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.
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:
|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.
Students desiring to live off campus must meet one of the criteria listed below and be approved by the Housing Director after submitting the off-campus questionnaire located in their student portal. A parental endorsement is also required for students living at home with their parents. Here are the criteria:
- Living with a parent, grandparent or court approved legal guardian
- Attained the age of 23 or older prior to the official, published semester move-in day
- Achieved senior status, a GPA (cumulative) of 3.0 or better, and age 22 by move-in day at the beginning of the semester, provided that they are not on a disciplinary plan
- Completed eight full-time semesters of course work
- Enrolled for nine hours or less (including courses taken concurrently at other institutions)
- Completed a previous baccalaureate degree
- Fulfilled a minimum of two years active duty military service
- Participating in the student teaching semester
- Nursing student upperclassman with classes at Cox School of Nursing
- Married (Engaged students may be tentatively approved.)
Most students are required to live on campus. Even if you meet a criterion (including being married), a form must be submitted to the housing office. Married students will be approved automatically.
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 located on the north side of Evangel’s campus near the baseball and softball fields. 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.