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 in the student union. 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.
Over the past 10-15 years, Evangel has undergone a major, campus-wide renovation process to upgrade nearly all of our facilities, both residential and academic.
Evangel’s residence halls are pristine facilities that were almost all renovated between 2005 and 2010, with a fresh renovation of Lewis Hall occurring during summer 2013. EU’s buildings and facilities are as fresh and vibrant as the students, faculty, and staff who put them to good use every day.
There are also comfortable amenities for married students, with a host of campus apartments and nearby rental homes and duplexes. Even those living in “417 Hall” (commuters), will experience comfort and convenience in our commuter lounge.
Crusader Dining Hall
Evangel’s Crusader Hall opened in March 2000 and serves as EU’s main on-campus dining facility. Whether you just need to stop in for a little pre-class breakfast or they’re serving your favorite meal at dinner and you’re on your way back for thirds, Crusader Dining Hall is a great place to fill up on food and relax with friends. It also features state-of-the-art food preparation facilities, two large conference rooms, and an executive dining room for board meetings and small private events.
Sometimes students don’t want to sit down for a full meal in the dining hall and need a slice of pizza or sub on the run instead. The Joust is the perfect place on campus to grab a quick snack, meet with friends to study, or just get in a game of foosball before heading to class. Located on the 2nd floor of the Cantrell Student Union, the Joust is a favorite hangout (and eating) spot for a number of EU students.
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John K. Cantrell Student Union — named for a former board member and longtime friend of the University — is Evangel’s student union complex. The Student Union is actually made up of two buildings. The first, Crusader Hall, is the campus dining facility.
The second half of the Student Union houses many offices important to students, including Founder’s Bookstore, Student Government Association, Student Activities, Career Services, Commuter Services and the Wellness Center. The second floor of the Student Union is also home to The Joust, EU’s casual dining spot that is open throughout the day for lunch, snacking, studying and hanging out with friends.
Fitness and Intramurals
Mabee Student Fitness Center
Evangel University’s $2.5 million student fitness center, the Mabee Center, opened for student use on August 26, 1999. The 28,000 sq. ft. fitness center includes basketball courts, an indoor running track, racquetball court, an aerobics room and aerobics equipment, locker rooms and a mezzanine exercise area with professional fitness equipment.
Evangel also offers intramural sports leagues that provide fun, friendly competition for both men and women. Whether you have an eye-of-the-tiger, competitive spirit or you just want to have fun with friends from your floor, our intramural leagues let you play in a variety of sports and competitive levels.
And if you’re a commuter interested in intramurals, have no fear – there are commuter teams and many floors “adopt” commuter students to play on their teams.