A big part of Evangel’s culture is life on campus. That is why Evangel is primarily a residential campus for all traditional-aged undergraduate students, unless you live at home and commute to campus or meet one of the other qualifications (see below in Off-Campus Housing Requirements). You can also see frequently asked questions about roommate matching, room assignments, and other housing policies (FAQs Housing Policies) for further information. Evangel operates in compliance with the Fair Housing Act and the 504 Rehabilitation Act concerning Service and Assistance Animals.
Each residence hall is managed by full-time Residence Directors (RDs), master’s level adults, who live in an apartment within each hall. They oversee the care and social aspect of the students who reside there, as well as lead educational programming teams in outside-the-classroom-learning opportunities for all students. Resident Assistants (RAs) are trained student leaders who reside on each floor to assist students and create an atmosphere of community and respect. Additionally, each hall has floor and hall event teams, who plan and implement activities to encourage relationships and growth.
From roommate relationships to hall traditions, your experiences can help you develop in ways you never imagined, all while being surrounded by a supportive community of like-minded believers to take this journey with you. Of course, the foundation of this tight-knit community is formed in the residence halls where new and returning students, from freshmen to seniors, experience life together. You can build relationships with others from around the state or around the world; friendships that will enrich your life and last a lifetime.
Evangel’s residence halls are all similar in structure and design, with double occupancy rooms. There is a shared bathroom between each set of two rooms so no more than four students share the facilities. The residence buildings are 3 to 4 stories tall, with 6 to 8 floors. We also offer free laundry machines in each residence hall. First floor lobbies are newly renovated and students use both first and second floor lobbies as their “living rooms.”
Residence hall living brings many opportunities for involvement with all kinds of floor and hall activities, as well as leadership possibilities. Students can get involved in weekly floor devotions in addition to other community outings. There are hundreds of opportunities to serve in leadership as resident assistants, discipleship leaders, discipleship administrators, or on hall and floor councils. Students also personalize their environments with mission-oriented themes and floor designs. We encourage you to visit our campus and check out our dorms!
Burgess Hall is a 4-story building, with 8 floors, on the north side of campus and up to 275 women call it home.
Krause Hall is a 3-story building, with 6 floors on the north side of campus and a capacity to house 190 men.
Lewis Hall, the largest residential building, has 4 stories, 8 floors, and is on the north side of campus. Lewis houses up to 325 students. Women live on the north side of the building and men live on the south side.
Scott Hall is a 3-story building, with 6 floors, on the south side of campus with a housing capacity of 190 men. This hall houses the only men’s honor floor on campus.
Spence Hall is a 3-story building on the south side of campus and can house up to 160 women. This hall is the home of the women’s honor floor.
Walther Hall is a 3-story building on the south side of campus with a housing capacity of 180 women.
Residence Hall Room Information
Each residence hall has a microwave, an ice machine, and a water bottle filling station for student use.
Each room has the following:
- Sink and vanity
- Two twin beds. Beds for men have extra-long mattresses. Female students may request extra-long mattresses if needed.
- Two desks with chairs
- One 4-drawer chest
- Two closets (each closet is 46” x 21” and has two shelves)
- Standard window (opening is 34” x 44”)
- A bathroom with a tub/shower and a toilet connects the two rooms in each suite
Checklist: What to Bring
- Extra-long twin mattress cover (REQUIRED)
- Linens * (bring sheets that are designed to fit both regular and extra-long mattresses – we have a mixture.)
- Clothes hangers
- Cleaning supplies
- Laundry detergent
- Personal hygiene items
- Plastic storage containers
*Sheets that fit both regular and extra-long mattresses may be ordered from: https://www.ocm.com/evc?utm_source=evc&utm_medium=Direct+Mail
Electrical items (OPTIONAL):
- Hair dryer
- Curling iron
- Coffee pot
- Popcorn popper
- Headphones (for students who prefer to study with music/TV and have roommates who don’t)
- Small microwave*
- TV, DVD
- Hot pot (no open or exposed heating element)
- Refrigerator (smallest size only—approximately 3 cubic ft)
Note: All appliances must use a power strip with an electrical breaker switch
- Pictures, posters, etc. (hang with poster tack because nails are not allowed)
- Air fresheners, potpourri, etc. (no open flames of any kind)
- Small sofas, couches, or chairs
- Small aquarium fish (no other pets permitted)
Free Internet access is available in all residence hall rooms.
Eight main computer labs are available to all students campus wide. The Art & Communication departments each have computer labs. Each residence hall has a computer lab that is open 24 hours.
Current Student Enrollment Deposit Policy
Your enrollment deposit is only paid once at the beginning of your time at Evangel and secures enrollment each semester, whether on or off campus. When you graduate/leave Evangel, notify the Housing office by the cancellation deadlines in order to receive the deposit refund. Refunds are first applied to any outstanding student account balance with additional funds returned by mail directly to the student.
The fall deposit refund cancellation deadlines for returning students are:
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 to be eligible for the full refund.
Service and Assistance Animals Policy
The University recognizes that Assistance Animals and Service Animals may be an effective accommodation for certain qualified students with disabilities at Evangel University. Service Animals are those that are trained to take a specific action when needed to assist the person with a disability, and Assistance Animals are those that provide emotional or other type of support that alleviates one or more identified symptoms or effects of a person’s disability while in university housing. Assistance Animals are permitted only in student housing, whereas Service Animals are permitted to accompany students in other areas of the campus.
For detailed information on Assistance Animals and Service Animals, and to see if you qualify, refer to the Assistance Animal Policy or contact the Student Disability Coordinator.
FAQ Roommate Matching, Room Assignments, and Housing Policies
New and re-entering students pay a one-time, $200 enrollment deposit, after they have been accepted as a student. Online instructions and roommate matching surveys are automatically emailed upon acceptance.
If you need to cancel your housing for the fall semester, the deadline for new applicants to receive a refund of their enrollment deposit is May 1. The deadline for spring semester cancellation for new applicants is December 1. Enrollment deposits are non-refundable after the cancellation deadlines, but may be applied to a subsequent 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 are held for the entire time the student attends Evangel University to secure enrollment each semester, whether on or off campus, and will allow resident students to reserve a room. During their last semester at Evangel, students can receive their enrollment deposit back by notifying the Housing Office by the cancellation deadline. Refunds are first applied to any outstanding balance on the student account and any remaining amount is refunded directly to the student.
We want you to have the roommate of your choice so, yes, you can choose your roommate, as long as both students are eligible and request the same person. Rooms are first assigned to returning students. We will do our best to give you your first choice, but rooms and residence halls are assigned to new students, according to the date of enrollment deposit, based on availability.
We can match you with a compatible roommate using a detailed roommate matching survey. Returning students select their own roommates or are assisted in the process each semester by their Residence Director.
Returning students may request a private room at an additional cost, once approved by the Bursar’s Office. First-time freshman students have a roommate.
Residential students have a traditional meal plan and have the option of adding Crusader Bucks, if desired. Commuter students may purchase optional block meal plans (45 or 75 meals) and/or Crusader Bucks. Contact the Housing Director for options with meal plans. If you have health needs that require significant dietary restrictions, our food service staff may be able to accommodate your needs.