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Campus updates continue through the summer at Evangel University

Published on Jul 29, 2022 by Erin Hedlun

Students enjoy a game of basketball on EU's newly completed Valor Courts
Students enjoy a game of basketball on EU’s newly completed Valor Courts.

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Campus updates continue at Evangel as the university prepares to welcome new and returning students for the fall 2022 academic semester. The ongoing enhancements align with EU President Dr. Mike Rakes’ focus on elevating the student experience on campus.

“We want to create spaces on campus for students to enjoy community,” Rakes said. “These ongoing updates are part of our commitment to make Evangel a place students are excited to come to this fall and beyond.”

Construction on the Valor basketball courts has been completed and landscaping and seating areas have been added.

Second floor lobby areas in all residence halls have been repainted, and new furniture and tvs are being installed. Additionally, new hallway carpet is being laid in all dorms.

The concrete walkway around the university’s clocktower has been extended to allow for greater ease of foot traffic through the center of campus.

A new sound system has been installed in Spence Chapel to complement its state-of-the-art LED stage screens and provide an exceptional service experience.

The university recently announced a new construction campaign that will allow for additional significant campus updates, including the complete renovation of a residence hall and new athletic facilities.

 Construction timelines and details about these projects will be announced soon.


About Evangel University

Evangel University, with its embedded Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Spirit-led Christian university located in Springfield, Missouri. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Under the leadership of Dr. Mike Rakes, EU is committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally and becoming compassionate innovators in their chosen vocations. EU offers more than 70 degree programs, including cutting-edge majors, pre-professional programs, and affordable and flexible online degree options.

EU is highly regarded and has been ranked:

  • Colleges of Distinction Best Christian University
  • Top 10 Best Universities by
  • Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by

With additional accreditations in business, counseling, music, social work, and theology and certification as an Excellence in Giving university, EU is focused on providing students with hands-on experience and real-world training for today’s professional careers. Learn more about the university at