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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

Live the Questions Student Discussion Group

Come to the MICA Lounge in Stamp on Thursday, March 5th (and biweekly after that) at 7:30 - 8:30 pm for a safe, relaxed space for students from all secular, spiritual, and religious identities to dialogue on questions of belief, meaning and values. There will be free snacks! 

Women's Religious Leadership: Panel Discussion 

Prince George's Room, Stamp Union on Thursday, March 12, 12:00 - 1:30 pm 

The role of women as religious leaders has often been a controversial one. Hear women from our campus community reflect on their experiences as female leaders within their faith traditions followed by Q & A and discussion. 


  • Rev. Kiran Sankhla, Hindu Chaplain at UMCP since 1992 and the first female Hindu chaplain in America.
  • Irsa Sarkawi, Senior Biochemistry major, Intern for social change education in the office of Leadership and Community Service Learning and former president of the UMD Muslim Student Association.
  • Rabbi Sarah Tasman, Senior Jewish Educator for Maryland Hillel since November 2014. She leads a variety of creative Jewish learning opportunities such as Jewish Yoga and 4 Worlds Tu B’shevat Seder.
  • Rev. Holly Ulmer, Chaplain for United Campus Ministry since 1990. She currently organizes L3: Listen, Learn and Lead, which helps students integrate spirituality with the college experience and a professional future.


Bring your own lunch; drinks and desserts will be provided! RSVP recommended to

Humanitarian Assistance and the Prospects for Peace in Palestine and Israel

Garden Chapel, Wednesday March 11th, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Reverend Mark Brown is the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) representative in Jerusalem. He has spent a total of over 20 years in the Holy Land, including the last 11 years overseeing the LWF humanitarian work, including Augusta Victoria Hospital in East Jerusalem. The format will include a short presentation to be followed by a time for Questions and Answers.

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

Walk for Wellness: Walk the Labyrinth

Join CRS as they challenge you to Walk for Wellness in 2015! Stop by the Memorial Chapel Labyrinth and earn points for your walking challenge! Find more information about this initiative by visiting, Walk for Wellness 2015

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.

- Saturday, March 14th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

- Monday, April 6th 2:00 - 7:00 pm

- 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


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