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.
Sun., March 9, 11:30 am & 6:30 pm
In honor of the Men's Basketball game, the Chapel bells will play the Maryland Victory Song.
It is time of Lent for Christians
Wind Down Wednesday
- March 26th, 12:30-2:00pm
- April 23rd, 12:30-2:00pm
- May 14th, 12:30-2:00pm
Enjoy a mellow lunchtime in a quiet repose of the Garden Chapel. Listen to live music, played on a grand piano, as you experience the multifaith Tree of Life community art installation. This is a perfect time for personal reflection, including quiet conversation or using journals for writing reflection. Walk the nearby labyrinth. Reserve a simple vegetarian or turkey lunch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 4-9893.
Wedding and All-Event Open House, Memorial Chapel
Planning a wedding and searching for a venue that is unique and beautiful? Looking for the ideal atmosphere for your lecture, concert, or meeting? Consider renting a space at the Memorial Chapel! To take a tour and learn about services offered, join us for our Wedding and All-Event Open House on the following dates:
- Sunday, March 23, 2-4:30pm
- Monday, April 7, 2-8pm
- Saturday, May 3 - 10am-12:30pm
For more information call the Memorial Chapel at (301) 314-9866 or e-mail at email@example.com
Interfaith Experience Project
Curious about other faiths? Interested in attending services of other traditions? Join the Interfaith Experience Project hosted by MICA and the Memorial Chapel. Look forward to visiting Maryland Hillel coming this April!
Walk for Wellness
Did you know that the Memorial Chapel Garden and Labyrinth are walking sites for Walk for Wellness? Get more information and reserve a space on a walking team today by visiting the Campus Recreation Services website found here.
Ongoing Spiritual Programs and Worship return with the Spring Semester
Black Student Ministries: Sundays 11am in the Garden Chapel, worship service
Roman Catholic Chaplaincy: Sunday 12pm in the Main Chapel, Sunday Mass; Monday-Friday 12pm in the Main Chapel, Daily Mass;First Friday of each month, 12pm Mass and Pizza Lunch
United Campus Ministry: Sundays 6pm in the Main Chapel, UCM Protestant Worship Service or hot topic discussions
Episcopal/Anglican Ministry: Tuesdays 7:30pm in the Garden Chapel, Contemplation Spirituality
Lutheran Campus Ministries: Tuesdays 5pm in the Chapel Lounge, LSA dinner and worship
Orthodox Chaplaincy (OCF): Tuesdays 5pm in the GardenChapel, Orthodox Vespers service
United Methodist Chaplaincy: Wednesdays 6pm in the Main Chapel, worship service and bible study; Thursdays 7:15pm, Game Night
Baptist Collegiate Ministries: Thursdays at 7pm in the Garden Chapel of Memorial Chapel, large group and worship
UMD Hillel: Fridays at 6pm at UMD Hillel (note: separate center, not at the Chapel), Shabbat service and dinner http://www.marylandhillel.org/servicetimes/
UMD Chabad: Fridays at 8pm at the Chabad Jewish Student Center (note:separate center, not at the Chapel), Shabbat dinner
Don't see the service or chaplaincy that you're looking for? Reach out to one of our 14 Chaplains to find the service or program for you at: http://thestamp.umd.edu/engagement/memorial_chapel/chaplains
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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