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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

Welcome Back Terps! 

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

Reservations- Student Groups & Departements  

To request information about availability, room rental fees, and the reservation process, please contact our office and speak to one of our Event Managers, via email at or phone at 301.314.9866. 

Weddings & Special Events 

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! Visit out wedding website at . 

Chapel Open Houses

Wednesday, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

November 29th, 2017

December 6th, 2017

January 3rd, 2018

February 7th, 2018

Sunday, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

December 17th, 2017

January 28th, 2018

February 25th, 2018


UMD School of Music – Lessons and Carols

Please join us for Lessons and Carols tomorrow, December 8th at the Chapel from 8:00 pm. The UMD School of Music tells the Christmas story through lively readings and music that epitomizes hope, goodwill and joy. Tickets are available online at and are $12 for students. You will be able to pick them up tomorrow at the Chapel starting at 7 pm. We hope to see you there!

Labyrinth Lights

Tuesday, December 12th and Thursday, December 14th – 4:30-6:00 pm

Garden Chapel and Labyrinth

Treat yourself to a meditative labyrinth walk by candlelight, then come indoors for a cup of hot cider and cookies. From 5-5:15 pm, there will be an interfaith lighting ceremony. Come join us for a relaxing night!

Gardenside Studying

Wednesday, December 13th, Friday, December 15th and Monday, December 18th - 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Conference room

Do your best work in the cozy and quiet conference room overlooking the meditative Garden of Reflection and Remembrance. There will be healthy refreshments to help you press on!


Chaplains Weekly Programs – Fall 2017

Baptist Connection – Jess Senasack

Worship, Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Garden Chapel

Black Ministries- Dr. Ruby Moone 

Worship, Sundays, 11:00am-1:00pm, Garden Chapel
Catholic Chaplaincy-Fr. Rob Walsh

Weekday Mass, Monday – Fridays, 12:00-12:30pm, Main Chapel

[During Exam Week: 1:00pm]


Weekend Mass, Sundays, 8:00pm - 9:00pm, Main Chapel

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Episcopal Chaplaincy- Rev. Kristen Pitts

Evening Prayer, Mondays, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Garden Chapel & Conference Room



Lutheran Campus Ministry- Rev. Ray Ranker 

En Camino, Wednesdays, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, Lounge 

Phone: 301-405-8448


Hindu Chaplaincy- Kiran Sankla

Fall Concert, Tuesday, 9/26​ at 6:00pm, Main Chapel


 Muslim Prayer Service- Tarif Shraim

 Jummah, Fridays, 12pm and 1pm, Nyumburu Cultural Center

Halaqa, Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm, the Musallah, 0204 Cole Building



Orthodox Christian

Worship, Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:00pm, Garden Chapel


United Campus Ministry: Worship, Study, and Dinner

Worship, Study, and Dinner, Sundays, 6:00-7:30pm, Garden Chapel & Lounge 


United Methodist Chaplaincy

Worship and Bible Study, Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm, Main Chapel

Meal and Game Night, Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Lounge 

Email: BPinder2@UMD.Edu       


Christian Science Chaplaincy

Christian Science Discussion, Tuesday 12/5, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm, Room 2118

Other Special Special Programs 

"There is a Solution"- These meetings are held in our chapel's conference room from 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursdays! 

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

Garden Grant- Host Your Event 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 301-314-9893. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed within one week. 

CAFH Monday Meditations-

Join us every Monday 6-7pm to learn and practice meditation. In each meeting we will practice meditation and dialogue about ways to incorporate meditation into our busy daily lives. Keep calm and unfold! This event is free.
Sponsored by Cafh, a path of spiritual unfolding:

For more information, please contact Francisca Saavedra at

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