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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

Catholic Mass

Come attend Mass at the Chapel today at noon! Can't make it? That's okay, We'll be holding Mass this month on the following dates:

July 22nd

July 24th

July 28th

July 29th

July 31st

Mass will always be held in the Small Chapel at 12 PM. Hope to see you here!

Stamp-365 Open House, July 23rd, 2015 

As part of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Memorial Chapel will also be hosting its own day-long open house on and you're invited !! This is a prime opportunity to get an in-depth look and tour of all of our spaces, including but not limited to, the Main Chapel, Garden Chapel, and the Garden of Reflection and Remembrance. 

We encourage you to stop by the Chapel and meet with our staff, as we will be giving tours of the Chapel at the following time(s): 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm. 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm, with the last tour taking place at 6:30pm. Parking will be available in Union Garage and Regents Garage, as well as shuttle buses for transport from Stamp to the Chapel throughout the day. 

Feel free to reach out to the Chapel reservations Office for inquiries, bookings, questions and/or concerns. You can contact us by phone (301-314-9866) or email ( We look forward to hearing from, working with, and hopefully seeing YOU!!

NAMI Homefront Class For Veteran Family Members

The Veterans Homefront class takes place in the conference room at the Chapel every for six weeks: June 23rd, June 30th, July 7th, July 14th, July 21st, and July 28th.  The Chapel program is sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness with funding from the Open Spaces Sacred Places Foundation. 

Memorial Chapel: Fall 2015 Open House Dates:

Sunday, June 28th, 2015, 2pm-4:30pm

Monday, July 6th, 2015, 4pm-7pm

Sunday, July 26th, 2015, 2pm-4:30pm

Monday, Aug. 3rd, 2015, 4pm-7pm

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.

Catholic Campus Ministries-Summer Mass Dates and Times 

12:00PM, Catholic Chapel @ Memorial Chapel

June 10th, June 12th, July 7th, July 10th

See the following website for Mass at the Catholic Student Center:

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!


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


Relax. Reflect. Renew: Summer Labyrinth Retreat

posted on July 08, 2015

Relax. Reflect. Renew.

Summer Labyrinth Retreat.

Tuesday, August 11, 9am-12pm

The entrance to the labyrinth represents a threshold between what has come before and what is yet to come. In this threshold between spring and fall semesters, join us in the Memorial Chapel Garden for a half-day labyrinth retreat to relax, reflect, and renew. Retreat includes guided meditation, reflection and a labyrinth walk. Experienced labyrinth facilitator and mindfulness trainer, Joy Rains will lead. Enjoy a complimentary lunch following the retreat.

RSVP with your choice of turkey, vegetarian or vegan lunch to

Sponsored by Memorial Chapel and Open Spaces Sacred Places.