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1101 Memorial Chapel
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


Mission Statement

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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Upcoming Events

September 11, Noon: Multifaith Service of Remembrance, Garden. Labyrinth Walks, 11:30 am- 2pm in honor of 9/11 victims. 

Join us on Friday, September 11th, as we honor the victims of 9/11.


Yoga on the Labyrinth

Join fellow yogis to quiet the mind, open the heart, and heal the body in this unique yoga class on the Labyrinth. Classes will be on Tuesdays, beginning September 15th, from Noon to 1pm. You can sign up for classes through the Art & Learning Center

Chaplains Weekly Programs – Fall 2015

Reconnect Christian Service & Refreshments 

Thursdays, 1:03 pm

Garden Chapel & Lounge


Orthodox Christian Worship

Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:00pm

Garden Chapel 


Catholic Mass

Monday – Friday, 12:00-12:30pm

Main Chapel

Sundays, 12:00 - 1:00pm

Main Chapel


Baptist Connection Worship

Thursdays, 7:30-9:00pm

Garden Chapel


United Methodist Worship and Bible Study

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Main Chapel

Game Night: Thursdays, 6:30 pm


Black Ministries Worship

Sundays, 11:00am-1:00pm

Garden Chapel


United Campus Ministries: Worship, Study, and Dinner

Sundays, 5:00-8:00pm

Main Chapel

Muslim Prayer Service


Fridays, 12pm and 1pm

Nyumburu Cultural Center

Br. Tarif's Halaqa

Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm

The Musallah, 0204 Cole

Memorial Chapel: Fall 2015 Open House Dates:

Sunday, Aug. 30th, 2015, 2pm-4:30pm

Monday, Sept. 14th, 2015, 4pm-7pm

Sunday, Sept. 27th, 2015, 2pm-4:30pm

Monday, Oct. 5th, 2015, 4pm-7pm

Sunday, Oct. 18th, 2015, 2pm-4:30pm

Monday, Nov.2nd, 2015, 4pm-7pm

Monday, Dec. 7th, 2015, 4pm-7pm

Sunday, Dec. 20th, 2015, 2pm-4:30pm


Episcopal Campus Ministries-Summer Services

Join the Episcopal Campus Ministry for Evening Prayer on Sunday Evenings in the Garden Chapel, at 6:30pm. Check out our website,, and follow us on Facebook, to find out more about services and other opportunities for fellowship. Contact Teresa F. Terry,, for more information.

Want the Chapel to host one of your events 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 301-314-9893301-314-9893. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed within one week. 

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

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! 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!


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