Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life


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The Memorial Chapel is a multi-faceted campus facility serving numerous on-and off- campus populations and is home to a diverse range of events and personnel. Dedicated in 1952 as a living memorial to members of the University community that gave their lives in times of war, the Memorial Chapel is the center of religious life on campus and supports all fourteen university recognized chaplaincies and their programs. In addition, it is the site for weddings, concerts, lectures, convocations, commencements and other special events throughout the year.

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2019 Veterans Day Honor and Remember Celebration


Monday, November 11, 12 pm-1 pm, Main Chapel


Join us on Monday November 11 to honor our Veteran community! Enjoy remarks from UMD veterans Sara Olsen and Jack Baker.


Currently a PhD student in the School of Public Health, Sara Olsen completed nine years of active duty and several combat deployments as an Explosive Ordinance Disposal officer in the U.S. Navy. Inspired by her post-active duty work in training wounded warriors, she became one of the founders of the Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance, a nonprofit designed to increase inclusive fitness for all people with disability.


At present a director in the facility management staff, Jack Baker came to the University in 1992 after serving twenty years overseas and stateside in the U.S. Air Force. Having reached the rank of Colonel, he retired as the Military Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Installations.


MannerMusik and the Mighty Sound of Maryland will provide music for the event and a complimentary lunch will follow. To learn more, visit:


Honor and Remember Vigil

Join us on the Front Steps of the Chapel following the Veterans Day Celebration (Monday, November 11) to honor UMD Veterans we have lost. Air Force, Army, and Navy ROTC Cadets will stand in vigil from 1 pm- 3 pm. 


Terps Interfaith Exchange

Join the interfaith conversation on Wednesday, November 13, 12:30 pm-2:00 pm!   Lunch will be served.  All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend both sessions, or just one! To register, go to:


New Event! Christian Science Bible Study (Room 2118, Chapel)

Tuesdays, October 29, November 12, November 26, and December 10, all 5:00 - 6:00 pm


All Wedding & Other Events Open House Dates:

Monday, Nov. 4  5:00 - 6:30 pm. 

Whether you are planning a large celebration or intimate affair, consider choosing the University of Maryland Memorial Chapel for the location of your special event! Anyone is welcome to reserve space in Memorial Chapel regardless of their affiliation to the University. We can accommodate weddings of twenty to 600 guests.  All are welcome! Visit our wedding website ( for more information! 

WHY Come to the Chapel?
The Memorial Chapel is a multi-faceted campus facility, and is an ideal location for concerts, lectures, meetings, convocations, commencements and everything in between.

This is the perfect opportunity to see or revisit any of our spaces:

  • Main Chapel
  • Garden Chapel
  • Lounge  
  • Conference Room 
  • Bridal Suite  
  • Garden & Labyrinth
WHO Will Be Here: A member of our staff, will be here to give you a tour, show you where guests will park, and answer any questions relating to set-up/arrival/departure and decor. 
​HOW To RSVP​: This event is absolutely free but we ask that if you plan on attending, you give us a call at 301-314-9866 or email ( 
Please do not hesitate to email back or call the office, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5pm, with any questions. Have a wonderful day!

Reservations- Student Groups & Departments  

To request information about availability, room rental fees, and the reservation process, please contact our office and speak to one of our Event Managers, via email at or phone at 301.314.9866. 

Weddings & Special Events 

Whether you're a bride looking for the perfect ceremony spot or just looking for a great place to host a meeting, lecture, concert, baptism, or any other special event, the Memorial Chapel is just the place for you! NEW!  When booking with both the Chapel as your wedding venue and the Stamp Student Union as your reception site, receive a 10% discount from both venues!! Contact our Reservations Office at 301-314-9866 or for pricing, availability and more information! Visit out wedding website at


Chaplains Weekly Programs – Fall 2019

Baptist Connection – Jess Senasack

Worship, Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Garden Chapel

Black Ministries-Dr. Haywood Robinson


I Worship, Sundays, 10:30am-11:30am, Main Chapel


Catholic Chaplaincy-Fr. Rob Walsh

Weekday Mass, Monday – Fridays, 12:00-12:30pm, Main Chapel

Weekend Mass, Sundays, 8:00pm - 9:00pm, Main Chapel

Email:     Website:


Episcopal Chaplaincy

Book/Bible Study (6:00-6:45 pm), Prayer Service (7 pm), and Free dinner (after service)Tuesdays 

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, College Park, MD




Lutheran Campus Ministry- Rev. Ray Ranker 

En Camino, Wednesdays, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, Lounge 


Phone: 301-405-8448


Hindu Chaplaincy- Kiran Sankla

Bhakti Meditation, Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm, Lounge


 Muslim Prayer Service- Tarif Shraim

 Jummah, Fridays, 12:15pm and 1:15pm, Nyumburu Cultural Center

Hallaqa, Wednesdays, 5:30pm, Musallah (Cole Activities Center)



Orthodox Christian -- Father Kosmas Karavellas

Worship, Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:00pm, Garden Chapel


United Campus Ministry - Rev. Holly Ulmer

Worship, Study, and Dinner, Sundays, 6-7:15pm, Garden Chapel & Lounge 


United Methodist Chaplaincy -- Rev. Michelle Mejia

Sunday Worship, 12:30 pm Garden Chapel

Breaking Bread Meal and Game Night, Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Lounge 




Christian Science Chaplaincy 


Other Special Special Programs 

CAFH Monday Meditations

Join us every Monday 6:00 -7:00pm to learn and practice meditation. In each meeting we will practice meditation and dialogue about ways to incorporate meditation into our busy daily lives. Keep calm and unfold! This event is free.
Sponsored by Cafh, a path of spiritual unfolding:

For more information, please contact Francisca Saavedra at

"There is a Solution"

These meetings are held in the Chapel's Conference Room from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Thursdays! 

Main Chapel, Garden Chapel and Gardens: Open for Reflection-Need a place to decompress, meditate, or pray? Come by the Main or the Garden (West) Chapels, typically open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday through Friday. The interfaith Tree of Life has been permanently installed in the Garden  Chapel; all are invited to visit the space to admire this sacred work of art and to take time to pray, relax, and reflect. The Garden of Reflection and Remembrance is also available during daylight hours, and equally as welcoming and relaxing

Garden Grant- Host Your Event for Free-Apply today for a $250 to supplement an event or initiative that features the Chapel's Garden of Reflection and Remembrance and/or Chapel Labyrinth. Funds may be used by UMD student organizations or departments, or off-campus organizations to supplement Chapel rentals, honoraria, supplies, marketing, or food. For a grant application, email or call 301-314-9893. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed within one week.