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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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Interfaith Programs

LIVE THE QUESTIONS: THE EXISTENCE OF GOD

Thursday, April 30th; 7:30-8:30pm, MICA Lounge, Stamp Student Union

Live the Questions is a safe, relaxed place for students from all secular, spiritual and religious backgrounds to share their perspectives on questions of beliefs, meaning and values. For our last meeting of the semester, we will discuss the overarching topic of God. Does God exist? What is your concept of God, gods or lack thereof? What does it mean to believe or not believe in God? Come join the conversation! We'd love to hear your opinion. Free snacks are provided. Sponsored by the Memorial Chapel and MICA
 

SEPARATING THE SACRED FROM THE EVERYDAY: AN INTERFAITH SHABBAT

Friday, May 8; 5-7pm, Maryland Hillel Center

Join Maryland Hillel for a FREE Interfaith Shabbat dinner around the theme of "Separating the Sacred from the Everyday.” The evening will include a multi-faith panel discussion from 5 to 5:30 and a guided shabbat dinner and dialogue. Attendees have the option of attending Shabbat services following the dinner. RSVP required. Please visit http://go.umd.edu/ZZq to RSVP.
Sponsored by Maryland Hillel, Memorial Chapel and MICA.
 
Feel free to contact jenolson@umd.edu with any questions you might have about these events.

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 dmchugh@umd.edu 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

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 May 13 . RSVP to chapel@umd.edu 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 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.

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.

- 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
12:00-1:00pm
Main Chapel

 

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

Muslim Prayer Service
Jummah
Fridays, 12pm and 1pm
Nyumburu Cultural Center

Br. Tarif's Halaqa
Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm
The Musallah, 0204 Cole


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