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.
Celebrate National Yoga Month and the beginning of the fall solstice with UMD Transfer and Off-Campus Student Life's Sunset Yoga event. Take a deep breath and then dive into a transformation 75-minute yoga session at the Chapel followed by a guided meditation and an optional walk in the Chapel's Labyrinth. Reflect over the provided refreshments and snag some cool giveaways. The yoga session will be held by Campus Recreation Services fitness instructor. Additional details to be announced.
*NOTE*: Please bring your own mats. Only a few mats will be available, and they go fast!
Fridays in October: Pathways to Gratitude
Join Edie Anderson from the University Health Center for a free session of meditation and yogic breathing exercises around the theme of forgiveness and gratitude. Lunch is included! Sessions will meet every Friday (October 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th) from noon to 1:00PM at the Memorial Chapel Labyrinth and Garden of Remembrance and Reflection. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 314-9866 with lunch preference of veggie or turkey. This event is funded in part by Open Spaces Sacred Places. Sponsored by Engagement, the Memorial Chapel, and the University Health Center.
Interested in Booking with the Chapel?
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! Contact our Reservations Office at 301-314-9866 or email@example.com for pricing, availability and more information!
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
AA meetings are taking place every Wednesday from 7-8pm in the Chapel Lounge. All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Contact the Washington Area Intergroup for more information on Alcoholics Anonymous (202) 966-9115.
New Chapel Tradition
At every home and away Football, Men's Basketball and Women's Basketball game day, the carillon will chime the "Maryland Victory Song" at 11:30am and 30 minutes prior to the announced game time. Go Terps!
Upcoming Wedding & All-Event Open Houses
Come join us to learn more about renting the chapel for your wedding ceremony or other special event! All are welcome, and the event is free.
- Monday, October 6, 2 - 8 pm
- Sunday, October 19, 2 - 4:30 pm
Chaplains Weekly Programs – Fall 2014
Christian Reconnect Worship Service
Roman Catholic Mass
Monday – Friday, 12:00-12:30pm
Orthodox Christian Worship
Baptist Worship & Prayer Meeting
Lutheran Student Association Worship and Dinner
United Methodist Worship and Bible Study
Ancient Spiritual Practices and Contemplation
Cancelled for 9/30/2014 & 10/2/2014
Black Ministries Worship
Sunday Roman Catholic Mass
United Campus Ministries
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 8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.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.
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.
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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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