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Evangel University celebrates annual Homecoming activities this weekend

Published on Oct 16, 2023 by Erin Hedlun

EU Valor play during the 2022 Homecoming football game.

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri –  Evangel University’s annual Homecoming activities will take place this Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 19-21.

A Homecoming chapel service will be held on Friday, Oct. 20 at 9:45 a.m. in Spence Chapel featuring guest speaker Rev. Doug Clay, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God.

Following the chapel service, attendees are invited to participate in packing hygiene kits for Convoy of Hope through Evangel’s Center for Compassion. The event will be held in Trask Hall 208. Also at 11 a.m., tours will be conducted of EU’s newly renovated Walther Hall dormitory. The completed project is part of Evangel’s historic Here. Now. Campaign.

The 2023 alumni awardees will be recognized in a special ceremony at 4 p.m. on Friday in the Barnett Recital Hall.

Various department-specific award ceremonies and events will take place throughout the weekend.

On Friday afternoon, the men’s and women’s soccer teams will face Sterling College at Evangel’s Coryell Field. The ladies game starts at 3 p.m. and the men’s game begins at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free.

The crowd cheers on Valor during the 2022 Homecoming football game.

EU’s annual County Fair will be held on the quad on Friday evening beginning at 4:30 p.m.

The Evangel University football team will take on Friends University at Nixa High School’s Eagle Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance on the EU Athletics website or at the gate for $10 per ticket for adults; 12 and under are free.

To view the full Homecoming schedule, visit


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