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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

Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremonies in the Main Chapel

Congratulations to the Class of 2016! We wish you the best in all of your future endeavors! Once a Terp, Always a Terp. 

Thursday May 19th

9 AM: History Department

12 PM: American/Women Studies Department

Friday, May 20th

9:30 AM: AASD/ANTH/Geographical Studies Departments 

12:30 PM: Hearing and Speech Sciences Department


Memorial Chapel: Spring 2016 Open House Dates:                                                                                                                                                                                        

Sunday, May 15th, 2016,                   2:00PM-4:30PM

Monday, June 6th, 2016,                   4PM-7:30PM                                                                         

Sunday, June 19th, 2016,                  2:00PM-4:30PM

Sunday, July 17th, 2016,                   2:00PM-4:30PM

Monday, August 1st, 2016,               4PM-7:30PM

Sunday, August 14th, 2016,              2:00PM-4:30PM


Go, Terps!

The Chapel bells ring the Maryland Fight Song at 11:30 am (or 1:30 pm) and 30 minutes before each men's basketball, women's basketball, and football game.   


Chaplains Weekly Programs – Spring 2016

Black Ministries Worship

Sundays, 11:00am-1:00pm

Garden Chapel


Catholic Mass

Sundays, 12:00 - 1:00pm

Main Chapel


United Campus Ministries: Worship, Study, and Dinner

Sundays, 6:00-8:00pm

Main Chapel


Catholic Mass (Weekdays)

Monday – Sunday (Except Fridays), 12:00-12:30pm

Main Chapel

Exam Week (May 12th, 2016-May 18th, 2016): 12:30pm

Orthodox Christian Worship

Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:00pm

Garden Chapel 


Episcopal Worship: Evening Prayer

Tuesdays, Prayer, 6:30 - 8:30 pm



United Methodist Worship and Bible Study

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Main Chapel

Game Night: Thursdays, 6:30 pm


Baptist Connection Worship

Thursdays, 8 - 9:30 pm

Garden Chapel


Muslim Prayer Service


Fridays, 12pm and 1pm

Nyumburu Cultural Center

Br. Tarif's Halaqa

Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm

The Musallah, 0204 Cole


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 301-314-9893Skype301-314-9893. 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 301-314-9866Skype or for pricing, availability and more information!