1101 Memorial Chapel
College Park MD 20742
301 314 9866
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.
Monday, December 2, 2-8pm; Saturday, January 11, 10am-12pm
Engaged and looking for a place to get married? Planning a wedding and searching for a venue that is unique and beautiful? Join us at our wedding open houses to take a tour of the Memorial Chapel and to learn about the services offered for wedding celebrations. No appointment is necessary. For more information contact the office at (301) 314-9866 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
“Get Centered!” Labyrinth Walk
Friday, December 13, 3:30-5:30pm; Garden of Reflection and Remembrance, Memorial Chapel
Seek inner peace this exam period. Lit candle in hand, walk quietly to the center of the Labyrinth in the Garden of Reflection and Remembrance. Soothe anxiety with a cup of calming tea while you craft a golden mini-labyrinth to take back to study.
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Wednesday, December 18, 3:30-5:30pm; Garden of Reflection and Remembrance, Memorial Chapel
Bid farewell to regrets of the old year as you walk the Labyrinth and welcome back the sun with your own lit candle as you walk out! Create a glittery hand-held labyrinth to reflect the winter light at home. Hot drinks served.
West Chapel renamed: Garden Chapel
The West Chapel has officially been renamed the Garden Chapel, in honor of the new installation of the Tree of Life, a community art project that reflects the Tree of Life symbol in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths. Those of all backgrounds and faiths are invited to visit the space to admire the gorgeous work of art and to take time to pray, relax, and reflect.
GardenConnect at Memorial Chapel
Come check out Memorial Chapel’s unique interactive tour for young children (6-12), GardenConnect! It is a great opportunity to learn about University of Maryland’s campus, the beautiful garden surrounding the Chapel, as well as the Chapel itself, one of UMD’s most iconic landmarks. This program is free of charge and we tailor the tour to fit both the age group and the specific interests of the children. Contact Denise McHugh, Chapel Coordinator, for more information about placing a reservation.
Funded by Open Spaces, Sacred Places.
Main Chapel, Garden Chapel and Gardens: Open for Reflection
Need a place to decompress, relax, meditate, or pray? Come by the Main or the Garden (West) Chapels, typically open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Memorial Chapel is proud to announce that the interfaith Tree of Life has been permanently installed in the Garden (West) Chapel and invite those of all backgrounds and faiths to visit the space to admire the gorgeous 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.
---To inquire about religious services and specific faith events, contact our campus chaplains!
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In a time when most people run their lives with an overcrowded calendar and the world seems a bit more fragile, finding time - let alone a place - to reflect is difficult.
The Garden of Reflection and Remembrance is such a peaceful place to visit.
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