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Evangel to provide on campus housing for graduate students

Published on Feb 20, 2024 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Evangel University is expanding its on-campus housing options to include a dedicated dormitory for students pursuing graduate-level studies. The move comes as the university identifies ways to make pursuing a graduate degree even more accessible and affordable to the growing population of students it serves.

Though many of Evangel’s graduate degrees are offered fully online, a range of programs are also available as fully seated options, including several degrees at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

The university will designate Spence Hall for graduate student housing. It will also be available via an application process to incoming undergraduate students who are older than traditional freshman students. The residence director apartment attached to the west side of the dorm will be converted to a community kitchen for residents. Students staying in Spence Hall may rent single rooms or entire suites. The dorm will be open to both male and female students, with designated wings for each.

“The opportunity to provide a cost-effective housing option for our graduate and non-traditional undergraduate students is another way we are enhancing the student experience at Evangel,” said Dr. Mike Rakes, EU president. “This hall will accommodate the stage of life these students are in and allow for a cost-effective and convenient option for living in Springfield while pursuing their degree at EU. They will also be able to take part in the vibrant community life that is a hallmark of the EU student experience.”

Traditional undergrad students currently living in Spence Hall will relocate to neighboring Scott Hall next semester.

Individuals interested in pursuing a graduate degree at Evangel and who are in need of local housing should contact Evangel’s Housing Director Jared Chatfield at or call 417.865.2815 ext. 4663.


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:

  • #1 Best College in Springfield & #2 Best Christian College in Missouri by Niche
  • US News & World Report Best Colleges Top Performer in Social Mobility
  • 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