There’s really nothing like life on campus at Evangel. It’s more than hanging out in the residence halls, going to a football game, or enjoying lunch with friends at the Caf. You see, at EU, you’re always surrounded by a strong, supportive community of like-minded believers – and that’s something you won’t find at just any university.
Of course, the foundation of this tight-knit community is formed in the residence halls. Whether you become best friends with your roommate or you simply enjoy hanging out with the people on your floor, Evangel’s residence halls provide a college experience our graduates never forget. Many of our alumni take pride in their halls and to this day will identify themselves by the floor and hall they lived in during their college years.
Check out what each residence hall has to offer by looking through the photos below.
This four-story residence hall is named for Doyle. E. Burgess, former member of the Board of Directors and a president of the Evangel Council. Burgess Hall is an all-woman hall with capacity for 288 students. Construction was completed in 1978 and renovations were completed in 2007.
One of Burgess’s many traditions includes the annual Burgess House Party. Each year brings a new theme, new decorations and all kinds of games and activities to Burgess Hall, and it’s often one of the favorite events of EU students each year.
This three-story male residence hall was completed in 1970 and completely renovated in 2010. Krause Hall has a capacity to house 216 students. It was named for Henry Krause, a member of the first Board of Directors and the Evangel Council.
The residents of Krause Hall have some fun—albeit unique—traditions of their own. One of the most well-known is the Higgins, which is the Krause Hall Christmas party. Warnings of “The Higgins is coming!” will flood the halls, Chapel and many other places on campus in the days leading up to the event. Calling the Higgins memorable would be an understatement.
Lewis Hall, the largest and newest of the residence halls, has capacity to house 352 students. It was completed in 1980 and named for Gayle F. Lewis, former general superintendent of the Assemblies of God. The four-story structure houses female students on the North wing of the building and male students are housed on the South wing.
The Rev. Charles W.H. and Mrs. Gertrude Scott are the namesakes for Evangel’s fourth permanent residence hall. The Scotts were early supporters of Evangel – Rev. Scott was the first chairman of the college’s Board of Directors, and Mrs. Scott helped to found the Evangel Ladies Auxiliary. Scott Hall serves as a men’s residence hall, with a housing capacity of 216 students. The male honor floor is located on the first floor of the South wing. Construction was completed in 1972 and the building was renovated in 2005.
Scott Hall is known for having a variety of fun activities every year, including a major barbecue event during the Fall Semester, an annual Super Bowl party, an arm wrestling tournament (yes, seriously), and plenty of other unique activities.
Named for Inez Hover Spence, a supervisor of both men’s and women’s residences, this building was completed in the fall of 1968 and opened as the first permanent women’s dormitory.
One thing Spence Hall is known for is the “Smarty Party” hosted every other Tuesday throughout the school year.
This residence hall was completed in 1970 and named for Grace Walther, the first Director of Student Life and the organizer of Evangel’s student teaching program. The building was built concurrently with Krause Hall. Once completed, they became the second and third permanent residence halls. Walther Hall is a women’s hall with a capacity for 216 students. Walther Hall was renovated in 2006.
One of Krause’s most popular annual events is the Walther Murder Mystery party. From costumes to decorations, the Walther women go all out for the Murder Mystery. And they happen to have some fun with other events and activities along the way.