Contact Memorial Chapel

1101 Memorial Chapel
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


301-314-9866
Chapel@umd.edu

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.

Host your wedding at the Memorial Chapel.

 

 

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Upcoming Events

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

Upcoming Labyrinth Programs

Thurs., Dec. 11,  3:30 to 5:30pm 

Light Your Way Labyrinth Walk

Walk the labyrinth  with a lit candle, as you plan for an illuminating  exam season.  Inside in the Chapel Lounge, relax on chocolates and hot cider and teas,  listen to peaceful music and create a bright hand-held labyrinth to take home.  Labyrinth meditation offered on the half hour

 

Thurs., Dec. 17, 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk

Look ahead to the longest night of the year and the promise of sunshine and rebirth.  Welcome the new year with a meditative walk.  Enjoy sparkling cider as you fashion a handmade outdoor lantern.Labyrinth meditation offered on the half hour
   

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 301-314-9866301-314-9866 or chapel@umd.edu 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(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 Fight 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 December 1,  2:30 - 7:30 pm

- Sunday, December 14, 2-4:30pm 

Chaplains Weekly Programs – Fall 2014

Christian Reconnect Worship Service 

Wednesdays, 1:00-1:45pm

Garden Chapel 

Roman Catholic Mass

Monday – Friday, 12:00-12:30pm

Main Chapel

Orthodox Christian Worship

Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30pm

Garden Chapel

Baptist Worship & Prayer Meeting

Thursdays, 8:00-9:30pm

Garden Chapel

Lutheran Student Association Worship and Dinner

Tuesdays, 5:00-7:00pm

Chapel Lounge

United Methodist Worship and Bible Study

Wednesdays, 6:00-8:30pm

Garden Chapel

Black Ministries Worship

Sundays, 11:00am-1:00pm

Garden Chapel

Sunday Roman Catholic Mass

12:00-1:00pm

Main Chapel

United Campus Ministries

Sundays, 6:00-8:00pm

Main Chapel

Muslim Prayer Services

Jummah

 Fridays, 12pm and 1pm 

 

 Cole Field House

 

Tajweed

Wednesdays, 4:30pm for (Beginners) and 5:00pm for (Intermediate)

 

Musallah

 


Announcements

Religious and Spiritual Identity Film-making Project

posted on October 13, 2014

Drop by anytime from 10am to 2pm

Memorial Chapel Garden of Reflection and Remembrance


Chapel Garden

posted on May 09, 2012

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 a place for quiet contemplation.

Faith Survey

posted on May 09, 2012

Interested in learning more about the faith communities and chaplaincies on campus? Click here and fill out the University's faith preference survey to receive information.

2002 Class Gift

posted on May 09, 2012

Learn about the 2002 Class Gift here.
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