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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

Maryland Day: April 25, 2015

Join us this Maryland Day for fun events at the Chapel! We'll have many events celebrating the Chapel and its history throughout the day, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We will have musical performances featuring groups like The Treblemakers and Anoka, arts and crafts for the little ones, 1950s-inspired games and treats, and tours given by our wonderful staff. Take part in any our activities, or spend a little time meditating at the Labyrinth. With all of these options, there's something for everyone to enjoy at the Chapel this Maryland Day!

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 301-314-9893. 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

Upcoming Labyrinth Programs

Watercolor Class and Labyrinth Walk

Thursday, April 9th from 4 - 6 pm. Come to the Garden for Graduate Student Appreciation Week!

Free Meditation Class and Lunch 

On Fridays, April 10, 17, and 24th from 12 pm - 1 pm, the Chapel will be having a free meditation class led by Edie Anderson from the University Health Center. Learn some yogic breathing exercises to promote self-care and well-being.Lunch will also be provided. RSVP by emailing and note whether you would like a turkey or vegetarian lunch.  

Wind Down Wednesdays

Come to the Chapel to unwind the last Wednesday of every month. Enjoy a mellow lunchtime in the quiet repose of the Garden Chapel, listen to soothing live music, experience the multifaith tree of life art installation, reflect with journals or quiet conversation and explore the nearby labyrinth. 12:30 to 2 pm April 29, and May 13 . RSVP to or 4-9866 with preference of turkey, vegetarian or vegan lunch.

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!

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.

Meditation Classes

Every Monday, 5:00 - 6:00 pm in the Lounge. Come learn the Discursive Meditation, an exercise designed to awaken and nurture your inner voice. Sponsored by: CAFH. For more information, contact: Francisca Saavedra: 240-391-8472


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.

- Sunday, April 26th 2:00 - 4:30 pm

- Monday, May 4th 2:00 - 7:00 pm

Chaplains Weekly Programs – Spring 2015

Christian Reconnect Worship Service 
Thursdays, 12:30-1:35pm
Garden Chapel 


Eastern Orthodox Christian Worship
Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:30pm
Garden Chapel 


Catholic Mass
Monday – Friday, 12:00-12:30pm
Main Chapel

Sundays, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Main Chapel


Baptist Worship & Prayer Meeting
Thursdays, 8:00-9:30pm
Garden Chapel


United Methodist Worship and Bible Study
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00pm
Garden Chapel

Game Night: Thursdays, 6:30 pm


Black Ministries Worship
Sundays, 11:00am-1:00pm
Garden Chapel


Sunday Catholic Mass
Main Chapel


United Campus Ministries
Sundays, 6:00-8:00pm
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


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