distance of campus. Contact the Housing Office for more information about Evangel rental properties or complete the rental housing application (pdf) if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
Engaged and Newly-Married
To be permanently approved to live off campus (whether in Evangel properties or elsewhere), female students must change their name on their Social Security card. Then the couple must take their marriage license and her new Social Security card (or letter from the SS office) to Evangel’s Records and Registration Office.