Contact Memorial Chapel

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.



Host your wedding at the Memorial Chapel.

To stay up-to-date with what's happening at the Chapel, follow us on social media!


WeddingWire Memorial Chapel Reviews, Best Wedding Venues in Washington DC - 2015 Couples' Choice Award Winner


Connecting in Mind Body & Spirit Fridays in October

posted on September 25, 2015

Feed the Families of Baltimore Multifaith Service -- Tuesday, October 13

posted on September 22, 2015

Feed 10,000!  Right at the Main Chapel!!  Join students across campus and package food for families in Baltimore.  Drop into the Chapel between 4 and 7 pm to lend a hand.  Sign up by contacting or go to


Upcoming Events

Body, Mind and Soul Meditation Program, Fridays in October 

Event Dates: Friday, October 9th, 2015,  Friday, October 16th, 2015, and Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Time:12:00pm-1:30pm       Location: Garden Chapel (Garden & Lounge will also be used during the Program)

9/11 Food Drive, September 1st-September 30th, 2015 

In honor of remembrance and in the spirit of service, the Chapel will be accepting canned food donations for our friends and families who live in Maryland, and are in need. All donations can be placed in a specially-designed box in the Chapel Lobby, and will collected through the end of September. For specific inquiry or assistance, please contact Denise McHugh, the Chapel Coordinator, at 301.314.9866.

Maryland Unites Labyrinth Stone Project

Want to do something a bit different this Friday morning, October 2?  Our colleagues at the UMD Arboretum are sponsoring a Maryland Unites project for the Chapel Garden of Reflection and Remembrance. We will be giving a facelift to the Labyrinth, including the addition of lovely black river stones in the sunken pathways. 
The entire volunteer period is 8 am to noon, and partial shifts are possible. To sign up, please go to this address: Would love to see you!

Go, Terps!

The Chapel bells ring the Maryland Fight Song at 11:30 am (or 1:30 pm) and 30 minutes before each home and away football game.   

Chaplains Weekly Programs – Fall 2015

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 – Friday, 12:00-12:30pm

Main Chapel


Orthodox Christian Worship

Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:00pm

Garden Chapel 


Episcopal Worship: Evening Prayer

Wednesday Prayer & Dinner, 7 - 8:30 pm

Sunday Compline & Dinner, 5:30-7:30pm

Garden Chapel


United Methodist Worship and Bible Study

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Main Chapel

Game Night: Thursdays, 6:30 pm


Reconnect Christian Service & Refreshments 

Thursdays, 1:03 pm

Garden Chapel & Lounge


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


FREE Weekly Meditation Classes

Looking for a way to spend your Monday evenings peacefully? This semester the Memorial Chapel is offering a fun, enlightening meditation workshop sponsored by CAFH. The group meets every Monday from 5-6 and all students and staff are welcome. You can drop in on any of the classes, and no sign up is necessary. Teaching transitive meditation, this class is perfect for anyone who is interested in meditation or anyone who wants to relax during the busy fall semester. 

Memorial Chapel: Fall 2015 Open House Dates:

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

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!