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.

 

 

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Photos Sought for Honor and Remember Veteran Slide Show

posted on October 17, 2017

Submit a photo of yourself, a family member, or  friend as a Veteran to the Honor and Remember Slide Show. Indicate the approximate date, location, and branch of service. The slide show will be shown on Friday, November 10 at noon as part of the Veterans Day service at the Memorial Chapel. Submit scanned photos or slides to ahawk@umd.edu. Photos are due by Friday, October 27.

Upcoming Events

Welcome Back Terps! 

The Chapel bells ring the Maryland Fight Song at 11:30 am and 30 minutes before each men's basketball, women's basketball, and football game.   

Reservations- Student Groups & Departements  

To request information about availability, room rental fees, and the reservation process, please contact our office and speak to one of our Event Managers, via email at chapel@umd.edu or phone at 301.314.9866. 

Weddings & Special Events 

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 chapel@umd.edu for pricing, availability and more information! Visit out wedding website at weddings.umd.edu . 

Chaplains Weekly Programs – Fall 2017

Baptist Connection – Jess Senasack

Worship, Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Garden Chapel
Email: umdbcm@gmail.com
Website: www.umdbcm.com
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Black Ministries- Dr. Ruby Moone 

Worship, Sundays, 11:00am-1:00pm, Garden Chapel
Email: nymburu@umd.edu
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Catholic Chaplaincy-Fr. Rob Walsh

Weekday Mass, Monday – Fridays, 12:00-12:30pm, Main Chapel

[During Exam Week: 1:00pm]

 

Weekend Mass, Sundays, 8:00pm - 9:00pm, Main Chapel

Email: connect@catholicterps.org     Website: catholicterps.org

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Episcipal Chaplaincy- Rev. Kristen Pitts

Evening Prayer, Mondays, 5:00 - 7:00pm

Garden Chapel & Conference Room

Email: umd@edow.org

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Lutheran Campus Ministry- Rev. Ray Ranker 

En Camino, Wednesdays, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, Lounge 

Phone: 301-405-8448
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Hindu Chaplaincy- Kiran Sankla

Fall Concert, Tuesday, 9/26​ at 6:00pm, Main Chapel

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 Muslim Prayer Service- Tarif Shraim

 Jummah, Fridays, 12pm and 1pm, Nyumburu Cultural Center

Halaqa, Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm, the Musallah, 0204 Cole Building

Website: cmlmd.org

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Orthodox Christian

Worship, Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:00pm, Garden Chapel

Email: Fatherkosmas@schgochurch.org
Website: www.schgochurch.org/
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United Campus Ministry: Worship, Study, and Dinner

Worship, Study, and Dinner, Sundays, 6:00-7:30pm, Garden Chapel & Lounge 

Email: ulmer@umd.edu
Website: www.ucmcollegepark.org/
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United Methodist Chaplaincy

Worship and Bible Study, Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm, Main Chapel

Meal and Game Night, Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Lounge 

Email: BPinder2@UMD.Edu       
Website: http://umdmethodists.org

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Other Special Special Programs 

"There is a Solution"- These meetings are held in our chapel's conference room from 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursdays! 

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

Garden Grant- Host Your Event 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 dmchugh@umd.edu or call 301-314-9893. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed within one week. 

CAFH Monday Meditations-

Join us every Monday 6-7pm to learn and practice meditation. In each meeting we will practice meditation and dialogue about ways to incorporate meditation into our busy daily lives. Keep calm and unfold! This event is free.
Sponsored by Cafh, a path of spiritual unfolding: www.cafh.org

For more information, please contact Francisca Saavedra at saavedra@umd.edu

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